Shielagh Shusta Hochberg, Ph.D. - Personal Growth Throughout the Life Cycle
Helpful Resources
 
Some of My Publications
 
"Free Yourself From Cognitive Dissonance: The Empathic Heart," from the May 23, 2012 elephant journal, an online resource self-described as, "your guide to what we like to call ‘the mindful life’: yoga, organics, sustainability, genuine spirituality, conscious consumerism, fair fashion, the contemplative arts…anything that helps us to live a good life that also happens to be good for others, and our planet."
 
"Contemplating the Aging Process," published on April 2, 2012 in elephant journal .
 
"Therapeutic Hazards of Treating Child Alters as Real Children in Dissociative Identity Disorder,"Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, Vol. 5(1) 2004 ( you can also access get here from ISSTD)
 
"Successful Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,"American Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol 53(3) 1999. pdf here.
 
Other clinical publications, papers and book reviews available by request.
 
 
 Books I Recommend 

by Tara Cottrell and Dan Zigmond.

This book is a wonderful treatment of the how and when of eating in harmony with Buddhist teachings. Buddhist monastics generally restrict their eating to the time between dawn and midday, and most of us would find nthis intolerable. But the book details an eating plan that allows 9 hours between first and last food intake, so that's 9am to 6pm, or 10am to 7pm and so on. If you follow the dharma path, and even if you don't, but feel your weight and/or eating habits need to be improved, I highly recommend this book.


For anyone seeking a meaningful meditation practice, in my opinion there is no better guide to mindful meditation than this book from the Venerable Vietnamese monk known affectionately to his followers as "Thay".

by Tai Sheriden.

This small booklet teaches the greenest beginner how to begin meditating. The eBook is free, and the hard copy of very reasonable.
 
by Lewis Richmond

If you, as many of us do, wonder about how you will age or  contemplate how you want to age, or even how you are aging now, this book provides suggestions for  managing that process, even to accepting it with gratitude.


Mindfulness and the 12 Steps: Living Recovery in the Present Moment  
by Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart

Whether one comes to contemplation through recovery, or to recovery through contemplation, or even if one's path does not involve 12-step recovery at all, this book illuminates the path one eloquent counselor walked and how her doing so and sharing it has blessed the lives of others in her community.

by Clarissa P. Estés, Ph.D.
 
This book addresses grief and attitudes towards death, transition, continuity and acceptance of the process of life and death,.

by Ernest Ketcham and Katherine Kurtz

This fascinating text draws upon spiritual wisdom from many domains: Christianity, Judaism, Alcoholics Anonymous, Buddhism, Hinduism and Native American traditions among them.

by Don Miguel Ruiz
 
Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, these four guiding principles for effective living can help you live more authentically and with greater peace of mind.

by Gail Sheehy
 
A resource to answer questions about women's changing health issues in the mature years.

by Melody Beattie
 
Have you experienced a series of difficult relationships where you find yourself being the caretaker and never getting your own needs met? Can't understand the adversities you've had to face in life? Learn more about coping and healing from the recognized expert on codependency.

Other Resources and Links
 
 Are you obsessive-compulsive? Visit this site to learn more about OCD: National Institutes of Mental Health /OCD. In addition, Brain Physics offers an interactive OCD Checklist you can answer, print out, and bring to your therapist to start an important conversation about your symptoms.

Would you like to learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of trauma and the dissociative disorders? The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) offers FAQs to help you.

If you're in recovery or actively suffering from alcoholism, here is a link to the online version of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.  Also you can download a PDFof the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for easy access. The official AA websitehelps you locate meetings around the world. I recommend daily meditation books for people in recovery, such as Twenty-Four Hours a Day. Available in book form, the daily readings are accessible each day by clicking on the link. Also, Hazelden now offers a 24 Hours a Day app for iPhone and Android devices.



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