Articles & Resources

Articles:

The following articles are provided as additional resources, both for other clinicians and the public. I hope you find them helpful.

Books:

AttachedAttached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love (Amir Levine and Rachel Heller) – A life altering book that should be in every high school Relationships 101 class. The reviews on Amazon.com speak for themselves. Read this book! It will change how you view every relationship you have (i.e., family, friends, romantic, etc.) and give you more choices about what you think, say, and do.
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Hold Me TightHold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love (Sue Johnson)
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Findhorn RetreatFindhorn Retreat (Eckhart Tolle) – audio/video version suggested.
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The Power of NowThe Power of Now (Eckhart Tolle) – audio version suggested.
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A New EarthA New Earth (Eckhart Tolle) – audio version suggested.
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Way of the Peaceful WarriorWay of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives (Dan Millman)
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The Highly Sensitive PersonThe Highly Sensitive Person (Elaine Aron)
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Body of HealthBody of Health: The New Science of Intuition Medicine for Energy and Balance (Francesca McCartney)
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Dare to Be YourselfDare to Be Yourself: How to Quit Being an Extra in Other Peoples Movies and Become the Star of Your Own (Alan Cohen)
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I Had It All the TimeI Had It All the Time: When Self-Improvement Gives Way to Ecstasy (Alan Cohen)
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The Four AgreementsThe Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) (Don Miguel Ruiz)
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When Things Fall ApartWhen Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Pema Chodron)
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Movies:

Peaceful WarriorPeaceful Warrior (This is an entertaining yet ideal introduction to the spiritual aspects of ourselves. It also introduces the experience of being present.)
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Holy ManHoly Man (A hilarious film including the importance of relationships, cultivating our spirit, and being present. This is a must see!)
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Field of DreamsField of Dreams (Excellent movie about following our intuition and paying attention to synchronicities.)
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The Celestine ProphecyThe Celestine Prophecy (Again with synchronicity. It also emphasizes connection with Source instead of feeding off others’ energy.)
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What Dreams May ComeWhat Dreams May Come (A powerful movie about the importance of our relationships/connections. It is also intense in that it may aid in the processing of grief and loss. Make sure you’re in a grounded, centered space before emerging yourself in this one.)
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Five People You Meet in HeavenThe Five People You Meet in Heaven (A must see. This emphasizes the emotional/spiritual work that we need to complete… whether it’s now or later. Suggestion: Now is better.)
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Life as a HouseLife as a House (A great movie about father-son relationship healing. This one can also help process grief and loss.)
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BraveBrave (An animation film that is about mother-daughter healing. A light, yet meaningful, movie.)
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Meet Joe BlackMeet Joe Black (Another movie that can help process grief; however, it is definitely entertaining with top notch actors.)
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PowderPowder (An entertaining movie including themes of our spiritual nature, bullying, and authentically connecting with others.)
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K-PaxK-Pax (This one also emphasizes the importance of relationships and connection.)
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Defending Your LifeDefending Your Life (A great, funny movie including the concept of facing our fears and not having to repeat our life patterns over and over, lifetime after lifetime.)
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Please feel free to contact me at jason@jasonesswein.com or at 408-975-2982 with any questions you have or schedule a complimentary, initial consultation. I look forward to speaking with you.
 

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