Recommended Resources

This valuable list of resources provides an opportunity to enhance your understanding as you explore life’s journey. We have included a sample of books from recommended authors. Please visit their websites for related resources. The categories are meant to assist you in finding what you need but they do overlap. You may find a source you want in a section different than you expect.

Abuse and Co-dependency

Melody Beattie, Author

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself, Hazelden, 1986. Recovery has begun for millions because of this straightforward guide. Through examples and exercises, you are shown how attempting to control other people can force them to lose sight of their own needs and happiness.

Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time, Hazelden, 1989. This follow-up book to Beattie’s best-selling classic shows how to continue recovery by developing positive ways of relating to others. Its personal stories and activities provide a framework for individual growth.

Sam Horn, Author

Never Be Bullied Again: Prevent Haters, Trolls and Toxic People from Poisoning Your Life, Cool Gus Publishing, 2015. Full of convincing realism, this book is packed with information and example situations addressing both bullies and their victims. You’ll gain ideas on how to deal with both of them.


Healthy Place: Mental Health Support, Resources & Information

Medical Information

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Institute, Inc.

Rebuilding Your Life When Change Comes 

Marianne Williamson, Author

Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment, HarperOne, 2017. In avoiding pain, people avoid their growth. The author offers an opportunity to transform your pain through spiritual healing through this new book.

The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for Living Your Best Life, HarperSanFrancisco, 2006. This book delivers hope and healing through ten basic changes you can make as you learn to view the world through the eyes of love instead of fear.

Dan Millman, Author

Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives, Dan Millman, 1984. This first-person account of the author’s odyssey into the realms of light, darkness, mind, body, and spirit has become a bestseller about the universal quest for happiness.

The Laws of Spirit: A Tale of Transformation, HJ Kramer/New World Library, 2001. This book shows how what’s at the heart of every religion, culture, and moral system can lead to a deeper sense of meaning, connection, and harmony with the world. It also indicates how these principles can transform relationships, careers, finance, and health.

Louise L. Hay, Author

You Can Heal Your Life, 2nd edition, Hay House, 1984. This book shares ways to heal, including how Louise cured herself after being diagnosed with cancer. About how negative mental processes can cause physical illness, the author wrote: “If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.”

John W. James and Russell Friedman, Authors

The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith, HarperPerennial, 2009. The authors use their own experiences to illustrate difficulties in recovering. They also provide exercises for writing down, calling them “the keys to healing one’s grief.”

Dr. Bruce Fisher and Dr. Robert Alberti, Authors

Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends, 3rd edition, Impact Publishers, 2005. A widely used approach to divorce recovery, this “rebuilding” model makes the process healthier and less traumatic for those who are divorcing or divorced—and their children.

Christiane Northrup, MD, Author

The Wisdom of Menopause (revised edition): Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change, Hay House, updated edition, 2012. This book shows women how they can make menopause a time of personal empowerment and positive energy—emerging wiser, healthier, and stronger in both mind and body than ever before.

Deepak Chopra, MD, Author

Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine. Revised. Bantam, 2015. This book offers a fascinating intellectual journey and an updated chronicle of hope and healing based on awareness, consciousness, and meditation. It adds the latest scientific research and Dr. Chopra’s thoughts on the body/mind connection.

Martha Beck, Author

Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live, Harmony, 2008. Although every life is unique, major transformations have common elements. This book provides a map to guide you through every stage of change.

Steering by Starlight: The Science and Magic of Finding Your Destiny. Rodale Books, 2009. Using her trademark wisdom, empathy, and engaging style, Martha Beck connects you with proven, effective strategies that have worked for the hundreds of people she has coached.

Tama J. Kieves, Author

Thriving Through Uncertainty: Moving Beyond Fear of the Unknown and Making Change Work for You. TarcherPerigee, 2018. This poetically written book guides you through life’s uncertain times. The exercises make you think, feel uncomfortable, and get real. That’s exactly what you need to truly make changes and thrive.


TED Talk: Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW, Brene Brown on Shame

TED Talks in general—search for a topic of interest at

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Melody Beattie, Author

Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul, HarperSanFrancisco, 1996. By reading a calendar entry every day, you’ll gain comfort and inspiration as you discover your true purpose and connect more deeply with yourself, the creative force, and the magic around and within us.

Tama J. Kieves, Author

A Year Without Fear: 365 Days of Magnificence. TarcherPerigee, 2015. Here are 365 days of inspiration for overcoming fear, conquering obstacles, and achieving your destiny. Also available in audio format.

Marianne Williamson, Author

A Year of Miracles: Daily Devotions and Reflections, HarperOne, 2015. This offers a daily devotional to help you develop a positive, loving mindset and live your best self in a way that brings miracles into your life.

Dan Harris and Jeffrey Warren with Carlye Adler, Authors

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book, Spiegel & Grau, 2017. The authors embark on a gonzo quest to tackle the misconceptions that keep people from meditating. It’s filled with practical meditation instructions—all of which are available on the 10% Happier app.

Energy/Process of Energetic Change

Esther and Jerry Hicks, Authors

Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires, Hay House, 2004. This book features powerful processes to help you go with the positive flow of life. You’ll come to understand how your relationships, health issues, finances, and career concerns are influenced by the Universal laws that govern your time/space reality.

The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham, Hay House, 2006. You’ll get acquainted with the Laws that govern this Universe and how to make them work to your advantage. Ultimately, you can learn to take the guesswork out of daily living.

Donna Eden, Author

Energy Medicine: Balancing Your Body’s Energies for Optimal Health, Joy and Vitality, (with David Feinstein & Gary Craig), Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2008. This book shows readers how they can understand their body’s energy systems to promote healing. It’s been called an “enormously practical guide that sings with compassion, integrity, and wisdom.”

Energy Medicine for Women: Aligning Your Body’s Energies to Boost Your Health and Vitality, TarcherPerigee, 2008. In this companion book to Energy Medicine, women can better understand the body’s energy systems that will promote healing.

The Promise of Energy Psychology: Revolutionary Tools for Dramatic Personal Change (with David Feinstein & Gary Craig), Jeremy P. Tarcher/The Penguin Group, 2005. You’ll learn how to tap into your body’s energy, not only to change your health but to change your behaviors and thought patterns.

Dr. Christiane Northrup, Author

Dodging Energy Vampires: An Empath’s Guide to Evading Relationships That Drain You and Restoring Your Health and Power. Hay House, Inc. 2018. This book provides evidence that open-hearted people are often the unwitting targets of dark, relentless perpetrators. It reveals how to remove or limit exposure to these toxic people and establish boundaries.

Making Life Easy: How the Divine Inside Can Heal Your Body and Your Life, Hay House, Inc. 2018. Dr. Northrup guides you through spiritual techniques that tap into the Divine to deepen your spiritual compass.

Robert Bruce, Author

The Practical Psychic Self-Defense Handbook, Survival Guide: Combat Psychic Attacks, Evil Spirits & Possession, Hampton Roads, 2011. This introduces you to combating the influences of earthbound spirits, deranged ghosts, astral snakes and spiders, demonic spirits, and poltergeists. It’s a highly anecdotal and practical guide to the dark side of the psychic universe.

Lynne McTaggert, Author

Power of Eight: Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life, and the World. Atria Books, 2018. This is about our miraculous power to heal ourselves, other peoples, and the world. This power is unleashed when we stop thinking about ourselves and form groups with others.

The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe, Harper Perennial, 2008/2012. The author reveals that the human mind and human body are not separate from the environment. Rather, mind and body form a packet of pulsating power interacting with a vast energy sea.

Barbara Ann Brennan, Author

Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field, Bantam, 1988. This hands-on book is a study of the human energy field and how it is intimately connected to a person’s health and well-being.

Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing. Bantam, 1993. This book explains the stages of self-care and healing relationships through auric field interaction and higher spiritual realities. Its approach to healing is used with medical therapy.

Nick Ortner, Author

The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living (New York Times bestseller), Hay House, Inc. 2014, 8th ed. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is an energy-based healing modality that addresses both emotional and physical problems. Using the energy meridians of the body, practitioners tap on specific points while focusing on negative emotions or physical sensations.

Dawson Church, PhD, Author

Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality, Hay House, Inc. 2018. This book shares how to apply the breakthroughs of energy psychology to health and athletic performance through EFT.

Julia Cameron, Author

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity: 25th Anniversary Edition, TarcherPerigee, 2016. This is a proven and an invaluable guide to the creative process and living the artist’s life. Its message is as vital today as it was 25 years ago, if not more so.


Institute of Noetic Sciences

Personal Growth

Caroline Myss, PhD, Author

Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential, Harmony, 2003. This book explains how to identify your spiritual energies or archetypes—the gatekeepers of your higher purpose—and use them to know what you’re here on earth to learn and whom you are meant to meet.

Why People Don’t Heal and How they Can, (New York Times bestseller), Harmony, 1998. This book provides a vital self-healing program for physical and spiritual disorders in Dr. Myss’s characteristic no-nonsense style and high-voltage storytelling.

Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (New York Times bestseller), Harmony, 1996. Building on wisdom from Hindu, Christian, and Kaballah traditions, this guide to energy healing reveals the hidden stresses, beliefs, and attitudes that cause illness.

Gabrielle Bernstein, Author

The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith, Hay House Inc., 2018. You’ll find simple prayers, affirmations, and exercises to support releasing old thought systems and fears. The goal? To stop chasing life and learn to truly live—and return to peace.

Dr. Wayne Dyer, Author

Manifest Your Destiny: The Nine Spiritual Principles for Getting Everything You Want, William Morrow Paperbacks, 1998. This classic book teaches you to develop spiritual awareness, reconnect with the world, trust yourself, accept your worth, and let go of demands.

Eckhart Tolle, Author

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, New World Library, 2010. This shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being. As Tolle wrote, it’s the “eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.”

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purposes, Penguin, 2008. This book discusses how attachment to the ego creates dysfunction leading to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness. It shows how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.