My favorite mental health and Enneagram books and resources

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So much of my continuing education and evolving outlook on life has happened through reading. I spent a lot of time in school pursuing my degrees, but one thing I don’t think I fully realized until after I graduated, was how important it would be to continue reading and learning from experts on my own time. There are a ton of books on my bookshelf and saved on my tablet. These are just a few of my favorites that made a very big impact on how I view spirituality, the Enneagram, mental health, and more. If you have a specific topic you’d like a book recommendation for, feel free to reach out and ask! There’s a good chance I can point you in the right direction!

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The Power of Now:
A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

By Eckhart Tolle

Welcoming the Unwelcome:
Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World

Pema Chödrön

Pema Chödrön's Compassion Cards

By Pema Chödrön

The Place That Scares You:
A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

By Pema Chödrön

When Things Fall Apart:
Heart Advice for Difficult Times

By Pema Chödrön

The Enneagram in Love:
A Roadmap for Building and Strengthening Relationships

By Stephanie Barron Hall

Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection

By Deb Dana

The Enneagram, Relationships, and Intimacy

By David Daniels, M.D. & Suzanne Dion

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts:
Close Encounters with Addiction

By Gabor Maté, CM

Lost Connections:
Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope

By Johann Hari

Greater than the Sum of Our Parts:
Discovering Your True Self through Internal Family Systems Therapy

By Richard C. Schwartz, PhD

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy

By Deb Dana

My Grandmother’s Hands:
Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies

By Resmaa Menakem


By Glennon Doyle

The Way of Integrity:
Finding the Path to Your True Self

By Martha Beck

Codependent No More

By Melody Beattie

The Wisdom of the Enneagram

By Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson

I will continue to keep this book list updated as I read and learn even more. If you’re interested in digging deeper into the Enneagram with a group of like-minded people, check out my Enneagram for Therapists Course. If you have any books or resources you think should be added to the list, email me at