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Books i often recommend to my clients

Transitions: making sense of life's changes (2nd edition). (William Bridges)
Bridges does an excellent job of calming the angst we all feel when we're in 'the neutral zone'. When we're ready to move on but not sure where to go or how to get there - he offers strategies for coping with the painful, difficult and confusing times in our lives.

The Feeling Good Handbook. (David Burns)
He's best known for his widely successful, drug-free treatment for depression. This follow-up work offers powerful new techniques and step-by-step exercises that help you cope with the full range of everyday problems.

The Relationship Cure: a 5 step guide to strengthening your marriage, family, and friendships. (John M. Gottman)
While the title suggests something broken and in need of a 'fix', this book is about building healthy relationships at any stage. Great for newly-weds, those blending families or just moving in together as well as people wanting to recapture and rebuild.

Say Good Night To Insomnia. (Gregg D. Jacobs)
This is a 6 week, do-it-yourself, drug-free program about the prevention and treatment of insomnia. Developed and successfully tested at Harvard Medical School, it suggest strategies for eliminating sleeping pills, changing stressful thoughts about sleep, establishing good habits and implementing stress-reduction techniques.

Family Ties That Bind: a self-help guide to change through family of origin therapy. (Ronald W. Richardson)
This easy-to-read, practical book explains how families function and what you can do to change the way you act in your family. Richardson helps us understand how we can get along with and feel better about our family and still be ourselves.

Do What You Love For the Rest of Your Life: a practical guide to career change and personal renewal. (Bob Griffiths)
For anyone struggling with 'golden handcuffs' - Griffiths speaks from first-hand experience about transitioning to a more meaningful career. Uplifting and practical, he helps you find the courage to do what you love and succeed.

Hand Me Down Dreams: how families influence our career paths and how we can reclaim them. (Mary H. Jacobsen)
We all inherit dreams, goals, values, and beliefs from our families. These dreams influence every aspect of our lives including our work and how we do it. As with hand-me-down clothes, we may be able to wear them, but if they don't fit or feel right, they won't make us happy. Jacobson helps us to examine our choices and follow our own dreams.

The Second Brain: a groundbreaking new understanding of nervous disorders of the stomach and small intestine. (Michael D. Gershon)
A serious, scientific subject, made easy and entertaining. With a 'Woody Allen' flair for irony, Dr. Gershon shares his informative research on how smart our intestinal tract is and the connections between our emotions and our gut.

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