Life Focus Center

Effective Solutions for Life's Challenges

Booklist from "Renew Yourself" Self-Esteem Workshop

By Dr. Elaine Kindle -


(Books & articles especially helpful to anxiety are marked with an asterisk)

Bourne, E. J. (1996). The anxiety and phobia handbook: A step-by-step program for curing yourself of extreme anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias. New York: Fine Communications.*

Burns, D. D. (1990). The feeling good handbook. New York: Penguin Books.*

DeRosis, H. (1998). Women & anxiety. New York: Hatherleigh Press.*

DuPont, R. L., DuPont-Spencer, E., & DuPont, C. M.. (1998). The Anxiety Cure: An Eight-Step Program for Getting Well, N. Y.: Wiley & Sons.*

Gerzon, R. (1997). Finding serenity in the age of anxiety. New York: Macmillan.*

Gilligan, C. (1993). In a different voice: Psychological theory and women's development. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Hay, L. L. (1997). Empowering women: Every woman's guide to successful living. Carlsbad: Hay House.

Hillman, C. (1992). Recovery of your self-esteem: A guide for women. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Jordan, J.V. (1991). The meaning of mutuality. In J.V. Jordan, A. G. Kaplan, J. B. Miller, I. P. Stiver, & J. L. Surrey, Women's growth in connection, (pp. 81-96). New York: The Guilford Press.

Kundsin, R. B., ed. (1974). Women & success: The anatomy of achievement. New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc.

McGinnis, A. L. (1990). The power of optimism. New York: Harper & Row.*

McMullin, R. E. (1986). Handbook of cognitive therapy techniques. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.*

Meichenbaum, D. (1977). Cognitive-behavior modification: An integrative approach. New York: Plenum Press.

Miller, J. (1976). Toward a new psychology of women. Boston: Beacon Books.

Ornish, D. (1997). Love and survival: The scientific basis for the healing power of intimacy. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Parnell, L. (1997). Transforming trauma: EMDR: The revolutionary new therapy for freeing the mind, clearing the body, and opening the heart. New York: W. W. Norton & Co.*

Peurifoy, R. Z. (1997). Overcoming anxiety: From short-term fixes to long-term recovery. New York: Henry Holt and Company.*

Ponder, C. (1962). The dynamic laws of prosperity: Forces that bring riches to you. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Ponder, C. (1983). Open your mind to receive. California: DeVorss & Company

Ponder, C. (1968). Pray and grow rich. New York: Parker Publishing Company, Inc.

Rapaport, J. L. (1997) The boy who couldn't stop washing: The experience &

treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. New York: The Penguin Group

Rapee, R. M. (1998). Overcoming shyness and social phobia: A step-by-step guide. New Jersey: Book-mark Press, Inc.

Sacks, J. (1997). Nature's Prozac: Natural therapies and techniques to rid yourself of anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and stress. New York: Prentice Hall.*

Sardello, R. (1999). Freeing the soul from fear. New York: Penguin Putnam, Inc.*

Seligman, M. E. P. (1994). What you can change and what you can't: The complete guide to successful self-improvement. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. *

Shapiro, F. & Forrest, M. S. (1997). EMDR: Eye movement desensitization & reprocessing: The breakthrough "eye movement" therapy for overcoming anxiety, stress, and trauma. New York: Basic Books.

Steinem, G. (1992). Revolution from within: A book of self-esteem. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company.*

Surrey, J. L. (1991). The "self-in-relation": A theory of women's development. In J. V. Jordan, A. G. Kaplan, J. B. Miller, I. P. Stiver, & J. L. Surrey, Women's growth in connection (pp. 51-66). New York: The Guilford Press.