Timothy Silvestri, Ph.D.     Licensed Psychologist

The rigor of science with the accessibility of a casual conversation.

Awesome books!


McGonigal, K. (2015).  The Upside Of Stress: Why Stress Is Good For You, And How To Get Good At It.

   This is a must read!!!  McGonigal has a highly engaging and approachable writing style that does not overwhelm the reader with a lot of scientific jargon.  She briefly chronicles the history of research on "stress," but demonstrates that these early research attempts were studying something more in line with torture, hence giving everyday stress a bad name.  She then outlines specific ways that stress should be reconsidered, even embraced, as a useful resource.  


Ericson, A. & Pool, R. (2016). Peak: Secrets from the new sience of expertise.


Chodron, P. (2001).  Start Where You Are: A Guide To Compassionate Living.


Korb, A. (2015). The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse The Course of Depression, One Small Change At A Time.


Oettingen, G. (2015). Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation.


Pink, D. (2011). Drive: The Surprising Truth of What Motivates Us. 



Great videos!

growth mindset

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN34FNbOKXc


Kelly mcgonigal - willpower

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5BXuZL1HAg


dan pink - motivation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc


Everything you thought you knew about addiction was wrong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY9DcIMGxMs 


The Great Porn Experiment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSF82AwSDiU