Recommended Reading


Books to Help You Recover and Heal After Escaping Cult Control



Healing Anxiety and Depression, 2004, Daniel G. Amen

Radical Acceptance, 2004, Tara Brach

True Refuge, 2013, Tara Brach

Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change, 2013, Pema Chodron

How To Meditate, 2013, Pema Chodron

When Things Fall Apart, 2000, Pema Chodron

The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times, 2002, Pema Chodron

Start Where You Are, 2001, Pema Chodron

Finding Flow, 1997, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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 Davidson

Man’s Search For Meaning, 2006, Viktor E. Frankl

Crisis of Conscience, 2004, Raymond Franz

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

Combating Cult Mind Control: 25th Anniversary Edition, 2015, Steven Hassan

Conscious Living: Finding Joy in the Real World, 2001, Gay Hendricks

The True Believer, 2002 (1951), Eric Hoffer

What Matters Most, 2009, James Hollis

On This Journey We Call Our Life, 2002, James Hollis

Creating A Life, 2000, James Hollis

Swamplands of the Soul, 1996, James Hollis

Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal, 2015, Donna Jackson Nakazawa

The Last Best Cure, 2013, Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Full Catastrophe Living, 2013, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wherever You Go, There You Are, 2005, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life, 2003, Byron Katie

A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path Through Difficult Times, 2014, Jack Kornfield

Take Back Your Life, 1994, Janja Lalich & Madeleine Tobias

How Then, Shall We Live?, 1997, Wayne Muller

Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood, 1993, Wayne Muller

The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have, 2000, Mark Nepo

Yoga for Anxiety, 2010, Mary Nurrie Stearns

Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, 2005, John O’Donohue

Dream Work, 1994, Mary Oliver

The Mindful Way Through Anxiety, 2011, Susan M. Orsillo, Lizabeth Roemer

Tapping In: A Step-By-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation, 2008, Laurel Parnell

Coming Home to Who You Are, 2011, David Richo

The Five Things We Cannot Change…and the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them, 2006, David Richo

How To Be An Adult: A Handbook on Psychological and Spiritual Integration, 2002, David Richo.

Letters To A Young Poet, 1986, Rainer Maria Rilke

8 Keys To Safe Trauma Recovery, 2009, Babette Rothschild

Compassion and Self-Hate, 1975, Theodore I. Rubin, M.D.

Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, 2002, Sharon Salzberg

The Divided Mind, 2006, John E. Sarno, M.D.

The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self Healing, 2013, Bernie Siegel, M.D.

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, 2010, Daniel J. Siegel,M.D.

The Instinct to Heal, 2004, David Servan-Schreiber

Getting Past Your Past, 2012, Francine Shapiro

Cults in Our Midst, 2003, Margaret Thaler Singer

The Untethered Soul, 2007, Michael A. Singer

A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose, 2008, Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now, 2004, Eckhart Tolle

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, 2014, Bessel van der Kolk

Learning to Breathe: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life, 2011, Priscilla Warner