Books can be a helpful tool in our healing process. Here are some that I find myself recommending again and again.
Books for Highly Sensitive & Empathic Adults
The Highly Sensitive Person by Dr. Elaine Aron
The Highly Sensitive Person in Love by Dr. Elaine Aron
Highly Sensitive People in an Insensitive World by Ilse Sand
The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide by Dr. Ted Zeff
Making Work Work for the Highly Sensitive Person by Barrie Jaeger
The Power of Sensitivity: Success Stories by Highly Sensitive People Thriving in a Non-sensitive World by Ted Zeff
Thrill: The High Sensation Seeking Highly Sensitive Person by Tracey M. Cooper
The Empath’s Survival Guide by Judith Orloff, M.D.
Additional Books for Adults
Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic & the Domestic by Esther Perel
The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself: Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, Ph.D., LCSW
The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection, & Courage by Brene Brown, Ph.D., LCSW
Healing Your Attachment Wounds: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships (Audio book) by Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.
The Highly Sensitive Child Helping Our Children Thrive When The World Overwhelms Them by Dr. Elaine Aron
Understanding the Highly Sensitive Child: Seeing an Overwhelming World through Their Eyes by James Williams
Supporting the Highly Sensitive Child: Making Sense of Meltdowns by James Williams
The Strong, Sensitive Boy by Ted Zeff
Parenting from the Inside Out by Dr. Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students by Christine Fonseca
Cool, Calm, and Confident: A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Assertiveness Skills by Lisa M. Schab, LCSW
My Great Big Feelings: A Story for Sensitive Children by C.M. Tolentino
When Worry Takes Hold by Liz Haske, Illustrated by InSong Nam
Angry Octopus by Lori Lite, Illustrated by Max Stasuyk
Visiting Feelings by Lauren Rubenstein, Illustrated by Shelly Hehenberger
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein
My New Best Friend by Sara Marlowe, Illustrated by Ivette Salom
My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig, Illustrated by Abigail Marble
Weird! by Erin Frankel, Illustrated by Paula Heaphy
Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends by Patti Kelley Criswell, Illustrated by Angela Martini, American Girl
Siblings: You're Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together (Laugh & Learn®) by James J. Crist, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Verdick