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Helpful Information and Resources


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Hand in Hand Parenting



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 -  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

     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

Raising Cain Protecting the emotional life of boys
   Dan Kindlon, PhD and Michael Thompson, PhD

Coping With Stress: 7 Tips for Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

Two Dried Leaves

1. Bring Mindful Awareness to unhelpful patterns of thinking and judging.

2. Recognize invitations to question the fixed ideas that keep you stuck.

3. Accept the invitations and ask, "What else could be true or possible about this?"

4.  Practice Self-Compassion

5. Practice daily moments of being still and being quiet.

6.  Expect problems, they're part of life. 

7. Nurture a relationship to stress that includes all of the above.

Grief and Loss


When Things Fall Apart: heart advice for difficult times

Pema Chodron

Life Lessons: Two experts on death and dying teach us about the mysteries of life and living

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

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 Infographic: How to tell if you're depressed 

Trauma and Addiction: Tools for Recovery

Foggy Pier

"Not everyone who experiences trauma becomes an addict.  But I've never met an addict without a trauma history."   Gabor Mote

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Gabor Mate

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma

Besel Van der Kolk

Quit Like a Woman: The radical choice to not drink in a culture obsessed with alcohol

Holly Whitaker

Drink: The intimate relationship between women and alcohol

Ann Dowsett Johnston

Clean: Overcoming addiction and ending America's greatest tragedy

David Sheff

How Men Face Trauma: Good men project

Sean Swabe

Ducks Over the Lake
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