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Click on the links above to find resources in specific categories.  Also, below are some general resources that might be helpful, including my in-office forms and on-line feedback assessment.  We have taken the time to compile resources, including hundreds of videos, articles, worksheets, exercises, meditations, book recommendations, humor, and inspiration.  As part of our services, we provide a clearinghouse of resources for all of our clients.  Please share these pages with your friends and family.  These resources are constantly being updated, so check back often!   


Authors and Videos of Interest

Below are also some resources that you might find helpful. 


Soul Without Shame

Byron Brown has been a certified Ridhwan teacher since 1990 and has taught workshops on the superego across the US and Europe. This book speaks to more than just your mind. It is addressed to your soul. At different times the material will resonate in your body, or your heart, or in your very being. This is a book to work through slowly, allowing it to stimulate you, unsettle you, move you. Take it in small bites so you can absorb the tastes and textures. www.soulwithoutshame.com 




Why Aren’t We More Compassionate

Daniel Goleman brought the notion of "EI" (Emotional Intelligence) to prominence as an alternative to more traditional measures of IQ with his 1995 mega-best-seller Emotional Intelligence.  EI is taught in public schools, and corporate leaders have adopted it as a new way of thinking about success and leadership. EI, and one's "EIQ," can be an explanation of why some "average" people are incredibly successful, while "geniuses" sometimes fail to live up to their promise. www.danielgoleman.info



The Act of Self-Compassion

Christopher Germer is a clinical psychologist and professor at Harvard Medical School specializing in Buddhist spirituality, mindfulness, and acceptance-based treatment.  He is the author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion and Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, which focus on cultivating loving-kindness in one-self.  You can access worksheets on mindful meditation from: www.mindfulselfcompassion.org




The Five Things We Cannot Change... And the Happiness We Find By Embracing Them

David Richo distills 30 years of experience as a therapist, pastoral counselor, and self-help author with this timely tome. There are certain facts of life that we cannot change—the unavoidable "givens" of human existence: (1) everything changes and ends, (2) things do not always go according to plan, (3) life is not always fair, (4) pain is a part of life, and (5) people are not loving and loyal all the time.



The Power of Positivity and Taking in the Good

Barbara Fredrickson is a clinical psychologist, a professor at University of North Carolina, and the author of “Positivity.”  You have -- within you -- the fuel to thrive and to flourish, and to leave this world in better shape than you found it. Sometimes you tap into this fuel – other times you don’t. But the sad fact is that most people have no idea how to tap into this fuel or even recognize it when they do.  Learn about positive connections online at: Watch video on Positive Emotions



The Neuroscience of Happiness

Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist and author of Buddha’s Brain: the practical neuroscience of happiness, love, and wisdom.  He focuses on the fact that “Your brain acts like Velcro for negative experiences and Teflon for positive ones”...the remedy is not to suppress negative experiences; when they happen, and to also hold or savor positive experiences.  Videos and articles pertaining to shame, self-worth, good intentions, and gratitude: www.rickhanson.net



The Concept of Radical Acceptance

Tara Brach is the author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge (2013).  She is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC and is a clinical psychologist whose approach combines Eastern spirituality with Western psychology.  She has a number of videos online that focus on freeing ourselves from suffering: www.tarabrach.com



The Healing Power of Emotion

Daniel Siegel is a professor of medicine at UCLA studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.  He is the author of several books regarding mindfulness, parenting and human development, including The Healing Power of Emotion.  Find awareness and meditation exercises at: www.dansiegel.com


Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are

Jack Kornfield, one of America’s most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice. Topics include cultivating loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity; conscious parenting; spirituality and sexuality.  Find more resources at: www.jackkornfield.com



The Experience Project - Finding People Who Understand You

As the world's largest living collection of shared experiences and the premier passions-based network, experience project is a comfortable and supportive place for individuals to share and connect with others around the things that matter to them most.  More information at:  www.experienceproject.com




Support Groups, Pro Bono Counseling, & Resources for Chronic Mental Illness

NAMI Colorado is dedicated to building better lives for the 250,000 plus Coloradoans and their families who are affected by any number of mental illnesses - schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder and others.


Mental Health America of Colorado offers Pro Bono Counseling for those who quality….It is our dream that the stigma that is so often associated with mental health conditions will be eliminated, and it is our desire to provide Coloradans with current information about mental health conditions and their treatment.Our programs, built on the cornerstones of advocacy, education, prevention and outreach, make these aspirations a reality.


How Should We Talk About Mental Health - by Thu-Huong Ha

http://ideas.ted.com/2013/12/18/how-should-we-talk-about-mental-health/



General Psychological Resources

Below are some links for good mental health resources for Denver Psychotherapy, counseling clients in Denver, couples counseling in Denver, as well as national resources geared towards improving your life.

Mindfulness Videos (Instant Mindfulness) - http://www.dbtselfhelp.com/html/instant_mindfulness.html

Mindful Occupation (Mental Health General Resources) - http://mindfuloccupation.org

Stress Reduction - Do Nothing for 2 Minutes (Mindfulness) - http://www.donothingfor2minutes.com

National Institute of Mental Health - www.nimh.nih.gov


Problem Solving, Vocational, Life-Values Resources

MindTools - Career Skills Inventory, SWOT problem analysis, Problem Solving Techniques and Brainstorming: http://www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_TMC.htm

http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMC_05_1.htm

Life-Values Inventory - The greater the space between one's behaviors and one's values, the more likely he/she is to experience personal distress.  Life Values Inventory assessment: http://www.lifevaluesinventory.org

ReachOutCentral - online game design to improve communication, problem solving, and optimism - http://www.reachoutcentral.com.au/

ONET INTEREST PROFILER - FINDING A VOCATION OR CAREER

http://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip



General Medical Resources

Healthfinder Health Topics Resource (USDHHS) - http://www.healthfinder.gov

A-Z Medication/Drug Information (Medline) - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html

Medline Health Topics (NIH Library of Medicine) - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus

Benzodiazepine Withdraw - http://www.benzo.org.uk/manual

Science Magazine (Research) - www.sciencemag.org

BMJ Group (Quality and Safety in Healthcare) - www.bmj.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - www.cdc.gov

American Public Health Association - www.apha.org

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research - www.ispor.org

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - www.ahrq.gov

American Academy of Family Physicians - www.aafp.org

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians - www.acofp.org


Self Help

SELF HELP ON-LINE & PHONE APPS - http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/links2.htm#Apps%20for%20Smart%20Phones

SELF HELP LEAFLETS/VIDEOS - http://www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp/

BUILD SELF-ESTEEM - http://www.buildingself-esteem.com/what-is-self-esteem.html

HOSPITAL COMPARE - DHHS - http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/hospital-search.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

ONLINE SCREENING TOOLS: Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD

http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/default.aspx?keyword=SPECIALTY&n=1


Meditation

Audio based:

http://www.mindfulselfcompassion.org/meditations_downloads.php

Reading based:

http://www.mindfulselfcompassion.org/meditations_instructions.php

Meditation concepts:

http://www.dharmanet.org/IM_lib.htm

Insight Meditation:

http://www.buddhanet.net/audio-meditation.htm


Nutrition and Diet Resources

Nutrition - (new food pyramid concept) www.choosemyplate.gov

Foodapedia - http://www.foodapedia.gov

Food and Nutrition Information Center - http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=4&tax_level=1

Supertracker (Food Tracker) - https://www.choosemyplate.gov/SuperTracker/default.aspx

Adult and Adolescent BMI (Body Mass Index) Assessment - http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/index.html



Pharmacology

Pharmakokinetics - http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/index.html

APA - Division 55 - The American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy - http://www.division55.org

MedScape - Pharmacology  - http://www.medscape.com/medscapetoday

Drug Info Net - www.druginfonet.com

National Alliance on Mental Illness - www.nami.org

Pharma Research - http://www.phrma.org/research/publications

PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS:

PubMed Health - Pronunciation/Dictionary

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/s/drugs_and_supplements/a/

www.nimh.nih.gov

www.webmd.com

www.drugs.com



Sleep and Insomnia Resources

Sleep and Insomnia - http://www.sleepfoundation.org

National Center on Sleep Disoders (NIH) - http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/ncsdr/

Sleep Net - http://www.sleepnet.com

The National Sleep Foundation - http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleep-topics/diet-exercise-and-sleep

Learn to Sleep Well: A Practical Guide to Getting a Good Nights Rest by Chris Idzikowski



Substance Abuse Resources

Trifecta Substance Abuse for Adolescents

- Age 15 prior to first use

- Multidrug use

  1. -Family history

Alcoholism:

National institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism - http://www.niaaa.nih.gov

National Association for Children of Alcoholics - http://www.nacoa.org

NCADD - National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - http://ncadd.org

Drinkers Checkup List - http://www.drinkerscheckup.com/index.cfm?CFID=101060243&CFTOKEN=89064728

Drug Abuse - NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse - http://www.nida.nih.gov/nidahome.html

Secular Rational Recovery - https://rational.org

Smart Recovery - Self Help for Addiction and Alcohol Abuse - http://www.smartrecovery.org

LifeRing - Self Empowered Recovery - http://lifering.org

Secular Organizations for Sobriety - http://www.cfiwest.org/sos/index.htm

SAMHSA Treatment Locator - http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx

ASAM - American Society of Addiction Medicine - http://www.asam.org

Institute for Addiction Study - http://www.instituteforaddictionstudy.com

NIDA - National Institute on Drug Abuse - http://drugabuse.gov/pubs/assessing/ 

National Council for COmmunity Behavioral Healthcare - http://www.thenationalcouncil.org

HAMS: Harm Reduction for Alcohol (Harm Reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support) - http://hamsnetwork.org

Substance Abuse:

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Approaches to Drug Abuse Counseling: A Psychotherapeutic and Skills-Training Approach to the Treatment of Drug Addiction - http://archives.drugabuse.gov/adac/ADAC13.html

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration History Book: Part 1 - http://www.justice.gov/dea/pubs/history/history_part1.pdf

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration History Book: Part 2 - http://www.justice.gov/dea/pubs/history/history_part2.pdf

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information - http://www.health.org

Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention - http://www.edc.org/hec/

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University - http://www.casacolumbia.org

Join Together Online - http://www.jointogether.org

Indiana Prevention Resource Center - www.drugs.indiana.edu

Prevention Research Center at Penn State - www.prevention.psu.edu

US Department of Education - Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools - http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/programs.html

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - http://www.cdc.gov

Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources - http://wch.uhs.wisc.edu

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - http://www.niaaa.nih.gov

National Institute on Drug Abuse - http://www.nida.nih.gov

Prevention Institute - http://www.preventioninstitute.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110&Itemid=198

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, Chapter 1 - http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/chapter1/sec1.html

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, Overview of Prevention - http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/chapter2/sec5.html

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General—Overview of Treatment - http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/chapter2/sec6.html

FIRST CALL - NCADD GOOD FOR CONSUMERS

http://firstcallkc.org/

Drinkers Checkup List

http://www.drinkerscheckup.com/index.cfm?CFID=101060243&CFTOKEN=89064728

Alcoholics Anonymous or Non-Secular Version

Rational Recovery

https://rational.org

Secular Organizations for Sobriety

http://www.cfiwest.org/sos/index.htm

Half of Us - College Students

http://www.halfofus.com

COUNCIL FOR SECULAR HUMANISM

http://secularhumanism.org

International Organization for Migration

http://www.iom.int

RAINN - Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

http://www.rainn.org

SAMHSA Treatment Locator

http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx



Sexuality, Sexual Trauma, Sexual Dysfunction, & Sex Addiction

Sexual orientation and gender identity - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resources - http://healthcareguild.com

National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth LGBT Support - http://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov/tools/exchange/serving-sexual-minority-youth-with-open-arms/supportive-families

Porn Addiction - http://yourbrainonporn.com

SAA - Sex Addicts Anonymous - http://saa-recovery.org/SAALiterature/

CDC AIDS/HIV Data - ATLAS - http://gis.cdc.gov/GRASP/NCHHSTPAtlas/main.html

RAINN - Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network - http://www.rainn.org

Trauma Training - http://tfcbt.musc.edu

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) - http://www.istss.org



Sex Addiction

Online Sexual Addiction - http://www.onlinesexaddict.com

American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders - http://www.americanacademy.org

Sexual Addiction Recovery Resources - http://www.bewellnet.com/sdg/sarr/

Sex Addiction Resource Website - http://www.sexhelp.com

National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity - http://www.ncsac.org

National Counseling Intervention Services - http://nationalcounseling.com/sexaddiction.html

Women’s Sexual Screening Addiction Test (W-SAST) - http://www.sexualrecovery.com/wsast.htm

G-Sexual Addiction Screening Test (G-SAST) - http://www.sexualrecovery.com/gsast.htm

Codependents of Sexual Addiction (COSA) - http://www2.shore.net/~cosa/

S-ANON International Family Groups - http://www.sanon.org

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) - http://www.sa.org

About Sexual Addiction - http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/features/is-sex-addiction-real

PORN ADDICTION - http://yourbrainonporn.com/

SAA - SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS - http://saa-recovery.org/SAALiterature/

SAA - Sex Addicts Anonymous Resources -  http://saa-recovery.org.uk



Sexual Trauma

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA) - http://www.siawso.org

Incest Survivors Anonymous (ISA) -



Sexual Dysfunction

Treating Erectile Dysfunction - http://men.webmd.com/erectile-dysfunction-13/understanding-ed

Men’s Sexual Health - http://education.webmd.com/viewcollection/32746


Gender Inequality / Roles

THE GOOD MEN PROJECT - http://goodmenproject.com



Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (formerly ADD)

Managing ADHD in Adults and Children - www.Help4ADHD.org