Books that Instruct, Illustrate, and Heal



Lerner, Harriet
  • The Dance of Anger
  • The Dance of Intimacy
  • The Mother Dance

Schnarch, David

  • Passionate Marriage
  • Resurrecting Sex
  • Intimacy and Desire

Johnson, Susan

  • Hold Me Tight

Lewis, Thomas

  • A General Theory of Love

Friel, John

  • The Power and Grace between Nasty and Nice

Chapman, Gary

  • Love Languages

Mellody, Pia

  • Facing Codependence

Spiritual Growth and Meditation

Boorstein, Sylvia

  • It’s Easier Than You Think
  • Happiness Is an Inside Job

Foster, Greg

  • How We Choose Happiness

Hanson, Rick

  • Hardwiring Happiness

Brach, Tara

  • Radical Acceptance

Chodron, Pema

  • When Things Fall Apart
  • Start Where You Are

Joy, Brugh

  • Joy’s Way

Kabat-Zinn, Jon

  • Wherever You Go, There You Are

Daeda, David

  • It’s A Guy Thing

Tolle, Eckhart

  • The Power of Now

Wilber, Ken

  • Grace and Grit
  • The Theory of Everything

Healing Trauma

Bass, Ellen and Laura Davis

  • The Courage to Heal

Levine, Peter

  • Waking the Tiger
  • Healing Trauma

Rosenbloom and Williams

  • Life After Trauma


Black, Claudia

  • It’ll Never Happen to Me

Ackerman, Robert

  • Perfect Daughters


Faber and Mazlish

  • How To Talk So Kids Will Listen; How to Listen So Kids Will Talk

Siegel, Daniel and Mary Hartzell

  • Parenting From The Inside Out


Ahrons, Constance

  • The Good Divorce

Ricci, Isolina

  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House

Wallerstein and Kelly

  • Surviving the Breakup: Children and Divorce

Movies that Instruct, Illustrate, and Heal


  • Groundhog Day
  • The Truman Show
  • Phenomenon
  • City of Joy


Couples’ Relationships

  • Enough Said
  • Hope Springs
  • Annie Hall
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Sleeping With The Enemy


Alcoholism and Codependency

  • When A Man Loves A Woman
  • Crazy Heart
  • Days of Wine and Roses


Family Dynamics

  • August: Ossage County
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
  • Life As A House
  • Little Miss Sunshine


Healing Trauma

  • The Horse Whisperer
  • Ordinary People
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Lars and the Real Girl


  • Parenthood
  • Life As A House
  • Boys in the Hood
  • Searching For Bobby Fischer



  • Stand By Me
  • True Grit
  • Schindler’s List
  • Spring Forward
  • The Kings Speech


Divine Masculine

  • Apollo 13
  • The Soldier
  • The Monument Men


Divine Feminine

  • Steel Magnolias
  • Erin Brockovich