Good Books

Core books which have informed my work

Alfie Kohn: ‘Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive plans, A’s, Praise and Other Bribes’ (1999)
Bessel van der Kolk: ‘The Body Holds The Score’ (2014)
Bruce Perry & Maia Szalavitz: ‘Born for Love’ (2010)
Carl Rogers: ‘On Becoming a Person’ (2004) & ‘Way of Being’ (1995)
Daniel Siegel: ‘Mindsight’ (2011) & ‘Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology’ (2012)
Daniel Goleman: ‘Emotional Intelligence’ (1996)
Eckhart Tolle: ‘The Power of Now’ (1999)
Marshall B Rosenberg: ‘Nonviolent Communication: A Language for Life’ (2003)
Margot Sunderland: ‘Draw on your Emotions’ (1993), ‘Helping Children with Feelings Series’ (2003) & ‘Conversations that Matter’ (2016)
Neil Postman & Charles Weingarter:  ‘Teaching as a Subversive Activity’ (1971)
Ross Greene Ph.D: ‘Lost At School’ (2008) & ‘The Explosive Child’ (2005)

Other worthy reads:
Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish: How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk (2013)
Bruce Perry & Maia Szalavitz: ‘The Boy who was raised as a dog’ (2008)
John Kabat Zinn: ‘Full Catastrophe Living: How to Cope with Stress, Pain and Illness Using Mindfulness Meditation (1990) & ‘Wherever You Go There You Are’ (1994)
Ruby Wax: ‘Sane New World’ (2013)
Daniel Siegel & Dr Tina Bryson: ‘Whole Brain Child’ (2012)
Alfie Kohn: ‘Unconditional Parenting’ (2005)
Meena Srinivasan: ‘Teach Breathe Learn’ (2014)
Giles Barrow et al: ‘Improving Behaviour and Raising Self-Esteem’ (2001)
Louise Bomber: ‘What About Me’ (2011) & ‘Inside I’m Hurting’ (2007)
Heather Geddes: ‘Attachment in the Classroom’