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Resource Guide for those Interested in Integrative Health Coaching: 07. Relationships and Communication

Resources for Informed Health Care


Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives by Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler (2009).

The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner (2005).

Five Good Minutes with the One You Love: 100 Mindful Practices to Deepen and Renew Your Love Every Day by Jeffrey Brantley and Wendy Millstine (2008).

Forgive for Good by Fred Luskin (2003).

Lifeskills: 8 Simple Ways to Build Stronger Relationships, Communicate More Clearly, and Improve Your Health by Virginia Williams and Redford Williams (1999).

Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection by John Cacioppo and William Patrick (2009).

Love and Survival: 8 Pathways to Intimacy and Health by Dean Ornish (1999).

Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson (2008).

The New Peoplemaking by Virginia Satir (1988).

Passage to Intimacy by Lori Gordon with Jon Frandsen (2001).

Relationships nad Communication

Building a supportive community and maintaining healthy connections with your family, co-workers, and friends is important to your life and your health.  It is vital to identify the ways in which you need support, and to communicate them effectively to those around you.