The color of the leaves are starting to change as we begin our transition to Fall. For me, the Fall season is a time of rest co-existing harmoniously with steady energy – like the kindling of a fire. It is a time to slow down before speeding back up again in preparation for the busy holiday season. One of my most treasured hobbies during seasons of rest is reading, and it’s something I recommend often to clients who express interest in homework between sessions. Maybe as this season’s leaves are changing, you are also in transition; below are some of my current favorite books to recommend to clients that can accompany your journey.
For Women: Burnout by: Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. and Amelia Nagoski, DMA
Feeling stressed? Touched out? Checked out? Stuck in cycles of fight or flight? Burned by the patriarchy? Ugh. This book is for you.
Written by the New York Times Bestselling author of Come As You
Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life, author Emily Nagoski joins her sister Amelia in Burnout:
The Stress to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. Using science, humor, and relatable storytelling, the Nagoski sisters educate readers on the stress cycle, how stress lives in our body, and how important it is to complete the cycle for our wellness. If stress is showing up in your life in a way that is impacting how you’re showing up for your life, this book provides validation, compassion and tools for coping.
For Couples: The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work by: John M. Gottman, Ph.D., and Nan Silver
For Parents: The Whole-Brain Child by: Daniel Siegel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
Filled with evidence based research and storytelling, The
Whole-Brain Child is a book for any caregiver looking to improve communication with a child. Dr. Siegel provides palatable information on the processes of the child’s brain in conflict and stress, as well as how to “connect and redirect” in a way that compassionately supports you as you support your child. This book comes with distress tolerance skills that you and your child can use together to understand each other better.
For Relationships: Attached: The New Science Of Adult Attachment And How It Can Help You Find – And Keep – Love By: Amir Levine, M.D.and Rachel S. F. Heller, M.A.