Below is a list of books, articles and links to video clips that you may find useful in your journey towards enriched dialogue.

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Bridges, W. (2014). Transitions: Making sense of life’s changes. Cambridge: MA: First Da Capo Press.

Brown, B. (2010). The gifts of imperfection. Minneapolis: Hazelden Information & Educational Services.

Childre, D., Martin, H. (1999). The heartmath solution. USA, NY: HarperOne.

Cozolino, L. (2014). The neuroscience of human relationships: Attachment and the developing social brain. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Damasio, A. R. (2010). Self comes to mind: Constructing the conscious brain. USA, New York: Random House.

D’ansembourg, T. (2007). Being genuine: Stop being nice, start being real. USA: Puddle Dancer Press.

Doige, N. (2007). The brain that changes itself. Australia, Carlton North: Scribe Publications.

Ekman, P. (2007). Emotions revealed. USA, NY: Owl Books.

Frankl, V.E. (1985). Man’s Search for Meaning (3rd Reprint.). Boston, USA: Washington Square Press.

Goleman, D. (1996). Emotional intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Goodman, Jane, Schlossberg, Nancy K., and Anderson, Mary L. (2006). Counseling adults in transition: Linking practice with theory (3rd Edition). New York, NY, USA: Springer Publishing Company.

Hanson, R. (2009). Buddha’s Brain: The practical neuroscience of happiness, love and wisdom. USA, Oakland, New Harbinger Publications.

Hollis, J. (2006). Finding meaning in the second half of life. NY: Gotham Books.

Glaser, J. E. (2014). Conversational Intelligence: How great leaders build trust and get extraordinary results. USA, MA: Bibliomotion.

Keltner, D., Marsh, J., & Smith, J. A. (Eds.). (2010). The compassionate instinct: The science of goodness. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company.

Lewis, M., & Woodhull, J. (2010). Inside the no: Five steps to decisions that last. Self Published.

Packer, T. (2002). The wonder of presence and the way of meditative inquiry. Boston: Shambala.

Patterson, K., Grenny, J., McMillan, R. & Switzler, A. (2011). Crucial conversations: Tools for talking when stakes are high. USA, New York: McGraw Hill Professional.

Rosenberg, M.B. (2003). Nonviolent communication: A language of life (2nd ed.) Puddle Dancer Press.

Scott, S. (2004). Fierce conversations. USA, New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation.

Schein, E. H. (2013). Humble Inquiry. USA, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Siegel, D. J, (2011). Mindsight. NY: Random House.

Wolvin, A. D. (2010). Listening and human communication in the 21st century. UK: Wiley -Blackwell Publishing.


Bauer, J. P. (2004). Personal growth in adults’ stories of life transitions. Journal Of Personality, 72(3), 573-602.

Becker, D. (2006). Therapy for the middle-aged: The relevance of existential issues. American Journal Of Psychotherapy, 60(1), 87-99.

Brown, A. (2015). Mid-career reframing: the learning and development processes through which individuals seek to effect major career changes. British Journal Of Guidance & Counselling, 43(3), 278-291.

Bussolari, C. A. (2009). Chaos theory as a model for life transitions counseling: Nonlinear dynamics and life’s changes. Journal Of Counseling & Development, 87(1), 98-107.

Degges-White, S. (2001). Midlife transitions in women: Cultural and individual factors. Adultspan Journal, 3(1), 4.

Edwards, W. M. (2014). Retirement Therapy? Older people’s experiences of existential therapy relating to their transition to retirement. Counselling Psychology Review, 29(2), 43-53.

Geertsma, E. L. (2004). Midlife transition and women’s spirituality groups: A preliminary investigation. Counseling & Values, 49(1), 27-36.

Goodwin, R. A. (2012). The temporal reciprocity of values and beliefs: A longitudinal study within a major life transition. European Journal Of Personality, 26(3), 360-370.

Gorchoff, S. R. (2008). Contextualizing change in marital satisfaction during middle age: An 18-year longitudinal study. Psychological Science (Wiley-Blackwell), 19(11), 1194-1200.

Neimeyer, R. A. (2008). The poetics of experience. Journal Of Constructivist Psychology, 21(4), 288-297.

Porges, S. (2004). Neuroception: subconscious system for detecting threats and safety. Zero to Three, May 2004, 19-24.

Pronin, E. (2008). How we see ourselves and others. Science, 320, 1177-1180.

Sheldon, K. R., Gunz, A. &Schachtman, T. R. (2012). What does it mean to be in touch with oneself? Testing a social character model of self-congruence. Self & Identity, 11(1), 51-70.

Skar, P. (2004). Chaos and self-organization: emergent patterns at critical life transitions. Journal Of Analytical Psychology, 49(2), 243-262.

Weaver, Y. (2009). Mid-life: A time of crisis or new possibilities? Existential Analysis: Journal Of The Society For Existential Analysis, 20(1), 69-78.