Recommended Media


Alderman, Tracy , and Karen Marshall. Amongst Ourselves: A Self-Help Guide to Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Oakland: New Harbinger, 1998.

Ban Breathnach, Sarah. Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy. New York: Warner Books, 1995.

Ban Breathnach, Sarah. The Simple Abundance Companion: Following Your Authentic Path to Something More. New York: Warner, 2000.

Bass, Ellen, and Laura Davis. The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. 3rd ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.

Beattie, Melody. Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself. Center City, MN: Hazelden, 1987.

Bloom, E. Sue. Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and its Aftereffects in Women. New York: Ballantine Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 1990.

Buscaglia, Leo F. Born for Love: Reflections on Loving. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Inc. : Distributed by Random House, 1992.

Buscaglia, Leo F. Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human. Thorofare: C. B. Slack ; New York : Distributed by Holt, Rinehart and Winston , 1978.

Capacchione, Lucia. The Power of Your Other Hand: A Course in Channeling the Inner Wisdom of the Right Brain. Rev. ed. Franklin Lakes, NJ: New Page Books, 2001.

Chopra, M.D., Deepak. Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine. New York: A Bantam Book, published by Bantam Books, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1989.

Crum, Thomas F. Journey to Center: Lessons in Unifying Body, Mind, and Spirit. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.

Crum, Thomas F. The Magic of Conflict: Turning a Life of Work into a Work of Art. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987.

Davis, Laura. The Courage to Heal Workbook: For Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. New York: Harper & Row, 1990.

De Becker, Gavin. The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1997.

Haddock, M.Ed., M.A., L.P., Deborah Bray. The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook. Chicago: Contemporary Books, A Division of the McGraw-Hill Companies, 2001.

Ingerman, Sandra. Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self. San Francisco: Harper, 1991.

Kidd, Sue Monk. The Secret Life of Bees. New York: Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Putnam, Inc., 2002.

Lew, Mike. Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse. New York: Perennial Library, 1990.

Mandino, Og. The Greatest Miracle in the World. New York: A Bantam Book, published by Bantam Books, Inc., published by arrangement with Frederick Fell Publishers, Inc., 1975.

Millman, Dan. The Laws of Spirit: Simple, Powerful Truths for Making Life Work. Tiburon, CA: HJ Kramer, Inc., 1995.

Millman, Dan. Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes Lives. Tiburon: H.J. Kramer, Inc., 1980.

Mundis, Jerrold. How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, & Live Prosperously. New York: A Bantam Book, published by Bantam Books, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1988.

Nhat Hanh, Thich. The Blooming of a Lotus: Guided Meditation Exercises for Healing and Transformation. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993.

Paulus, Trina. Hope for the Flowers: A Tale—Partly about Life Partly about Revolution and Lots about Hope. Paramus, NJ: Paulist Press, 1972.

Pinkola Estes, Clarissa. The Faithful Gardner: A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never Die. San Francisco: Harper, 1995.

Pinkola Estes, Ph.D., Clarissa. Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype. New York: Ballantine Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 1992.

Scaer, M.D., Robert C.. The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation, and Disease. New York: Haworth Medical Press, 2001.

Siegel, M.D., Bernie S. Peace, Love & Healing: Bodymind Communication & the Path to Self-Healing: An Exploration. New York: Harper & Row, 1989.

Books for Younger Parts

Younger parts might enjoy these books (so might older parts!):

Bach, Richard. Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A Story. New York: Avon Books, a division of the Hearst Corporation, pub. by The Macmillan Company, 1973.

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: the words of Chief Seattle/paintings by Susan Jeffers. New York: Dial Books, a division of Penguin Books USA, Inc., 1991.

Buscaglia, Leo F. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages. Thorofare: C.B. Slack; New York, N.Y.: Distributed by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1982.

Hanson, Warren. The Next Place. Minneapolis: Waldman House Press, 1997.

Howard, Jane R. , and Lynne Cherry (illus.). When I’m Sleepy. 1st ed. ed. New York: Dutton, 1985.

L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle In Time. New York: Scholastic Book Services, by arrangement with Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc., 1962.

Minogue, Frank , and Beth Lee Cripe (illus.). Little Horse. Golden Valley, MN: “Different” Books/The Place in the Woods, 2002.

Seuss, Dr. Oh, The Places You’ll Go. New York: Random House, 1990.

Seuss, Dr. Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book. New York: Random House, 1990.

Silverstein, Shel. The Missing Piece. New York: HarperCollins, 1992.

Silverstein, Shel. The Giving Tree. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1976.

Williams, Margery , and David Jorgensen (illus.). The Velveteen Rabbit. 1st Dragonfly ed. ed. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1990.


Enya. Paint the Sky with Stars: The Best of Enya. Reprise Records (CD), 1997.

Enya. A Day Without Rain. Reprise Records (CD), 2000.

Kitaro. The Best of Kitaro. Kuckuck records (CD), 1991.

Markoe, Gerald Jay. Celestial Mozart. Astro Music (CD), 1999.

Nakai, R. Carlos. Canyon Trilogy. Canyon Records (CD), 1992.

Noll, Shaina. Songs for the Inner Child. Singing Heart (CD), 1996.

Xumantra. Singing Bowls. First Light Music (CD), 1999.

Some find sound recordings of nature relaxing, others do not. Likewise, some find music with religious content reassuring, while others find it triggering or problematic. Each System needs to determine what is helpful and what is not.


The Dark Crystal. Dir. Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Buena Vista Home Video, 1994.

Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas/Horton Hears A Who. Warner Home Video, (1966, 2000).

The Fisher King. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Sony Pictures, 1991.

It’s a Wonderful Life. Dir. Frank Capra. Liberty Films, 1946.

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