Books I love

Therapy in general

The gift of therapy by Irvin Yalom

No bad parts by Richard C. Schwartz (founder of Internal Family Systems)

The myth of normal Dr. Gabor Maté

Based on real stories

The boy who was raised as a dog by Dr. Bruce Perry

Maybe you should talk to someone by Lori Gottlieb

The family crucible by Augustus Y. Napier and Carl Whitaker

 

Trauma

childhood trauma

What happened to you? by Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey 

The boy who was raised as a dog by Dr. Bruce Perry

Generational trauma

It didn’t start with you by Mark Wolynn 

Effects of trauma on the body and brain

The body keeps the score by Bessel van der kolk

In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter A. Levine

trauma and addiction

In the realm of hungry ghosts: close encounters with addiction by Dr. Gabor Maté

 

Relationships

The state of affairs by Esther Perel

Polysecure by Jessica Fern

Attached by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller (A little basic/black & white but it’s a good introduction to attachment theory). 

 

Emotions

Permission to feel by Marc Brackett

Emotional agility by Susan David

Atlas of the heart by Brené Brown 

Psycho-Spiritual

The seat of the soul by Gary Zukav

Creativity

The artist’s way by Julia Cameron

LGBTQ+

Queering Your Therapy Practice by Julie Tilsen

Sexuality

Come as you are by Emily Nagoski

ADHD

Scattered minds by Dr. Gabor Maté

Health

Breath by James Nestor