Fascinated by Dr. Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory (See The Polyvagal Institute), I embarked on a journey of sharing valuable tips and implementing new strategies with my counseling clients. Alongside this, I crafted a range of resources, encompassing exercises and comprehensive lists of strategies designed to aid individuals in managing their anger, anxiety, fear, hopelessness, and […]
My favorite Positive Psychology book is Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being, authored by Dr. Martin Seligman. For many years I have been a fan of Seligman, a psychologist and founder of Positive Psychology. I was thrilled in 2009 to attend the first World Congress on Positive Psychology in Philadelphia. Yes, I […]
It was in 1984 that I graduated with an MA in Clinical and Humanistic Psychology, which was the forerunner philosophy to Positive Psychology and viewed people from a wholistic perspective. Soon after becoming a therapist and being assigned clients who were living with all kinds of internal turmoil, I realized I needed to better understand […]
In Real’s book, Us: Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship, he challenges traditional masculinity, gender role training, and more.
Emotional Agility: Get unstuck, embrace change, and thrive in work and life, authored by Harvard Medical School psychologist, Susan David ranks high in my reading inventory. I place it with the likes of Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ and Brene’ Brown’s Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience.
Using the metaphor of a highway you are guided through six steps. Explanations, rationale, and action items are provided for each step.
What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing is not an easy to read self-help book. It is part memoir and part psycho-education.
Daniel Amen, author of Change Your Brain: Change Your Life has amassed neuroscientific research in an effort to convince us we need to care about our brains and mental capacity.
Words that Change Minds: Mastering the Language of Influence by Shelle Rose Charvet.
The Myths of Happiness gives insights into our fruitless, and sometimes silly, efforts to be happy while offering realistic direction for personal fulfillment.
Talk2MorePeople is like a communication and connection bible with a mix of personal vignettes, research, challenges, exercises, tools, and resources.
A summary of Norman L. Quantz’s book, It’s All About Power and Control: Why Marriages Fall Apart and What It Takes to Put Them Back Together Again.