Recommended Reading: self-compassion and Mindfulness

  •  Germer, C. K. (2009). The mindful path to self-compassion: Freeing yourself from destructive thoughts and emotions. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Epstein, M. (2013). The trauma of everyday life. New York: Penguin.
  • Brach, T. (2003) Radical Acceptance: Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha. New York: Bantam.
  • Brown, B. (2010). The Gifts of Imperfection. Center City, MN: Hazelden.
  • Gilbert, P. (2009). The compassionate mind. London: Constable.
  • Goldstein, E. (2015). Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion.  New York: Simon & Schuster.
  • Goldstein, J., & Kornfield, J. (1987). Seeking the heart of wisdom: The path of insight meditation. Boston: Shambhala.
  • Hanh, T. N. (1997). Teachings on love. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press.
  • Kornfield, J. (1993). A path with heart. New York: Bantam Books. 
  • Salzberg, S. (1997). Lovingkindness: The revolutionary art of happiness. Boston: Shambala.
  • Neff, K. (2011).  Self-Compassion: The proven power of being kind to yourself.  New York: William Morrow

recommended reading: trauma and trauma-sensitive yoga

  • Van Der Kolk, B. (2014). The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma. New York: Viking.
  • Emerson, D. & Hopper, E. (2011). Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body. New York: North Atlantic Books.
  • Emerson, D. (2015).Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the Body into Treatment. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
  • Forrest, A. T. (2012). Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit. New York: Harper One.
  • Allen, J. (2008). Coping with Trauma: Hope Through Understanding. American Psychiatric Publications. 

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