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A brief note from Abby Leora Rohrer:

In the recommended reading list for adults are some of the books that I read while I was healing my own compulsive hairpulling.  Many of them had a big impact on my life and my own journey to freedom. I've placed asterisks before those that I feel are must-reads for adults working to heal from trichotillomania.  That said, trust yourself to know which books "speak" to you and which don't.  Some of them, specifically those by Ken Wilber and A Course in Miracles, may be particularly challenging.  Use your own sense of what's right for you at this time.

I have also put together the Parent's List to guide parents working on helping their child to end hair pulling. If you would like more information and articles on how to help your hairpulling child gain freedom, please visit: www.hairpullingchild.com.

Warm regards,

Abby Leora Rohrer

P.S. Some of the book links below are clickable and lead to more information about the book and a discounted price from Amazon.com.

 

Reading List for Adult Hair Pullers and Others Working on Healing

Additional Reading Specifically for Parents

 

Addiction & Compulsion Books

 

Trauma and Addiction by Tian Dayton, Ph.D.

Understanding the12-Steps by Terence T. Gorski 

Healing the Addictive Mind by Lee Jampolsky, Ph.D.

Many Roads, One Journey by Charlotte Davis Kasl, Ph.D.

**Magnificent Addiction by Philip Kavanaugh, M.D

Addiction & Grace by Gerald G. May, M.D.

Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody

Facing Love Addiction by Pia Mellody

**The Enabler by Angelyn Miller

The Real AA by Ken Ragge

The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing by Dr. Judith Rapoport, M.D

Feeding The Hungry Heart by Geneen Roth

**When Society Becomes An Addict by Anne Wilson Schaef

**Women’s Reality by Anne Wilson Schaef

**BrainLock by Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D.

Addiction and Responsibility by Francis F. Seeburger

Recovery from Co-Dependency by Laurie Weiss and Jonathan Weiss

 

Verbal and Emotional Abuse Books

 **Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft

**The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans

 **Controlling People by Patricia Evans

 

Personal Growth & Relationship Books

Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton, Ph.D.

**Bradshaw on: The Family by John Bradshaw

Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes by William Bridges, Ph.D.

**Recovery of Your Inner Child by Lucia Capacchione, Ph.D.

Forgiveness: A Bold Choice for a Peaceful Heart by Robin Casarjian

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Intimacy & Solitude by Stephanie Dowrick

**Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay

Keeping The Love You Find by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.

**The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.

**Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody

Facing Love Addiction by Pia Mellody

The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller

For Your Own Good by Alice Miller

Legacy of the Heart by Wayne Muller

**Why People Don’t Heal by Caroline Myss, Ph.D.

Solved by Sunset by Carol Orsborn

Awakening From The Deep Sleep by Robert Pasick

People Of The Lie by M. Scott Peck

I Don’t Want to Talk About It by Terrence Real

**Beyond Therapy, Beyond Science by Anne Wilson Schaef

Recovery from Co-Dependency by Laurie Weiss and Jonathan Weiss

Enchanted Love by Marianne Williamson

Embracing Our Selves by Hal Stone, Ph.D. & Sidra Winkelman, Ph.D.

 

Cultural Change Books

The Paradigm Conspiracy by Denise Breton & Christopher Largent

**The Chalice & The Blade by Riane Eisler

**The Aquarian Conspiracy by Marilyn Ferguson

**We've Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy and the World's Getting Worse by James Hillman and Michael Ventura

Freedom: Alchemy For A Voluntary Society by Stephan A. Hoeller

Money And The Meaning Of Life by Jacob Needleman

 

Spiritual & Philosophy Books

A Course in Miracles from The Foundation for Inner Peace

The Disappearance of the Universe by Gary Renard

Fire In The Soul by Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore

Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss, Ph.D.

Coming Home by Martia Nelson

**Real Magic by Dr. Wayne Dyer

**You’ll See It When You Believe It by Dr. Wayne Dyer

The Path of Transformation by Shakti Gawain

Love Is Letting Go Of Fear by Gerald Jampolsky

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, M.D

Conversations With God: Vol. I by Neale Donald Walsch

Conversations With God: Vol. 2 by Neale Donald Walsch

Conversations With God: Vol. 3 by Neale Donald Walsch

No Boundary by Ken Wilber

A Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilber

The Marriage of Sense and Soul by Ken Wilber

A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson

**The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav

 

Parent Reading List

The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine Aron

The Real Life Horse Whisperer by Monty Roberts

Horse Sense for People by Monty Roberts

**Magnificent Addiction by Philip Kavanaugh, M.D

**BrainLock by Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D.

The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans

 **Controlling People by Patricia Evans

Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft

**When Society Becomes An Addict by Anne Wilson Schaef

Trauma and Addiction by Tian Dayton, Ph.D.

**Bradshaw on: The Family by John Bradshaw

**Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

**The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.

Love’s Hidden Symmetry and other works by Bert Hellinger

The Healing Power of the Past by Bertold Ulsamer, Ph.D.

Growing Up Again by Jean Illsley Clarke and Connie Dawson

The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller

For Your Own Good by Alice Miller

 

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**Must-reads for adults working to heal from trichotillomania

 

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