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We love these books, and many of them are required reading in some of our courses.
These books are not intended to replace professional medical advice. 
Meditation as Medicine
Proven effective by scientific research and presented here by Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa and Cameron Stauth, the practice of Medical Meditation revolutionizes the healing process. By balancing and regenerating the body's ethereal and physical energies through simple meditations, Medical Meditation unites the mind, body, and spirit into a powerful triad. Each Medical Meditation here has a specific physiological effect, targeting afflictions from arthritis to ulcers to cancer. Dr. Khalsa details the five unique attributes that endow this type of meditation with far more power than standard meditation. The combination of special postures and movements; exact positioning of the hands and fingers; particular mantras; specific breathing patterns; and a unique focus of concentration can change your entire biochemical profile, easing you into a calm, healing state. Practised in conjunction with conventional or alternative medical treatments, cutting-edge Medical Meditation activates the healing force within you.
The Body Keeps the Score
The effects of trauma can be devastating for sufferers, their families and future generations. Here one of the world’s experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for treatment, moving away from standard talk and drug therapies and towards an alternative approach that heals mind, brain and body. ‘Van der Kolk draws on thirty years of experience to argue powerfully that trauma is one of the West’s most urgent public issues…packed with science and human stories.’ New Scientist
The Biology of Belief
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.
The Female Brain
In this groundbreaking book, Dr Louann Brizendine describes the uniquely flexible structure of the female brain and its constant, dynamic state of change - the key difference that separates it from that of the male - and reveals how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and whom they’ll love. She also reveals the neurological explanations behind why... * A woman remembers fights that a man insists never happened...* Thoughts about sex enter a woman’s brain perhaps once every couple of days, but may enter a man’s brain up to once every minute...* A woman’s brain goes on high alert during pregnancy - and stays that way long after giving birth...* A woman over 50 is more likely to initiate divorce than a man...* Women tend to know what people are feeling, while men can’t spot an emotion unless someone cries or threatens them with bodily harm! Accessible, fun and compelling, and based on more than three decades of research, The Female Brain will help women to better understand themselves - and the men in their lives.
The Male Brain
Did you know that the male brain: * is a lean, mean problem-solving machine that uses analytical brain structures, not emotional ones, to find solutions * thrives under competition, instinctively plays rough, and is obsessed with rank and hierarchy * has an area for sexual pursuit that is 2.5 times larger than that of the female brain, consuming him with sexual fantasies about female body parts; and much, much more. As Dr Louann Brizendine's impeccably researched, irresistible guide follows the male brain through every phase of life, from infancy to adulthood, it unlocks many secrets and offers fascinating insights into a range of subjects, including emotional intimacy, anger, aggression and winning. It also provides answers to many baffling questions and exposes the often shocking gulf that exists between the sexes
Mind Over Medicine
We've been led to believe that when we get sick, it's our genetics. Or it's just bad luck—and doctors alone hold the keys to optimal health. For years, Lissa Rankin, M.D., believed the same. But when her own health started to suffer, and she turned to Western medical treatments, she found that they not only failed to help; they made her worse. So she decided to take matters into her own hands. Through her research, Dr. Rankin discovered that the health care she had been taught to practise was missing something crucial: a recognition of the body's innate ability to self-repair and an appreciation for how we can control these self-healing mechanisms with the power of the mind. In an attempt to better understand this phenomenon, she explored peer-reviewed medical literature and found evidence that the medical establishment had been proving that the body can heal itself for over 50 years. Using extraordinary cases of spontaneous healing, Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body's physiology. She lays out the scientific data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body's self-healing processes. You'll be introduced to a radical new wellness model based on Dr. Rankin's scientific findings. Her unique six-step program will help you uncover where things might be out of whack in your life—spiritually, creatively, environmentally, nutritionally, and in your professional and personal relationships—so that you can create a customised treatment plan aimed at bolstering these health-promoting pieces of your life. You'll learn how to listen to your body's 'whispers' before they turn to life-threatening 'screams' that can be prevented with proper self-care, and you'll learn how to trust your inner guidance when making decisions about your health and your life. By the time you finish Mind Over Medicine, you'll have made your own Diagnosis, written your own Prescription, and created a clear action plan designed to help you make your body ripe for miracles.
The Relaxation Response
In this time of quarantine and global uncertainty, it can be difficult to deal with the increased stress and anxiety. Using ancient self-care techniques rediscovered by Herbert Benson, M.D., a pioneer in mind/body medicine for health and wellness, you can relieve your stress, anxiety, and depression at home with just ten minutes a day. Herbert Benson, M.D., first wrote about a simple, effective mind/body approach to lowering blood pressure in The Relaxation Response. When Dr. Benson introduced this approach to relieving stress over forty years ago, his book became an instant national bestseller, which has sold over six million copies. Since that time, millions of people have learned the secret--without high-priced lectures or prescription medicines. The Relaxation Response has become the classic reference recommended by most health care professionals and authorities to treat the harmful effects of stress, anxiety, depression, and high blood pressure. Rediscovered by Dr. Benson and his colleagues in the laboratories of Harvard Medical School and its teaching hospitals, this revitalizing, therapeutic tack is now routinely recommended to treat patients suffering from stress and anxiety, including heart conditions, high blood pressure, chronic pain, insomnia, and many other physical and psychological ailments. It requires only minutes to learn, and just ten minutes of practice a daybiology; 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.
Beyond the Relaxation Response
From the bestselling author of The Relaxation Response, a practical program that may help you: - Relieve headaches, backaches, and chest pains- Lower blood pressure and cholesterol- Mitigate insomnia and decrease anxiety In just minutes a day, you can easily master the stress-reduction techniques that have helped millions conquer or alleviate one of today's most serious and widespread health problems. Employing neither drugs nor doctors, Dr. Benson's program is considered by many to be the most beneficial step forward in personal health and well-being in our time.
Human Tuning
This book is a groundbreaking work that integrates science, sound, and spirituality. You will learn how to tune your body, with tuning forks. When we tune ourselves we tune our nervous system, achieving greater balance, harmony, and wellness in our lives
Heal Your Body: Louise L Hay
This bestseller is full of ideas and strategies that have worked for millions of people worldwide. World-famous teacher Louise L. Hay offers a profound insight into the relationship between the mind and the body. Exploring the way that limiting thoughts and ideas controls and constricts us, she offers a powerful key to understanding the roots of our physical diseases and discomforts.
The Relaxation Response
The bestselling Games People Play is the book that has helped millions of people understand the dynamics of relationships, by psychiatrist Eric Berne. We all play games. In every encounter with other people, we are doing so. The nature of these games depends both on the situation and on who we meet. Eric Berne's classic Games People Play is the most accessible and insightful book ever written about the games we play: those patterns of behaviour that reveal hidden feelings and emotions. Wise and witty, it shows the underlying motivations behind our relationships and explores the roles that we try to play - and are forced to play. Games People Play gives you the keys to unlock the psychology of others - and yourself. You'll become more honest, more effective, and a true team player. 'A brilliant, amusing, and clear catalogue of the psychological theatricals that human beings play over and over again' Kurt Vonnegut Eric Berne was a prominent psychiatrist and bestselling author.After inventing his groundbreaking Transactional Analysis, he continued to develop and apply this new methodology leading him to publish Games People Play. This became a runaway success and Berne leaves a remarkable legacy of over 30 other books and articles, as well as the founding of the International Transactional Analysis Association. Dr Berne's other works include Principles of Group Treatment, A Layman's Guide to Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis', and What Do You Say After You Say Hello? He died in 1970
Telephone Counselling - A Handbook for Practitioners 
The use of the telephone as a tool for counselling is increasingly appealing, providing clients with a service that combines accessibility and convenience. But how can practitioners ensure the same quality of support as in their face-to-face counselling? And how can they adapt to the different demands and restrictions of counselling by telephone? This comprehensive guide: Supports the reader step by step in setting up their own practice, including vital tools such as confidentiality and payment agreements. Considers different approaches that can be used over the telephone, such as humanistic and cognitive behavioural techniques. Provides engaging case studies to illustrate the distinctive character of telephone counselling and offer practical guidance. This book is the perfect introduction to counselling by telephone for students and trainees on counselling and psychotherapy courses, and is an essential guide for practitioners looking to develop skills in the area. Maxine Rosenfield has over twenty years experience working as a counsellor, supervisor and coach. She is a past President of Helplines Australia and of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association of NSW. She is currently a counsellor, trainer and consultant in private practice and is the Vice President of the Australasian Association for Supervision.
The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy - Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
By: Deb A. Dana, Stephen W. Porges
The polyvagal theory presented in client-friendly language. This book offers therapists an integrated approach to adding a polyvagal foundation to their work with clients. With clear explanations of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory, this complex theory is translated into clinician and client-friendly language. Using a unique autonomic mapping process along with worksheets designed to effectively track autonomic response patterns, this book presents practical ways to work with clients' experiences of connection. Through exercises that have been specifically created to engage the regulating capacities of the ventral vagal system, therapists are given tools to help clients reshape their autonomic nervous systems. Adding a polyvagal perspective to clinical practice draws the autonomic nervous system directly into the work of therapy, helping clients re-pattern their nervous systems, build capacities for regulation, and create autonomic pathways of safety and connection. With chapters that build confidence in understanding Polyvagal Theory, chapters that introduce worksheets for mapping, tracking, and practices for re-patterning, as well as a series of autonomic meditations, this book offers therapists a guide to practicing polyvagal-informed therapy. The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy is essential reading for therapists who work with trauma and those who seek an easy and accessible way of understanding the significance that Polyvagal Theory has to clinical work.
Holistic Counselling A New Vision for Mental Health 
By: Patricia Sherwood
This is a remarkable contribution to a new vision for mental health where body, mind and spirit are integrated so that spirit is manifest through matter and our lives become firmly grounded on the earth. This holistic counselling model, the Sophia model, presents an elegant integration of the intuitive and the rational , the analytic and the synthetic, the creative and the logical to provide rich tools for understanding the cause of mental health issues and providing interventions that are empowering for the client. The artistic languages of colour, sound, movement, gesture, breathing and visualising weave a new dance of hope and promise throughout this work. Based on the four-fold anthroposophical medical model, Dr Sherwood brings together the wisdom of the east and west to create tools for flourishing mental health in the 21st century. This book is essential reading for counsellors, psychotherapists, art therapists and anyone who has been a client, as well as all persons wishing to maximise their mental health and well being.
Wired for Love
By: Stan Tatkin,.
Wired for Love is a complete insider's guide to understanding a partner's brain and promoting love and trust within a romantic relationship. Readers learn ten scientific principles they can use to avoid triggering fear and panic in their partners, manage their partners' emotional reactions when they do become upset, and recognize when the brain's threat response is hindering their ability to act in a loving way. By learning to use simple gestures and words, readers can learn to put out emotional fires and help their partners feel more safe and secure. The no-fault view of conflict in this book encourages readers to move past a ""warring brain"" mentality and toward a more cooperative ""loving brain"" understanding of the relationship. Based in the sound science of neurobiology, attachment theory, and emotion regulation research, this book is essential reading for couples and others interested in understanding the complex dynamics at work behind love and trust in intimate relationships.
Manhood
By: Steve Biddulph
Most men are not fully alive' is the dramatic opening to Steve Biddulph's bestseller, Manhood, which has now been fully revised and updated in this 2015 edition. Exploring two critical social issues: how to establish a healthy masculinity and how men can release themselves from suffocating and outdated social moulds, Biddulph addresses the problems and possibilities confronting men in their daily lives. Women have found the book to be a profoundly moving and revealing read, while men acquire recognition and a sense of hope that life can be different. Topics include: - Your relationship with your father - Getting sex right - Being a true dad - Real male friends - Finding a job with heart This edition has been revised and updated to meet the needs of younger men, who are struggling with these issues in the twenty-first century.

Heal Your Inner Child
By: Glenn Harrold

This meditation recording by Glenn Harrold has been designed to help you heal your inner child of wounds, blockages, negative emotions and traumas from your past. How would you like to reprogram your inner self at the deepest level to feel very secure and loved and to let go of any self-doubt, fears and worries? With Glenn's beautiful, nurturing recording you can do just that and develop a deep rooted belief that nothing can hold you back and that you can live life with complete freedom. This guided meditation takes you on a powerful journey where you will connect with your inner child where you will be encouraged to heal and nurture this aspect of yourself. At all times you will feel safe and secure even if you feel emotional during the process, as emotional abreactions are often a part of inner child work when you clear old blocks from the past. And even though inner child work can be intense at times, when you clear old traumas you can begin to feel lighter and more like your real self. This recording will help you give your inner child all the love and security they need and as a result you will feel so much stronger in yourself and be able to deal with the ups and downs of life with so much more confidence and self-belief. Please note: the recording includes two versions, one for women and one for men so that it has a more personal feel to it. It is recommended that you continue to use this recording as often as you can as the healing process can have a number of layers. This powerful hypnosis recording will help you become so much more creative and spontaneous in all areas of your life.