WELCOME TO OUR BOOK CLUB!

Updated: May 17


Anne Robershaw, LMFT, PLLC: Books to support healing journey and EMDR therapy

Our 'Book Club' doesn't actually meet (...or should it?). In fact, we're probably not even reading the same thing at any given time. However, we recommend these books so frequently to our clients that we decided to create an awesome little resource library for you all. Periodically we may decide to do a little book report and highlight a book we're loving right now, but we also want you to have a list of our faves. Enjoy!


  • When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection, by Gabor Mate, M.D.

  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction, by Gabor Mate, M.D.

  • When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, by Pema Chödrön

  • Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body, by Tami Lynn Kent

  • Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy, by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain Mind, and Body in the Healing Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

  • Tapping In: A Step-by-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation, by Laurel Parnell, Ph.D.

  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, by Brené Brown, MSW, Ph.D.

  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead, by Brené Brown, MSW, Ph.D.

  • Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, by Brené Brown, MSW, Ph.D.

  • Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, by Brené Brown, MSW, Ph.D.

  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain

  • The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You, by Elaine Aron, Ph.D.

  • Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence, by Esther Perel, MA, LMFT

  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love, by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

  • Energetic Boundaries, by Cyndi Dale

  • Dream Tending, by Steven Aizenstat, Ph.D

We will keep adding to this list as we go. We would also love to hear what books have made a significant impact in your life. Which ones would you like to share with others? Please pop into the comments below and let us know.


In solidarity with our collective book worms,

Annie & Jenessa