I offer a variety of resources, such as guided meditations for reducing stress, and links to videos, books and handouts.

Video Resources

4-7-8 BREATHING TECHNIQUES:
Here are two instructional videos demonstrating a highly effective 4-7-8 breathing technique that can help with anxiety, calming your body’s reactivity and resetting your equilibrium:

Dr. Andrew Weil provides instruction for this simple and effective technique:

GoZen offers an animated video teaching the 4-7-8 technique to children (and adults, too):

ALTERNATE NOSTRIL BREATHING DEMONSTRATION:

Video Demonstrating Alternate Nostril Breathing for Relaxation and Slowing Down a Stress Reaction:

BRENÉ BROWN HAS TWO EXCELLENT TED TALKS THAT ARE INSPIRING AND INFORMATIVE:

Listening To Shame TED Talk by Brené Brown:

The Power of Vulnerability TED Talk by Brené Brown:

 

Click below to listen to my own Guided Relaxation Meditation:

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Worksheets and Handouts:

I often use worksheets and self-assessments in our sessions. Here are some links for some of the more popular resources:

Cognitive Behavioral Techniques:
STOPP Automatic Thought Worksheet for Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
This STOPP (Stop, Take a Breath, Observe, Pull Back, Practice What Works) worksheet to help stop Negative Automatic Thoughts is provided by the GetSelfHelp group.

How to use the STOPP Technique to stop automatic thoughts.

Understanding the Unhelpful Thinking Habits that can lead to negative thoughts.

Other Resources
The 5 Love Languages Official Assessment for Couples
Couples can take this assessment and learn how to connect better.

Love Maps Exercise from the Gottman Institute
For couples: The more you know and understand about each other, the easier it
is to stay connected.

VIA Survey of Character Strengths
A simple self-assessment that takes less than 15 minutes and provides a wealth of information to help you understand your core characteristics. Most personality tests focus on negative and neutral traits, but the VIA Survey focuses on your best qualities. We can use this tool to work on making positive changes in your thoughts about yourself.

The Nine Enneagram Descriptions
Enneagram can be seen as a set of nine distinct personality types. It is common to find a little of yourself in all nine of the types, although one of them should stand out as being closest to your basic personality type. This link explains the types. Access to the tests themselves can be obtained on their website.

 

Books:

A selection of books that my clients have found helpful.

Stress Reduction

by Bob Stahl, Ph.D. & Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

by Martha Davis, Ph.D., Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, MSW, Matthew McKay, Ph.D.

Anxiety

by Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D.

Depression

by David D. Burns, M.D.

by Dennis Greenberger, Ph.D. & Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D.

Emotional Healing & Personal Growth

Spiritual Growth

Family/Parenting