Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading
Over the years clients and students ask me for book suggestions to help them understand what they are feeling and how they can help themselves. Here is a bibliography for those who want to know a little more than they do now about the human body and how it functions and integrates into a whole person.

As I find new books and articles, I will add them. Here are some titles that I highly recommend:

For Everyone


Kitchen Table Wisdom Hardcover – August 6, 1996 by Rachel Naomi Remen (Author), Dean Ornish (Foreword)


The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness Paperback – October 10, 2000 by Antonio Damasio  Antonio Damasio is a neuroscientist that understands the need to approach the being as a whole; and looks at the brain from this perspective. Intelligent, intriguing and always entertaining this book helps the reader understand all the parts of us that make consciousness.
The Body Keeps the Score , Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma  by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. Penguin 2014, From his residency on, Dr. Van Der Kolk has worked with trauma. His observations and thoughtful considerations of how a person recovers from trauma are useful for everyone.


Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain Paperback – March 6, 2012 by Antonio Damasio

New Self New World: Recovering our Senses in the Twenty-first Century,  Paperbook–North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, Ca by Philip Shepherd


The Revolutionary Trauma Release Process: Transcend Your Toughest Times Paperback – August 29, 2008 by David Berceli

Ortho-Bionomy: A Path to Self-Care Paperback – December 15, 2009
by Luann Overmyer (Author), Denise Deig (Foreword), I suggested this book to a friend of mine who works too hard. She simply looks up the part of her body that is in pain and following Luann’s easy to understand instructions, she clear much of the tight tissue herself, allowing for pain-free sleep.


From My Hands and Heart: Achieving Health and Balance with Craniosacral Therapy Paperback – May 1, 2013 by Kate Mackinnon (Author), Wayne W Dyer Dr. (Foreword)


Your Inner Physician and You: Craniosacral Therapy and Somatoemotional Release Paperback – September 4, 1997 by John E. Upledger (Author)


Awareness through Movement Paperback – 1990 by Moshe Feldenkrais (Author)


Your Body Speaks Its Mind, Paperback–Center Press, Berkeley, Ca 1975, 1981, Stanley Kelleman (Author)


For Practitioners

Positional Release Technique from a Dynamic Systems Perspective

Hardcover – 2006 by Denise Deig (Author), This is a clear and precise guide to positional release, although nothing can beat a hands-on class, her writing is easy to understand it will remain one of your favorite references for years.

Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists, 3e Paperback – February 25, 2014 by Thomas W. Myers (Author)

Emotional Anatomy

Ortho-Bionomy: A Practical Manual Paperback – June 30, 1997 by Kathy L. Kain, Jim Berns