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Scroll down this page to find helpful resources and workbook titles I use in counseling sessions.


The Mindful Way through Depression  Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness
      Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn      Includes a CD

The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Depression Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression & Create a Life Worth Living 
Kirk D. Strosahl, PhD and Patricia J. Robinson, PhD

The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety  A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias & Worry Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
      John P. Forsyth, PhD and Georg H. Eifert, PhD     Includes a CD

                     Books for Specific Challenges

Adults with Challenging Parents
Surviving a Borderline Parent 
How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, and Self-Esteem
Kimberlee Roth and Freda B. Friedman, PhD, LCSW

Eating and Body Image

Mindful Eating  A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food
Jan Chozen Bays, MD       Includes a CD

When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair 50 ways to feel thin, gorgeous,
and happy (when you feel anything but)

     Geneen Roth

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work 
    John M. Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It
    Patricia Love, EdD and Steven Stosny, PhD

The Whole Brain Child  -  Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Parenting from the Inside Out  How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive
     Daniel J. Siegel, MD and Mary Hartzell, M Ed
Website - www.drdansiegel.com/resources  Click on the "Connect with Kids" tab

The Science of Parenting 
    Margot Sunderland

The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens
Gina M. Biegel, MA, LMFT

The Mindful Child  How to help your kid manage stress and become happier, kinder and more compassionate
Susan Kaiser Greenland

10 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Children   www.leftbrainbuddha.com
     Eline Snel
Waking Up  A parent's guide to mindful awareness and connection
    Raelynn Maloney, PhD

Child's Mind  Mindfulness Practices to help our chilren be more focused, calm, and relaxed
    Christopher Willard

Parenting Pamphlets  by Patty Wipfler, available from from Hand in Hand  www.handinhandparenting.org

Raising Cain Protecing the emotional life of boys
Dan Kindlon, PhD and Michael Thompson, PhD
Separation and Divorce for Parents
Healing After Divorce 
100 Practical Ideas for Kids Age 7-12
   Alan Wolfelt, PhD and Raelynn Maloney, PhD

Healing a Child's Heart After Divorce  100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends, and Caregivers
  Alan Wolfelt, PhD and Raelynn Maloney, PhD

Grief and Loss

Love, Medicine, and Miracles  Lessons learned about self-healing from a surgeon's experience with exceptional patients
  Bernie Siegel, MD

Who Dies an investigation of conscious living and conscious dying
  Stephen Levine

Understanding Grief Helping Yourself Heal
  Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD

General Mindfulness Books

Full Catastrophe Living  Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness  
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD                                                                        

Buddha's Brain The practical neuroscience of happiness, love, & wisdom     Rick Hanson, PhD with Richard Mendius, MD
Radical Acceptance  Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha  Tara Brach, PhD

How to Train a Wild Elephant
  Simple daily mindfulness practices for living life more fully & Joyfully Jan Chozen Bays, MD

The Mindful Brain  Reflection and attunement in the cultivation of well-being Daniel Siegel, MD

Emotional Intelligence  Why it can matter more than IQ  Daniel Goleman,PhD
Who Dies? An investigation of conscious living and conscious dying  Stephen Levine

Meditation for Dummies The easy way to relieve stress and enrich your life  Stephan Bodian
The Wise Heart  A guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology  Jack Kornfield, PhD


Other Sites Worth Visiting

Sellwood Yoga

Hand in Hand Parenting

Play Therapy International

Mindful Relapse Prevention

Portland Mindfulness Therapy

Center for Mindfulness


Mindful Solutions for Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Mindful Eating

Mindful Place Counseling & Stress Reduction
Denise Gour  503.860.1227