Electric Body, Electric Health
By Eileen Day McKusick
Description from Amazon – “Everything is electric. This seemingly simple observation has transformational repercussions on the way we think about and approach physical, mental, and emotional health. Electric Body, Electric Health is a manifesto for personal empowerment based on an electrical view of life.
Author of Tuning the Human Biofield, Eileen Day McKusick is an expert in the emerging field of electric health and has taught thousands how to transform effortlessly through learning to “think electrically.” By illuminating the biological nature of our electrical bodies, McKusick empowers readers to clear the static, noise, and resistance from this system and experience greater energy, clarity, and order.”
Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory Paperback
By Peter A. Levine Ph.D.
Description from Amazon – “In Trauma and Memory, bestselling author Dr. Peter Levine (creator of the Somatic Experiencing approach) tackles one of the most difficult and controversial questions of PTSD/trauma therapy: Can we trust our memories? While some argue that traumatic memories are unreliable and not useful, others insist that we absolutely must rely on memory to make sense of past experience. Building on his 45 years of successful treatment of trauma and utilizing case studies from his own practice, Dr. Levine suggests that there are elements of truth in both camps. While acknowledging that memory can be trusted, he argues that the only truly useful memories are those that might initially seem to be the least reliable: memories stored in the body and not necessarily accessible by our conscious mind.”
Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds
By Thomas Hübl
Description from Amazon — “What can you do when you carry scars not on your body, but within your soul? And what happens when those spiritual wounds exist not just in you, but in everyone in your family, community, and even beyond?
Spiritual teacher Thomas Hübl has spent years investigating why it is that old and seemingly disconnected traumas can seed their way through communities and across generations. His work culminates in Healing Collective Trauma, a new perspective on trauma that addresses both its visible effects and its most hidden roots. Thomas combines deep knowledge of mystical traditions with the latest scientific research. “In this way,” writes Thomas, “we are weaving a double helix between ancient wisdom and contemporary understanding.”
What Happened to You
By Bruce Perry and Oprah
Description from Amazon — “Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and What Happened to You? provides powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand.”
“Through this lens we can build a renewed sense of personal self-worth and ultimately recalibrate our responses to circumstances, situations, and relationships. It is, in other words, the key to reshaping our very lives.”―Oprah Winfrey
The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles
By Bruce H. Lipton
Description from Amazon — “The Biology of Belief is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology. Former medical school professor and research scientist Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., presents his experiments, and those of other leading-edge scientists, which examine in great detail the mechanisms by which cells receive and process information.
The implications of this research radically change our understanding of life, showing that genes and DNA do not control our biology; instead, DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts.
This profoundly hopeful synthesis of the latest and best research in cell biology and quantum physics has been hailed as a major breakthrough, showing that our bodies can be changed as we retrain our thinking.”
By Kathy Kain and Steve Terrell
Description from Amazon — “Kathy L. Kain and Stephen J. Terrell draw on fifty years of their combined clinical and teaching experience to provide this clear road map for understanding the complexities of early trauma and its related symptoms. Experts in the physiology of trauma, the authors present an introduction to their innovative somatic approach that has evolved to help thousands improve their lives.”
Humanual: An Epic Journey to Your Expanded Self
By Betsy Polatin
Description from Amazon — “HUMANUAL is a unique and comprehensive approach to self-knowledge and self-improvement, offering a clear, concise, and rather simple set of explanations and exercises to facilitate understanding and unity of body, mind, and spirit. Many of us have lost our connection to each other, the planet, ourselves, and our bodies, causing distress and discomfort. But in actuality, we have a wealth of resources inside of us that we can learn to enliven and use to our advantage to access health and well-being. Anyone can use the exercises in this book for personal exploration and growth.”
Polyvagal Safety: Attachment, Communication, Self-Regulation
By Stephen Porges, Ph.D
Description from Amazon — “The foundational role of safety in our lives. Ever since publication of The Polyvagal Theory in 2011, demand for information about this innovative perspective has been constant. Here Stephen W. Porges brings together his most important writings since the publication of that seminal work. At its heart, polyvagal theory is about safety. It provides an understanding that feeling safe is dependent on autonomic states, and that our cognitive evaluations of risk in the environment, including identifying potentially dangerous relationships, play a secondary role to our visceral reactions to people and places.”
Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory
By Deborah Dana
Description from Amazon — “In Anchored, expert teacher Deb Dana shares a down-to-earth presentation of Polyvagal Theory, then brings the science to life with practical, everyday ways to transform your relationship with your body. Using field-tested techniques, Dana helps you master the skills to become more aware of your nervous system moment to moment―and change the way you respond to the great and small challenges of life.”
Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine
By Candace B. Pert
Description from Amazon — “Why do we feel the way we feel? How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? Are our bodies and minds distinct from each other or do they function together as parts of an interconnected system?
In her groundbreaking book Molecules of Emotion, Candace Pert provides startling and decisive answers to these and other challenging questions that scientists and philosophers have pondered for centuries.”
“Her pioneering research on how the chemicals inside our bodies form a dynamic information network, linking mind and body, is not only provocative, it is revolutionary. By establishing the biomolecular basis for our emotions and explaining these new scientific developments in a clear and accessible way, Pert empowers us to understand ourselves, our feelings, and the connection between our minds and our bodies — body-minds — in ways we could never possibly have imagined before.”
“Molecules of Emotion is a landmark work, full of insight and wisdom and possessing that rare power to change the way we see the world and ourselves.”
The Gift of the Body
By Jonathon Goldman
Description from Amazon — “Your Human Energy Vehicle (HEV), your physical and energy bodies, is the most extraordinary gift in the universe. Your HEV contains the miracle of your consciousness. Every one of your feelings, thoughts, beliefs, opinions, strengths, weaknesses, talents, challenges, miseries, glories and tools for navigating your life on earth has their assigned place in your energy bodies. In Gift of the Body you will learn where those qualities live in you, how to transform the ones that need healing, and how to strengthen the ones that serve your true purpose You will learn that Divine Light is a dynamic, available universal force that has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with your ability to heal yourself and others. Your Human Energy Vehicle is a mobile schoolroom. Gift of the Body is an experiential, practical, transformational textbook for the adventure school of your life.”
Sacred Medicine: A Doctor’s Quest to Unravel the Mysteries of Healing
By Lissa Rankin MD
Description from Amazon – “In Sacred Medicine, you’ll follow Dr. Rankin around the world to meet healers gifted and flawed, go on pilgrimage to sacred sites, investigate the science of healing, and learn how to stay safe when seeking a healer. You’ll receive the wisdom offered by Indigenous cultures for whom healing begins with our sacred connection to Mother Earth, and dive deep into the cutting-edge trauma research that is igniting a medical revolution. Rich with practices and protocols that Dr. Rankin has found particularly effective, Sacred Medicine delivers a thoughtful, grounded exploration of questions around how we heal―and a path of hope for those in need.”
Healing Ourselves: Biofield Science and the Future of Health By Shmani Jain, Ph.D
By Shamini Jain Ph.D.
Description from Amazon — “With Healing Ourselves, Dr. Jain presents a new vision of health and healing. Here she rejects the “either-or” thinking that has placed conventional medicine at odds with so-called alternative methods―offering an integrated path based on sound scientific evidence and personal empowerment.”
Body Awareness Workbook
By Julie Brown Yau
Description from Amazon — “For years, we’ve understood the connection between trauma and mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. But somatic psychology has recently shown that our bodies hold on to trauma, and trauma can manifest in physical symptoms, such as pain, hormone imbalance, sexual dysfunction, and addiction. In addition, we now know that developmental trauma—trauma that emerges when basic childhood needs are not met—can result in profound emotional stress and lead to serious diseases.
Building on this knowledge, this cutting-edge guide offers simple skills for connecting and calming your body, balancing your emotions, and rewiring old patterns of reactivity for better self-regulation. The mind-body approach in this book is designed to guide you away from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma and toward posttraumatic growth. Using these exercises, you’ll learn how to reconnect and relate to your body—and yourself as a whole—in a new and healthy way.”
Call of the Wild
By Kimberly Ann Johnson
Description from Amazon — “From trauma educator and somatic guide Kimberly Ann Johnson comes a cutting-edge guide for tapping into the wisdom and resilience of the body to rewire the nervous system, heal from trauma, and live fully.
In an increasingly polarized world where trauma is often publicly renegotiated, our nervous systems are on high alert. From skyrocketing rates of depression and anxiety to physical illnesses such as autoimmune diseases and digestive disorders, many women today find themselves living out of alignment with their bodies.”
Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Yoga Therapists and Teachers
By Joann Lutz
Description from Amazon — “This book goes beyond trauma-sensitive yoga, to describe an original model of nervous-system informed, trauma-sensitive yoga (NITYA), incorporating classical yoga, somatic psychotherapy, and neuroscience research into an integrated model of practice.
Written for mental health professionals, yoga therapists and yoga teachers, referencing empirical data, it clarifies the principles which underlie the effectiveness of yoga for regulating the autonomic nervous system. The book offers guidance to the practitioner in the choice of posture, breathing practice, stage of relaxation, and form of meditation to use with each client. It includes scripts of carefully selected chair yoga postures and breathing practices, and a trauma-sensitive version of yoga nidra.”
The Practice of Embodying Emotions: A Guide for Improving Cognitive, Emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes
By Raja Selvam PhD
Description from Amazon — “A go-to guide for emotional integration, The Practice of Embodying Emotions is of value in the treatment of a wide range of clinical problems involving difficult emotions–from ordinary life events to psychosomatic or psychophysiological disorders, developmental trauma, prenatal and perinatal trauma, attachment disorders, borderline personality disorder, complex PTSD, collective trauma, and intergenerational trauma–and in improving outcomes and shortening treatment time in different therapies including psychoanalysis, Jungian psychology, and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). ”
Circle of Stones: A Woman’s Journey to Herself
By Judith Duerk
Description from Amazon — “Long ago before the patriarchal period, in many places on Earth, the Goddess was worshipped. Circle of Stones draws us into a meditative experience of the lost Feminine and creates a space for us to consider our present lives from the eyes of women’s ancient culture and ritual. Incorporating the most ancient symbol of spirituality-the circle of stones-Duerk weaves stories, dreams, and visions of women to lead each reader into a personal yet archetypal journey, posing the reflective question, “How might your life have been different if…”