Book Recommendations

Related to Pain, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, or Trauma

Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome – by James L. Wilson

A Headache in the Pelvis – by David Wise and Rodney Anderson

Back in Control: A Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain – Dr. David Hanscom

Curing the Incurable – by Jacque Rigg

8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot – Esther Gokhale

Explain Pain – by David S. Butler & G. Larimer Moseley

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain:  A Survival Manual, 2edition – by Devin Starlanyl and Mary Ellen Copeland

Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practioner’s Guide to Treatment – by Leon Chaitow and contributors

Freedom from Pain – by Peter Levine

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness – by John Kabat-Zinn

Life Disrupted: Getting Real About Chronic Illness in Your Twenties and Thirties – by Laurie Edwards (One woman’s personal story about living with chronic illness and pain)

Living with Arthritis – by Tammi Shlotzhaur 

Sensitive Nervous System – by David S. Butler

Stabilization: The New Science of Back Pain, 2nd Edition  – by Rick Jemmett

The Body Keeps the Score – by Bessel van der Kolk

The Body Remembers, The Physiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment – by Babette Rothschild

Therapeutic Neuroscience Education – by Adriaan Louw

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma – by Peter Levine

Wall & Melzack’s Textbook of Pain, 6th edition – by Stephen B. McMahon, Marton Koltzenburg, Irene Tracey, Dennis Turk


Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm – by Thich Nhat Hahn

True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart – by Tara Brach

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times – by Pema Chodron



The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace – by Jack Kornfield


Stunned by Grief: Remapping Your Life When Loss Changes Everything – by Judy Brizendine

The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith – by John W. James and Russell Friedman

Self-Compassion, Self-Worth

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself – by Kristen Neff

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’r Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are – by Brené Brown

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With The Heart Of A Buddha – Tara Brach

Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques For Assessing, Improving & Maintaining Your Self-Esteem, 4th Edition – by Matthew McKay and Patrick Fanning

Self-Esteem Workbook – by Glenn R. Schiraldi

Buddhism/Buddhist Psychology/Meditation

Breakfast With Buddha – by Roland Merullo

Full Catastrophe Livine – by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation – by Thich Nhat Hahn

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation – by Thich Nhat Hahn

The Way to Freedom: Core Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism – by the Dalai Lama

 Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology – by Jack Kornfield

Spiritual, Creative

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose – by Eckhart Tolle

Anatomy of the Spirit – by Carolyn Myss

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: The Wisdom Of the Tao – by Dr. Wayne Dyer

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia -by Elizabeth Gilbert

Energy Medicine: Balancing Your Body’s Energies for Optimal Health, Joy, and Vitality – by Donna Eden and David Feinstein

Entering the Castle – by Caroline Myss

Essential Reiki: A Complete Guide To An Ancient Healing Art – by Diane Stein

Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field – by Barbara Brennan and Jos. A Smith

How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci – by Michael J. Gelb (great exercises to bring out your creativity)

Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing – by Barbara Brennan

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity (book and journal) – by Julia Cameron

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

The Tao of Pooh – by Benjamin Hoff

The Untethered Soul – by Michael Singer

Wheels of Light: Chakras, Auras, and the Healing Energy of the Body – by Rosalyn Bruyere

You Can Heal Your Life – by Louise Hay

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