Here are some books that I believe are important for most people to read. Some of them may contain graphic or triggering content. Some content may not be suitable for all audiences; that said, I geared this list towards what I believe would be best for a general audience. This list is not exhaustive of books that I recommend; I suggest different books to different people I work with.
Healing the Shame that Binds You by John Bradshaw
The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect Us From Danger – Gavin de Becker
Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (And Parents Sane) by Gavin de Becker
Prodependence: The End of Codependency by Rob Weiss, MSW, Ph.D.
Note: I am an autistic MSW and comedian with the initials “D.R.” I am not a doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist, etc. I do not provide therapy, clinical, or medical services. I deliberately chose not to separate my comedy website from my professional page because my work as a woman who remains in humorous spirits, regardless of how I am feeling, is part of who I am. In reflection of this, my comedy site will not be separated from my community services work.
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