For Clients

Over the year, clients have recommended or enjoyed various resources as they have sought to better understand themselves. 

Some are listed here for your interest.




Alfred and Shadow - A Short Story about Emotions.  This brief video sums up emotion theory in seven minutes.

Alfred & Shadow - A Short Story about Self-Criticism

Brené Brown, on vulnerability.


The Emotion Compass

Looking After Yourself- Self help Resources

Neuroplasticity: How our minds change with new learning



Book recommendations related to emotions and emotion theory:


Living Like You Mean It, by Ronald J. Frederick, Ph.D


It's Not Always Depression, by Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW


Emotional Fitness, by Janice Berger (and revised audio book, published in 2019)


The Highly Sensitive Person, by Dr. Elaine Aron


Any of the books by social worker, researcher, story teller, and faculty member, Brené Brown, MSW.


Book recommendations for Couples:


An Emotionally Focused Workbook for Couples: The Two of Us, by Veronica Kallos-Lilly and Jennifer Fitzgerald


Hold me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Loveby Sue Johnson 


Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships, by Sue Johnson


The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John M. Gottman and Nan Silver

Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence, by Esther Perel

The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, by Esther Perel


Great articles:


On how the emotional impact of memories can change through psychotherapy


On the science of being a super-feeler

For Clinicians

Overcoming Shame and Aloneness: Emotion-Focused Group Therapy for Self-Criticism

Taming Your Critic: A Practical Guide to EFT in Group Settings, © 2018 Sarah Thompson and Laura Girz