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Please see the suggested resources below. These resources are not meant to substitute for therapy, but are a good place to start. Feel free to contact Aimee with questions.

The resources are categorized for adults and children, then by topic.


Abuse:
The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis                                                                                                               Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don't Deserve by L. Smedes                                The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize it and How to Respond by Patricia Evans                                                                                                                        Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused As Children by Eliana Gil

Addiction, General:
A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps by Patrick Carnes                                              Willpower's Not Enough: Recovering from Addicitons of Every Kind by Arnold M. Washton       7 Tools to Beat Addiction by Stanton Peele

Addiction, Drugs & Alcohol:
The Addiction Workbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Quitting Alcohol and Drugs by Patrick Fanning & John Terence O’Neill
Rational Recovery: The New Cure for Substance Addiction by Jack Trimpey
Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems – Advice from Those Who Have Succeeded by Anne M. Fletcher 


Addiction, Pornography:
The Drug of the New Millennium: The Brain Science Behind Internet Pornography Use by Mark Kastleman
In the Shadows of the Net by Carnes, Delmonico & Griffin
Facing the Shadow by Patrick Carnes
Confronting Pornography by Mark Chamberlain, Daniel Gray & Rory Reid
LDS Family Services Addiction Recovery Manual                                                                                                                            http://drugabuse.com/usa/drug-abuse/orem-ut/          http://www.treatment4addiction.com/rehab/utah/orem/                                
Born to Win: How to Think It, Say It, Believe It, and Live It! By James A. Smit

ADD/HD:
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell & John J. Ratey
Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M. Hallowell & John J. Ratey
The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents by Nancy A. Ratey
Take Charge of ADHD by Barkely (Parents’ Guide)

Anger:
The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner
Of Course You’re Angry by G. Rosellini & M. Worden
Dr. Weisinger’s Anger Work Out Book by H. Weisinger
Out of the Box for Life by Warren Berland

Anxiety:
The OCD Workbook by Hyman & Pedrick
The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing by Judith Rapoport
Anxiety & Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne
Coping with Fears and Phobias by Warren Mansell
Be Still: More than 40 Ways to Overcome Stress and Anxiety for Latter-Day Saints by Victoria Anderson & Lois Brown                                                                                    Brainlock by Jeffery M. Schwartz

Bi-Polar Disorder:
An Unquiet Mind (for Women) by Kay Redfield Jamison

Bullying:
Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons
Queen Bees and Wannabees: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence by Rosalind Wiseman

Depression:
Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns
Mind Over Mood by Padesky & Greenberger
Talking to Yourself:  Learning the language of Self-Affirmation by P. Butler
What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by S. Helmstetter
Never Good Enough: How to Use Perfectionism to your Advantage Without Letting it Ruin Your Life by Monica Ramirez-Basco
Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman
Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman
Emotional First Aid by John Fishbein & Emotional First Aid Manual by Janet Buell
Rapid Relief for Emotional Distress by Gary Emery
The Secret Strength of Depression, Fourth Edition by Frederic Flach

Divorce:
After Divorce: Finding Wholeness and Happiness by Dean Byrd
In Flight with Broken Wings: Being LDS and Divorced by Jennifer James
Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I Get a Hamster?: A Guide to Parenting Through Divorce by Anthony E. Wolf

Eating Disorders:
Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too by Jenni Schaefer & Thom Rutledge
It’s Not about Weight: Attacking Eating Disorders from the Inside Out by Susan Mendelsohn

Family Issues:
Stolen Innocence by MaryAnn Broburg
Family First: Your Step-by-Step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family by Phil McGraw
www.savingdinner.com for Family Meals and recipes
Hold On To Hope: Suggestions for LDS Codependents by Rick Hawks
Step by Step by Virginia Satir
The Time-Starved Family by Deanne Flynn

Feelings/Personality:
The Color Code by Taylor Hartman
Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol Kuhn Truman
Why Good People Do Bad Things: How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy by Debbie Ford

Forgiveness:
Forgiving Ourselves by Wendy Ulrich
The Miracle of Forgiveness by Spencer W. Kimball

Grief/Loss/Transition:
On Grief & Grieving by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler
On Death & Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Widow by Lynn Caine
Mars and Venus Starting Over: A Practical Guide for Finding Love Again After a Painful Breakup, Divorce, or the Loss of a Loved One by John Gray
Alone But Not Lonely by Paul Brandt
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
A Letter for Daria by Ekatrina Gordeeva
Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss by Jewett (for parents)
Jesus Wept by Dennis Ashton

Health:
Valley of Sorrow: A Layman’s Guide to Understanding Mental Illness by Alexander B. Morrison
The 36 Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins
Prepare to Be Healed: Meditations For Before and After Medical Treatments by Michael Moran
Come to Your Senses: Demystifying the Mind-Body Connection by Stanley Block
Everything You Need To Know about the Menopause: A Comprehensive Guide to Surviving – And Thriving! – During This Turbulent Life Stage by Ellen Phillips

Inspirational/Spiritual:
Following the Light of Christ Into His Presence by John M. Pontius
Drawing Upon the Powers of Heaven by Grant Von Harrison
The Worth of a Soul: A Personal Account of Excommunication and Conversion by Steven A. Cramer
Willpower Is Not Enough by A. Dean Byrd & Mark Chamberlain
Love Letters by Marjorie Pay Hinckley
101 Things You Should Do Before Going to Heaven by David Bordon & Tom Winters
The Road Less Traveled by Scott L. Peck
Believing Christ: The Parable of the Bicycle and Other Good News by Stephen E. Robinson
Following Christ: The Parable of the Divers and More Good News by Stephen E. Robinson

Parenting:
Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel & Mary Hartzell
Scream Free Parenting
by Runkel
123 Magic by Phelan
Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility by Foster Cline & Jim Fay
Parent and Adolescent Living Together by Gerald R. Patterson & Marion S. Forgatch
Transforming the Difficult Child by Howard Glasser
The Peacegiver: How Christ Offers to Heal Our Hearts and Homes by James L. Ferrel
The Power to Bring Them Back: When Those We Love Lose Their Way by Anne McReynolds
Empty-Nest Parenting: Adjusting Your Stewardship As Your Children Leave Home by Richard M. Eyre, Linda Eyre, & Saren Eyre Loosli

Post-Traumatic Stress:
I Can’t Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors by Aphrodite Matsakis
The PTSD Workbook by Mary Beth Williams & Soili Poijula
Forgiving:  How to Make Peace with Your Past and Get On with Your Life by S. Simon & S. Simon

Same-Gender Attraction:
In Quiet Desperation: Understanding the Challenge of Same-Gender Attraction by Fred & Marilyn Matis & Ty Mansfield

Self-Esteem:
Ten Days to Self-Esteem by David Burns
The Courage to be Yourself: A Woman’s Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem by Sue Patton Thoele
How to Build High Self-Esteem: A Practical Process for Your Personal Growth (Audio Cassettes) by Jack Canfield
Choose to Live! by Carol Walczak
Daughters of God by M. Russell Ballard

Stress:
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Handbook by Davis, Eshelman, McKay, & Fanning
Principles and Practice of Stress Management, Third Edition Lehrer, Woolfolk, Sime, & Barlow
Comprehensive Stress Management by Jerrold Greenberg

Other:
The Power of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil by M. Scott Peck
Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in your Work and in your Life by Spencer Johnson
www.flylady.net for House Cleaning & Organizing Tips
The Famale Brain by Louann Brizendine
Law Questions Answered: American Bar Association http://www.abanet.org/publiced/practical/books/family_legal_guide/


Abuse:
A Terrible Thing Happened – A Story for Children who Have Witnessed Violence or Trauma by Margaret Homes, Sasha Mudlaff, & Cary Pillo
Your Body Belongs to You by Cornelia Spelman
The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Story to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse by Sandy Kleven (Jody Bergsma Collection)
My Body Is Special: A Family Book about Sexual Abuse by Cynthia Geisen & R.W. Alley (Elf-Help Books for Kids)
Repair for Kids: A Children’s Program for Recovery from Incest and Childhood Sexual Abuse by Marjorie McKinnon & Tom McKinnon
Please Tell!: A Child’s Story About Sexual Abuse by Jessie Ottenweller (Early Steps Series)
My Body Is Private by Linda Walvoord Girard & Rodney Pate (Albert Whitman Prairie Books)
Trouble with Secrets by Karen Johnson

Academic:
Keeping School Cool!: A Kid’s Guide to Handling School Problems by Michaelene Mundy & R.W. Alley (Elf-Help Books for Kids)
Loving to Learn: The Commitment to Learning Assets by Pamela Espeland, Elizabeth Verdick, & Chris Sharp (The Free Spirit Adding Assets Series for Kids)

ADD/HD:
The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD by John F. Taylor
Learning to Slow Down & Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About ADHD by Kathleen Nadeau, Ellen Dixon, & Charles Beyl
Taking A.D.D. to School: A Story About Attention Deficit Disorder And/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by Kim Gosselin (Special Kids in School Series)

Anger:
A Volcano in MY Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger by Eliane Whitehouse & Warwick Pudney
Feet are Not for Kicking by Elizabeth Verdick (Best Behavior Series)
Hands are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi (Best Behavior Series)
Teeth are Not for Biting by Elizabeth Verdick (Best Behavior Series)
Words are Not for Hurting by Elizabeth Verdick (Best Behavior Series)
When I Feel Angry by Cornelia Maude Spelman
When I Feel Jealous by Cornelia Maude Spelman
Mad Isn’t Bad: A Child’s Book About Anger by Michaelene Mundy & R.W. Alley (Elf-Help Books for Kids)

Anxiety:
What to Do When You’re Scared and Worried: A Guide for Kids by James Crist
Getting Out of a Stress Mess!: A Guide for Kids by Michaelene Mundy & R.W. Alley (Elf-Help Books for Kids)
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner (What-to-Do Guides for Kids)
What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD by Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews (What-to-Do Guides for Kids)
When My Worries Get Too Big!: A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety by Kari Dunn Buron

Bullying:
Odd Girl Speaks Out by Rachel Simmons
Bye-Bye, Bully: A Kid’s Guide for Dealing with Bullies by J.S. Jackson & R.W. Alley (Elf-Help Books for Kids)
Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Put-downs by Sandra McLeod Humphrey & Brian Strasburg

Depression:
When I Feel Sad by Cornelia Maude Spelman
Taking Depression to School by Kathy Khalsa (Special Kids in School Series)
What to Do When You’re Sad & Lonely: A Guide for Kids by James Crist, Eric Braun, Catherine Broberg, & Michael Chesworth (What-to-Do Guides for Kids)
What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Negativity by Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews (What-to-Do Guides for Kids)

Divorce/Separation:
Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce by Cornelia Maude (Albert Whitman Prairie Books)
Dinosaurs Divorce by Marc Brown & Laurie Krasny Brown
When Mom and Dad Divorce by Emily Menendez-Aponte & R.W. Alley (Elf-Help Books for Kids)
With My Mom, With My Dad: A Book About Divorce by Maribeth Boelts & Cheri Bladholm (Helping Kids Heal Series)

Family Issues:
What Happened to Mommy? By Renee Fran
I Did It, I'm Sorry by Caralyn Buehner & Mark Buehner
Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care by Jennifer Wilgocki, Marcia Kahn Wright, & Alissa Imre Geis
Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights by Julie Nelson & Mary Gallagher (Kids Are Important Series)
Andy’s Big Question: Where Do I Belong?: A Child’s Guide to Adoption by Carolyn Nystrom (Lion Care Series)

Fear:
When I Feel Scared by Cornelia Maude Spelman
What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep) by Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews (What-to-Do Guides for Kids)
Sometimes I’m Afraid: A Book about Fear by Maribeth Boelts & Cheri Bladholm (Helping Kids Heal Series)

Feelings:
Today I Feel Silly & Other MOODS That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis
Feelings to Share from A to Z by Todd Snow, Peggy Snow, & Carrie Hartman (You Are Important Series)
Smile-A-Saurus! A Book About Feelings by Matt Mitter
The Way I Feel by Jana Cain

Grief/Loss/Transition:
Where is Daddy? By Beth Goff
Emma Says Goodbye: A Child’s Guide to Bereavement by Carolyn Nystrom, Ann Baum, Shirley Bellwood, & Annabel Large (Lion Care Series)
Lifetimes by Bryan Mellonie
Tear Soup by Pat Schweibert, Chuck DeKlyen, & Taylor Bills
The Empty Place: A Child’s Guide Through Grief by Roberta Temes & Kim Carlisle (Let’s Talk Series)
Don’t Despair on Thursdays!: The Children’s Grief-Management Book By Adolph Moser & David Melton (The Emotional Impact Series)
When Mom or Dad Dies: A Book for Comfort for Kids by Daniel Grippo & R.W. Alley (Elf-Help Books for Kids)
Sad Isn’t Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss by Michaelene Mundy & R.W. Alley (Elf-Help Books for Kids)

Health:
Taking Arthritis to School by Dee Dee Miller (Special Kids in School Series)
Taking Hearing Impairment to School by Elaine Ernst Schneider & Tom Dineen (Special Kids in School Series)
Taking Diabetes to School by Barbary Mitchell, Moss Freeman, and Kim Gosselin (Special Kids in School Series)
The Lion Who Had Asthma by Jonathan London & Nadine Bernard Westcott
Can I Catch Cancer?: Clever and Needed Book about a Question Often Asked When Trying to Explain Cancer to Any Child by Cristine Thomas
Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings: When Someone You Love has Cancer…A Hopeful, Helpful Book for Kids by Ellen McVicker & Nanci Hersh
When Someone You Love Has Cancer: A Guide to Help Kids Cope Alaric Lewis & R.W. Alley (Elf-Help Books for Kids)
When You’re Sick or in the Hospital: Healing Help for Kids by Tom McGrath & R.W. Alley (Elf-Help Books for Kids)

Self-Esteem:
Happy to Be Me!: A Kid Book about Self-Esteem by Christine Adams, Robert Butch, & R.W. Alley (Elf-Help Books for Kids)
Be the Star That You Are!: A Book for Kids Who Feel Different by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe & R.W. Alley (Elf-Help Books for Kids)
Proud to Be You: The Positive Identity Assets by Pamela Espeland & Elizabeth Verdick (The Free Spirit Adding Assets Series for Kids)

Other:
When Someone You Love Abuses Alcohol or Drugs: A Guide for Kids by James Crist
Taking Autism to School by Andreanna Edwards & Tom Dineen (Special Kids in School Series)
Be Not Afraid: A Young Woman’s Guide to Personal Defense by Stacey DeMille Wardwell