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A list of books on psycholoy, relationships, mental health, and more.

Recommended books on mental health 

Relationships 

  • Hold me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson

  • Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship by Stan Tatkin

  • The State of Affairs by Esther Perel

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman

  • After the Affair by Janis A. Spring

Sex & Intimacy

  • Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski 

  • Come Together by Emily Ngoski

  • Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel

  • Becoming Cliterate by Laurie Mintz

  • Desire: An Inclusive Guide to Navigating Libido Differences in Relationships by Jennifer A. Vencill and Lauren Fogel Mersy

  • Sex Talks by Vanessa and Xander Marin  

Trauma & PTSD

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet Woititz

  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

  • When the Body Says No by Gabor Mate

  • The Myth of Normal by Gabor Mate and Daniel Mate

  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, Or Self-Involved Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson

Self-Compassion & Self-Knowledge

  • Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution. by Brene Brown

  • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

  • Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff

  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle

  • Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

  • The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor

  • The Wisdom of Your Body by Hillary McBride

  • Practices for Embodied Living: Experiencing the Wisdom of Your Body by Hillary McBride

  • The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook- Kristin Neff

Mental Health

  • Stop Walking on Eggshells by Paul Mason and Randi Kreger

  • Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Amelia Nagoski and Emily Nagoski 

  • Atlas of The Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brene Brown

Mindfulness, Meditation & Spirituality

  • Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

  • Pathways to Spirituality: Making Connections in Therapy by Bill O'Hanlon 

  • The Soul: Seven Principles for Psychological and Spiritual Wellbeing by Dr. Nader Attalla

Parenting

  • Raising Kids with Big Baffling Behaviors: Brain-Body-Sensory Strategies That Really Work by Robyn Gobbel

  • Good Inside by Becky Kennedy

  • Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegel (specific to children)

  • Brainstorm by Dan Siegel (specific to teenagers)

Podcasts

  • Calling Home with Whitney Goodman (Adult Child/Parent Relationships)

  • Problem Solved with Therapy Jeff (Relationships, Intimacy, Communication)

  • The Baffling Behavior Show with Robyn Gobbel (Parenting, Emotion Regulation)

  • The Man Enough Podcast (Men’s Mental Health, Gender Role Rigidity, Fatherhood)

  • Good Inside with Dr. Becky (Parenting)

  • We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle (All Sorts of Hard Things)

  • Pillow Talks - Vanessa and Xander Marin (Intimacy, Relationships)

  • The Science of Happiness - Greater Good Science Centre (Positive Psychology, Mindfulness)

  • Healing with David Kessler (Grief, Trauma)

  • How relationships work? (Arabic Episode) كيف تنجح العلاقات؟ ياسر الحزيمي

Apps

  • Mindshift CBT App for Anxiety- Anxiety Canada

  • How We Feel App (Emotional Literacy, Emotion Tracking/Regulation)

  • Insight Timer (Meditation, Guided Imagery)

  • Carddecks (Gottman Couples Therapy)

  • Journal (iPhone Apple App Store)

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