See also References New.
Bootstrapping (self-help, recovery, self-work, etc.)
These resources can be used between sessions with a therapist, as homework assignments you do with a therapist, or in the case that you will not or cannot see a therapist. Going it alone is tough, you may want to consider having a trusted friend, a bootstrap buddy, a coach, a peer support specialist, a support group, etc. if you're going it alone with these books.
- get both: Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives and Breaking Free: A Recovery Workbook for Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody and Andrea Wells Miller
- Multiple Man
- (need to look up the author). An interesting look at multiplicity and possession with a set of case studies and an overview of the last hundred or so years of related fields. The case studies can be a bit dry at times, but are worth reading.
- Internal Family Systems Therapy by Richard C. Schwartz (1995, Guilford Press, NY, NY)
- A book about pervasive pluralism/multiplicity in everyone which also carries a therapeutic technique and model to carry family systems therapy to the inner family. No mention of "integration" in the index, at all. This person believes everyone is multiple, so is not encouraging people to deny it, mask it, hide it, or "cure" it, but to work with it. Highly recommended, even though I haven't truly read it cover-to-cover yet. (-XES)
- First Person Plural: My Life as a Multiple by Cameron West, Ph.D. (1999, Hyperion, NY, NY)
- A story-format book about Cameron's discovery that he isn't the only person in his body. An interesting perspective on multiplicity, it has some of the same initial assumptions as mainstream psychology has (the trauma model, for example), but goes in very different directions from there on in. A worthwhile read.