Jamie Brennan, MA, LPC

Psychotherapy & Counseling

Relationships | Life Transitions | Inspired Living | Turning Pain into Joy & Vitality | From Stuck To Thriving

Links & Resources

Stacking the deck in your favor through additional resources!

One hour every week in coaching or therapy (that’s 1 out of 168 hours) will not create the change you seek unless you are practicing and exposing yourself to new learning on a regular basis outside of our sessions.

Neuroscientists have discovered that 95% of what we think, feel and do is habitual, is unconscious AND a repeat of the past. And because neurons that fire together wire together, what we think, feel and do simply perpetuates what we think, feel and do. This is the landscape of feeling stuck. To create change entails becoming intentionally inspired to notice and consciously re-evaluate ways of being, thinking and feeling that we normally unconsciously let ourselves fall into. And to extend this level of awareness to our visceral body and breath experience. Self-compassion is an essential companion along this path, without which the path becomes more of a self perfection project than a true engagement in wholeness.

This resource list is here to support your commitment to compassionately making conscious how you unconsciously keep recreating what you do not want in your life, and to learn to trust and follow your essential inspirations. My hope is that you find in these resources additional inspiration and practical applicability to what you are unlearning and learning as we work together. These are just a few possibilities and you may find others on your own that fit as well or better for you. Please note, I have studied each of these approaches and teachers, and incorporate the gifts of each in my work with clients as is fitting.

www.drjoedispenza.com - Dr. Joe Dispenza – Dr. Dispenza has written several ground-breaking books: Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself, You Are The Placebo, Becoming Supernatural. He also offers numerous meditations for quantum level healing and creating via his website. His passion is to teach others how to shift from living in stress to living in creation.

www.TaraBrach.com – Author; Psychologist; Teacher of Meditation, Emotional Healing & Spiritual awakening. One of the best teachers and channelers I know for Self-compassion and unconditional acceptance which makes way for unburdened and joyous living.

www.CyndiDale.com - is an internationally renowned author, Intuitive, speaker, healer, business consultant, and the author of nearly 30 books about energy medicine, intuition, and spirituality. Her client sessions, which involve energy healing and holistic intuitive consulting, earn her referrals from many psychiatrists, medical doctors, and therapists. She continues to hone her ability to help people discover their essential selves so that they can make healthy and positive changes in their lives. Cyndi is trained in several different healing modalities. Her prestigious skills include shamanism, intuitive healing, energy healing, family of origin therapy, Therapeutic Touch, the Lakota Way, and faith healing.

Eckharttolle.com - Dr. Joe Dispenza – International Spiritual teacher who, based on his own spiritual awakening wrote the popular books, The Power of Now and The New Earth: Awakening to Your Life Purpose. "To experience anything fully and see it clearly there must be a moment of presence where conceptual thinking is not interfering with your experience of that moment." - Eckhart Tolle

www.selfleadership.org – Dr. Dick Schwartz is the founder of the Self Leadership Organization and the therapeutic model of healing called Internal Family Systems (IFS). “IFS is more than a therapeutic technique. It is a conceptual framework and practice for developing love for ourselves and each other.” He has written numerous books as well as lists books written by other IFS practitioners on his website.

www.self-compassion.org – Dr. Kristin Neff offers many mediations and practices for developing true self-compassion. She quotes on her website: “With self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend.”

www.enneagraminstitue.com At its core, the enneagram helps us to see ourselves at a deeper, more objective level and can be of invaluable assistance on our path to self-knowledge.

www.BrainSync.com – 100’s of meditations for rejuvenation and relaxation, creativity, healing, insomnia, shifting anxiety and depression, and more.

www.dailyom.com – Daily short wisdom and inspiration email with online courses available.

For relationships, you can find helpful resources here:

www.selfleadership.org – Dr. Dick Schwartz offers helpful guidance for couples using the Internal Family Systems approach which is a parts approach. He has written two books for couples titled: You Are The One You’ve Been Waiting For: Bringing Courageous Love To Intimate Relationships, and Intimacy From The Inside Out.

www.stantatkin.com – Dr. Stan Tatkin offers a psychobiological approach to understanding and creating the relationships couples want with an emphasis on the mind-body connection and attunement to each individual’s attachment orientation. Two books he has written that stand out are: Wired For Love and Wired For Dating.

www.heartsintrueharmony.com – Gay and Katie Hendricks have written and taught more on how to create lasting love than anyone else I know of. They say: “No matter how tough things are, you have the power to transform your love life.” They offer many books and audio programs to support your relationship.

www.Terryreal.com – Terry's work, with its rigorous commonsense approach, speaks to both men and women. His ideas on men's issues and on couple's therapy have been celebrated in venues from The Good Morning America show, The Today Show and 20/20, to Oprah and The New York Times. A proponent of "full-throttle marriage," as described in The Rules of Marriage, Terry has been called "the most innovative voice in thinking about and treating men and their relationships in the world today." In his latest offering, Fierce Intimacy: Standing Up to One Another with Love, Terry offers a revolutionary way of living in connection―one that allows you to cherish your partner, yourself, and your relationship in equal measure.

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