Assessment & Treatment
Deborah Planting's Resources
- Brené Brown: Beginning with the two Ted Talks, The Power of Vunerability and Listening to Shame, Brown has become a very well-known inspirational speaker and author of several books, all of which I would recommend. She also has online workshops (with homework!) which I have followed and found very helpful and insightful.
- Susan Cain: Ted Talk: The Power of Introverts
- The Power of Habit (Duhigg)
- The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (Ruiz)
- Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Csikszentmihalyi)
- Heartmath: Heart Coherence
- Byron Kati: Her first book, Loving What Is, incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy in a unique and confrontational manner. If you explore her website, thework.com, you will find the four questions she asks that have defined her approach.
- The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It (Carbonell)
I have read many books about worry and anxiety, and the way the author is able to explain the anxious brain, with humor and doable coping techniques, is impressive.
- The Anxious Brain (Wehrenberg)
- The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD (Hershfield and Corboy)
- I Don’t Want To Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression (Real)
- Anger Kills (Williams and Williams) A comprehensive book explaining how anger affects the body. The Hostility Roadmap with Strategies (page 68) is especially helpful.
Trauma, Grief, and Loss
- David Kessler has written several books about this subject. He also has a very helpful website, Grief.com
- The Body Keeps Score. Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (van der Kolk)
- Getting Past Your Past , Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques (Shapiro)
- When Bad Things Happen to Good People (Kushner)
- Mindfulness app: Headspace
- Cultivating Lasting Happiness: A 7-Step Guide to Mindfulness (Fralich)
Websites for Neurofeedback Information
- Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique (Wehrenberg) As a wise person once said at a conference, “Anxiety is a breathing disorder”. This exercise is one of the many breathing techniques that you can use. I find this one helpful and easy to follow.
- 5-4-3-2-1 Relaxation Technique (Betty Erickson)
Grew Morter & Hartye P.A.
3141 John Humphries Wynd Suite 275, Raleigh, NC 27612