Below is a listing of some of the authors, books, videos, websites and organizations that might offer you some of the knowledge, insight, and help that you've been looking for. They have also been of particular interest and help to me. If you know of any particularly useful and valuable resources that you think should be added to the list, please feel free to let me know via email.

Attachment, Interpersonal Biology, Neuroscience:

  • Cozolino, L. (2014). The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Social Brain (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology). WW Norton & Company.

  • Lewis, T., Amini, F., & Lannon, R. (2000). A General Theory of Love. Vintage.

  • Porges, S. W. (2011). The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology). WW Norton & Company.

  • Porges on The Polyvagal Theory

  • Schore, A. N. (1994). Affect regulation and the origin of the self: The neurobiology of emotional development. Psychology Press.

  • Allan Schore on the Science and Art of Psychotherapy


  • Levine, P. A. (1997). Waking the tiger: Healing trauma: The innate capacity to transform overwhelming experiences. North Atlantic Books.

  • Ogden, P., Minton, K., & Pain, C. (2006). Trauma and the body: A sensorimotor approach to psychotherapy (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology). WW Norton & Company.

  • Solomon, M., & Siegel, D. J. (2003). Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body and Brain (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology). WW Norton & Company.

  • Van der Kolk, B. A. (2014). The Body Keeps The Score: brain, mind and body in the healing of trauma. Viking.

Books on Body and Experientially based Psychotherapy:

  • Fisher, R. (2002). Experiential psychotherapy with couples: A guide for the creative pragmatist. Zeig Tucker & Theisen Publishers.

  • Gendlin, E. T. (2012). Focusing-oriented psychotherapy: A manual of the experiential method. Guilford Press.

  • Kurtz, R. (1990). Body-centered psychotherapy: the Hakomi method: the integrated use of mindfulness, nonviolence, and the body. LifeRhythm.

  • Marlock, G., Weiss, H., Young, C., & Soth, M. (2015). The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy & Somatic Psychology. North Atlantic Books.

  • Weiss, H., Johanson, G., & Monda, L. (2015). Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice.

Embodiment and Experience:

  • Ikemi, A. (2014). Responsive Combodying, Novelty, and Therapy Response to Nick Totton's Embodied Relating, The Ground of Psychotherapy. International Body Psychotherapy Journal, 13(2).

  • Johnson, D. (1995). Bone, breath & gesture: Practices of embodiment (Vol. 1). North Atlantic Books.

  • Johnson, D. (1997). Groundworks: Narratives of embodiment (Vol. 2). North Atlantic Books.

  • Keleman, S. (1985). Emotional anatomy: The structure of experience. Center Press (Berkeley, CA).

  • Stern, D. N. (2004). The Present Moment in Psychotherapy and Everyday Life (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology). WW Norton & Company.

  • Stern, D. N. (2008). Diary of a baby: What your child sees, feels, and experiences. Basic Books.

  • Stern, D. N. (2010). Forms of vitality: Exploring dynamic experience in psychology, the arts, psychotherapy, and development. Oxford University Press.

  • Totton, N. (2015). Embodied Relating: The Ground of Psychotherapy. Routledge.

Mindfulness and Meditation:

Creativity and Inspiration:

  • Cameron, J. (2002). The artist's way. Penguin.

  • Lamott, A. (2007). Bird by bird: Some instructions on writing and life. Anchor.


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