Resources

Welcome to the Resources Page. You can browse supportive websites, useful apps, and helpful books here. It is updated frequently, so check back often!

Helpful Websites

Association for Contextual Behavioral Science


This is the website for the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Here you can find out more about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and browse the self-help bookstore (go to the ACT for the Public section of the website).

Authentic Happiness Website at the University of Pennsylvania


Here you can learn more about positive psychology through readings and videos. If you register on the site, you can also complete questionnaires online and learn more about your personal strengths, optimism, and other concepts emphasized in positive psychology.

Chronic Babe


As a young woman with multiple chronic illnesses, Jenni knows what it’s like to feel limited and to want more out of life. That’s why she created ChronicBabe — to help people have an amazing life in spite of illness. She helps people gain new confidence, boost their careers, nurture lifelong friendships, have great sex, save more money, and in general, be more fabulous.

Compassionate Mind Foundation


The Compassionate Mind Foundation promotes wellbeing through facilitating the scientific understanding and application of compassion.

Dharma Seed


This website offers dharma talks (mindfulness teachings). The talks are provided for free; user donations keep the website running.

Gratefulness.org


Brother David Steindl-Rast’s website offers talks and meditation teachings from a Christian/Catholic perspective. You can also sign up for a free e-newsletter and the Word for the Day to receive a daily email with words of wisdom from mindfulness teachers and inspirational figures.

Greater Good Science Center


Greater Good Science Center and magazine turn scientific research into stories, tips, and tools for a happier life and a more compassionate society.


Through articles, videos, quizzes, and podcasts, we bridge the gap between scientific journals and people’s daily lives, particularly for parents, educators, business leaders, and healthcare professionals.

Insight Chicago Meditation Community


This is the website for the Insight Chicago Meditation Community, which is a Vipassana (mindfulness) meditation group that has been around since 1997. There is information about weekly sitting groups, monthly teachings, and retreats.

International OCD Foundation


The mission of the International OCD Foundation is to help everyone affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives. Their aim is to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them.

Mindful Self-Compassion


Psychologist and mindfulness practitioner Christopher Germer offers guided meditations and articles on self-compassion.

Psychology Today


Articles and blog posts on all things psychology. Many leading psychologists contribute to the site.

Wisebrain


This website is sponsored by the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. It has a vast amount contemplative and meditation practices, coping and self-care tools, links to brain news, access to articles by neuropsychologist and mindfulness teacher Rick Hanson, and more. You can also sign up for the Wise Brain Bulletin, a free monthly e-newsletter.


Useful Apps

Calm


Calm is an app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation. Experience better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety with their guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing programs, stretching exercises, and relaxing music.

Curable Pain Relief


Take control over chronic pain with the Curable app. Their step-by-step program will help you learn what is happening in your body and apply practical tools to reverse the cycle of pain.

Headspace


Learn to meditate and live mindfully. Hundreds of themed sessions on everything from stress to sleep. Bite-sized meditations for busy schedules. SOS exercises in case of sudden meltdowns.

Insight Timer


Home to more than 3,000,000 meditators, Insight Timer is rated
as the top free meditation app on the Android and iOS stores.

My Fitness Pal


Millions of people have lost weight with MyFitnessPal’s FREE calorie counter. Get free access to the world’s largest nutrition and calorie database — over 5 million foods!

Stop, Breathe, & Think


Check in with how you’re feeling and try short activities tuned to your emotions.

Waking Up by Sam Harris


Join Sam Harris -- neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author -- on a meditation course for beginners and experienced meditators alike. Waking Up is for anyone who understands that meditation practice isn't just about feeling better in the moment. Meditation should transform one's view of the world. 

Wellbody


A mindful approach to taking care of yourself. Guided audio sessions with exercises. Daily experiments and challenges to help you find what works for you and make progress toward your goal.


Recommended Reading

The 4 Week Insomnia Workbook

by Sara Dittoe Barrett, Ph.D.

The Dialetical Behavior Skills Therapy Workbook

by Matthew McKay

The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD

by Jon Hershfield MFT

The Imp of the Mind: Exploring the Silent Epidemic of Obsessive Bad Thoughts

by Lee Baer

Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior

by Jeffrey M. Schwartz

The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

by Dennis Tirch

Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong

by Kelly Wilson & Troy DuFrene

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

by Steve Hayes & Spencer Smith

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

by Kelly Wilson

The Happiness Trap

by Russ Harris

Nonviolent Communication

by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

The Dance of Anger

by Harriet Lerner

Mating in Captivity

by Esther Perel

ACT with Love

by Russ Harris

Mindful Discipline

by Shauna Shapiro and Chris White

Sitting Still Like a Frog

by Eline Snel

The Joy of Parenting

by Lisa Coyne (Author), Amy R. Murrell

The Compassionate Mind Workbook

by Chris Irons and Elaine Beaumont

Self-Compassion

by Kristen Neff

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

by Christopher K Germer

Wherever You Go, There You Are

by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Full Catastrophe Living

by Jon Kabat-Zinn

10% Happier

by Dan Harris

A Path with Heart

by Jack Kornfield

Radical Acceptance

by Tara Brach

It’s Easier than You Think

Sylvia Boorstein

Peace is Every Step

by Thich Nhat Hanh

Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life

by Thich Nhat Hanh and Lilian Cheung

Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Meaningful Life

by Todd Kashdan

Flourish

by Martin Seligman

Learned Optimism

by Martin Seligman

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

by Robert M. Sapolsky