ACG Summer Reading List

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 What better time to dive into a new book than during Michigan’s beautiful summer months? As you head to the beach, the cottage, the pool, or the campfire this summer think about adding one of these books to your list and reading along with the therapists here at Alliance! 

Family / Parenting

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne BrysonShepparding a Child’s Heart-Ted TrippThe Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family  By Karen Purvis 


Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan CainJust Mercy by Bryan StevensonBraving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brene Brown-Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an overstimulating world by Sharon HellerAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrSteering by Straight:  Find Your Right Life No Matter What  By Martha BeckHealing the Wounded Heart-Dan AllendarQuiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids  By Susan CainCompanioning the Bereaved:  A Soulful Guide for Counselors and Caregivers by Alan Wolfelt:Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model Schwartz, RC (2001)Sacred Enneagram  By Christopher Heuertz and Richard RohrThe Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** By Mark MansonOverstimulating World by Sharon Heller 


The Mosaic Mind: Empowering the Tormented Selves of Child Abuse Survivors Goulding, RA and Schwartz, RC (2002).Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation  By Daniel SeigelThe Brain’s way of Healing: Remarkable discoveries by Norman DoidgeThe Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity and Resilience in Your Child. By Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson 

Relationships / Marriage

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment by Amir Levine, MD and Rachel Heller M.A.Trauma Stewardship by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky Becoming Orgasmic by Julia Heiman (yes that really is her last name. Ha!)Sex, God, and the Conservative Church: Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy by Tina Schermer Sellers– Clinical handbook of couples therapy by Alan Gurman