Pat’s Recommendations



Buck (2011)

→An examination of the life of acclaimed ‘horse whisperer’ Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people.

Jodi ChapmanFree yourself from anxiety, depression and ADHD

In this 7 part presentation Jodi Chapman. The series begins with the removal of irritants within your life that give rise to allergies and exacerbate your mood.



Brené Brown- The Call to Courage (2019)

A documentary about how bravery could arise from engaging with our deepest vulnerabilities. Brené Brown has published TED Talks and books earlier about the subject, and this documentary continues exploring the topic.



Tony Robbins


American author, coach, motivational speaker, and philanthropist.

Tony Robbins’ virtual live events, one-on-one coaching and training systems will help close the gap between where you are and where you want to be.



Unlimited Power : The New Science Of Personal Achievement

If you have ever dreamed of a better life, Unlimited Power will show you how to achieve the extraordinary quality of life you desire and deserve, and how to master your personal and professional life.


Awaken the Giant Within

How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!




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He is an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, author, and educator.

In his easy-to-understand, encouraging, and compassionate style, he has educated thousands of people, detailing how they can rewire their brains and recondition their bodies to make lasting changes.




Breaking the Habit of being yourself

You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. 


Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon

Becoming Supernatural marries some of the most profound scientific information with ancient wisdom to show how people like you and me can experience a more mystical life.


You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter

Is it possible to heal by thought alone – without drugs or surgery? The truth is that it happens more often than you might 

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Yoga & Meditation Classes. Original Series. Documentaries & Films. Watch on any device 

Gaia offers the largest online resource of consciousness-expanding videos—over 8,000 informative and enlightening films, original shows, yoga and meditation classes, and more that you won’t find anywhere else.



The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller

Alice Miller helps us reclaim our lives by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth. This is a classic text and bestselling book on childhood trauma and the enduring effects of repressed anger and pain. Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This is a short but heavy read. People usually respond pretty strongly to it. It cuts right to the core of many of our issues – the wounds and slights of childhood.


Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

“For many of us, feelings of deficiency are right around the corner. It doesn’t take much–just hearing of someone else’s accomplishments, being criticized, getting into an argument, making a mistake at work–to make us feel that we are not okay. Beginning to understand how our lives have become ensnared in this trance of unworthiness is our first step toward reconnecting with who we really are and what it means to live fully.” 


The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner

Ways to manage your difficult communication in a healthy way. If you google it, you will see several YouTube videos and interviews with the author. Great general communication and boundary setting how-to book. Easy read.


Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix

Harville Hendrix presents the relationship skills that have already helped hundreds of thousands of couples to replace confrontation and criticism with a healing process of mutual growth and support. He is the creator of the IMAGO concept which is core to how we choose partners.  There are also several YouTube videos with him and his wife, who is the co-author, explaining their work. It is a high concept book that can be a very different way of looking at your partner or relationships but provides a very practical “how to” part. 


If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him! The Pilgrimage of Psychotherapy Patients by Sheldon Kopp

An interesting look at how to approach psychotherapy which is essentially a journey with your therapist. There comes a point when you realize that the therapist as well as other idealized figures in your life are no Buddhas. They are in fact, just struggling souls on their own paths who can walk alongside you as long as it is helpful to you. Great book for every serious psychotherapeutic traveler.


The Road Less Traveled and Beyond: Spiritual Growth in an Age of Anxiety 

by M. Scott Peck

Written in a voice that is timeless in its message of understanding, The Road Less Traveled continues to help us explore the very nature of loving relationships and leads us toward a new serenity and fullness of life. It helps us learn how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become a more sensitive parent; and ultimately how to become one’s own true self.


Recognizing that, as in the famous opening line of his book, “Life is difficult” and that the journey to spiritual growth is a long one, Dr. Peck never bullies his readers, but rather guides them gently through the hard and often painful process of change toward a higher level of self-understanding.


Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing your Inner Child 

by John Bradshaw

Bradshaw writes in a very personal style referring to his own journey at times which is very helpful. He is informed by a lot of his personal alcoholic recovery work and understanding of the alcoholic family model. Whether you are an active addict or not you may well come from an alcoholic family structure. He brings the idea of the inner child to life which is very helpful.


There are lots of great YouTube videos that are intense and get to the heart of matters. He does a childhood guided meditation that is very powerful.


Daring Greatly

by Brene Brown

Brene Brown has done groundbreaking work on shame and self doubt and how to work through it and get to the other side. She has a number of great books on it. Any of one them is informative. This one captures the essence of her work nicely. She takes tangled issues and untangles them while providing suggestions and advice about what you can do about it.


She also has a Netflix special, several Ted Talks and a podcast that I highly recommend. Below is a list of other excellent books by Brene Brown:


The Gifts of Imperfection

Rising Strong

Braving the Wilderness

I Thought It Was Just Me: Women

Dare to Lead

Women & Shame: Reaching Out

The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting

The Power of Vulnerability