Gary A. Glickman, PhD, LMFT Body Centered Psychotherapy
Gary A. Glickman, PhD, LMFTBody Centered Psychotherapy 

Recommended Books


Here, below, is a list of some of the books I enthusiastically recommend to people:


First, my READ FIRST list:


Peter Levine

In an Unspoken Voice

This is one of the most important and accessible books on healing your lifelong trauma symptoms.


Robert Hilton 

• Relational Somatic Psychotherapy  

This collection of Hilton's talks and essays movingly explains why and how lifelong trauma, constrictions and fears can be resolved.


Donald Kalsched

• Trauma and the Soul

 A very useful and convincing portrait of how the psyche survives traumatic situations and childhoods, by splitting off into an unconscious "protector".


Susannah MacMahon

• The Portable Therapist

Paul T. Mason
• Stop Walking on Eggshells

Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder 


(and now the rest, alphabetical by author)

John Gottman


• Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work   


• Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage: America's Love Lab Experts Share Their Strategies for Strengthening Your Relationship

Gottman's famed "love lab" can predict with more than 90 percent accuracy whether a married couple will stay together or eventually divorce. This guide puts tools into readers' hands to build back the sense of affection and romance lost through years of negative communication.


• Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
In the groundbreaking follow-up to his bestselling "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, " renowned relationship expert Gottman reveals a practical program for fixing troubled relationships, explaining "emotional bids" and demonstrating that the health of relationships depends on how they are made and received.


• Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child 

Gottman draws on his studies of more than 120 families to zero in on the parenting techniques that ensure a child's emotional health. He then translates his methods into an easy, five-step "emotional coaching" program designed to help parents enrich the bond between themselves and their children.

• Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: & How You Can Make Yours Last

Harville Hendrix

• The Parenting Companion: Meditations and Exercises for Giving the Love That Heals

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples

Receiving Love: Let Yourself Be Loved And Transform Your Relationship

Imago Relationship Therapy: Perspectives on Theory

• Keeping the Love You Find: A Guide for Singles

James Hillman
• The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling (1997)

• Archetypal Psychology, Uniform Edition, Vol. 1 (Spring Publications, 2004)

• City and Soul, Uniform Edition, Vol. 2 (Spring Publications, 2006)

• Senex and Puer, Uniform Edition, Vol. 3 (Spring Publications, 2006)

• Healing Fiction (1994)

• We've Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy - And the World's Getting Worse (with Michael Ventura) (1993)

• The Dream and the Underworld (1979)

• Re-Visioning Psychology (1975)

• Loose Ends: Primary Papers in Archetypal Psychology (1975)

• Pan and the Nightmare (1972)

• Suicide and the Soul (1964)

Ursula K. LeGuin


• The Dispossessed

• Four Ways to Forgiveness


Peter Levine 

 In An Unspoken Voice 

This is one of the most important and accessible books on healing your lifelong trauma symptoms.

• Waking the Tiger
• Trauma-Proofing Your Kids


Peter Levine, Maggie Kline
• Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes


David Richo
• How To Be An Adult: A Handbook on Psychological and Spiritual Integration

• How To Be An Adult in Relationships: A Handbook on Psychological and Spiritual Integration

• The Power of Coincidence: How Life Shows Us What We Need to Know

• Shadow Dance: Liberating the Power and Creativity of Your Dark Side

• When Love Meets Fear: How to Become Defense-Less and Resource-Full

June Singer

• Boundaries of the Soul

Richard Tarnas
• Cosmos and Psyche

Probably the most comprehensive and yet readable explanation of how the ancient wisdom embedded in astrology has essential messages for today’s world.


Connie Zweig, Steven Wolf

• Romancing the Shadow: A Guide to Soul Work for a Vital, Authentic Life


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