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Helpful Resources

LEP is all about personal growth and empowerment.  We commonly use the following resources to educate, assist and empower our clients.  You are welcome to try them on your own* or partner with us to achieve your goals.  

(*You are responsible for assessing your readiness to independently use any of the following resources.  LEP does does not officially endorse any of these products with the exception of LE Essentials which are are creation of LEP.)

 

Finding the Right Psychotherapist:

Dr. Woodard is committed to improving the process of locating the right provider and making psychotherapy a productive process.  She created the following articles as resources:

 

 

 

Mindfulness:

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Introduction/Try Meditation: 

  • Happiness is All in Your Mind video, Gen Kelsang Nyema
  • Mindfulness for Beginners  video, Jon Kabat Zinn
  • Mindfulness and Neural Integration video, Dan Siegel 
  • Wheel of Awareness video, scientific perspective video and guide Dan Siegel
  • Sitting Body Scan Meditation video, Jon Kabat Zinn
  • Street Smart Mindfulness video (topic:  mindfulness for daily living)
  • Meditation Timer app

 

Emotions Regulation: 

   

  • LEP Specialty ProductTake Control 100% pure essential oil synergy On-the-Go Pocket Inhaler and Tiny or 1/2 oz bottles. (Use for grounding/centering during times of emotional distress.)

 

MIndfulness Help with Anger for Adults: 

  • Calm the F*ck Down:  An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book, Sasha O'Hare (Contains adult language.)
  • A Snarky Adult Colouring Book:  My Lack of Inner Peace is Stressing Me Out, Papeterie Bleu 

 

Personal Growth: 

  • Mindsight:  The New Science of Personal Transformation book/audio, Dan Siegel 
  • Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life's Riches book/audio, Steve Harvey
  • The Happy Secret to Better Work Ted Talk video, Shawn Achor 
  • Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education book/audio, Robert Kiyosaki
  • Nick Vujicic- No Arms, No Legs, No Excuses video

 

Entrepreneurial Coaching:

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Just Getting Started: 

  • The E-Myth Revisited:  Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It book/audio, Michael Gerber 
  • The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur:  The Tell-it-Like-it-is Guide to Cleaning up in Business, Even if You Are at the End of Your Roll book/audio, Mike Michalowicz

For Any Stage of Development: 

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 book/audio, Travis Bradberry 
  • The Happiness Advantage book/audio, Shawn Achor
  • Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes  Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers book/audio, Lois Frankel
  • See Jane Lead: 99 Ways for Women to Take Charge at Work book/audio, Lois Frankel

 

Parenting: 

Did you know that LEP's Child and Family Specialist, Mia Gardner, is a published author?  She has created the following resource to support healthy growth in our children. 

  • The Happy Calendar Book, Mia Gardner (Helps children learn about the relationship between they way they think, feel and behave through to story of a boy as he learns to get excited for each day of the week.)
  • To learn more about Mia Gardner and how she helps children, couples and families and LEP, click here

 

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  • Mindful Parenting video, Dan Siegel
  • Why Teens Turn from Parents to Peers video, Dan Siegel
  • Why Teens Seek Novelty and Danger video, Dan Siegel
  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive book/audio and workbook Dan Siegel 

 

Relationships, Couples and Dating:

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  • Couple's Kindle Cards (Fun Couple's Game)
  • LEP Specialty Product:  LE Essentials Couple's Bundle (aromatherapy products for building intimacy) 
  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind - and Keep - Love book/audio, Amir Levine

For Women: 

  • Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Expanded Edition: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment book/audio, Steve Harvey 
  • Love Sex Again:  A Gynecologist Finally Fixes the Issues That Are Sabotaging Your Sex Life  book/audio, Lauren Streicher 

 

Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Coping:

  • LEP Specialty Product:  Take Control 100% pure essential oil synergy On-the-Go Pocket Inhaler and Tiny or 1/2 oz bottles. (Use for grounding/centering during times of emotional distress.)

        

  • LEP Specialty ProductExhale 100% pure essential oil synergy On-the-Go Pocket Inhaler and Tiny or 1/2 oz bottles. (Use for grounding/centering during times of emotional distress.)
  • Emoji Face Squeeze Balls (Stress Balls), RI Novelty 
  • Tapping In audio/book, Laurel Parnell (Note:  The EMDR-type tapping presented in this book can activate or re-activate the unresolved emotional and physiological impact of stressful events.  We highly recommend seeking of support from a trauma informed clinician in conjunction to using this resource if you have a history of exposure to acutely stressful events or environments).
  • CBT Cognitive Diary App (Targets the irrational thoughts commonly associated with depression.)

Help for Chronic Worry:

  • How to Overcome Anxiety in Seven Minutes Ted Talk video, Mel Schwartz.  For more on how quantum physics is changing our understanding of our emotional world:  What the Bleep Do We Know book/audio or video
  • For a different mindfulness perspective:  Happiness is All in Your Mind Ted Talk video, Gen Kelsang Nyema 

Trauma/PTSD:

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Biographical and Semi-biographical Accounts:

Caution:  The following materials are in come cases, quite graphic.  Use extreme caution before viewing if you are experiencing trauma related symptoms or are vulnerable to the re-activation of such symptoms.  If you are a LEP client, please discuss viewing of these materials with your LEP clinician.  

  • Desert Flowebook or film  (culturally sanctioned trauma, immigration, resilience) 
  • Hurt Locker Academy Award winning film (Note:  this is a fictional story drawn from writer Mark Boal's embedded experience as a war correspondent). 
  • Sophie's Choice classic book/audio or Academy Award winning film (Holocaust impact, PTSD, Personality Disorders)
  • Fearless Living:  Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret book, Rhonda Britten (Highlights Resilience)
  • The Glass Castle book/audio or film, Jeannette Walls (Highlights the insidious impact of childhood neglect.)
  • Moonlight film (Highlights the insidious impact of childhood neglect.)

 

Coping with Chronic Behavioral Health Challenges:

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  • Oprah Meets a Schizophrenic Child Video and Update
  • What it's Like to Live with Dissociative Identity Disorder video (Good discussion of cause of DID and coping with the exception of onset; it is uncommon to develop this disorder after age six or seven but not impossible.)  

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Do you have suggestions for additional resources?  Let us know and if agree that others' would benefit from your resource, we'll add it to this page. 

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