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SomaSource: Somatic Intelligence Reading List


COMPILED BY MELISSA MICHAELS, Ed.D.

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Aposhyan, S. (2004). Body-mind psychotherapy: Principles, techniques, and practical applications.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Aposhyn, S. (1999). Natural Intelligence: Body-mind integration and human development. Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins.

Bonheim, J. (1992). The serpent and the wave: A guide to movement meditation. Berkeley, California: Celestial Arts.

Caldwell, C., Ph.D. (1996). Getting our bodies back. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc.

Caldwell, C., Ph.D. (1997). Getting in touch: The guide to new body-centered therapies. Wheaton: The Theosophical Publishing House.

Chilton Pearce, J. (2002). The biology of transcendence: A blueprint of the human spirit. Rochester, VT: Park Street Press.

Conrad, E. (2007). Life on land: The story of continuum. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Cori, J. L. (2008). Healing from trauma: A survivor’s guide to understanding your symptoms and reclaiming your life. Cambridge, MA: Marlowe & Company.

Eisler, R. (1996). Sacred pleasure. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco.

Ehrenreich, B. (2006). Dancing in the streets. A history of collective joy. New York: Metropolitan Books.  

Gibson, R. (2008). My body, my earth: The practice of somatic archeology. Bloomington, IL: iUniverse.

Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional intelligence: Why it can matter than IQ.  New York: Bantam Books.

Jensen, E. (1998). Teaching with the brain in mind. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Halprin, A. (2000). Dance as a healing art: Returning to health with movement and imagery. Mendocino, CA: LifeRhythm Books.

Halprin, D. (2003). The expressive body in life, art and therapy. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Hanna, T. (1970). Bodies in revolt: A primer in somatic thinking. Novato, CA: Freeperson Press.

Hartley, L. (1995). Wisdom of the body moving: An introduction to Body-Mind Centering. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Katz, R. (1982).  Boiling energy: Community healing among the Kalahari Kung.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Knaster, M. (1996). Discovering the body’s wisdom: A comprehensive guide to more than fifty mind-body practices that can relieve pain, reduce stress, and foster health, spiritual growth, and inner peace. New York, NY: Bantam Books.

Levine, P. (2010). In an unspoken voice: How the body releases trauma and restores goodness. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Levine, P. (1997). Waking the tiger: Healing trauma. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books.

Levine, P. (2005).  Healing trauma: A pioneering program for restoring the wisdom of your body. Boulder, Colorado: Sounds True, Inc.

Michaels, M. (2017). Youth on fire: Birthing a generation of embodied global leaders. Boulder, Colorado: Golden Bridge Press.

Millman, D. (1979). The warrior athlete: Body, mind and spirit: Self-transformation through total training. Walpole, NH: Stillpoint Publishing.

Mines, S., Ph.D. (2003). We are all in shock: How overwhelming experiences shatter you…and what you can do about it. Franklin Lakes, NJ: The Career Press, Inc.

Murphy, M., & White, R. A. (1995). In the zone: Transcendent experiences in sports. New York: Penguin Books.

Ogden, P., Minton, K., Pain, C. (2006). Trauma and the body: A sensorimotor approach to psychotherapy. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Olson, A. (2002). Body and earth: An experiential guide. Hanover and London: University Press of New England.

Pert, C., Ph.D. (1997). Molecules of emotion: The science behind mind-body medicine. New York, NY: Scribner.

Ratey, J. J., & Hagerman, E. (2008). Spark: The revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain. New York: Little, Brown.

Redmond, L. (1997). When the drummers were women: A spiritual history of rhythm.  NY, NY: Three Rivers Press.

Rosenberg, J. L., Rand, M. L., & Asay, D. (1985). Body, self, & soul: Sustaining integration. Atlanta, GA: Humanics Limited.

Roth, G. (1989). Maps to ecstasy: Teachings of an urban shaman. San Rafael: New World Library.

Scaer, R. (2005). The trauma spectrum: Hidden wounds and human resiliency. New York, NY: WW. Norton and Co., Inc.

Stewart, I. J. (2000). Sacred woman, sacred dance. Rochester, Vermont: Inner Traditions.

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