Offering IFS and EMDR therapies.
Books, websites, and other things to help you on your journey:
Parenting and Children:
Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-understanding can Help you Raise Children who Thrive - Daniel Siegel, M.D. and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.
Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide - Rebecca Eanes
The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering our Children - Shefali Tsabary, PhD
Hold on to your Kids: Why Parents need to matter more than Peers - Gordon Neufeld, PhD and Gabor Mate, M.D.
Helping your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents - Ronald Rapee, PhD, Ann Wignall, D.Psych, Susan Spence, PhD, Vanessa Cobham, PhD and Heidi Lyneham, PhD
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain - Daniel Siegel, M.D.
Couples / Relationships / Marriage:
The New Rules of Marriage: What you Need to Know to Make Love Work - Terrence Real
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love - Dr. Sue Johnson
You Are the One You've Been Waiting For - Richard C. Schwartz
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it can Help you Find - and Keep - Love - Amir Levine, M.D. and Rachel Heller, M.A.
John Gottman, PhD has a number of books on relationships and marriage. Some are more clinician-based, others are for the general population ... Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (with Nan Silver), The Marriage Clinic, The Science of Trust.
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who you Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who you Are - Brene Brown, PhD (I cannot say enough good things about this book ... it should be required reading in highschool and beyond!)
Rising Strong - Brene Brown, PhD
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself - Michael A. Singer
I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression - Terrence Real
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life - Marshall Rosenberg, PhD
*The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture - Gabor Mate, M.D. with Daniel Mate
*In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction - Gabor Mate, M.D.
*Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder - Gabor Mate, M.D.
* A favourite author and mental health advocate of mine, for his messages of compassion and the importance of attachment in understanding human behaviour
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain
The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive when the World Overwhelms You - Elaine N. Aron, PhD
Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up - James Hollis, PhD
Harriet Lerner, PhD has a number of books on relationships, fear, anger ... mostly geared towards women and all wonderful reads: The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships, The Dance of Intimacy: A Woman's Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships, The Dance of Fear: Rising above Anxiety, Fear, and Shame to be your Best and Bravest Self, The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone when you're Made, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model - Richard Schwartz, PhD
What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing - Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. and Oprah Winfrey
Mother Hunger: How Adult Daughters can Understand and Heal from lost Nurturance, Protection, and Guidance - Kelly McDaniel
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents - Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD
Stress, Anxiety, and other specific Challenges:
The Science of Stuck: Breaking Through Inertia to Find Your Path Forward - Britt Frank, LCSW.
Sacred Medicine: A Doctor's Quest to Unravel the Mysteries of Healing - Lissa Rankin, MD.
*10 Simple Solutions to Shyness: How to Overcome Shyness, Social Anxiety, & Fear of Public Speaking - Martin Antony, PhD
*10 Simple Solutions to Worry: How to Calm your Mind, Relax your Body & Reclaim your Life - Kevin Gyoerkoe, Psy.D. and Pamela Wiegartz, PhD
* These 2 books are CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) based and quick reads with lots of exercises for the reader to do.
The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety - John P. Forsyth, PhD and Georg H. Eifert, PhD (my favourite go-to book for anxiety, comes with a CD with guided mindfulness meditation and worksheets)
Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome your Obsessions and Compulsions - Edna Foa, PhD and Reid Wilson, PhD
Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies for Calming your Emotions - Judith Siegel, PhD
A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook - Bob Stahl, PhD and Elisha Goldstein, PhD
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness - John Kabat-Zinn, PhD
http://drgabormate.com - Dr Mate is a Canadian physician, author, and speaker known for his views of human development as seen through the lens of science and compassion
https://lissarankin.com - Lissa Rankin is a mid-body medicine physician and mystic who researches radical remission, trauma-informed medicine, and spiritual healing.
https://self-compassion.org - Webiste for Dr. Kristin Neff, pioneer of self-compassion. You'll find lots of resources, practices, workshops, events, and more.
http://brenebrown.com - Researcher and storyteller on topics such as shame, vulnerability, and imperfection
http://tinybuddha.com - Tiny Buddha, simple wisdom for complex lives
http://www.ccpa-accp.ca - Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
http://meditationinhamilton.org - meditation classes in Hamilton and area offered through Samudra Kadampa Buddhist Centre
http://mindfulnesshamilton.ca - Mindfulness articles, resources, and courses
http://pemachodronfoundation.org - Practicing peace during turbulent times
http://www.self-compassion.org - Information, exercises, meditations, etc. focusing on self-compassion
http://hsperson.com/ - A website for HSPs
https://www.tarabrach.com/guided-meditations/ - Guided meditations and talks by Tara Brach
http://mindfulnessexercises.com/ - A great mindfulness resource
https://conservationhamilton.ca - Hiking and nature trails in and around Hamilton ON
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