self help Resources
One of the most valuable tools in any person's healing path is a variety of helpful resources. Below is a collection of websites and links ranging from spiritual care to mind-body education to supplement and plant remedy sources.
Spirituality & Faith
Father Richard Rohr is a modern contemplative whose deep work exploring the interconnection between psyche and spirituality is a gift to any spiritual seeker. While speaking to the vast grace and love of God, Rohr also emphasizes personal responsibility for healing and growth, and calls individuals to find and live in Divine Truth. Explore the site and sign up for the amazing daily newsletter.
Peter Scazzero's work is phenomenal in that it marries spirituality with emotional health. His books emphasize the importance of tending emotional wounds so individuals can have vibrant spiritual lives. He's best known for his books Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and The Emotionally Healthy Church.
Henri Nouwen was an amazing priest and writer whose personal struggles to find and embrace God’s unending love are evident in his many books. His work (as well as many other resources) can be found at the Henri Nouwen Society.
This book explores themes of faith present in most wisdom traditions, and Joyce Rockwood Hudson shares her journey of faith and spirituality in uniting Christian mysticism and experiential faith with traditional liturgy and practice.
Family Patterns, Codependency, Shame, Worth & Belonging
Melody is a beloved self help author who has written countless books on empowerment, recovery, and freedom from codependence. Some of her most popular books are The Language of Letting Go, Codependent No More, and Journey to the Heart (my personal favorite).
John's work in the area of emotional and spiritual healing is a priceless gift to the recovery community. John was a philosopher, counselor, educator, and speaker. He is best known for his books, Healing the Shame that Binds You and The Family. Before his passing, John specialized in topics around addiction, recovery, codependence, and spirituality.
Toko-pa is writer, dreamworker and founder of The Dream School. Her dream work includes strong influence by Jungian thought, and her work facilitates growth in experiencing grief and brokenness to heal and embrace the true self. Toko-pa's writing has worldwide audiences. Her new book Belonging is a beautiful gift to anyone looking to explore and heal their own woundedness.
Science & Healing
This wonderful website explores the scientific aspects of the frequency of the heart and how to pursue balance of mind and heart connection.
Bruce has been nicknamed "the father of epigenetics" because of his incredible work in the field of cell biology. Bruce also was a forerunner in quantum physics through his studies of the molecular pathways connecting the mind and body. His book, The Biology of Belief is an amazing introductory read into the mind-body connection. He is one of the many featured health experts in the Heal Documentary as well.
Kelly is a "board-certified psychiatrist who helps women break down the myths and misconceptions of an outdated and broken health care system that is keeping them sick, confused, and dependent." She helps women find natural solutions to balancing their mental health and incorporates elements of mind, body, and spirit in her work.
Dr. Joe Dispenza is a researcher and lecturer in neuroscience, epigenetics, and quantum physics, and has done amazing research on brain and biofield science and healing. His latest title, Becoming Supernatural reveals his latest findings and groundbreaking research.
Essential Oil Resources
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This handy little resource is an invaluable tool for anyone seeking to use aromatherapy in their emotional and spiritual wellness routine. The pages and explanations are easy to read and the team at Enlighten did an amazing job compiling detailed descriptions of each oil's emotional and spiritual uses.