There is a huge selection of websites, books, and podcasts out there about psychology, healing, and personal & spiritual growth. These are some I recommend as particularly astute and insightful.
Relationships & Attachment
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) (website) – great resources for learning NVC, restructuring the way we express ourselves, listen to others, identify our needs, and communicate those clearly, promoting greater self-awareness and fostering deeper interpersonal relationships.
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies (book) - Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind & Body in the Healing of Trauma (book) – Bessel van der Kolk
Anxiety, Depression, & Stress
The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (book) – Williams, Teasdale, Segal & Kabat-Zinn
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook (book) – Davis & Eshelman
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook (book) – Stahl & Goldstein
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) (online course) – free online version of the widely used 8-week MBSR course
Shame & Self-Esteem
The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love (book) - Sonya Renee Taylor
Mindfulness, Buddhist Psychology, & Neuroscience
Tara Brach (website) - one of my favorite meditation teachers, with a website full of free meditations, video talks, and more
Spiritrock (organization) – Insight Meditation (also known as vipassana or mindfulness) center in Marin County with many online programs.
East Bay Meditation Center (organization) – Insight meditation center in Oakland, "offering meditation training and spiritual teachings from Buddhist and other wisdom traditions, with attention to social action, multiculturalism, and the diverse populations of the East Bay and beyond."
Rick Hanson (website) – neuroscience research on happiness, confidence, resilience with videos, audiobooks, podcast, and more.
For the Wild (podcast) - inspiring podcast "focused on land-based protection, co-liberation, and intersectional storytelling rooted in a paradigm shift away from human supremacy, endless growth and consumerism."
Animas Valley Institute (organization) – offering "journeys into the mysteries of nature and psyche, including Soulcraft™ intensives, contemporary vision fasts, and training programs for nature-based soul guides.” Signup available on their website for free newsletter with lots of inspiring information. They have a generous scholarship program available, especially for people from historically marginalized communities, folks under 35 years old, and those involved in creating cultural change.
Ecology of Awakening (organization) – offering programs "weaving together cosmology, deep ecology, somatic resiliency work and other time-tested processes that usher us towards dissolving our borders and discovering our deepest belonging—to ourselves, to each other, to the Earth and to the greater mystery.”
School of Lost Borders (organization) – offering "vision fasts and rites of passage training which cultivate self-trust, responsibility, and understanding about ones' unique place within society and the natural world."
Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche (book) – Bill Plotkin
Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind (book) – Roszak, Gomes & Kanner
Living Myth (podcast) – mythologist Michael Meade sharing timeless wisdom from myths from around the world
The Soul's Code: In Search of Character & Calling (book) – James Hillman
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths & Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype (book) – Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the 21st Century (book) – Barbara Carrellas
The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love (book) – Janet Hardy & Dossie Easton
Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships (book) – Tristan Taormino
Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (book) – Eckhart Tolle
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (book) – Marshall Rosenberg
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear (book) – Elizabeth Gilbert