FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS CLICK HERE
Badenoch, B. (2008). Being a Brain-wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal
Neurobiology, New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company (Click HERE to order from Amazon.) This is great to better understand brain function.
Baum, B. (1997). The Healing Dimensions: Resolving Trauma in BodyMind and Spirit. Tucson, AZ: West Press
Cozolino, L. (2015) Why Therapy Works. NY: W. W. Norton & Company This is another great book to understand why we do what we do and explaining why recent therapy treatments are so beneficial.
Grand, D. (n.d.) What is Brainspotting? Retrieved June 13, 2013 from
http://www.brainspotting.pro/page/what-brainspotting If you’re interested in Brainspotting at all this is a quick read and highly beneficial.
Levine, P. (2005). Healing Trauma, Boulder, CO: Sounds True, Inc. Peter Levine was one of the founders of somatic therapy and gave us a universal vocabulary and metaphors.
Levine, P. (1997). Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books A must read if you have experienced trauma!
Maté, G. (2011). When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress, Vintage Canada Offers deeper understanding about the correlation between emotional repression and chronic physical pain.
McLaren, K. (2010). Language of Emotions, Sounds True If you read nothing else, read this one! It’s my favorite.
Mellin, L. (2010). Wired for Joy, Hay House This book was the way I healed from eating disorders and I have recommended it to many clients. It summarizes the principles in her other books.
Mellin, L. (2003). The Pathway: Follow the Road to Health and Happiness,
Moseley, L. (2011)TED Talk: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDx-Adelaide-Lorimer-Moseley-W This explains the fickle nature of pain and our brain’s involvement in creating pain.
Ogden, P. (2006). Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy, New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co.
Petracek, L. (2004). The Anger Workbook for Women: How to Keep Your Anger from Undermining Your Self-Esteem, Your Emotional Balance and Your Relationships, New Harbinger I have recommended this to countless patients. Most people have a troubled relationship with anger and this offers great clarity and insight.
Porges, S. (2012). The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation, New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Co. Cutting edge in our field – definitely for nerds.
Ralston, P. & Ralston, L. (2006) Zen Body-Being: An Enlightened Approach to Physical Skill, Grace and Power. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books
Sarno, J. E. (2006). The Divided Mind, New York: Harper Collins
Sarno, J. E. (1999). The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain, New York: Warner Books I highly recommend this book. Emotional repression accounts for most pain that we attribute to physical sources. Most assistance we get for pain is placebo. Dr. Sarno was an orthopedic surgeon at NYU Med Center. I met him and attended his lectures and healed from back spasms and other “physical” issues. He explains how powerful the mind can be when it comes to pain.
Scaer, R. (2005). The Trauma Spectrum: Hidden Wounds and Human Resiliency, New York: W.W. Norton & Co.
Schecter, D. (2011). A Thirty Day Program of Insight and Awareness for Back Pain and Other
Disorders, Culver City: MindBody Medicine Publications
Schwartz, A. (2015) Click HERE for more about vagus nerve regulation
Siegel, D. (2015) Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, New York: Tarcher This is an AMAZING and required book for parents of children/young adults ages 12-24!
Strozzi-Heckler, R. (2014). The Art of Somatic Coaching, Berkley: North Atlantic Books
Van der Kolk, B. (2014). The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma,Viking Last but DEFINITELY not least, this explains the most recent science behind trauma and trauma responses and is also a must read.
Excellent Ted Talks and other videos:
Dr. Nadine Burke: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime.
Dr. John E. Sarno’s theory of chronic pain explained by Dr. H. Schubiner
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine, MD and Rachel S.F. Heller, MA
Hold me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson
Relationship Enhancement Family Therapy by Barry G. Ginsberg
Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the Heart by John Welwood
Creative Outlets as Healing
The Creative Journal: The Art of Finding Yourself by Lucia Capacchione Check out Lucia’s most recent publication – a coloring book! Her work is invaluable and so helpful to open up right brain insights.
Writing as a Way of Healing by Louise DeSalvo