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Recommended Reading

Here we have many books we have found helpful in learning about the ways movement is connected to our body, and how to stay focused on what matters.


Anatomy Trains

by Thomas W. Myers

Topic: fascial trains

The Endless Web

by R. Louis Schultz, Ph.D. & Rosemary Feitis, D.O.

Topic: horizontal fascial bands


Awakening the Child Heart

by Carla Hannaford, Ph.D.

Topic: child development

Wisdom of the Body Moving

by Linda Hartley

Topic: developmental motor patterns

Smart Moves

by Carla Hannaford, Ph.D.

Topic: role of movement in thinking & learning


The Biology of Belief

by Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.

Topic: how thoughts affect our brain function & biology

The Body Keeps The Score

by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

Topic: trauma healing 

How Emotions Are Made

by Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D.

Topic: neuroscience of emotion

Mind Body Healthy

by Keith J. Karren, Brent Q. Hafen, N. Lee Smith & Katherine J. Frandsen

Topic: effects of attitudes, emotions and relationships on health

Mind Over Medicine

by Lissa Rankin, M.D.

Topic: mind-body medicine

When the Body Says No

by Gabor Mate, M.D.

Topic: role of stress in disease


by Malcolm Gladwell

Topic: decision making

Emotional Anatomy

by Stanley Keleman

Topic: valve system

How We Decide

by Jonah Lehrer

Topic: decision making 

The Mind Body Prescription

by John E. Sarno, M.D.

Topic: emotional correlations to pain

Molecules of Emotion

by Candace B. Pert, Ph.D.

Topic: biomolecular basis for emotion

Your Body Speaks Its Mind

by Stanley Keleman

Topic: “We do not have bodies, we are our bodies.”


7 1/2 Lessons About the Brain

by Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D.

Topic: quick lessons on the brain

The Brain That Changes Itself

by Norman Doidge, M.D.

Topic: the brain’s ability to change itself through thought & activity


by David Eagleman

Topic: brain plasticity in popular science

The Body Has A Mind of Its Own

By Sandra Blakeslee & Matthew Blakeslee

Topic: brain maps

The Genie In Your Genes

by Dawson Church, Ph.D.

Topic: epigenetics

Mirroring People

by Marco Iacoboni

Topic: mirroring neurons


The End of Illness

by David B. Agus, MD

Topic: health

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

by Robert M. Sapolsky

Topic: stress & disease

The Stress of Life

by Hans Selye, M.D.

Topic: author coined the term stress and describes the general adaptation syndrome

Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You

by Marc Schoen, Ph.D.

Topic: survival response in the modern world


The Great Starvation Experiment: The Heroic Men Who Starved So That Millions Could Live

by Todd Tucker

Topic: behavioral changes due to starvation

The Gift of Pain

by Dr. Paul Brand & Philip Yancey

Topic: pain

The Unthinkable

by Amanda Ripley

Topic: science behind how we respond to traumatic situations

Deep Survival

by Laurence Gonzales

Topic: science of survival

Surviving Survival

by Laurence Gonzales

topic: science behind body’s reactions post-trauma

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