Coping Tools We Love
Whether you’ve started your therapeutic journey with Born to Bend or you’re in the Asheville area or not, here are some tools that you can take with you anywhere. We have listed recommended books, podcasts, videos that we love as well as blog posts written by our amazing team to help you along in your mental wellness journey. Enjoy!
Mindful Chatter:Mindful Chatter is a podcast
created by therapist Rachel Waggoner and her colleague Dr. Fabrice Lubin. This podcast is meant to promote real, relevant and responsive dialogue about topics that impact our day to day lives. In each episode, clinical therapist Rachel Waggoner and clinical psychologist Dr. Fabrice Lubin use their skills and experiences to engage themselves and their audience toward greater vulnerability. The goal is to bring a sense of presence to challenges that we all face, together. You can find it on SoundCloud or iTunes
Bliss and Grit
Long time friends Vanessa Scotto and Brooke Thomas are having conversations about being spiritual practitioners in the modern world. How do you find sacredness in today’s materialist society? Is there a place for psychology in the realm of spirituality? Can embodied meditation lead to greater evolution? How do we ultimately embrace more aliveness- all the beauty and crazy, the joys and messes, the bliss and the grit that is human life? Join us as we feel our way through the path by integrating somatic practices, psychology, spirituality, and transformation through meditation. Listen here!
The Hidden Brain:
The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain’s host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.
We love this educational podcast that goes deep into the nooks and crannies of the mysterious brain. Trust us, you’ll learn a lot!
Unfu*ck Your Brain
UnF*ck Your Brain is the podcast for high-achieving feminist women who struggle with anxiety, self-doubt, and imposter syndrome. If you know you’ve accomplished a lot professionally but still secretly feel like you’re unqualified….if you want to feel confident but you worry about what everyone else thinks about you…if you want to succeed but fear failure…this podcast is for you. In each episode Master Certified Confidence Coach Kara Loewentheil, J.D., will teach you how to overcome social conditioning and your own self-critical thoughts so that you can reduce your anxiety and insecurity, boost your self-confidence, and get what you want in life. Listen Here!
Where Should We Begin?
Step into iconic couples therapist Esther Perel’s office and listen as real couples anonymously bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their story. From infidelity, to sexlessness, to loss, it’s a space for people to be heard and understood. It’s also a place for us to listen and feel empowered in our own relationships. So.. where should we begin? Listen Here!
Mindful Parenting in a Messy World
The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. Listen Here!
Trauma, PTSD, and CPTSD
Educated- Tara Westlover
Anchored- Deb Dana
How to Be You- Jeffrey Marsh
Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery-Arielle Schwartz
The Color of My Mind- Dior Vargas
My Grandmother's Hands- Resmaa Menakem
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome- Dr. Joy Degruy
The Body Keeps Score- Bessel Van Der Kolk
The Seven Prinicipals for Making a Marriage Work- John M. Gottman
Text Me When You Get Home- Kayleen Schaefer
Mating In Captivity- Esther Perel
Poly Secure- Jessica Fern
Highly Sensitive Child- Elaine Aron
The Power of Attachment- Diane Poole Heller
Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Diet Cycling
When Your Teen has a Eating Disorder- Lauren Muhlheim
Fearing the Black Body- Sabrina Strings
Sick Enough- Jennifer L. Gaudiani
Intuitive Eating- Evelyn Tribole, Elyse Resch
Parents of Teenagers
Raising Girls Who Like Themselves- Kasey Edwards
Untangled- Lisa Damour
Hold on to your Kids-Gabor Mate
Curse of the Good Girl- Rachel Simmons.
No Bad Parts- Richard Schwartz
The Places that Scare You- Pea Chodron
It’s Not Always Depression- Hilary Jacobs Hendel
Together- Vivek Murthy
DARE- Barry McDonagh
The Wisdom of Anxiety-Sheryl Paul
Keeping Kids Out of the Middle- Ben Garber
For the Sake of the Children-Victoria Lane
The Co-Parenting Handbook: Raising Well-Adjusted and Resilient Kids from Little Ones to Young Adults through Divorce or Separation- Karen Bonnell
Caught in the Middle: A Letter to My Divorced Parents- Benjamin Garber
Kids Books of Divorced Parents:
Three Sleeps- Marissa Kent-White
Thursdays for Therapy- Marissa Kent-White
Moms House, Dads House- Isolina Ricci