The following websites offer helpful tools and apps:
Greater Good in Action
Learn science-based practices to build compassion, connection, empathy, forgiveness, gratitude, happiness, kindness, mindfulness, resilience to stress, and self-compassion from the Greater Good Science Center.
Ew…What is lovingkindness meditation?
In this video mindfulness skeptic Dan Harris interviews meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg on the benefits of lovingkindness and compassion meditation.
Paul Ekman – Micro and Subtle Expression Training
Learn to read and respond to expressions of emotion in the faces of others through online courses offered by the internationally recognized psychologist and researcher.
Nature’s Lessons in Healing Trauma: An Introduction to SE
This video explains the essentials of Somatic Experiencing.
Infographic: 10 Science-based reasons to start meditating today
Check out this info-graphic on meditation.
Be Mindful Online
Learn mindfulness meditation in a 4-week, 10 session online course. Start for free, then pay a fee.
Mindful Awareness Research Center
Participate in an 8-week online course in mindfulness meditation or download free guided meditations.
Curious about how self-compassionate you are?
Take Dr. Kristen Neff’s assessment and receive some suggested practices.
Andy Puddicombe’s popular mindfulness app offers 10 free meditations, then a monthly fee.
Stop, Breathe & Think App
Free guided meditations to introduce you the practice of mindfulness meditation, highly rated.
Insight Timer App
Free meditation timer. See who is meditating at the same time you are.
10% Happier: Meditation for Restless Skeptics App
Dan Harris and Joseph Goldstein created this new app.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. And if you want yourself to be happy, practice compassion.
~ Dalai Lama
The following books present helpful practices and tools to support you:
Bouncing Back: Re-wiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being
by Linda Graham, MFT
Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body
by Peter Levine, PhD. includes a CD of guided exercises
In Touch: How to Tune In to the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself
by John Prendergast, PhD.
Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence
by Rick Hanson, PhD
Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation, a 28-day program
by Sharon Salzberg
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
by Pema Chodron
A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook
by Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein
Food & Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best
by Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D.
Exercise for Mood and Anxiety
by Michael Otto, Phd and Jasper Smits, PhD
Mindful Discipline: a loving approach to setting limits and raising an emotionally intelligent child
by Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D. and Chris White, MD
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
by Daniel Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
Parenting From the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive
by Daniel J. Siegel, MD and Mary Hartzell, MEd
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
by Daniel Siegel, MD
Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parent’s Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience
by Peter Levine, PhD and Maggie Kline, MA
The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family
by Karen Purvis, PhD, David Cross, PhD and Wendy Lyons Sunshine
Positive Discipline: The Classic Guide
by Jane Nelson Ed.D.