Healing Resources

We believe that opportunities for healing are everywhere, not just in a therapy room! We recommend checking out the following resources to supplement your journey in therapy.

Please be aware that all of these resources contain potentially triggering material. If you feel overwhelmed during your engagement with these resources, please check in with your therapist for additional support. 

Let us know about any resources you would like to see featured here!

Addiction 

 

Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong 

https://www.ted.com/talks/johann_hari_everything_you_think_you_know_about_addiction_is_wrong?language=en

 

In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts By Gabor Mate 

Discusses addiction, homelessness, trauma 

https://bookshop.org/books/in-the-realm-of-hungry-ghosts-close-encounters-with-addiction/9781556438806

Depression 

 

Lost Connections By Johann Hari 

Discusses causes of anxiety and depression, and how to heal from them

https://bookshop.org/books/lost-connections-why-you-re-depressed-and-how-to-find-hope/9781632868312

 

Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh 

Gary’s experience with depression

On HBO: https://www.hbo.com/specials/gary-gulman-the-great-depresh

 

Eastern Philosophy for Healing

Rebel Buddha By Dzogchen Ponlop

https://bookshop.org/books/rebel-buddha-a-guide-to-a-revolution-of-mind/9781590309292

 

You Are Here By Thich Nhat Hanh

https://bookshop.org/books/you-are-here-discovering-the-magic-of-the-present-moment/9781590308387

 

Dharma Punx By Noah Levine

https://bookshop.org/books/dharma-punx/9780060008956

Empathy

Jubilee Channel

Discusses various aspects of the human experience to build empathy and understanding 

https://www.youtube.com/user/jubileeProject

 

Brene Brown on Empathy 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw

Grief

We Don’t Move On From Grief. We Move Forward With It TED Talk 

https://www.ted.com/talks/nora_mcinerny_we_don_t_move_on_from_grief_we_move_forward_with_it?language=en

 

How do you help a grieving friend? Youtube video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2zLCCRT-nE

 

LGBTQIA+

Disclosure Documentary

Trans representation in culture and media- available on Netflix

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysbX6JUlaEc

 

Ash Hardell Youtube Channel

Queer/Trans Psychoeducation 

https://www.youtube.com/user/HeyThere005

 

Self Esteem

Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability TED Talk 

https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability

 

Brene Brown: Listening to Shame TED Talk 

https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame

 

Queer Eye 

Discusses self improvement and self love

Available on Netflix.

Latest Season Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WechPJGpqS8

 

Demi Lovato on Ashley Graham’s Pretty Big Deal 

Discusses Eating Disorder Recovery, Body Image, Self Care 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9mqc4ou8Cc


 

 

Social Justice

 

13th Documentary

Discusses Black History and its relation to Mass Incarceration

Available on Netflix and Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krfcq5pF8u8

 

They Call Us Monsters 

Discusses teens with juvenile life charges and juvenile legal system 

Available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_d3qIGPasY

 

Hello Privilege. It’s Me Chelsea 

Discusses White Privilege 

Available on Netflix.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPsLcrVlwt4

 

How To Build An Antiracist World TED Talk 

Based on book of same title 

https://www.ted.com/talks/ibram_x_kendi_the_difference_between_being_not_racist_and_antiracist?language=en

https://bookshop.org/books/how-to-be-an-antiracist/9780525509288

 

The Mask You Live In 

Discusses masculinity in our culture and toxic masculinity

Available to rent on Youtube.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErOHoTHBf7Q

 

Miss Representation 

Discusses femininity in our culture

(prequel / sister documentary to The Mask You Live In) 

Available to rent on Youtube.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZYpAuUzDhU

 

 

Trauma

 

Cracked Up with Darrell Hammond

Darrell’s story of child abuse and addiction recovery 

Available on Netflix.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK_WmHUqvvk

 

The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk

Discusses how trauma memories are stored in the body 

https://bookshop.org/books/the-body-keeps-the-score-brain-mind-and-body-in-the-healing-of-trauma/9780143127741

 

DissociaDID Youtube Channel 

Psychoeducation on Dissociative Identity Disorder and trauma 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6kFD5xIFvWyLlytv5pTR1w

Contact Rae

Contact Angela

Rachel Amirian, LCSW #88573

28310 Roadside Drive, Suite 210 

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

​Tel: 818-309-5534

rae@gnecenter.com

Angela Shankman, LCSW #88574

28310 Roadside Drive, Suite 210 

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

​​Tel: 818-309-5848

angela@gnecenter.com

Rachel Amirian Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Angela Shankman Licensed Clinical Social Worker PC DBA Good Nature Empowerment Center