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Grief, Loss, and Life Transitions

Brooks, Jane. Midlife Orphan: Facing Life’s Changes Now That Your Parents Are Gone. New York: Berkley Books, 1999.

Chethik, Neil. Fatherloss: How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the Deaths of Their Dads. New York: Hyperion, 2001.

Chodron, Pema. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2005.

Greenspan, Miriam. Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2004.

Kennedy, Alexandra. The Infinite Thread: Healing Relationships Beyond Loss. Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words Publishing, Inc., 2001.

———. Losing a Parent: Passage to a New Way of Living. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.

Lesser, Elizabeth. Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow. New York: Villard, 2004.

Levy, Alexander. The Orphaned Adult: Understanding And Coping With Grief And Change After The Death Of Our Parents. Reading, MA: Perseus Books, 1999.

McClelland, Carol L. Seasons of Change : Using Nature’s Wisdom to Grow Through Life’s Inevitable Ups and Downs. Berkeley, CA: Conari Press, 1998.

Myers, Edward. When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults. New York: Penguin Books USA, Inc., 1997.

Schuurman, Donna. Never the Same: Coming to Terms with the Death of a Parent. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2003.

Secunda, Victoria. Losing Your Parents, Finding Yourself: The Defining Turning Point of Adult Life. New York: Hyperion, 2000.

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Child Abuse Recovery

Gil, Eliana. Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused As Children. New York: Dell Publishing, 1983.

Mellody, Pia. Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1989.

Miller, Alice. Breaking Down the Wall of Silence: The Liberating Experience of Facing Painful Truth. New York: Meridian, 1993.

———. The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self, Revised Edition. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1996.

———. For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983.

———. Thou Shalt Not Be Aware: Society’s Betrayal of the Child. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1981.

Napier, Nancy. Getting Through the Day: Strategies for Adults Hurt as Children. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1993.

———. Recreating Your Self: Building Self-Esteem Through Imaging and Self-Hypnosis. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1990.

Scarf, Maggie. Secrets, Lies, Betrayals: The Body/Mind Connection. New York: Random House, 2004.

Whitfield, Charles L. Healing The Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc., 1989.

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Safer, Jeanne. Forgiving & Not Forgiving: A New Approach to Resolving Intimate Betrayal. New York: Avon Books, 1999.

Spring, Janis Abrahms. How Can I Forgive You?: The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To. New York: HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 2005.

Weisel, Elie, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Moore, and Marianne Williamson. The Power of Forgiveness, DVD. Directed by Martin Doblmeier. New York: First Run Features, 2007.

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Active Imagination

Hannah, Barbara. Encounters With the Soul: Active Imagination As Developed by C.G. Jung. Santa Monica, CA: Sigo Press, 1981.

Johnson, Robert. Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986.

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Internal Family Systems Therapy:

Schwartz, Richard C. Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model. Oak Park, IL: Trailheads Publications, 2001.

———. You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For: Bringing Courageous Love to Intimate Relationships. Oak Park, IL: Trailheads Publications, 2008.

Both books are available at the IFS Store of The Center for Self Leadership (the official IFS organization)
In-person and telephone practitioners, workshops, trainings, conferences, books, and other resources

Other subpersonalities resources:

Brown, Molly Young. Growing Whole: Self-Realization for the Great Turning. Mt. Shasta, CA: Psychosynthesis Press, 2009.

Ferrucci, Piero. What We May Be: Techniques for Psychological and Spiritual Growth Through Psychosynthesis. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2009.

Firman, John, & Ann Gila. Psychosynthesis: A Psychology of the Spirit. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2002.

Stone, Hal, & Sidra Stone. Embracing Ourselves: The Voice Dialogue Manual. San Rafael, CA: New World Library, 1998.

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Art Therapy and Process Art

Capacchione, Lucia. The Art of Emotional Healing. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2001.

———. The Creative Journal: The Art of Finding Yourself. North Hollywood, CA: Newcastle Publishing Co., Inc., 1989.

———. Recovery of Your Inner Child: The Highly Acclaimed Method for Liberating Your Inner Self. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.

Cassou, Michele, & Stewart Cubley. Life, Paint and Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1995.

Diaz, Adriana. Freeing the Creative Spirit: Drawing on the Power of Art to Tap the Magic and Wisdom Within. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.

Ganim, Barbara, & Susan Fox. Visual Journaling: Going Deeper than Words. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 1999.

Malchiodi, Cathy A. The Art Therapy Sourcebook. Los Angeles: Lowell House, 1998.

———. The Soul’s Palette: Drawing on Art’s Transformative Powers for Health and Well-Being. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2002.

Williams, Heather. Drawing as a Sacred Activity: Simple Steps to Explore Your Feelings and Heal Your Consciousness. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2002.

The Painting Experience
Process art workshops, retreats, study groups, and individual mentoring

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Berg, Elizabeth. Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 1999.

DeSalvo, Louise. Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1999.

Jacobs, Beth. Writing for Emotional Balance: A Guided Journal to Help You Manage Overwhelming Emotions. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2005.

Johnson, Alexandra. Leaving a Trace: On Keeping a Journal: The Art of Transforming a Life into Stories. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2001.

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Campbell, Susan. Getting Real: Ten Truth Skills You Need to Live an Authentic Life. Tiburon, CA: H. J. Kramer/New World Library, 2001.

———. Saying What’s Real: 7 Keys to Authentic Communication and Relationship Success. Tiburon, CA: H. J. Kramer/New World Library, 2005.

Rosenberg, Marshall B. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. 2nd ed. Encinitas, CA: Puddledancer Press, 2003.

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High Sensitivity

Aron, Elaine N. The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You. New York: Broadway Books, 1996.

———. The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them. New York: Broadway Books, 2002.

———. The Highly Sensitive Person in Love: Understanding and Managing Relationships When the World Overwhelms You. New York: Broadway Books, 2000.

———. The Highly Sensitive Person’s Workbook. New York: Broadway Books, 1999.

Zeff, Ted. The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide: Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2004.

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The Findhorn Foundation
Spiritual community, learning center, and ecovillage

Hancock, Emily. The Girl Within: A Groundbreaking New Approach to Female Identity. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1989.

Zukav, Gary. The Seat of the Soul. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.

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