Books that Help.

Sometimes the right book provides inspiration, tools, and reassurance during difficult times.  It's actually called 'bibliotherapy'.  Below you will find a range of books that help my patients. 


On Panic Disorder and Anxiety

Don't Panic! H. Reid Wilson

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook Edmund J. Bourne

I also recommend the books of Claire Weekes, MD, with the quaint titles: Hope and Help for Your Nerves and Peace from Nervous Suffering, both, sadly, out of print.  A sufferer from panic disorder herself, Dr. Weekes was a pioneer in its treatment using a version of what would come to be known as cognitive behavioral therapy;  the language of her books may be a bit old fashioned, but the wisdom remains groundbreaking. 


On Depression

The Mindful Way through Depression M. Williams, J. Teasdale, Z. Segal, J. Kabat-Zinn 


On Mindfulness Skills

While rooted in Buddhist meditation, mindfulness skills are increasingly applied in standard psychotherapies to help people tolerate and cope with difficult feelings and situations. 

Mindfulness in Plain English Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Breath by Breath  Larry Rosenberg


On Relationships

Hold Me Tight  Sue Johnson, PhD

After the Honeymoon  Dan Wile, PhD

After the Fight Dan Wile, PhD

The Seven Prinicples for Making Marriages Work John Gottman, PhD

The Relationship Cure John Gottman, PhD



Not Just Friends: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering your Sanity after an Infidelity  Shirley Glass, PhD

How to Help your Spouse Heal from your Affair: a compact guide for the unfaithful Linda J. MacDonald


On Trauma

Trauma and Recovery Judith Herman