Bibliotherapy: Books by and for Legal Professionals

50 Lessons for Happy Lawyers: Boost Wellness. Build Resilience. Yes, you can! by Nora Riva Bergman, J.D. & Chelsy Castro, J.D., M.A., A.M., L.C.S.W.

Accidentally Well: Running Revived Me Common Sense Saved Me by John Webster, L.L.B.

A Lawyers Guide to Healing: Solutions for Addiction and Depression by Don Carroll, J.D.

A Lawyer’s Guide to the Alexander Technique by Karen G Krueger, J.D.

Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being and Resilience by Paula David, J.D.

Beyond Your Confines: The Key to Free Your Mind by Chris Warren-Dickins, L.L.B. M.A. L.P.C.

Brain Reset by David Gillespie, L.L.M.

Butterflies and Second Chances: A Mom’s Memoir of Love and Loss by Annette Hines, J.D.

Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running With My Dog Brought Me Back From the Brink by Nita Sweeney, J.D.

Drug-Impaired Professionals by Robert Holman Coombs, Ph.D.

From Junkie to Judge: One Woman’s Triumph Over Trauma and Addiction by Hon. Mary Beth O’Connor (Ret.)

Get in a Good Mood & Stay There by Dannie De Novo, J.D.

Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A Memoir by Lisa F. Smith, J.D.

Great Minds Think Differently: Neurodiversity for Lawyers and Other Professionals by Haley Moss, J.D.

Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life by Christie Tate, J.D.

Happy Lawyer Happy Life: How to Be Happy in Law and in Life by Clarissa Rayward, B.A., L.L.B.

Hope Leans Forward: Braving Your Way toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace by Valarie Brown, J.D., M.A., P.C.C.

How to Be a Badass Lawyer: The Unexpected and Simple Guide to Less Stress and Greater Personal Development Through Mindfulness and Compassion by Claire E. Parsons, J.D.

How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School by Kathryne M. Young, Ph.D, J.D.

Lawyers, Anger, and Anxiety: Dealing with the Stresses of the Legal Profession by Rebecca Nerison, Ph.D.

Lawyer Know Thyself: A Psychological Analysis of Personality Strengths and Weaknesses by Susan Swaim Daicoff, J.D., M.S.

Lawyer Yoga: Calm the Mind and Bring Focus to Work by Lee Holcomb, J.D.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything: You Don’t Have to Have Everything, Just Be One with Everything by Gary Goodwin, L.L.M.

Mindful Lawyering: The Key to Creative Problem Solving by Kathleen Elliott Vinson, J.D., Samantha Alexis Moppett, J.D. & Shailini Jandial George, J.D.

On the Other Side of Chaos: Understanding the Addiction of a Loved One by Ellen Van Vechten, J.D. M.S.W. C.A.D.C.

Overcoming Addiction to the Status Quo by Kathryn Burmeister, J.D.

Reclaim Your Power: A Guide to Allow Your Passions and Purpose to Discover You by Lauren Krasnodembski, J.D.

Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Brain Cuban, J.D.

Smacked: A Story of White-Collar Ambition, Addiction, and Tragedy by Eilene Zimmerman, L.M.S.W.

Surviving, Healing, and Evolving: Essays of Love, Compassion, Healing and Affirmation for Black People by Rhonda Sherrod, J.D., Ph.D.

The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption by Brian Cuban, J.D.

The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation by Jeena Cho, J.D. & Karen Gifford, J.D.

The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt by Robert I. Sutton, Ph.D.

The Authentic Lawyer by Hannah Beko, LL.B.

The Best Lawyer You Can Be: A Guide to Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness by Stewart L. Levine, J.D.

The Box: An Invitation to Freedom from Anxiety by Wendy Tamis Robbins, J.D.

The Empathetic Workplace: 5 Steps to a Compassionate, Calm, and Confident Response to Trauma on the Job by Katharine Manning, J.D.

The Flourishing Lawyer: A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Performance and Well-Being by Heidi K. Brown, J.D.

The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law by Nancy Levit, J.D. & Douglas O. Linder, J.D.

The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness by Prof. Rhonda V. Magee, J.D.

The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy by Heidi K. Brown, J.D.

The Law Student’s Guide to Doing Well and Being Well by Shailini Jandial George, J.D.

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t by Robert I. Sutton, Ph.D.

The Truth About Burnout: How Organizations Cause Personal Stress and What to Do About It by Christina Maslach, Ph.D. & Michael P. Leiter, Ph.D.

The Upward Spiral by Harvey Hyman, J.D.

The Wellness Doctrines: For Law Students & Young Lawyers by Jerome Doraisamy, LL.B.

Untangling Fear in Lawyering: A Four-Step Journey Toward Powerful Advocacy by Heidi K. Brown, J.D.

Vicarious Trauma in the Legal Profession: A Practical Guide to Trauma, Burnout and Collective Care by Joanna Fleck, G.D.L., L.P.C. & Rachel Francis G.D.L., B.P.T.C. 

Women in Law by Angela Han, J.D.

Yoga for Lawyers: Mind-Body Techniques to Feel Better All the Time by Hallie Neuman Love, J.D. & Nathalie Martin, J.D.

Lawyer Mental Health Books

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