Bookshelf

Bring Yourself to Love offers a wealth of practical advice and exercises you can apply right away: easy techniques to help you mend relationships not only with your spouse/partner, but also with friends and family members. Bring Yourself to Love uses the popular Internal Family Systems method,

developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz.

The Language of Letting Go

Written for those of us who struggle with codependency, these daily meditations offer growth and renewal, and remind us that the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own self-care.

Melody Beattie integrates her own life experiences and fundamental recovery reflections in this unique daily meditation book written especially for those of us who struggle with the issue of codependency. Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own pain and self-care. In this daily inspirational book, Melody provides us with a thought to guide us through the day and she encourages us to remember that each day is an opportunity for growth and renewal.

How To Fight

Learn how to relax the bonds of anger, attachment, and delusion through mindfulness and kindness toward ourselves and others.

The Mindfulness Essentials series introduces beginners and reminds seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humor to the ways we act out in anger, frustration, despair, and delusion. In brief meditations accompanied by whimsical sumi-ink drawings, Thich Nhat Hanh instructs us exactly how to transform our craving and confusion. If we learn to take good care of our suffering, we can help others do the same. How to Fight is pocket-sized with two color original artwork by California artist Jason DeAntonis.

The New Rules of Marriage

Terrence Real

The New Rules of Marriage will introduce you to a radically new kind of relationship, one based on the idea that every woman has the power to transform her marriage, while men, given the right support, have it in them to rise to the occasion.

Why Did I Do That?: How You Make Sense and Why There Is Hope: An Introduction to Internal Family Systems (IFS) 

Dorie Cameron LICSW

The strength of the IFS model is its capacity to meet every person with deep respect and compassion. This visual introduction to the IFS model was created to help make it accessible to as many people as possible. May this book serve as a gentle invitation and offering of hope for every person who has ever wondered "Why did I do that?", "Am I truly bad?" and "What does it mean to 'love yourself' anyway?" - Dorie Cameron, LICSW "I am honored to have IFS introduced so beautifully. It has a power that goes beyond thinking minds and gives hope to the parts that live in our hearts." - Richard C. Schwartz, PhD Creator and Founder of Internal Family Systems "This little book is a delightful, captivating and visually creative way to introduce IFS to people of all ages!". - Toni Herbine-Blank, MS, RN, CS-P Senior Trainer, Center for Selfleadership

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness

Mark Epstein with a method for achieving unity.

For decades, Western psychology has promised fulfillment through building and strengthening the ego. We are taught that the ideal is a strong, individuated self, constructed and reinforced over a lifetime. But Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein has found a different way.

Emotional Alchemy

A New York Times bestselling book by Tara Bennett-Goleman available 

 

Alchemists sought to transform lead into gold. In the same way, says Tara Bennett-Goleman, we all have the natural ability to turn our moments of confusion or emotional turmoil into insightful clarity.

Emotional Alchemy maps the mind and shows how, according to recent advances in cognitive therapy, most of what troubles us falls into basic emotional patterns, including fear of abandonment, social exclusion (the feeling we don’t belong), and vulnerability (the feeling that some catastrophe will occur). Through the simple practice of mindfulness taught in this book, we can free ourselves of such patterns and replace them with empathy for ourselves and others, as well as the freedom to be more creative and alive.

The Miracle of  Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh

Hanh suggests that we treat each of our activities as an opportunity for being aware: Walking, we should be aware that we are walking; breathing, we should be aware of our breathing. We should not focus on anything other than the thing that we are doing. One of the key methods that Hanh presents is learning to be aware of breathing.

Aside from being aware of our physical selves, awareness requires an awareness of our mind. He suggests that we notice and acknowledge our thoughts but not allow them to influence us in any way. We should recognize our feelings, thoughts and ideas, but never judge them because they are us.

Teachings on Love

Thich Nhat Hanh

Weaving together traditional stories, personal experiences, and a deep understanding of the Buddha's way of mindful living, Thich Nhat Hanh provides step-by-step practices that foster understanding and intimacy in any relationship and extend our love even to those that cause us pain. Teachings on Love is a treasure-trove of guidance for couples, co-workers, or friends who wish to nourish the gift and strength of their relationships and deal creatively with their weaknesses and difficulties. We all yearn to experience a love that is deeper and more joyful. Teachings on Loveprovides a time-tested path that anyone can follow to nurture the deepest love in ourselves and others.

With a new introductory chapter by Thich Nhat Hanh

Copyright 2018.

Sara Wright, Maine Psychotherapist

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