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Book Recommendations from a Holistic Psychotherapist

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Holistic Psychology Book Recommendations for Healing + Integration

The practice of holistic psychotherapy is an integrative approach to healing and guidance for the mind, heart, body, and spirit. Below you’ll find a list of some of my favorite books for transformation and support on this journey of being human.

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Healing Trauma
Spirituality + Mindfulness
Mind-Body Healing
Pregnancy + Postpartum

Holistic Psychology Books for Clinicians

Healing Trauma

Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine

Books recommended by therapists

Transforming Trauma: The Path to Hope and Healing by James Gordon

It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn

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Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, and Use It For Good by Kimberly Ann Johnson

Spirituality + Mindfulness

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer

Conversations With God : An Uncommon Dialogue (Books 1, 2 and 3) by Neale Donald Walsch

A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles” by Marianne Williamson

Whatever Arises, Love That: A Love Revolution That Begins with You by Matt Kahn

No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering by Thich Nhat Hanh

Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart by Ram Daas


Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner's Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a by [Stan Tatkin, Harville Hendrix]

Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship by Stan Tatkin

Books recommended by therapists

We Do: Saying Yes to a Relationship of Depth, True Connection, and Enduring Love by Stan Tatkin

Attached: Are you Anxious, Avoidant or Secure? How the science of adult attachment can help you find – and keep – love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic by Esther Perel

The Power of Attachment: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships by Diane Poole Heller

Transformation through Intimacy: The Journey toward Awakened Monogamy by Robert Augustus Masters

The Yoga of Relationships: A Practical Guide for Loving Yourself and Others by Yogi Amrit Desai


Self-Therapy: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Wholeness and Healing Your Inner Child Using IFS, A New, Cutting-Edge Psychotherapy by Jay Earley

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown 

Books recommended by therapists

Setting Boundaries Will Set You Free: The Ultimate Guide to Telling the Truth, Creating Connection, and Finding Freedom by Nancy Levin

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Dr. Karyl McBride

The Emotionally Absent Mother: How to Recognize and Heal the Invisible Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jasmin Lee Cori 

The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge by Beatrice Chestnut 

Mind-Body Healing

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Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon by Joe Dispenza

Own Your Self: The Surprising Path beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue to Reclaiming Your Authenticity, Vitality, and Freedom by Kelly Brogan

The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World by Dr Mark Hyman

The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life by Brant Cortright


In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Maté 

This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life by Annie Grace

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Pregnancy + Postpartum

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Sacred Birthing: Birthing a New Humanity by Sunni Karll

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The First 90 Days After Birth: A Self-Care Journal for First-Time Moms by Kim Burris

Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms by Shonda Moralis


You Are Your Child’s First Teacher: Encouraging Your Child’s Natural Development from Birth to Age Six by Rahima Baldwin Dancy

How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 by Joanna Faber and Julie King

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by  Jon Kabat-Zinn and Myla Kabat-Zinn

Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges by Patty Wipfler and Tosha Schore

How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent by Carla Naumburg

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The Soul of Discipline: The Simplicity Parenting Approach to Warm, Firm, and Calm Guidance — From Toddlers to Teens by Kim John Payne


The Secret of the Yoga Sutra: Samadhi Pada by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom by Rod Stryker

Radiant Rest: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity by Tracee Stanley

Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga by Sally Kempton

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Healthy Happy Sexy: Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women by Katie Silcox

Holistic Psychology Books for Clinicians

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Integral Psychology: Yoga, Growth, and Opening the Heart by Brant Cortright

The Transforming Power Of Affect: A Model For Accelerated Change by Diana Fosha

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The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation by Deb Dana

The Pearl Beyond Price: Integration of Personality into Being: An Object Relations Approach by A.H. Almaas

Attachment in Psychotherapy by David Wallin

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

Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship by Laurence Heller and Aline LaPierre 

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Kim Burris, LMFT, is a licensed holistic psychotherapist with deep roots in the worlds of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. She honors the mind, body, spirit connection and supports individuals struggling with anxiety, trauma, spiritual awakening, and motherhoodKim offers evidence-based treatment with a heart centered approach, integrating the depth of western psychology with the heart and soul of eastern mysticism. She helps her clients unravel the root cause of their suffering and to live from the heart of embodied wisdom. Kim currently offers online holistic counseling to individuals residing in California and in-person sessions in El Dorado Hills and San Anselmo, CA. 

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