Books & Other Resources

We have put together the listing of websites, books and other resources below that you might find useful as part of your therapy journey.

Psychology sessions often trigger emotions and bring up past emotional issues. To support you before and after your appointment, we have included a range of free websites and applications for you to use during this time.


Websites and other resources:– crisis support – 13 11 14

Mobile Apps

Free applications to relax the mind and body: 

Smiling Mind 



Ibreathe (iOS only) 

Insight Timer

Additional Resources

The Happiness Trap – Russ Harris

Get Out Of Your Mind And Into Your Life – Steven Hayes

Your Way, Your Life: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills to Help Teens Manage Emotions and Build Resilience – Joseph C. Ciarocchi

Stuff That Sucks: a teen’s guide to accepting what you can’t change and committing to what you can – Ben Sedley

Stuff That’s Loud: A Teen’s Guide to Unspiralling when OCD Gets Noisy – Ben Sedley – teens

ADDitude Magazine –

ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction – from Childhood Through Adulthood – Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., and John J. Ratey, M.D.

Full Of Beans: A book for young people with Attention Deficit Disorder – Chris Wever

Smart But Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential – Peg Dawson & Richard Guare

Some Brains: A book celebrating neurodiversity – Nelly Thomas

How To ADHD – YouTube channel

All Dogs Have ADHD – Kathy Hoopmann

Overcoming Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques – Mark Feeston, Kevin Meares (audiobook)

Guided Pufferfish Breathing for children – Dr Thomas Janovsky (YouTube)

Attachment In Psychotherapy – David J. Wallin

Attachment Focussed EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma – Laura Parnell

Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair – Daniel P Brown and David S. Elliott

The Power Of Attachment:  How to create deep and lasting intimate relationships – Dianne Poole Heller

Being Me: Healing Your Attachment Wounds and Becoming Whole – Maree B Even

Wired For Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain Can Help You Defuse Conflicts and Spark Intimacy – Stan Tatkin

Hold Me Tight: Your Guide to the Most Successful Approach to Building Loving Relationships – Dr Sue Johnson

Attached: Are you Anxious, Avoidant or Secure? How the science of adult attachment can help you find – and keep – love – Amir Levine & Rachel Heller

Attachment In Therapeutic Practice – Jeremy Holmes & Arietta Slade

The Search for the Secure Base: Attachment Theory and Psychotherapy – Jeremy Holmes

My Grandmothers Hands: Racialised Trauma and the pathway to mending our hearts and bodies – Resma Menakem

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving – Pete Walker

Boundaries: When to say yes, how to say no to take control of your life – Dr Henry Cloud and Dr John Townsend

Setting Boundaries: Care for yourself and stop being controlled by others – Dr Rebecca Ray

Building A Life Worth Living: A Memoir – Marsha M. Linehan

Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change and Thrive in Work and Life – Susan David

Men, Women and Worthiness: The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough – Brene Brown

It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture that Doesn’t Understand – Megan Devine

Bearing The Unbearable: Love, Loss and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief – Joanne Cacciatore, Jeffrey Rubin

Resilient Grieving: How to find your way through devastating loss – Dr Lucy Hone

Staring At The Sun: Overcoming the Dread of Death – Irvin Yalom

With The End In Mind: Dying, Death and Wisdom in an Age of Denial – Dr Kathryn Mannix

When Breath Becomes Air: What makes life worth living in the face of death – Paul Kalanithi

What’s Your Grief: Grief Support For the Rest of Us –

The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion

The Invisible String – Patrice Karst

The Invisible Leash: A Story Celebrating Love After the Loss of a Pet – Patrice Karst

The Paper Dolls – Julia Donaldson

Badger’s Parting Gifts – Susan Varley

When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief – Marge Eaton Heegaard

I Miss You: A First Look at Death – Pat Thomas

I Miss My Pet: A First Look at Death of a Pet – Pat Thomas

Beginnings and Endings with Lifetimes In Between – Bryan Mellonie & Robert Ingpen

Ida, Always – Caron Levis & Charles Santoso

No-Drama Discipline – Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

Self-Compassion (website)

Fierce Self-Compassion- How Women can Harness Kindness to Speak Up Claim Their Power and Thrive – Dr Kristin Neff

How To Be Nice To Yourself: The Everyday Guide to Self-Compassion – Laura Silberstein-Tirch

The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook: A 14-day Plan to Transform Your Relationship with Yourself – Tim Desmond

The Gifts Of Compassion – How to understand and overcome suffering – Stan Steindl

The Gifts Of Imperfection – Brene Brown

When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism – Martin M. Antony & Richard P. Swinson

The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life’s Challenges – Paul Gilbert

How To Do The Work: Recognise Your Patterns, Heal From Your Past, & Create Your Self – Dr Nicole LePera

Strong At The Broken Places: Overcoming the Trauma of Childhood Abuse – Linda T Sanford

Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living – Glennon Doyle

The Body Keeps The Score: Mind, brain and body in the transformation of trauma – Bessel Van Der Kolk

Building The Bonds Of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Traumatised Children – Daniel A. Hughes

Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing – David A. Treleaven & Willoughby Britton

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror – Judith Herman

The Drama Of The Gifted Child: A Search for the True Self – Alice Miller

The Heart Of Trauma: Healing the Embodied Brain in the Context of Relationships – Bonnie Badenoch

EMDR Toolbox: Theory and treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation – Jim Knipe

Transforming The Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors and Therapists – Janina Fisher

What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing – Bruce D. Perry & Oprah Winfrey

Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy – Francine Shapiro

EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology – Arielle Schwartz

The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind – Daniel J. Seigel & Tina Payne Bryson

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing – Babette Rothschild

Terror Within and Without: Attachment and Disintegration – Judy Yellin & Orit Badouk Epstein

Treating Trauma Related Dissociation: A Practical, Integrative Approach – Kathy Steele & Onno van der Hart

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving – Pete Walker

Revolutionising Trauma Treatment: Stabilisation, Safety & Nervous System Balance – Babette Rothschild

Treating Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Interpersonal Trauma – Marylene Cloitre, Lisa R. Cohen, Kile M. Ortigo, Christie Jackson and Karestan C. Koenen

Coping With Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists – Suzette Boon, Kathy Steele, Onno van der Hart

The Boy Who Was Raised as A Dog – Bruce D. Perry & Maia Szalavitz

Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered – Maia Szalavitz & Bruce D. Perry

From Nightmares to Peaceful Sleep with the Dream Completion Technique ™ (YouTube)

Australian Childhood Foundation Resources for Professionals

How To Do The Work: Recognise Your Patterns, Heal From Your Past + Create Your Self – Nicole LePera

How To Meet Yourself: The Workbook For Self-Discovery – Nicole LePera

The Broken Mirror: Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder – Katharine A. Philips

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation – (website)

Living With Your Body and Other Things You Hate – Emily K. Sandoz PhD, Troy DuFrene

Banish Your Body Image Thief: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Body Image for Young People – Kate Collins-Donnelly

Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up’s Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents – Nina W. Brown

Recovering From Emotionally Immature Parents – Lindsay C Gibson

A Psychology & Schema Therapy Podcast – Good Mood Clinic

Stop Walking On Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder – Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters Of Narcissistic Mothers – Karyl McBride

Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy & Reclaiming Your Life – Susan Forward

Adult Children Of Emotionally Immature Parents – Lindsay C Gibson

Dr Ramani (YouTube)

The Covert Passive Aggressive Narcissist: Recognising The Traits and Finding Healing After Hidden Emotional and Psychological Abuse – Debbie Mirza

The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment – Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman, Robert M. Pressman

Disarming The Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed – Wendy T. Behary

In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People – George K. Simon

Out of the Fog: Helping family members and loved-ones of people who suffer from personality disorders – (external link)

Big Life Journal

The Grit Guide for Teens: A Workbook To Help You Build Perseverance, Self-Control, and a Growth Mindset – Baruch Feldman Caren

Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Learn (for Teens): How to Turn a Loss into a Win – John C. Maxwell

Stuff That Sucks: a teen’s guide to accepting what you can’t change and committing to what you can – Ben Sedley

For Couples Trying to Improve Their Relationship
The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work – John Gottman and Nan Silver
After the Honeymoon: How Conflict Can Improve Your Relationship – Daniel B. Wile
What Makes Love Last – John Gottman and Nan Silver
Eight Dates To Keep Your Relationship Happy, Thriving & Lasting – John Gottman PhD, Julie Schwartz Gottman PhD, Doug Abrams, Rachel Carlton Abrams
365 Simple Ideas to Improve Your Relationship – Trish Purnell-Webb and John Flanagan
10 Lessons to Transform Your Marriage – John Julie Schwartz Gottman, Gottman and Joan DeClaire
For Couples Recovering from an Affair
Getting Past the Affair: A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, and Move On — Together or Apart – Douglas K Snyder, Donald H. Baucom, Kristina Coop Gordon
Not ‘Just Friends’: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity after Infidelity – Shirley Glass
For Separated Couples Co-Parenting Together
Shared Care or Divided Lives: What’s Best for Children When Parents Separate – Phil Watts

Dennis Duckling – Paul Sambrooks

Dennis and The Big Decisions – Paul Sambrooks

My Dad’s In Prison – Jackie Walter & Tony Neal

The Imperfects Podcast – podcast based on Hugh Van Cuhlenbergs Resilience Project

DBT and Me Podcast

Resilient: Find Your Inner Strength – Rick Hanson

My Safety Kit

Arc App (iPhone app) – Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

When Breath Becomes Air: What makes life worth living in the face of death – Paul Kalanithi

Any Ordinary Day: Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life – Leigh Sales

Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Life’s Greatest Lesson – Mitch Albom

The Choice: A true story of hope – Edith Eger

The Happiest Man On Earth – Eddie Jaku

How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers – Toni Bernhard

Surviving and Thriving with An Invisible Chronic Illness: How to Stay Sane and Live One Step Ahead of Your Symptoms – Ilana Jacqueline

Staring At The Sun: Overcoming the Dread of Death – Irvin Yalom

Man’s Search For Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl

Brilliant Life Coach: 10 Inspirational Steps to Transform Your Life – Annie Lionnet

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and The Meaning  of Things – Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee

Buried In Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding – David Tolin, Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee

Parenting From The Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive – Daniel J. Siegel, Mary Hartzell

How to Do The Work – Dr Nicole LePera

Warming The Stone Child: Myths and Stories about Abandoned and The Unmothered Child – Clarissa Pinkola Estés (Audio book)

Discovering The Inner Mother: A Guide to Healing the Mother Wound and Claiming Your Personal Power – Bethany Webster

The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution: Gentle Ways to Make Good-bye Easy from Six Months to Six Years – Elizabeth Pantley

Education Centre Against Violence –

A Podcast Of One’s Own – Julia Gillard, Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership

Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living – Glennon Doyle

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking The Stress Cycle – Emily Nagoski, Amelia Nagoski

Girls Can’t Surf – Documentary

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