Client Resources

Self Help Books

Life is a never ending journey of self discovery. Books, tapes, CDs, MP3s, and DVDs all provide an excellent path towards personal growth. Reading a book, and using other media, is like holding a personal conversation with some of the best teachers in the world. 

Here are some of the books and authors that I recommend to my clients:

Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn's books offer a clear, Western orientation to developing the clarity of mind and peace that mindfulness practice offers, including as a way through depression, and an antidote to stress and anxiety.



Thich Nhat Hanh, the renowned Zen master, provides compelling, down to earth stories on the practice of mindfulness.



Eckhart Tolle's books on cultivating clarity of mind, calmness, and a pervading sense of peace are excellent. 


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

David D. Burns, M.D. still provides the best overall introduction to cognitive therapy. A complete therapy for feeling better. The theory is clearly explained, and includes easy to do exercises for each technique.


One of the original cognitive therapists, Albert Ellis, with his hard hitting approach of rational emotive therapy spells out how to combat depression by replacing "irrational thinking" with "rational thinking." A very logical approach to improving your thoughts and feelings.


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a promising new therapy that focuses on psychological flexibility and integrates mindfulness, acceptance, values, committed action, self as context, and defusion. 


Time Management

The ingenious Unschedule, reverse psychology, and putting your leisure time first are some of the very effective techniques from the time management strategies of Neil Fiore, PhD. Highly recommended.

Relaxation Instruction

This relaxation video provides an excellent introduction to breath control, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery. Parts 1 and 2 are meant to be listened to sequentially.