This is the foundational book for Libera that takes us step by step through the Libera model. Important principles for everyone; can be used and referred to over and over.
Libera Listeners Training Manual
This is the material we have written to use for training Libera Listeners to do the work of Listeners. Used only in special training sessions.
The Power of Vulnerability- Brene Brown
This is a foundational audiobook on shame and vulnerability. ALL women and teen girls struggle with shame, and this is a good starting place for anyone to address what they have begun to identify and work on in their story.
The Four Agreements- Don Miguel Ruiz
The four agreements are: always be impeccable with your word, always do your best, don’t make assumptions and don’t take anything personally. Sounds simple, but this is a great one for people who tend to take things personally and are people pleasers. Also, if someone tends to get too wrapped up in other people.
The Mastery of Love- Don Miguel Ruiz
This is one of the most helpful books on learning not to be dependent upon people or things outside of ourselves for approval, satisfaction, and love. If someone struggles with unhealthy attachment, this is a great book. It can help you learn what love is and is not, and free you up to really love others from a healthy place. **Disclaimer: he says it’s not a religious book or approach, but he does cross over into some religious ideas. If it bothers you, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. Just fit it into your own religious framework.
Lost Connections- Johann Hari
An outstanding educational and informative look at depression and anxiety, with actual ways to combat both. He is an investigative journalist, and he shares a lot of research. The book lists 9 causes of depression and anxiety- 2 are chemical/neurological, but the other 7 are actually things that we have control over and can make choices and changes in. If you struggle with these things, it’s a great book.
Badass Ways to End Anxiety & Stop Panic Attacks!- Geert Verschaeve
We think this one is self explanatory!
Boundaries- Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
THE book on how to identify boundary problems and how to have health boundaries. If you are overly dependent upon others, a people pleaser, or overfunctioning, this is very helpful.
A quick quiz on this site will tell you a LOT about your personality and who you really are. Know your personality so you can live from THAT, and not comparisons to your friends’ personalities, or other’s expectations of who you should be.
Do What You Are- Paul D. Tieger
A great book to take the Myers Briggs personality you learned from the above site and figure out the best work or vocation for your type.
The Road Back to You- Ian Morgan Cron, Suzanne Stabile
A book on the Enneagram personality types that will help you discover who you are, your core issue, your healthy and unhealthy patterns.
The Emotionally Healthy Woman- Geri Scazzero
A book that takes a Christian perspective and especially helps women who have been caught up in the legalistic, self sacrificing, unhealthy world of overfunctioning.
Everything Belongs- Richard Rohr
A spiritual book for those who struggle with anxiety, trust, fear, and the big questions in life. Rohr draws from a number of faith practices to address our fears and lack of trust.
These tools are extremely valuable and helpful to those who struggle with anxiety, especially the tapping video and the Anxiety Helper app.
Listen to the WHOLE spotify playlist above
The Headspace app, or the Calm app, are great for meditation and anxiety reduction
read the article, but watch and practice the TAPPING video at the end; scientifically reduces stress and anxiety. Scroll to bottom of article and watch video.
easy to do anytime, anywhere
the Anxiety Helper phone app will help you work through your anxiety step by step