Iris’s Recommended Books

Take a look at these different books and movies that can help guide you through your healing journey.

Media to Help Your Recovery Process

Maintaining health and wellness in your life can seem like an extensive, even daunting process. Even when you are ready to take that first step towards self-development, identifying what that step is can feel overwhelming. As such, we have comprised a series of relevant titles to help you in that journey – helping narrow down the direction of your search.

By reading and watching from the list, you will be opening yourself up to new techniques and perspectives, all while learning about meditation and personal reflections in your daily life. You will be astonished at the you that will emerge, with only a bit of guidance and application.

If you are interested in learning more about addiction, mental health, treatment, and opportunities for recovery–check out Iris’s Recommended Books and movies. Each title is chosen with deliberate intent by Iris Healing’s owner Dr. Elena Kapustina to enrich your everyday life and explore personal growth.

Books on Codependency

If you struggle with codependency and building your purpose based on others, take a look at the following title.

Codependent No More

Is someone else’s problem your problem? Do you absorb the tribulations and emotions of others? If, like so many others, you’ve lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else’s, you may be codependent–and you may find yourself in this book.

The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America’s best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.
With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency–charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.
Melody Beattie is the author of Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, and Playing It by Heart.

Books on Daily meditations

Daily meditation is a great tool to excel your healing process. Read on to learn about different books that aid in meditation.

The Language of letting go

As the coronavirus pandemic affects our loved ones, our cherished communities, and our own health and wellbeing, we may be tempted to return to the caretaking and codependent behaviors we’ve worked to leave behind. No matter where you are in your wellness journey, beloved author Melody Beattie will help you learn the importance of letting go.

Written for those of us who struggle with codependency, these daily meditations offer growth and renewal and remind us that the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our self-care.

Melody Beattie integrates her own life experiences and fundamental recovery reflections in this unique daily meditation book, which is written especially for those of us who struggle with the issue of codependency. Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our pain and self-care. In this daily inspirational book, Melody provides us with a thought to guide us through the day. She encourages us to remember that each day is an opportunity for growth and renewal.

More Language of Letting Go

This work provide readers with messages that are more than just words but are instead techniques to apply to gain autonomy over their own lives and experiences.

This new volume of meditations offers clients ongoing wisdom and guidance about relationship issues. An excellent enhancement to therapy, daily thoughts provide clients with ongoing insights into issues such as surrendering, the damaging effects of manipulation, and healthy communication. More Language of Letting Go shares unsentimental, direct help for clients recovering from chemical dependency, healing from relationships and family issues, and exploring personal growth.

Titles for Self Empowerment and Discovery

Your recovery will bring about self-empowerment and help you discover a whole new side of yourself. The following titles can aid in this journey towards discovery.

How to Break Free of the Drama Triangle and Victim Consciousness

The impactful dynamics of The Drama Triangle might knock your socks off–or even turn your shoes around! After reading this practical book, we can guarantee that the way you see the world will never be the same. You’ll be able to spot The Drama Triangle everywhere: in your friends’ and family’s personal drama, in tv sitcoms and talk shows, in movies and mainstream news, and more. You’ll hear it in the chatter around the water cooler at work and have a better understanding of your most intimate conversations (even those in the bedroom).

That’s because three out of every five social transactions contain The Drama Triangle dynamics. This book takes the mystery out of the Drama Triangle. It looks at its historical, social, and developmental roots and gives simple, straightforward ways to break free of these conflict-causing dynamics.

The Highly Sensitive Person

Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? Are you “too shy” or “too sensitive,” according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).

Most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the highly sensitive person, it’s a way of life. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Elaine Aron, a highly sensitive person herself, shows you how to identify this trait in yourself and make the most of it in everyday situations.

In The Highly Sensitive Person, you will discover:

• Self-assessment tests to help you identify your particular sensitivities
• Ways to reframe your past experiences in a positive light and gain greater self-esteem in the process
• Insight into how high sensitivity affects both work and personal relationships
• Tips on how to deal with over-arousal
• Information on medications and when to seek help
• Techniques to enrich the soul and spirit

Drawing on many years of research and hundreds of interviews, The Highly Sensitive Person will change the way you see yourself—and the world around you

Sensitive - The Untold Story

This showcases a groundbreaking documentary about the temperament trait of high sensitivity, which is found in 20% of the population of both men and women. Based on the findings of bestselling author-psychologist Dr. Elaine Aron–author of The Highly Sensitive Person.

Titles for Self Empowerment and Discovery

When you take a moment to reflect on yourself, you open up a whole new side of healing. The following media can help you achieve these periods of reflection.

The Four Agreements

In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offers a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives into a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

The Four Agreements is:

• A New York Times bestseller for over a decade
• Translated into 46 languages worldwide

This book by don Miguel Ruiz, simple yet so powerful, has made a tremendous difference in how I think and act in every encounter.” — Oprah Winfrey

Don Miguel Ruiz’s book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

An inspiring book with many great lessons.” — Wayne Dyer, Author, Real Magic

In the tradition of Castaneda, Ruiz distills essential Toltec wisdom, expressing with clarity and impeccability what it means for men and women to live as peaceful warriors in the modern world.” — Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior

If you would like to learn more about our recommendations on healing books or movies, reach out to our team.