The Body Keeps The Score
Recommended by Masuma Rasheed
This book can be a rather intense read but definitely worth it! Van Der Kolk will take you down 30 years of experiencing describing how trauma impacts our physical health to the point where it has become one of the most urgent public health issues of our time. The author combines science and human stories to provide credible evidence of how trauma directly impacts our bodies- - if you are interested in science and research then this one is for you!
Yoga for Depression
If you feel like your yoga mat holds a safe space for you then check out this book. Weintraub discusses breath work and yoga practices supported by evidenced-based research in psycho-neurobiology to assist in clearing away barriers such as obstructing beliefs, emotional limitations, and tension. Weintraub provides guidance on enhancing your mindful practice both on and off the yoga mat!
The Wise Heart
Have you ever been interested in learning more about how Buddhism and Psychology intersect? Kornfield offers the West an illuminating journey into understanding Buddhist mindfulness practice through stories of his childhood, psychotherapy private practice, and teacher/mentors along the way. Check out this book if you want to uncover the unlimited capacity for peace within you.
Barking to the Choir
Father Gregory (G Dawg) Boyle loves his Homeboys and they love him back. In our divided world where we are often quick to judge and dismiss those who fall on the opposite end of the spectrum, Father G encourages us to “step into the margins.” The way he shares his memories and shows the love he has for humanity is a powerful message that challenges and inspires readers.