Book Recommendations

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I find myself making a lot of book recommendations to clients depending on their particular struggles (or successes!).  The following is a short list of books I think anyone could benefit from exploring:

  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Dr. Frankl was a psychiatrist during World War II and was imprisoned in a concentration camp.  This books tells of his struggles and triumphs during his imprisonment; a powerful illustration of the power of our minds.

  • The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology by Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield is a Buddhist Psychologist.  This book offers fundamental teachings of mindfulness concepts along with practices at the end of every chapter. 

  • When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chodron and Comfortable with Uncertainty by  Pema Chodron

In these two books Pema Chodron offers helpful tools to shift our perspective and relationship with circumstances we find ourselves in; especially those situations that provoke anxiety and discomfort.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workbook: Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life by Steven Hayes and Spencer Smith

This workbook has excellent exercises to help us increase awareness of ourselves and how to work through anxiety and depression in order to life a more fulfilling and meaningful life. 

Happy reading!

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Sarah Buller

Sarah has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver and is also a Certified Personal Trainer.  She has been a Health Coach and Behavioral Health Clinician at Denver Health since 2014 and in this role provides support and motivation to others to help them achieve their health goals.