These worksheets were created by me to help clients explore Values, Narratives and the space for new Behavior to be chosen. They can be used individually or with more than one, with each person filling it out for the other, as a prompt for conversation and/or to each fill out and then discuss after. They are not a substitute for therapy but can be helpful for personal growth, asking new questions and as preparation for engaging in services.
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Books listed here are for personal growth, being challenged by new ideas and have been instrumental in the building of the philosophy practiced by Life Weavings, LLC.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change – Steven Hayes, Kirk Strosahl, Kelly G. Wilson
- This second edition is a fantastic overview of ACT, both its philosophical premises and how it’s used in therapy. While mostly for therapists, the information shared here can be beneficial for anyone interested in a greater understanding of human psychology.
“Radical Acceptance” – Tara Brach
- A profoundly important guide to living in the moment, pausing in the present, and appreciating the lack of shaming judgment that such stillness brings. The past still matters and we are still aware of moving into the future, but doing so from a solid ground of reflection and humility will bring peace rather than anxiety over what could have been or what should happen. A powerful help for any struggling through depression, anxiety and for any wishing to live a fuller life.
“Fierce Conversations” – Susan Scott
- Written primarily for the business leader, the principles within are excellent for all of us as we seek to increase the quality of our dialogue and pursue greater authenticity in our relationships.
“The Developing Self” – Daniel Siegel
- Exploring the science behind attachment and how relationship is the fundamental means of living and expressing our lives. Includes a great deal of discussion about neurology and offers clear explanations of the current state of research. This is a great book for therapists as well as anyone interested in a greater appreciation for how relationship guides our lived experience.
“Against Empathy” by Paul Bloom
- An exploration of empathy as a facet of our humanity, and capable of being used to come to unhelpful conclusions. We all have varying degrees to which we connect with others/situations. Increasing or decreasing does not necessitate any moral good or evil.
“The Problem of the Soul” – Owen Flanagan
- Dualism, the idea that there are separate substances in reality like mind/body or spirit/physical, is so pervasive in our thinking that we often don’t realize the limitations it places on our thoughts/behavior. Flanagan offers a path through this that is personally freeing.
“How Emotions Are Made” – Lisa Feldman Barrett
- Ever wondered where those emotions come from or why you call them by certain names? Barrett offers a stunning reversal of the notion that emotions are particular things we experience. Instead, emotions are labels we give to our experiences, a combination of internal and external environmental changes. How we express what we feel is far more about those labels than being overwhelmed by a particular emotion.