Helpful resources

FREE resources

National Suicide Prevention Hotline —

Crisis Text Line —-   **I really like this one because you can text a trained crisis worker and it is so convenient.

211 —  **Dialing 211 can get you connected to find various resources and referrals including mental health counseling

IMALIVE — **Online free chat service for people in crisis or intense emotional pain

National Alliance of Mental Illness —  **NAMI offers peer to peer support group and other helpful resources.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline — —  **A web resources for addiction and substance abuse

Deer Park Monastery —   **If you live in Southern California, this monastery is worth checking out.

FREE Useful Apps

Plum Village App  —  ** GREAT app for mindfulness even for beginners. It includes a variety of audios for guided to non-guided meditations.

Mindbell —   **This app allows you to meditate with a grounding bell sound, and it also comes with timer options. Perfect for someone who needs a bell reminder throughout the day 🙂

Daylio —
**This free app makes mood tracking fun and easy.  Very useful to track your daily mood either for your personal use or to use it as a reference for your therapy sessions

Books I highly recommend:

Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm 

Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames 

The Other Shore: A New Translation of the Heart Sutra with Commentaries

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh: 365 days of practical, powerful teachings from the beloved Zen teacher

Taming the Tiger Within: Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions