Resources

Marshall Rosenberg

Here are some surveys to begin the exploration of self compassion, attachment styles and love relationships.

Continue to scroll down for articles I have found helpful regarding love relationships, parenting, and emotional health.

Self Reporting Surveys (these surveys are to simply begin the exploration and conversation, and are not meant to determine concrete traits or diagnosis):

Self Compassion Inventory

Attachment Style Questionaire

Parenting Attachment Questionaire

A.R.E. Relationship Questionaire

Helpful articles regarding love relationships:

“Hold Me Tight” article

http://www.drsuejohnson.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/psych_today_jan2009.pdf

Research supporting Emotionally Focused Therapy

http://www.coloradoeft.com/for-couples/research/

Close couple bond soothes the threatened brain

http://www.coloradoeft.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Soothing-the-Threatened-Brain.pdf

Helpful articles regarding families and parents:

About attachment

http://tvoparents.tvo.org/article/what-attachment-and-why-it-important

For pre-teen and teen years:

http://www.nonviolentcommunication.com/freeresources/article_archive/teen_communication.htm

For young children

http://www.nonviolentcommunication.com/freeresources/article_archive/no_fault_zone.htm

Helpful articles regarding emotional health:

To relieve anxiety

http://psychcentral.com/lib/9-ways-to-reduce-anxiety-right-here-right-now/00017762

To ease depression

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/dealing-with-depression.htm

For support in grief

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/grief-loss/coping-with-grief-and-loss.htm

http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/emotions/someone_died.html

Coping with trauma

https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA-3717/SMA-3717.pdf

 

 Scroll through my suggested readings and authors from which I enjoy learning:

 

On being connected and compassionate with an intimate partner

 Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (2003) Marshall B. Rosenberg PhD

 Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love (2008) Dr. Sue Johnson

What Makes Love Last: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal (2012) John Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver

Enduring Desire: Your Guide to Lifelong Intimacy (2011) Michael E. Metz and Barry W. McCarthy

 

On being connected and compassionate with children and youth

Respectful Parents Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Co-operation (2006) Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson

Unconditioanl Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason (2005) Alfie Kohn

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive (2003) Daniel J. Siegel MD and Mary Hartzell MEd

Raising and Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting (1997) John Gottmann with Joan DeClaire

 

On being connected and compassionate with yourself

 Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind (2011) Kristin Neff PhD

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, Your Guide to a Wholehearted Life (2010) Brene Brown Phd LMSW

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha (2003) Tara Brach PhD

 

On being connected and compassionate mindfully

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence (2013) Rick Hanson PhD

The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel and Live and How You Can Change Them (2012) Richard J Davidson PhD

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (2007) Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Mindful Way through Anxiety: Break Free from Chronic Worry and Reclami Your Life (2011) Susan M. Orsillo PhD and Lizabeth Roemer PhD

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness (2013) Jon Kabat-Zinn
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