Book Resources

Transformative Skills & Concepts
Beauty: The Invisible Embrace. Rediscovering the True Sources of Compassion, Serenity, and Hope, by John O'Donohue

Full Catastrophe living, Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Zen of Listening: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction, Rebecca Z. Shafir

Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future, by Margaret J. Wheatley

Listening with the Heart: A Guide for Compassionate Listening, by Carol Hwoschinsky

The Compassionate Listening Project Anger, by Carol Travis

Transforming Stress: The Heartmath Solution for Relieving Worry, Fatigue, and Tension, by Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman

Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames, by Thich Nhat Hanh

The introvert Advantage, by Marti Olsen Laney

Achieving the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection: A Stress Management Workbook, by Brian Luke Seaward


Parenting Books for Parents, Teachers & Professionals

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

Peaceful Parents, Peaceful Kids: Practical Ways to ceate a Calm & Happy Home, by Naomi Drew

Connecting with Our Children: Guiding Principles for Parents in a Troubled World, by Gary Paul Nabhan & Stephen Trimble

Ready or Not: Why Treating Children as Small Adults Endangers Their Future and Ours, by Kay Hymowitz

Too Much of a Good Thing - Raising Children of Character in an Indulgent Age, by Dan Kindlon

Raising Your Spirited Child: A guide for Parents whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic, (plus a workbook) by Mary Kurcinka Sheedy

The Black Parenting Book, by Anne Beal, Linda Villarosa, Allison Abner

The Geography of Childhood: Why Children Need Wild Places, by Roberta Gilbert

Active Parenting Series, by Michael Popkiin

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (or Teaching), by Don Dinkmeyer

Kids are Worth It!, Barbara Coloroso


Activity Books for Families and Teachers

Playwise: 365 Fun Filled activities for building character, conscience and emotional intelligence, by Denise Chapman Weston & Mark Weston

Starbright (plus 4 other books on Meditations with Children), by Maureen Garth

How to have intelligent conversations with your children, by Jane Healy


Storytelling Resources

Spinning Gold out of Straw: How Stories Heal, by Diane Rooks

Tell it by Heart: Women and the Healing Power of Story, by Erica Helm Meade

Doorways to the Soul: 52 Wisdom Tales from Around the World, by Elisa Davy Pearmain

Stories in the Classroom: Storytelling, Reading Aloud and Roleplay with Children, by Bob Barton & David Booth

Storytelling Games: Creative Activities for Language, Communication and Composition across the Curriculum, by Doug Lipman

Storytelling Activities, by Norma Livo

Awakening the Hidden Storyteller: How to Build a Storytelling Tradition in your Family, by Robin Moore

Storybooks for Tough Times (for very young children), by Laura Ann Campbel

Tell me a story: Creating bedtime tales your child can grow on, by Chase Collins

The Power of Personal Storytelling: Spinning Tales to Connect with Others, by Mack Maguire

The Healing Art of Storytelling, by Richard Stone

Inviting the Wolf In, Thinking about Difficult Stories, by Loren Niemi & Elizabeth Ellis

Storymaking in Education and Therapy, by Alida Geisie & Nancy King
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The Soul's Almanac, A Year of Interfaith Stories, Prayers & Wisdom, by Aaron Zerah


Peace Education Resources
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion, by Marshall Rosenberg

Connecting across Differences: A Guide to Compassionate Nonviolent Communication, by Jane Marantz Connor and Dian Killian

Getting to Peace, by William Ury

Peace Tales, World Folktales to Talk About, by Magaret Read MacDonald

Story Power: Talking with Teens in Turbulent Times, by John Alston

Raising Peaceful Children in a Violent World, by Nancy Lee Cecil

Teaching Conflict Resolution Through Children's Literacy, by William Kreidler

Teaching Peace - Music and Activities, by Red and Kathy Grammer

Forgiveness: How to Make Peace with Your Past and Get On With Your Life, by Dr. Sidney Simon and Suzanne Simon

Second Step: A Violence Curriculum e-mail cf.children.org

El Fortalecimiento de Las Familias, by Helen Munoz, et al Coalicion Nacional de Organizaciones Hispanes de La Salud y Servicios Humanos, (202) 387-5000