Recommended Reading

A growing list of titles many have found extremely helpful, whether in therapy or not. (Links go to

Anxiety and Depression

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, by John Forsyth and Georg Eifert

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression
, by Kirk Strosahl and Patricia Robinson

Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology to Overcome Depression, by John McQuaid and Paula Carmona

Relationships and Marriage

The Relationship CureThe Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and others by John Gottman

Various titles by Harville Hendrix (Getting the Love You Want, Keeping the Love You Find)

Passionate Marriage, by David Schnarch

Chronic Pain and TMS

Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection, by John Sarno, MD

The Mindbody Prescription, by John Sarno, MD

The Divided Mind, by John Sarno, MD

Unlearn Your Pain, by Howard Schubiner, MD

They Can’t Find Anything Wrong, by David Clark, MD

The MindBody Workbook, by David Schechter, MD

Addiction and Recovery

Try browsing the giant, thorough collection at the Hazelden Bookstore.


The Whole-Brain Child, by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Parenting from the Inside Out, by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, by Wendy Mogel


Wherever You Go, There You Are and other titles by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Peace is Every Step and other titles by Thich Nhat Hanh

Radical Acceptance, by Tara Brach

A Mindfulness Based Stress-Reduction Workbook, by Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Feeling Good, by David Burns

The Feeling Good Handbook, by David Burns

Treatments That Work, a good, primarily CBT-based, series of workbooks

Divorce and Co-Parenting

The Good Divorce, by Constance Ahrons

What About the Kids? by Judith Wallerstein

The Co-Parenting Survival Guide, by Elizabeth Thayer and Jeffrey Zimmerman

The Journey from Abandonment to Healing, by Susan Anderson

Additional Books and Workbooks

The Drama of the Gifted Child, by Alice Miller

The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg

The Wisdom of Insecurity, by Alan Watts

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life, by Steven Hayes

The Self-Esteem Workbook, by Glenn Schiraldi

The Relaxation and Stress-Reduction Workbook, by Martha Davis, et al

The OCD Workbook, by Bruce Hyman and Cherry Pedrick

Find other great workbooks collected at the Therapy Worksheets Bookstore.

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