Reading self-help books can be really helful for healing, living whole-heartedly and having fulfilling relationships. I frequently recommend clients to read books that can be helpful on their journey whilst they are also accessing therapy. Often getting factual knowledge on psychobiology can be, for example, helpful in terms of understanding your own or your partner’s behaviour. I have listed here books that I can recommend for You to view too.

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Recommended books for healing…

The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, brain and body in the transformation of trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Healing your attachment wounds by Diane Poole Heller, PhD

Running on empty: Overcome your childhood emotional neglect (CEN)

Home coming – Reclaiming and championing your inner child by John Bradshaw

It’s not always depression by Hilary Jacobs Hendel

Will I ever be good enough: Healing the daughters of narcissistic mothers by Karyl McBride

Adult children of Emotionally Immature Parents – How to heal from distant, rejecting or self-involved parents by Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD

Recommended books for having fulfilling relationships…

Hold me tight: Your guide to the most successful approach to building loving relationships by Sue Johnson, PhD

Wired for love by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT

Attached: Are you Anxious, Avoidant or Secure? How the science of adult attachment can help you find – and keep – love

Recommended books for parenting when you have experienced Childhood Emotional Neglect and/ Trauma…

Parenting from the inside out: How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive by Daniel J. Siegel, MD & Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.

The book you wish your parents had read (and your children will be glad that you did) by Philippa Perry

No-Drama Discipline: the whole-brain way to calm the chaos and nurture your child’s developing mind (Mindful Parenting) by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson