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Books for Healing and
Recovery from NPD


Finding information on healing from NPD can be challenging. The resources below represent some of the best books on recovery from Narcissistic Personality Disorder, as well as other helpful ideas for the journey to emotional well-being.


The Tao of Fully Feeling, Harvesting Forgiveness Out of Blame, Pete Walker

Unmasking Narcissism, Mark Ettehson, PsyD

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, Lindsay P. Gibson, PsyD

The Tao of Fully Feeling, Harvesting Forgiveness Out of Blame, Pete Walker

In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, Peter A. Levine, Phd

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: An Essential DBT Guide for Managing Intense Emotions, Anxiety, Mood Swings, Heath Metzger

It Wasn’t Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion, Beverly Engel, LMFT

Don’t Believe Everything You Feel, Robert L. Leahy, PhD

How to Do the Work, Dr. Nicole LePera

Addicted to the Monkey Mind: Change the Programming That Sabotages Your Life, J. F. Benoist

Compassion’s COMPASS: Strategies for Developing Insight, Kindness, and Empathy, Wilson C. Hurley


Uncovering the Resilient Core: A Workbook on the Treatment of Narcissistic Defenses, Shame and Emerging Authenticity, by Patricia Gianotti and Jack Danielian

Repeat After Me: A workbook for Adult Children Overcoming Dysfunctional Family Systems, Claudia Black, PhD

A Better Boundaries Workbook, Sharon Martin, MSW, LCSW

The Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Workbook for Anger, Alexander L. Chapman, PhD, RPsych; Kim L. Gratz, PhD

Relationships in Recovery: Repairing Damage and Building Healthy Connections While Overcoming Addiction, Kelly E. Green, PhD

Addiction-specific Books

Recover: Freedom for Our Addictions, Russell Brand

Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence, Dr. Anna Lembke

Exit the Maze, Dr. Donna Marks

The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction, Rebecca E. Williams PhD and Julie S. Kraft MA

Conscious Recovery & Workbook, TJ Woodward and Dr. Adriana Popescu

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