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Welcome to our bookstore! We are in association with Amazon Books. We receive monies from Amazon based on qualified purchases. We have featured selected books that we can recommend and have included other books relative to the topic. We hope you like them. We have grouped them in sections with a couple of recommended books of the section highlighted and the rest of the section on a scroll bar. To find a book quickly, click on the topic and it will take you to those books of that topic.

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Books on Attention-Deficit/Hperactivity Disorders: Alternative Approaches

Transforming The Difficult Child by Howard Glasser. ISBN: 0967050707.
This is the best parenting book for children that have are intense (children diagnosed with ADHD, ODD and other difficult behaviors). The Nurtured Heart Approach is a very positive method of parenting. It is believed that it changes brain patterns (i.e., neuro-development) through relationships allowing the child to function and adapt to their environment successfully while allowing them to keep their intensity and channel their intensity into productive avenues. The Nurtured Heart Approach may be a little awkward at first, but with practice you will be able to overcome the mistakes parents make that contribute to unproductive behaviors in the child. It requires consistency on the part of the parent/caretaker. It takes about a week before your child starts responding. It takes four weeks of consistent use of the three principals to actually transform even the ADHD child at home. Then the program can be applied successfully at school. I wish all teachers would use this approach with their students. Whether your child's teacher does or does not use this approach, your child will benefit from your use of the approach, even when at school. We completed a book review on this book on You Tube . Click here to view it.

Unvailing the ADD/ADHD Fiasco by David B. Stein. ISBN: 0740718592.
This is another great book that explains ADD and ADHD and methods to deal effectively with these symptoms without medications. The number of children being diagnosed with ADD/ADHD has skyrocketed, along with prescriptions for Ritalin and other powerful amphetamine drugs to treat these problem children. This pharmaceutical answer to a behavioral disorder is one of the most controversial subjects in parenting today, and Dr. David Stein offers parents a safe alternative. Challenging the disease theories of ADD/ADHD, Stein discusses the conditions in modern society and the American family that cause so many children to hate schoolwork and behave disrespectfully to all authority figures. Rejecting the pill solution, he presents a truly effective parent training program called the Caregivers' Skills Program that helps children learn appropriate behavioral and cognitive skills permanently, without drug therapy. Parents are trained to teach their children to love reading and learning, and to respect authority at home and at school. Stein presents case studies from his own highly successful practice that demonstrate the remarkably effective CSP that can help parents, educators, physicians and therapists treat today's problem children.

Here are the other recommended books of this Alternative Approaches to ADHD section:

Books on Attention-Deficit/Hperactivity Disorders Using the Medical Model

Taking Charge of ADHD, Fourth Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D. ISBN: 1462542670.
The leading parent resource about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment has now been revised and updated with the latest information and resources. Prominent authority Russell A. Barkley compassionately guides you to: -Understand why kids with ADHD act the way they do. -Get an accurate diagnosis. -Work with school and health care professionals to find needed support. -Implement a proven eight-step behavior management plan. -Build your child's academic and social skills. -Restore harmony at home. New to the fourth edition are a chapter on health risks associated with ADHD, the latest information on the causes of the disorder, current facts on medications, a new discussion of sibling issues, advice for parents who might have ADHD themselves, downloadable practical tools, and much more..

What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life by Dr. Sharon Saline. ISBN: 0143132393.
A 2018 Best Book Awards winner in Parenting and Family and a 2018 Mom's Choice Book Award winner. Veteran psychologist, Sharon Saline, presents a proven roadmap to help ADHD kids succeed in school and life. You’ve read all the expert advice, but despite countless efforts to help your child cope better and stay on track, you’re still struggling with everyday issues like homework, chores, getting to soccer practice on time, and simply getting along without pushback and power struggles. What if you could work with your child, motivating and engaging them in the process, to create positive change once and for all? In this insightful and practical book, veteran psychologist Sharon Saline shares the words and inner struggles of children and teens living with ADHD—and a blueprint for achieving lasting success by working together. Based on more than 25 years of experience counseling young people and their families, Dr. Saline’s advice and real-world examples reveal how parents can shift the dynamic and truly help kids succeed. Topics include: - Setting mutual goals that foster cooperation - Easing academic struggles - Tackling everyday challenges, from tantrums and backtalk to staying organized, building friendships, and more. With useful exercises and easy-to-remember techniques, you’ll discover a variety of practical strategies that really work, creating positive change that will last a lifetime.

Here are the other recommended books of this ADHD Medical section:

Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D. ISBN: 1684034833.
Living with anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias can make you feel like you aren’t in control of your life. Tackle the fears that hold you back with this go-to guide. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this evidence-based workbook contains the latest clinical research. You’ll find an arsenal of tools for quieting worry, ending negative self-talk, and taking charge of your anxious thoughts, including: -Relaxation and breathing techniques, - New research on exposure therapy for phobias, and - Lifestyle, exercise, mindfulness and nutrition tips. It is probably the most recommended book by therapists. Written by a leading expert in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this fully revised and updated seventh edition offers powerful, step-by-step treatment strategies for panic disorders, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), worry, and fear. You will also find new information on relapse prevention after successful treatment, and updates on medication, cannabis derivatives, ketamine, exposure, nutrition, spirituality, the latest research in neurobiology, and more. Whether you suffer from anxiety and phobias yourself, or are a professional working with this population, this book provides the latest treatment solutions for overcoming the fears that stand in the way of living a meaningful and happy life. This workbook can be used on its own or in conjunction with therapy.

The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution by David A. Clark and Aaron T. Beck. ISBN: 160623918X.
If you're seeking lasting relief from out-of-control anxiety, this is the book for you. It is grounded in cognitive behavior therapy, the proven treatment approach developed and tested over more than 25 years by pioneering clinician-researcher Aaron T. Beck. Now Dr. Beck and fellow cognitive therapy expert David A. Clark put the tools and techniques of cognitive behavior therapy at your fingertips in this compassionate guide. Carefully crafted worksheets (you can download and print additional copies as needed), exercises, and examples reflect the authors' decades of experience helping people just like you. Learn practical strategies for identifying your anxiety triggers, challenging the thoughts and beliefs that lead to distress, safely facing the situations you fear, and truly loosening anxiety's grip--one manageable step at a time.

Here are the other recommended books of this Anxiety, Panic Attack and Phobia section:

Attachment Disorders

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family by Karyn B. Purvis, Ph.D., David R. Cross, Ph.D., and Wendy Lyons Sunshine, ISBN: 0071475001.
This is still our favorite book on attachment. It is a gentle approach that is effective. We encourage you to watch Dr. Purvis' videos and see a certified therapist that does Trust-Based Relational Intervention. The course of treatment will take time, but improvements are usually seen soon. It is a neuro-developmental approach! The Connected Child is the literary equivalent of an airline oxygen mask and instructions: place the mask over your own face first, then over the nose of your child. This book first assists the parent, saying, in effect, 'Calm down, you're not the first mom or dad in the world to face this hurdle, breathe deeply, then follow these simple steps.' The sense of not facing these issues alone--the relief that your child's behavior is not off the charts--is hugely comforting. Other children have behaved this way; other parents have responded thusly; welcome to the community of therapeutic and joyful adoptive families." --Melissa Fay Greene, author of There is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children

The Adoptive Parents' Handbook: A Guide to Healing Trauma and Thriving with Your Foster or Adopted Child by Barbara Tantrum, Deborah Gray MPA LICSW. ISBN: 1623175151.
Children who have been adopted and/or shuttled through the foster-care system experience trauma at a much higher rate than other kids, which can make it difficult for them to trust, relax, regulate their emotions, and connect with their new families. As a parent, learning how to heal attachment trauma, attune to your child's needs, identify triggers, and create felt safety is essential to providing the loving, supportive, and stable home they need to thrive. Written for parents of adopted and foster kids of all ages, this book offers resources for handling common concerns like sleep issues, food sensitivities, anger, fear, and reactivity. It also provides guidance on navigating transracial adoptions, working through parents' own hang-ups, and recognizing signs of developmental and psychological conditions. The book highlights practical strategies and provides real-life examples to address questions like: - How do I help my adopted child adjust? - Is this kind of behavior "normal"? - How do I help my child live, heal, and thrive with PTSD?

Here are the other recommended books of this Attachment Disorders section:

Autism Spectrum Disorders Disorders

Relationship Development Intervention with Children, Adolescents and Adultsy by Steven E. Gutstein and Rachelle K. Sheely, ISBN: 1843107171.
This is the only program that maps out social development and will help Autistic children develop much needed social skills. The authors have a great website and support training. Every parent should use these techniques for their children with Autism. Severe cases and younger children with Autism should use the book designed for younger children (it is listed below). Another hint in applying the information from this book is not to worry about building your own home laboratory with the bean bag chairs. Just simply adapt each activity or set of exercises to your normal everyday life. This way your child will learn the principles faster and progress more rapidly. This is our favorite method to develop social skills in children and teenagers on the Autism Spectrum. It takes time and patient but well worth it in the improvement that you will see with time.

How to End the Autism Epidemic by J.B. Handley. ISBN: 1603588248.
In How to End the Autism Epidemic, Generation Rescue’s co-founder J.B. Handley offers a compelling, science-based explanation of what’s causing the autism epidemic, the lies that enable its perpetuation, and the steps we must take as parents and as a society in order to end it. While many parents have heard the rhetoric that vaccines are safe and effective and that the science is settled about the relationship between vaccines and autism, few realize that in the 1960s, American children received three vaccines compared to the thirty-eight they receive today. Or that when parents are told that the odds of an adverse reaction are “one in a million,” the odds are actually one in fifty. Or that in the 1980s, the rate of autism was one in ten thousand children. Today it’s one in thirty-six. Parents, educators, and social service professionals around the country are sounding an alarm that we are in the midst of a devastating public health crisis―one that corresponds in lockstep with an ever-growing vaccine schedule. Why do our public health officials refuse to investigate this properly―or even acknowledge it? In How to End the Autism Epidemic, Handley confronts and dismantles the most common lies about vaccines and autism. He then lays out, in detail, what the truth actually is: new published science links the aluminium adjuvant used in vaccines to immune activation events in the brains of infants, triggering autism; and there is a clear legal basis for the statement that vaccines cause autism, including previously undisclosed depositions of prominent autism scientists under oath. While Handley’s argument is unsparing, his position is ultimately moderate and constructive: we must continue to investigate the safety of vaccines, we must adopt a position of informed consent, and every individual vaccine must be considered on its own merits. This issue is far from settled. By refusing to engage with parents and other stakeholders in a meaningful way, our public health officials destroy the public trust and enable the suffering of countless children and families.

Here are the other recommended books of this Autism Spectrum Disorder section:


The Addiction Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Quitting Alcohol and Drugs by Patrick Fanning, ISBN: 1572240431.
If you're thinking about quitting alcohol or drugs, this comprehensive workbook can help you get on track and reach your goals. The Addiction Workbook starts you on your journey by explaining the facts about addiction. It shows you how you can determine if you have a problem and helps you cut through denial or ambivalence to reach a clear decision to quit. Simple, concise exercises and tips help you gather support, deal with detoxification, improve nutrition, and build a personalized exercise program. You will discover how to relax without chemicals and cope with feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. The book's final chapters cover conducting a personal moral inventory and making lifestyle changes to foster long-term relapse prevention. Direct and easy to understand, for those who want to do something about their use or misuse of alcohol and other drugs.

The Gaming Overload Workbook: A Teen's Guide to Balancing Screen Time, Video Games, and Real Life by Randy Kulman, Ph.D. ISBN: 1684035511.
Do you spend hours on end playing video games? Do marathon gaming sessions cause you to lose much-needed sleep? Have your grades suffered as a result of neglecting schoolwork in favor of more game time? Has your physical health declined due to extended periods of inactivity? Have you tried unsuccessfully to limit the time you spend playing? Gaming can be a fun, challenging, and rewarding activity, but when it begins to interfere with other essential aspects of life, it might be time to set some limits. The Gaming Overload Workbook will help you explore your use of video games in a thoughtful, nonjudgmental way. This isn’t a workbook for giving up on gaming. This is a guide to help you set your own limits on screen time, and apply your interest and enthusiasm for gaming to a wider variety of activities, like connecting with friends and family, excelling in school or sports, and just spending more time outdoors. If you’re ready for some healthy balance between gaming, school, family, physical activity, and social relationships, this book will provide the key to winning at the game of life!

Here are the other books on Addiction:

Bipolar Disorders or Manic Depressive Disorders

The Natural Medicine Guide to Bipolar Disorder: New Revised by Stephanie Marohn, ISBN=1571746560. More than three million people in the United States suffer from bipolar disorder, a mental illness that is now classified as one of the ten leading causes of disability in the US and the world. While psychiatric drugs may control bipolar disorder, they do not offer any lasting cure and carry the risk of lasting side effects. The Natural Medicine Guide to Bipolar Disorder offers an alternative: innovative, natural, non-drug based approaches that treat the underlying imbalances and restore a healthy mind. Medical journalist Stephanie Marohn identifies the key contributing factors and triggers for mood disorder and profiles a wide range of natural medicine therapies that can truly restore health: biochemical therapy, applied psychoneurobiology, biological medicine, nutritional therapy, cranial osteopathy, allergy elimination, homeopathy, amino acid/nutritional therapy, and more. This fully revised edition offers the latest statistics, research, and interviews with physicians and other healing professionals who are leaders in the field. Each approach is illustrated with case studies and includes resources for additional information. This is an accessible approach to bipolar disorder, full of helpful information and anecdotes that will be a valuable resource for those who suffer from this disorder as well as their family and friends.

Optimize Your Body, Heal Your Mind by Dr. Janelle Louis ND, ISBN=0998350192. Isn’t it time you found a solution? You’ve spent years and lots of money trying to “manage” your low energy, emotionally-distant attitude, up-and-down mood swings, and low libido. You rarely get a good night’s sleep. You can’t find the words to explain it all, but you’re tired...just tired. If you are looking for help to believe in your dreams again, this is your book. Learn how your genetics, hormones, inflammation levels,gastrointestinal health, traumatic past, and other personal and lifestyle factors influence your mental health. Overcome your anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, OCD,and more. Using the P7 Protocol™, others have been able to overcome the same challenges and so can you. Start living life on your terms. It’s time for you to get that degree, career, or relationship you’ve always wanted. It’s time to finally feel happy, loved, and valued. Are you ready?

Here are other books on Bipolar Disorders:

Borderline Personality Disorder

The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook by Daniel J. Fox, ISBN=1684032733. If you’ve been diagnosed with BPD you may feel a number of emotions—including shock, shame, sadness, abandonment, emptiness, or even anger. Even worse, you may be tempted to research your diagnosis online, only to find doomsday scenarios and terrible prognoses everywhere you click. Take a deep breath. You can get through this—and this workbook will help guide you. Despite what you may have read or been told, BPD is not the worst thing that can happen to you. Like many mental health issues, it manifests on a spectrum, and while some people may encounter extreme symptoms and consequences on one end, others may be less affected on the other. What do you all have in common? You likely experience difficulty balancing your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. And you may even have trouble seeing yourself clearly—continuously switching from the hero to the villain of the story you’ve written about your life. So, how can you make sense of it all and start on the road to healing? Rather than utilizing a one-size-fits-all treatment, this groundbreaking and comprehensive workbook meets you where you are on your therapeutic journey, and provides an integrative approach to treating BPD drawing on evidence-based dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and interpersonal therapy. With this compassionate workbook, you’ll gain a greater understanding of your BPD, uncover your own emotional triggers, and discover your own personal motivators for positive change. Your BPD has determined how you see and live your life, but it doesn’t have to define you forever. With this workbook as your guide, you’ll be ready to face your diagnosis head-on, and take those important first steps toward lasting wellness.

The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living with BPD by Alex L. Chapman (Author), Kim L. Gratz (Author), Perry D. Hoffman ( ISBN=1572245077. If you or someone you love is struggling with borderline personality disorder (BPD), you need up-to-date, accurate, and accessible information on the problems you’re facing and where you can turn for help. But where do you look? Much of the professional literature on BPD is too technical and confusing to be of much help. And searching the Internet for accurate information can be treacherous, with some sites providing useful information and others giving dangerous advice and misinformation. If you’re living with BPD, this compassionate book offers what you really need: an easy-to-follow road map to guide you through this disorder and its treatment. This book provides answers to many of the questions you might have about BPD: What is BPD? How long does it last? What other problems co-occur with BPD? Overviews of what we currently know about BPD make up the first section of the book. Later chapters cover several common treatment approaches to BPD: DBT, mentalization-based treatment (MBT), and medication treatments. In the last sections of the book, you’ll learn a range of useful coping skills that can help you manage your emotions, deal with suicidal thoughts, and cope with some of the most distressing symptoms of BPD. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

Here are other books on Borderline Personality Disorders:

Brain Injury, Concussion or Brain Damage

Concussion Rescue: A Comprehensive Program to Heal Traumatic Brain Injury by Kabran Chapek, ISBN=0806540230. Few of us have been untouched by injury, whether on the sports field, in a car accident, falling off a bicycle, or in the course of military service. While the consequences of a concussion are not always immediately apparent, they can range from debilitating to devastating. In fact, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is fast becoming a national health crisis, with millions of Americans visiting emergency rooms with a TBI each year. But there are proven, effective steps for healing. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Kabran Chapek describes in detail the programs and protocols he uses at the Amen Clinics to put patients on a pathway to recovery. For anyone struggling with the effects of concussion, Concussion Rescue guides you through strategies from the cutting edge of brain science: * Find out what treatments should be employed within the first few hours, days, or weeks of suffering a concussion * Build a diet and supplement plan that energizes your brain and promotes neurological healing * Learn specific brain exercises and brain games that can alleviate problems with focus and concentration * Discover which specific types of exercise can speed recovery—and how exercise affects the brain in general * Correct sleep problems to detoxify the brain and release essential hormones that aid in healing With a foreword by renowned psychiatrist and brain health expert Dr. Daniel Amen, Concussion Rescue provides the tools for recovery from mild to severe traumatic brain injury. Whether you or someone you love is among the many individuals suffering from a TBI, here is hope and help.

Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury: A Family Guidebook, from the Emergency Room to Selecting a Rehabilitation Facility by Garry Prowe, ISBN=0984197435. Someone you love has suffered a brain injury. The doctors can not yet make a prognosis. "Every brain injury is unique and unpredictable," they say. "Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst," they tell you. What do you do now? Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury is an easy-to-read guidebook for families suddenly thrust into the painful and confusing world of brain injury. It teaches readers the basics of brain trauma. It guides them step-by-step through the recovery process. It provides the practical information they need to handle the insurance, financial, legal, emotional, family, and personal issues that accompany a brain injury. It also describes the wide range of impairments caused by brain trauma and the factors that influence how well someone recovers. This book is not only a practical and essential road map to a successful recovery, it also is an inspirational story of how one couple overcame profound changes in their relationship and began to create a fulfilling new life.

Here are other books on Brain Injury, Concussion, or Brain Damage:

Children's Books that are Therapeutic

Mind Coach: How to Teach Children and Teenagers to Think Positive and Feel Good by Daniel G. Amen, MD, ISBN=1886554072. One of our favorite books to teach children about Cognitive Behaviral Therapy. It is a book for parents to read to their children repeatedly. It will help them to recognize thinking errors and be more productive and positive about life. We feel that every family should have a copy of this book and use it often.

The Boy with Big, Big Feelings by Britney Winn Lee and Jacob Souva, ISBN=150645450X. Meet a boy with feelings so big that they glow from his cheeks, spill out of his eyes, and jump up and down on his chest. When a loud truck drives by, he cries. When he hears a joke, he bursts with joy. When his loved ones are having a hard day, he feels their emotions as if they were his own. The boy tries to cope by stuffing down his feelings, but with a little help and artistic inspiration, the boy realizes his feelings are something to be celebrated. Written by debut picture book author Britney Winn Lee and boldly illustrated by Jacob Souva, The Boy with Big, Big Feelings is relatable for any child, but especially for children experiencing anxiety and extreme emotions, or who have been diagnosed with autism or as a Highly Sensitive Person.

Here are other Children's books that are therapeutic:


The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living With Depression and Manic Depression by Mary Ellen Copeland, ISBN=1879237326. From the best-selling author, Mary Ellen Copeland, comes the Second Edition of The Depression Workbook. Learn to practice the latest research-based self-help strategies to relieve depression and address other mental health issues including how to: •Take responsibility for your own wellness •Use charts to track and control your moods •Find helpful care providers •Build a system of mutual support •Increase self-confidence and self-esteem •Use relaxation, diet, exercise, and light to stabilize your moods •Avoid conditions that can worsen your symptoms. A new chapter guides readers through developing your own plan for managing symptoms and staying well. This process, known as the Wellness Recovery Plan (WRAP), was developed by a group of people who experience depression, or manic depression and/or have other mental health concerns and who now report that this plan helped them relieve their symptoms and improve the quality of their lives. This edition is updated in all areas including new medical and holistic perspectives and extensive lists of helpful resources and Web sites that will assist you in your journey to wellness. By letting you share more than a hundred case stories and empowering you with the most current therapeutic strategies, The Depression Workbook, Second Edition will give you insight, energy, and hope.

The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns, MD, ISBN=9780452281325. MWith his phenomenally successful Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, Dr. David Burns introduced a groundbreaking, drug-free treatment for depression. In this bestselling companion, he reveals powerful new techniques and provides step-by-step exercises that help you cope with the full range of everyday problems. • Free yourself from fears, phobias, and panic attacks. • Overcome self-defeating attitudes. • Discover the five secrets of intimate communication. • Put an end to marital conflict. • Conquer procrastination and unleash your potential for success. With everything you need to know about commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs and anxiety disorders, such as agoraphobia and obsessive-compulsive disorder, this remarkable guide can show you how to feel good about yourself and the people you care about. You will discover that life can be an exhilarating experience.

Here are other books related to depression:

Dissociative Disorder formally called Multiple Personality Disorder

The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook by Deborah Haddock, ISBN: 0737303948.
This book explains Dissociative Identity Disorder and separates it from Schizophrenia and other Mental Health conditions. It also explains treatment options. It is a great book forsufferers of Dissociative Identity Disorders as well as their family and friends.

The Sum of My Parts: A Survivor's Story of Dissociative Identity Disorder by Olga Trujillo, ISBN: 1572249919.
This explains a cause and the process of recovery for dissociative disorder. It is a true story and offers hope for those who have a dissociative disorder.


Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child by Isolina Ricci, ISBN: 0684830787.
One of the best books for parents going through divorce or that have been divorced. It is even better than Dr. Gardner's books on divorce (in our opinion).

Dinosaurs Divorce by Laurie Krasney and Marc Brown, ISBN: 0316109967.
Great for parents to use with their young children as well as therapists. Covers many emotions and difficulties common with divorce.

It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: Usread-Togehter Book for Parents & Young Children During Divorce. by Vicki Lansky, Jane Prince Illustrator, ISBN: 0916773477.
A child's book that a parent can read to discuss feelings about divorce.

Domestic Violence

It's My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence, 2nd Edition by Meg Kennedy Dugan and Roger R. Hock, ISBN: 0415953251.
A great boook to help individuals recover from an abusive relationship including spiritual abuse.

Mommy's Black Eye: Children Dealing With Domestic Violence by William George Bentrin, Ms. Christi Schofield, ISBN: 1449512577.
A tool to help children who have witnessed domestic violence.

Books on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Effects

Bridging the Gap, Raising a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder by Rondalyn Varny Whitney, ISBN: 03995275593.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Persons with Disabilities by Cynthia L. Radnitz, ISBN: 076570238X.

The Enduring Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Syndrome, Overcoming Secondary Disabilities by Ann Streissguth and Jonathan Kanter, ISBN: 0472104551.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, A Guide for Families and Communities by Ann Streissguth, ISBN: 1557662835. This should be a good book for parents of children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrom.

Reaching Out to Children with FAS/FAE by Diane Davis, ISBN: 0876288573.

The Best I Can Be, Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Effects by Liz Kulp, ISBN: 096370723X.

Our FAScinating Journey by Jodee Kulp, ISBN: 0963707248.


Memories Live Forever: A Memory Book for Grieving Children by Sharon Rugg, Julie Rugg, Amanda Mullis, and Leah Haider, ISBN: 0965241009.
A small (small price too) but powerfull book to help children understand and deal effectively with feelings related to death and loss. Great for parents and therapists to use.

Learning Disorders

Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Shaywitz, MD, ISBN: 0679781595.
A relatively new book explaining the neuro-science of dyslexia and a traditional method of intervention. We like the way it advocates for early intervention and not waiting until the child meets diagnositic criteria for a Reading Disorder. The book is also available on Audio CDs.

Dyslexia and the iPad: Overcoming Dyslexia with Technology by James R. Nuttall, Ph.D. and Linda Nuttall, MD, ISBN: 1490516719.
Great techniques to help adults and others overcome or compensate for symptoms of dyslexia using modern technology.

A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine, ISBN: 0743202236.
This book explains learning disorders and recommends helping children by using their strengths. While it is a difficult book to read, it is well worth the effort.

The Gift of Dyslexia by Ron Davis, ISBN: 039952293X.
This book is a must for parents with children having a certain type of dyslexia. It is a common type and the child can be described as creative and usually good at drawing, mechanical abilities, sports, or music. It explains why dyslexic children have their symptoms and what you can do about it. The strengths of dyslexia are also explained. We recommend you seek a professional to do the actual remediation explained by the book.

Dreamers, Discoverers & Dynamos: How to help the child who is bright, bored and having problems in school. by Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D, ISBN: 0345405730.
This book is for parents of smart children who may look ADD or learning disabled in school. They may have many of the symptoms of these disorders. However, their creativity is often overlooked by helping professionals. They may even be harmed by traditional treatment approaches. This book tells how to help a bright, creative child who is having problems in school.

Helping Children Overcome Learning Disablilities by Jerome Rosner, Walker and Co., ISBN: 0802773966.

Unlocking the Mysteries of Sensory Dysfunction by Anderson and Emmons, ISBN: 1885477255.

So Your Child Has a Learning Problem: Now What? by Jane D. Wallbrown, ISBN: 088422015X.

Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook by Joan Harwell, ISBN: 0876282397.

Late Talking Children by Thomas Sowell, ISBN: 0465038344.

The Borderline Child by Kenneth Robson, ISBN: 076570095.

Childrens Psychologocial Testing: A Guide for Non-Psychologists by David Woodbrich, ISBN: 1557662770.

Children with Disabilities by Mark Batshaw, ISBN: 1557662932.

Reaching Out to Children with FAS/FAE by Diane Davis, ISBN: 0876288573.

Improve Your Vision Without Glasses or Contact Lenses: A New Program of Therapeutic Eye Exercises by Steven M. Beresford, David W. Muris, Merrill J. Allen, and Francis Young, ISBN: 0684814382.
This book is great as a foundation to developmental vision therapy. It was written to help prevent serious vision problems, improve existing vision problems, and help some people get our of their need for glasses or contacts. Anyone should be able to do the exercises explained in this book.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What to Do When YourChild Has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions by Aureen Pinto, Ph.D. Wagner, ISBN: 0967734711.
This book is for parents with children who display OCD symptoms. It is full of information!

Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children's book about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment by Aureen Pinto, Ph.D. Wagner, ISBN: 0967734703.
This book is for children to explain OCD symptoms and the treatment process.

Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive Compulsive Behavior by Jeffery M. Schwartz, ISBN: 0060987111.
A great book for adults with OCD symptoms. This book emphasizes a research based cognitive behavioral approach.

Parenting Books

Transforming The Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach by Howard Glasser and Jennifer Easley, ISBN: 0967050707.
This is our favorite parenting book for difficult children. It is very simple yet very profound. We have seen it work for what appeared to be impossible children. We also recommend the workbook that goes with it.

Children: The Challenge by Rudopf Dreijurs, Rudolf Dreikurs, and Vicki Soltz, ISBN: 0452266556.
A classic parenting book from the 60's. A little more difficult to read and understand than newer parenting books. I have seen families who have used this book like a bible and all their children end up successful.

Your Child's Strengths: A Guide for Parents and Teachers by Jennifer Fox, ISBN: 0143115170.
A brand new book to let your child discover their strengths. It is well written and we recommend that every parent read this book and follow the guidance that is contained there in. It is also great for teachers!

123 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan, ISBN: 0963386190.
This is a great book for parents with ADHD children between the ages of two and twelve. It is easy to understand and implement. We highly recommend it!

Children: The Challenge by Rudopf Dreijurs, Rudolf Dreikurs, and Vicki Soltz, ISBN: 0452266556.
A classic parenting book from the 60's. A little more difficult to read and understand than newer parenting books. I have seen families who have used this book like a bible and all their children end up successful.

The Voucher System: Behavior Management Program For Home by Gail Brewster, ISBN: 0967944309.
A behavioral parenting system that is well explained and comes complete with everything you need to implement it with your children. Versions are also available for teachers.

SOS Help for Parents by Lynn Clark, ISBN: 0935111204.
Another great parenting book. Recommended by many professionals.

Parenting Teens With Love & Logic : Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood by Foster W., M.D. Cline, Fay Jim, and Jim Fay, ISBN: 0891096957.
This is your book for children ages 13 to adult. Well written and recommended by many professionals.

The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them by Elaine Aron and Elaine N. Aron, ISBN: 0767908724.
If you have a child who is emotionally sensitive and empathetic, smart, intuitive, careful and conscientious, this book is for you. This book gives great advice on how to avoid temper tantrums and other problems common to highly sensitive children.

Parenting Adopted or Foster Children

The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family by Dave Pelzer, ISBN: 1558745157.
This book describes the dynamics of the foster care system from a child's viewpoint. It can be very inspiring and we feel it can be used as a therapeutic tool. Each day or week, you can listen to part of the audio tapes and discuss it as a family. The children can discuss how their experience is similar or different. They can discuss what plans they have for their life.

Peace of Mind

Love is Letting Go of Fear by Gerald G. Jampolsky, ISBN: 0890872465.
We feel everyone should read this book. It is from "A Course in Miracles" and Jampolsky presents everything well. The book is easily read and the concepts are described in non-technical terms. It is a good philosophy to live by. If followed, it will bring peace of mind. Please view our book review at YouTube

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth by Glenn R. Schiraldi, ISBN: 9780071614948.
This sourcebook provides much information regarding PTSD and how to recover from the anxiety and other problems that result from trauma. The author has experience in providing treatment for Veterns.

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Herman, ISBN: 0465087302.
This is a classic and is still relevent today. It continues to be one of Amazon's best sellers in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret M. Holmes, ISBN: 1557987017.
A children's book that covers many of the emotions that occur with trauma. It is a helpful book for the recovery process in children.

Functional Medicine

The Ultra Mind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First by Mark Hyman, M.D., ISBN: 039914644X.
This is a great book for healing from mental health problems. It is probably a good place to start or the second place to start when learning about functional medicine and how to HEAL the body. Heal the body and the symptoms of the mental health disorder will reduce or disappear. Dr. Hyman is a functional medical doctor and offers a holistic approach and an individualized treatment approach. You will learn much about your own body as well as your child's body.

Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition by Joel Fuhrman, ISBN:031612091X.
This is probably one of the best diets on the planet. It is a healing diet and will help your body be strong and healthy.

The Gerson Therapy: the Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses by Charlotte Gerson and Morton Walker, D.P.M., ISBN:B00CB5UW78.
This is the method to heal a really ill body such as one that is consummed by cancer.

The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healther, Longer, and Happeir Life by Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland and Dr. Mark Hyman, ISBN:0062290738.
This is one of the newest book on the topic of Functional Medicine. It has great reviews!


Prescription for Nutritional Healing by James F. Balch, M.D. and Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C. Clark, ISBN:1583334009.
Written by a M.D. and loaded with helpful information covering many physical and emotional disorders. This third edition is even better than ever!

The How to Herb Book by Velma J. Keith and Monteen Gordon, ISBN: 0961782501.
A great place to start for the amateur nutritionist. Recommended by many health food stores.

Eat Right for Your Type : The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight by Peter J., Dr. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney, Dr. Peter J D'Adamo, ISBN: 039914255X.
Talks about diets based on your blood type. If you are O positive, you should have a different diet than people with O negative blood. An interesting concept. This book was recommended to us by an amateur nutritionist. The book has had good reviews.

Your Miracle Brain by Jean Carper, ISBN: 0060183918.
This book shows how to prevent the effects of aging, improve moods, and improve memory through through diet and nutritional supplements. This book cites the results of scientific research.

Improve your Child's IQ and Behavior by Stephen Schoenthaler, ISBN: 056336193X.
This book presents how to improve your child's behavior and intelligence level through diet and nutritional supplements. This book is backed by extensive scientific research.


Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus : A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships by John Gray PhD., ISBN: 006016848X.
A great book to help men understand women and women to understand men. Many marital or relationship problems can be resolved by adopting the principles taught in this book.

Divorce Busting : A Revolutionary and Rapid Program for Staying Together by Michele Weiner-Davis, ISBN: 0671797255.
This is the best book we have found to help prevent a divorce. If you want to save your marriage, this is a great place to start.

If Only He Knew by Gary Smalley, ISBN: 0310214785.
A Christian book for men who are having marital problems.

For Better or for Best by Gary Smalley, ISBN: 0061001597.
A Christian book for women who are having marital problems. We recommend that husbands read the companion book "If Only He Knew". Smalley's techniques work better if husbands have read the companion book.


The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha, Ph.D. Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Matthew, Ph. McKay, ISBN: 1567310753.
A classic book for self-help techniques to reduce stress and increase health.


Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos.
This is a Music CD that many women have found helpful in dealing with sexual abuse. We recommend that individuals suffering from the effects of sexual abuse seek professional help in addition to listening to this CD.

For Teachers

The Inner Wealth Initiative- The Nurtured Heart Approach in Education by Howard Glasser, Tom Grove, and Melissa Block.
I wish every teacher would practice these simple principles. This approach literally transformed an inner city school into a school of accademic success. The Nurtured Heart Approach is beneficial to the students as well as to the teachers.

Your Child's Strengths: A Guide for Parents and Teachers by Jennifer Fox, ISBN: 0143115170.
A brand new book to let your students discover their own strengths. What a great way to develop the children in your classroom for success in life!

Handbook of School-Based Interventions: Resolving Student Problems and Promoting Healthy Educational Environments by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Mariam C. Fish.
Published in 1994 this $60.00 book offers research-based interventions for procrastination, low self-esteem, depression and many other topics often experienced in a school setting.

Ready, Set, Relax: A Research-Based Program of Relaxation, Learning and Self-Esteem for Children by Jeffrey S. Allen and Roger J. Klein
Can be used by parents and teachers to provide children with the tools to overcome stress while promoting learning, imagination and self-esteem. Over 60 stories with discussions and activities emphasizing relaxation and other topics.

For Professionals

Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry (6th Edition) by Nancy C. Andreasen and Donald W. Black, ISBN: 1585624705.
A great book that explains the DSM, medications used with each disorder, and researched validated approaches to treat the various mental health disorders. This is a great reference book.

Images of the Self: The Sandplay Therapy Process by Estelle L. Weinrib, ISBN: 0938434160.
A complete guide on sand tray therapy. Even describes the dimensions of a Jungian sandbox. To order a Jungian sandbox already built and painted, see our professional page .

Stories for the Third Ear by Lee Wallas, ISBN: 0393700194.
Metaphors for clinicians to tell their clients. Stories are based on client diagnosis. We use the stories when a client seems to be "stuck" in the change process.

You Are Special by Max Lucado, Sergio Martinez (Illustrator), ISBN: 0891079319.
A story or metaphor for children with low self-esteem. This is one of the best ones we have seen. It does have religious overtones. Most clients really benefit from this story.

Uncommon Therapy : The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. by Jay Haley, ISBN: 0393310310.
The starting point to understand Milton H. Erickson and understanding strategic therapy. Well written and easy to understand. After you read this book, you may want to read others that may be more difficult to understand.

Energy Tapping by Fred P. Gallo, Ph.D., and Harry Vincenzi, Ed.D, ISBN: 1572241950.
This book gives an easy way to learn and use accupressure points to control emotional problems. It is easy to understand and easy to use. This and related techniques may become even better than EMDR. Time will tell.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) : Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures by Francine Shapiro, ISBN: 0898629608.
Explains most everything about EMDR. You will need to take the training before using these techniques with clients. We feel that EMDR is one of the best techniques for trauma and many anxieties.

EMDR : The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma by Francine Shapiro and Margot Silk Forrest ISBN: 0465043003.
This book is for clients to help them understand EMDR. The paper back version is only $2.80 less expensive than the hard cover from

Ghosts from the Nursery : Tracing the Roots of Violence by Robin Karr-Morse, Meredith S. Wiley, T. Berry Brazelton ISBN: 0871137348.
This book comes highly recommended for it's discussion on how domestic violence effects infants and toddlers. The discussion is based on research.

The Emotion Code by Bradley B. Nelson ISBN: 0979553709.
There are more things that we do not know about emotions and Psychology than what we do know. This book takes us a step closer to knowing more. It's time for a paradigm shift!