Resources

BOOKS

In Touch: How to Tune In to the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself, John J. Prendergast, PhD

A General Theory of Love, Thomas Lewis, M.D., Fari Amini, M.D., Richard Lannon, M.D.

Mindsight, Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Soul Without Shame, Byron Brown

Just One Thing, Rick Hanson

The Wise Heart, Jack Kornfield

The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle

Living Like You Mean It, Ron Frederick, Ph.D.

There Is Nothing Wrong With You, Cheri Huber

When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chodron

The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, Margaret Wehrenberg

The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques, Margaret Wehrenberg

True Refuge, Tara Brach

JOKES

“I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, ‘Where’s the self-help section?’ She said, if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.” — George Carlin

A man walks into a dentist’s office and says, “Excuse me, can you help me? I think I’m a moth.”
Dentist: “You don’t need a dentist. You need a psychiatrist.”
Man: “Yes, I know.”
Dentist: “So why did you come in here?”
Man: “The light was on…”

Two men meet on the street.
One asks the other: “Hi, how are you?”
The other one replies: “I’m fine, thanks.”
“And how’s your son? Is he still unemployed?”
“Yes, he is. But he is meditating now.”
“Meditating? What’s that?”
“I don’t know. But it’s better than sitting around and doing nothing!”

Q: How many psychotherapists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one, but the light bulb has to WANT to change.
Q: How many psychoanalysts does it take to change a light bulb?
A: How many do YOU think it takes?
Q: How many narcissists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: One to hold the light bulb still, while the world revolves around him.
Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: A fish.

“If you think you’re enlightened go spend a week with your family.” – Ram Dass

Two psychologists pass each other in the hallway. One says to the other, “Hello!” After they pass, the other one says to himself, “I wonder what he meant by that?”

Isn’t it a bit unnerving that therapists call what they do “practice”?

“Freud: If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother.” — Robin Williams

I’ve always been a hypochondriac. As a child I’d eat my M&Ms one by one with a glass of water.

If she doesn’t know who Freud is, she’s too Jung for you!

Nurse to psychiatrist: “Doctor, there is a patient here who thinks he is invisible.”
Psychiatrist: “Tell him I can’t see him now.”

A Freudian Slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.

Psychiatrist to his nurse: “Just say we’re very busy. Don’t keep saying ‘It’s a madhouse’.”

This guy goes into a psychiatrist’s office and he says, “My parents treat me like a dog!” The shrink says, “Get on the couch and we’ll talk about it.” He says, “I’m not allowed on the furniture.” – Billy Crystal: Mr. Saturday Night