Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations For a Lifetime of Love, by Dr. Sue Johnson. I recommend this book for all of my couples! It is written for couples, to help us examine what we do that leads to feeling disconnected, and guide us to have the conversations that heal old wounds, and lead us to feel securely attached, and thus the trust and love that happy couples feel.
Love Sense by Dr. Sue Johnson. This book explains how we are wired to need secure emotional connection with a few loved ones. The author has worked with thousands of distressed couples as a counselor. Her research indicates that once we figure out how to create a safe haven in our most important relationships, we experience less anxiety, depression and illness, and live more confidently.
Living Like You Mean It by Ronald Frederick. Most of us are afraid of our emotions, and thus do things to avoid feeling them. This book helps you learn to become aware of and accept all emotions, so that you can learn to be present in the moment, live a fulfilling life, and follow your passion.
The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. This helpful resource is written for parents of kids up to 12 years old, to help children learn and grow, both emotionally and intellectually. Learn to guide your kids to express their frustrations, hurts or fears in ways that help meet their needs and create the close bond you strive to have with your kids.
No-Drama Discipline by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. This book helps us understand how our frustration or anger with our children’s behaviors can lead to our children not learning what we hope to teach them. The authors help parents to respond to misbehavior that effectively communicates what we parents want from our children, so that they learn to be healthy, aware of their emotions, and capable of maintaining healthy relationships with others.
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. This book is a guide to discovering one’s creative self. It is a workbook that combines insightful readings with suggested activities, to help one overcome the fears and judgments that hinder one’s ability to become the creative self one is meant to be.