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Recommended Self-Help Workbooks:
While reading extensively and researching other “Self-Help” workbooks available in the marketplace, these are the ones that I have found to be most beneficial to the women in crisis, whom I work with on a weekly basis and to those of you who do not have the benefit of a shelter’s guidance or are not seeking professional counseling on your own.
For understanding the abuser’s mind
Why Does He Do That? Inside The Minds of Angry an Controlling Men, by Lundy Bancroft, Berkley Books, Published by the Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
For the easiest and best understanding of PTSD, as well as, a comprehensive workbook for healing from the trauma mental and physical abuse.
Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence: A Workbook for Women, by Edward S. Kubany, Ph.D., Mari A. McCraig, MSCP, and Janet R. Laconsay, MA, New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
A lovely, sensitive, step-by-step guide for healing. A woman’s insight into healing the trauma of abuse. A workbook.
Healing the Trauma of Abuse: a Women’s Workbook, by Mary Ellen Copeland, M. A., M.S. and Maxine Harris, Ph. D..New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Written by two professionals, who have both experienced “violating relationships”—they explore spirituality as a healing tool in activity based support groups.
Domestic Violence: A Guide to Healing Your Soul and Building Your Future, by Danielle F. Wozniak, MSW, ACSW, Ph. D and Karen Allen, MSW, LCSW, Ph.D., Adams Media, a division of F+ W Media, Inc.
Authors who seek to heal trauma as it impacts members of religious communtities and those who stuggle with “Church” vs a personal “Faith Path” to healing.
Faith Shift: Finding your way forward when everything you belive is coming apart, by Kathy Escobar,Convergent Books
Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God after Experiencing a Hurtful Church, by Carol Howard Merritt, HarperOne, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Mending the Soul: understanding and healing abuse, by Steven R. Tracy, Zondervan
Unholy Charade: Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church, by Jeff Crippen with Rebecca Davis, Justice Keepers Publishings
Books dealing with forgiveness and why our thoughts matter
Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness, by Dr. Fred Luskin, HarperSanFrancisco, A Division of HarpereCollins Publishers
Creativity Unzipped: Why Your Thoughts Matter, by Jan Phillips and Ruth Westreich,
Publishsed by Livingkindness Foundation
And finally, these are some of the books that, over the years, have helped shape my personal faith path and have supplied me with many of the tools which I have used to “remodel my own house” into the one of my dreams.
DAILYWORD and all of the Unity Publications I have read since childhood, by Unity Publications
No Ordinary Time: The Rise of Spiritual Intelligence and Evolutionary Creativity—A Book of Hours for a Prophetic Age, by Jan Phillips, Published by Livingkindness Foundation
The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See, by Richard Rohr, A Crossroad Book, The Crossroad Publishing Company
An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, by Barbara Brown Taylor, HarperOne, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Seeing With Our Souls: Monastic Wisdom for Every Day, by Joan Chittister, O.S.B.,
Sheed & Ward
The Lord Is My Shepherd: Healing Wisdom of The Twenty-Third Psalm, by Harold S. Kushner, Anchor Books, A Division of Random House, Inc.
Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older: Finding Your Grit & Grace Beyond Midlife, by Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman, MSW, MA BCC, JEWISH LIGHTS Publishing
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott, Anchor Books, A Division of Random House, Inc.