Erika's Comprehensive Book List

This is a comprehensive booklist for those wanting to research and learn more about specific aspects of therapy and self improvement.

  • Shyness, Social Anxiety, Sensitivity

    • Aaron, Elaine N. The Highly Sensitive Person. New York: Broadway Books, 1996.
    • Antony, Martin. 10 Simple Solutions to Shyness: How to Ovecome Shyness, Social Anxiety, and Fear of Public Speaking. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2004.
    • Antony, Martin M., and Swinson, Richard P. The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven Techniques for Overcoming Your Fears. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2000.
    • Berent, Jonathan. Beyond Shyness: How to Conquer Social Anxieties. New York: A Fireside Book, Simon and Schuster, 1993.
    • Butler, Gillian. Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. New York: NYU Press, 2001.
    • Carducci, Bernardo J. Shyness: A Bold New Approach. New York: Perennial, Quill, HarperCollins, 2002.
    • Cheek, Jonathan, Cheek, Bronwen, and Rothstein, Larry. Conquering Shyness: The Battle Anyone Can Win. New York: Dell Publishing, 1986.
    • Dayhoff, Signe A. Diagonally Parked in a Parallel Universe: Working Through Social Anxiety. Placitas, NM: Effectiveness-Plus Publications, 2000.
    • Desberg, Peter, No More Butterflies: Overcoming Stagefright, Shyness, Interview Anxiety and Fear of Public Speaking, Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 1996.
    • Hilliard, Erika B., Living Fully with Shyness and Social Anxiety, A Comprehensive Guide to Social Confidence, Marlowe and Company, New York, 2005
    • Leary, Mark R., and Kowalski, Robin Mark Social Anxiety. New York: The Guilford Press, 1995.
    • Markway, Barbara G., Carmin, Cheryl N., Pollard, C. Alec, and Flynn, Teresa. Dying of Embarrassment: Help for Social Anxiety and Phobia. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 1992.
    • Markway, Barbara G., and Markway, Gregory P. Painfully Shy: How to Ovecome Social Anxiety and Reclaim Your Life. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martins Press, 2001.
    • Marshall, John R. Social Phobia: From Shyness to Stage Fright. New York: BasicBooks, HarperCollins Publishers, 1994.
    • McCullough, Christopher, J. Always at Ease: Overcoming Shyness and Anxiety in Every Situation. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., 1991.
    • Rapee, Ronald M. Overcoming Shyness and Social Phobia: A Step-by-Step Guide. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc., 1998.
    • Smith, M. Blaine. Overcoming Shyness. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993.
    • Soifer, Steven, Zgourides, George D., Himle, Joseph, and Pickering, Nancy L. Shy Bladder Syndrome: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming Paruresis. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2001.
    • Stein, Murray B., and Walker, John R. Triumph over Shyness. New York: McGraw-Hill, copublished with The Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 2001.
    • Zimbardo, Philip G. Shyness: What It Is, What to Do about It. Cambridge: Malor Books, ISHK, 1981, 1999.
    • Zimbardo, Philip G., and Radl, Shirley. The Shy Child: Overcoming and Preventing Shyness from Infancy to Adulthood. New York: Addison-Wesley, 1997.
  • Fear, Anxiety

    • Barlow, David H. Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic. New York: Graywind Publishing Company, 1989.
    • Bourne, Edmund J. The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 1990.
    • Healing Fear: New Approaches to Overcoming Anxiety. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 1998.
    • Foxman, Paul. Dancing with Fear: Overcoming Anxiety in a World of Stress and Uncertainty. Lanham, MD: A Jason Aronson Book, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1996.
    • Foxman, Paul. The Worried Child, Recognizing Anxiety in Children and Helping Them Heal, Hunter House, CA 2004
    • Hunt, Douglas. No More Fears, New York: Warner Books, 1988.
    • Jeffers, Susan. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1987.
    • Kopp, Sheldon. Raise Your Right Hand Against Fear: Extend the Other in Compassion. Minneapolis, MN: CompCare Publishers, 1988.
  • Trauma, Physiology of Emotion

    • Levine, Peter A., and Frederick, Ann Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1997.
    • Pert, Candace B. Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine. New York: Scribner, 1999.
    • Rothschild, Babette. The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment. New York: W.W. Norton, 2000.
    • Scaer Robert C. The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation, and Disease. New York: The Haworth Medical Press, 2001.
    • van der Kolk, Bessel A., McFarlane, Alexander C., and Weisaeth, Lars, eds. Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on the Mind, Body, and Society.. New York: The Guilford Press, 1996.
  • Mind, Body, Imagination

    • Borysenko, Joan. Minding the Body, Mending the Mind. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1987.
    • Coue ,Emile. La Maitrise de Soi-Meme. Paris: Club du Livre de L’Homme D’Action, Editions J. Oliven, 1970.
    • Epstein, Gerald. Healing Visualizations: Creating Health through Imagery. Bantam Books, 1989.
    • Fanning, Patrick. Visualization for Change. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 1994.
    • Fezler, William. Creative Imagery: How to Visualize in All Five Senses. New York: A Fireside Book, Simon & Schuster, 1989.
    • Kehoe, John. Mind Power into the 21st Century: Techniques to Harness the Astounding Powers of Thought. Vancouver, BC: Zoetic Books, 1997.
    • Liggett, Donald R. Sport Hypnosis. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2000.
    • Pulos, Lee, The Power of Visualization, Cassette of CD, Nightingale Conant, Chicago, 1994.
  • Communication, Connecting, Assertiveness

    • Avila, Alexander. The Gift of Shyness: Embrace Your Shy Side and Find Your Soul Mate. New York: A Fireside Book, Simon and Schuster, 2002.
    • Branden, Nathaniel. “If You Could Hear What I Cannot Say”: Learning to Communicate with the Ones You Love. New York, Bantam Books, 1983.
    • McKay, Matthew, Davis, Martha, and Fanning, Patrick. Messages: The Communications Skills Book. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 1983.
    • Smith, Manuel J. When I Say No, I Feel Guilty. New York: The Dial Press, 1975.
    • Stone, Douglas, Patton, Bruce, and Heen, Sheila. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. New York: Penguin Books, 1999.
    • Tait, Kathy. Love Smarts: A Singles Guide to Finding That Special Someone. Vancouver, BC: Self-Counsel Press, 1994.
  • Couple Work

    • Gottman, John M., The Relationship Cure, Three Rivers Press, n New York, 2001
    • Gottman, John M., Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, Simon & Schuster, N.Y., 1995
    • Hendrix, Harville, Getting the Love You Want, Owl Books (NY) Reprint edition, 2001
    • O’Hanlon, Bill and Hudson, Pat, Love is a Verb, Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc. 1995
    • Weiner Davis, Michele, Divorce Busting: A Step-by-Step Approach to Making your Marriage Loving Again, Simon &Schuster, New York.,1993
  • Inner Work

    • Branden, Nathaniel. How to Raise Your Self-Esteem: The Proven Action-Oriented Approach to Greater Self-Respect and Self-Confidence. New York: Bantam Books, 1987.
    • Brazier, David. The Feeling Buddha: A Buddhist Psychology of Character, Adversity and Passion. New York: Fromm International, 1998.
    • Burns, David D. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. New York: Signet Books, 1980.
    • Firestone, Robert W. The Fantasy Bond: Structure of Psychological Defenses. New York: Human Sciences Press, 1987.
    • Tolle, Eckhart, The Power of Now, A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, New World Library, California and Namaste Publishing, Vancouver, B.C., 2004. ( Also Practising the Power of Now)
  • Inspirational

    • Frankl, Viktor E. Man’s Search for Meaning. New York: Pocket Books, Simon and Schuster, 1939/1963.
    • Osho. Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1999.
    • Steindl-Rast, David. Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer: An Approach to Life in Fullness. Ramsey, NY: Paulist Press, 1984.