Katie’s Bookshelf: It Didn’t Start with You by Mark Wolynn

It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle is a book that explores this concept of epigenetics and how we may carry our ancestors stressors and traumas in our genes.  The book does a good job of explaining how this happens and provides someContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: It Didn’t Start with You by Mark Wolynn”

Katie’s Bookshelf: Yoga for Emotional Balance by Bo Forbes

Yoga for Emotional Balance by Bo Forbes is such an incredible book!  This is one of the first books I ever read about the intersection of yoga and mental health and informs so much of what I do as a teacher in the studio and when working with private clients.  Bo Forbes is PsyD asContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Yoga for Emotional Balance by Bo Forbes”

Katie’s Bookshelf: Yoga for Depression by Amy Weintraub

Yoga for Depression by Amy Weintraub is written by a yoga instructor and trainer for yoga instructors on how she used yoga and yoga techniques to heal her depression as well as manage her ongoing symptoms.  At the end of each chapter, she includes step by step instructors on breathwork, sequences, and meditations.  Weintraub exploresContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Yoga for Depression by Amy Weintraub”

Katie’s Bookshelf: The Heart Speaks by Mimi Guarneri

The Heart Speaks by Mimi Guarneri is written by a cardiologist who lost several family members to heart disease.  She began her career as a cardiologist inserting stents in her patients to aid in blockages.  She began to notice that the same people continue to return for the same issues.  Simultaneously, a few of her patientsContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: The Heart Speaks by Mimi Guarneri”

Katie’s Bookshelf: The Therapist in the Real World by Kottler

The Therapist in the Real World by Jeffrey Kottler subtitles “What you never learn in graduate school (but really need to know).”  When purchasing the book, it was the subtitle that caught my eye and solidified my decision.  I’ve been out of graduate school for almost 13 years and feel that I have learned aContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: The Therapist in the Real World by Kottler”