Recommended Books on Self-Growth
Wherever You Go, There You Are, Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
This is a great title, because it is so true! The author is the director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. In this book he explains in a straightforward way what meditation is all about and how to get started. It is a practical, secular application of meditation to help in every part of your daily life. He has some good pointers and they may serve as a guide, until you begin to establish your own way.
The Creation of Health, the Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Responses that Promote Health and Healing by Caroline Myss, Ph.D. and C. Norman Shealy, M.D.
This is a good book to help understand the energetic aspects of health and disease. Case histories of disease are scrutinized from both the intuitive, energetic perspective and the traditional medical perspective. This adds more depth to the causes and solutions of disease. A very interesting and eye opening guide. From these examples, it can be seen that we each have a lot of influence and control over our own health.
Emotional Intelligence, Why it can Matter More than IQ by Daniel Goleman
This is an oldie, but goodie. A very easy, entertaining read, but it can make you think about your own reactions to people and situations. A lot of practical day-to-day examples to get you seeing things from another perspective.
The MindBody Prescription, Healing the Body, Healing the Pain by John Sarno, M.D.
This New York Times bestseller author of Healing Back Pain strongly proposes that unconscious emotions are the underlying cause of most musculoskeletal problems, creating what he calls the Tension Myositis Syndrome. He draws upon his 24 years of clinical experience.
We find that once pain has become extremely chronic, it is helpful to use techniques to open up both the physical and emotional bodies. Concentrating on just one area is often not enough, causing a sense of hopelessness as the pain cannot be lifted when incompletely targeted.
The reviews at Amazon are quite inspiring and illuminating as others share their experiences of the mindbody connection of pain.