General Resources for Mind/Body medicine, PTSD, Psychoneuroimmunology,Trauma as Shamanic Initiation, and related conditioning; updated 1-30-96

Academy for Guided Imagery
P.O. Box 2070, Mill Valley, CA 94942; (800)726-2070
Teaches health professionals to use guided imagery; also offers a catalog of books and tapes
Achterberg, Jeanne
Imagery in Healing: Shamanism and Modern Medicine. Boston, Shambala, 1985
Ader, Robert, editor
Psychoneuroimmunology. Academic Press, New York, 1981.
"The Placebo Effect as a Conditioned Response." In Experimental Foundations of Behavioral Medicine: Conditioning Approaches, edited by Robert Ader, Herbert Weiner, and Andrew Baum. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, N.J., 1988
Advances: The Journal of Mind-Body Health.
The Fetzer Institute, 9292 West KL Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49009; (616) 375-2000. Quarterly Journal on developments in mind/body medicine.
Barber, Theodore X.
"Changing ‘Unchangeable’ Bodily Processes by (Hypnotic) Suggestions: A New Look at Hypnosis Cognitions, Imagining, and the Mind-Body Problem." In Imagination and Healing, edited by Anees A. Sheikh, Baywood Publishing Co., N.Y., 1984
"Physiologic Effects of ‘Hypnotic Suggestions’: a Critical Review of Recent Research (1960-64)." Psychological Bulletin, 63(1965): 201-222
Becker, Robert O.
The Body Electric- Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life. (New York: William Morrow, (1985)
Benson, Herbert.
The Relaxation Response. William Morrow, New York, 1975
"Body Temperature Changes During the Practice of gTummo (heat) Yoga." Nature, June 23, 1982 (vol. 295)
Beyond the Relaxation Response. Times Books, New York, 1984
Your Maximum Mind, Random House, New York, 1987
Berry, Carmen Renee M.S.W., M.A.
Your Body Never Lies. Pagemill Press, 2716 Ninth St. Berkeley, CA 94710, 1993. ISBN 1-879290-03-0. Certified Body Worker and Social Worker, lives in Pasadena CA. May be reached thru agent at 818-797-9882 Great Book!
Borysenko, Joan.
Minding the Body, Mending the Mind. New York, Bantam, 1988
"The Immune System: An Overview." Annals of Behavioral Medicine,9(1987):3-10
Brain, Behavior and Immunity.
Edited by Robert Ader with Nicholas Cohen and David Felten. Published by Academic Press. Journal covers research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology.
Braude, Stephen E.
First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind. Routledge Press, 1991
Breggin, Peter R., M.D.
Toxic Psychiatry- A Psychiatrist Speaks Out. Why Therapy, Empathy, and Love Must Replace the Drugs, Electroshock, and Biochemical Theories of the "New Psychiatry". St. Martin's Press, N.Y. ISBN 0-312-05975-2
Catherall, Don R. Ph.D.
Back From the Brink: A Family Guide to Overcoming Traumatic Stress. Bantam Books, New York, 1992. ISBN 0-553-08977-3 Exploration of PTSD incl. symptoms, and treatment. Excellent self-help book! Unfortunately out of print.
Colligan, Douglas.
The Healer Within: The New Medicine of Mind and Body. NAL-Dutton, New York 1987. Overview of psychoneuroimmunology.
Connors, Patrick.
Embodying Healing: Integrating Bodywork and Psychotherapy in Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse. The Safer Society Press, VT 1992
Dienstfrey, Harris.
Where the Mind Meets The Body: Type A, The Relaxation Response, Psychoneuroimmunology, Biofeedback, Neuropeptides, Hypnosis, Imagery- and the Search for the Mind’s Effects on Physical Health. Harper Collins 1991. ISBN 0-06-016570-7. Profiles seven researchers who have investigated key areas of mind/body medicine.
Eliade, Mercea
Rites and Symbols of Initiation; The Mysteries of Birth and Rebirth, Harper Torchbooks, 1975. ISBN 0-06-131236-3. Classic study of ordeal and regeneration.
Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy. Princeton / Bollingen Foundation, 1964. ISBN 0-691-01779-4. Another classic on technique and history.
Ferguson, Marilyn.
The Brain Revolution. (New York: Taplinger, 1973, 90, isbn 0-8008-0961-0, Vail-Ballou Press) The frontiers of mind research
Halifax, Joan.
Shaman- The Wounded Healer. Thames and Hudson, N.Y., 1991 ISBN 0-500-81029-X. An account of those who are "doomed to inspiration". From the Art and Imagination series.
The Fruitful Darkness- Reconnecting with the Body of the Earth. HarperSanFrancisco, 1993. ISBN 0-06-250313-8. Hope renewed and love restored: a journey of suffering and compassion.
Herman, Judith PhD.
Trauma and Recovery, The aftermath of violence- from domestic abuse to political terror. HarperCollins BasicBooks, 1992. ISBN 0-465-08765-5. Also Victims of Violence Program, The Cambridge Hospital, 1493 Cambridge St.,Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 498-1284
Kalweit, Holger
Shamans, Healers, and Medicine Men Shambala, 1992. ISBN 0-87773-659-6. Excellent book on the psychological aspects of shamanism, especially the role of trauma in 'inducing' shamanism. Also covers many accounts of paranormal activites associated with shamans; most reported during the early days of ethnology from the turn of the century through the 50's. RECOMMENDED!
Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., and Glaser, R.
"Psychoneuroimmunology: Can Psychological Interventions Modulate Immunity?" Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 60(1992):569-75
"Stress and the Immune System: Human Studies." in Tasman, A. and Riba, M.B. (eds.) Annual Review of Psychiatry, 11 (1991):169-180. (Washington DC.: American Psychiatric Press)
Koblenzer, C.S.
Psychocutaneous Disease. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Co., 1987
Lew, Mike.
Victims No Longer: Men Recovering From Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse. Harper & Row, New York 1986
Locke, Steven E., and Douglas Colligan.
The Healer Within: The New Medicine of Mind and Body. NAL-Dutton, New York 1987. Overview of psychoneuroimmunology
Miller, Neal E.
"Integration of Neurophysical and Behavioral Research." Annals of New York Academy of Sciences, 1961.
"Learning of Visceral and Glandular Responses" Science, January 31, 1969 (vol. 163).
"Visceral Learning: Recent Difficulties with Curarized Rats and Significant Problems for Human Research." In Biofeedback and Self-Control, 1974, edited by Leo V. DiCara, Chicago, 1975.
Mind Body Medicine- How to Use Your Mind for Better Health.
Edited by Daniel Goleman, Ph.D. and Joel Gurin; Consumer Reports Books, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers N.Y. 10703. ISBN 0-89043-840-4 Good overview...
MindBody Health Sciences
22 Lawson Terrace, Scituate, MA 02066; (617) 545-7122: Books and tapes for medical and mental health applications
Mindell, Arnold.
The Shaman’s Body: A New Shamanism for Transforming Health, Relationships, and the Community. HarperCollins SanFrancisco 1993. ISBN 0-06-250655-2. Finding the power to make choices and control our own lives.
Mrazek, D.A. and Klinnert, M.
"Asthma: Psychoneuroimmunologic Considerations." In Psychoneuroimmunology, (2nd ed.) Orlando, FL. edited by Robert Ader with Nicholas Cohen and David Felten. Academic Press, 1990, pp. 1013-1035.
Ofshe, Richard and Waters, Ethan.
Making Monsters False Memories, Psychotherapy, and Sexual Hysteria. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994. ISBN 0-684-19698-0. Interesting book from the other side of the issues.
Ornstein, Robert, and David Sobel.
The Healing Brain. Simon & Schuster, New York, 1988. Key findings in mind/body medicine.
Parkinson, Frank.
Post-Trauma Stress: A personal guide to reduce the long-term effects and hidden emotional damage caused by violence and disaster. Fisher Books, Tucson, AZ 1993. ISBN1-55561-058-7. Personal guide to dealing with and recovering from post-trauma stress.
Pert, Candace B.
"Neuropeptides and Their Receptors: a Psychosomatic Network." Journal of Immunology, August 1985 (vol. 135, no. 2).
"The Wisdom of the Receptors." Advances, Summer 1986 (vol. 3, no. 3). A slightly edited version appeared in Noetic Sciences Review, Spring 1987. Institute of Noetic Sciences, 475 Gate Road, Sausalito, CA 94965
Spiegel, H., and Spiegel, D.
Trance and Treatment: Clinical Uses of Hypnosis. Washington DC.: American Psychiatric Press, 1987
Timms, Robert and Patrick Connors.
Embodying Healing: Integrating Bodywork and Psychotherapy in Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse. The Safer Society Press, VT 1992
Walsh, Roger N. M.D., Ph.D.
"The Consciousness Disciplines and the Behavioral Sciences: Questions of Comparison and Assessment", American Journal of Psychiatry,137(1980): 663-73
The Spirit of Shamanism, G.P.Putnam's Sons, N.Y. 1990. ISBN 0-87477-626-0. How some Shamanic practices foreshadow contemporary medical and psychological techniques.
Wilson, Sheryl C., and Theodore X. Barber.
"The Fantasy-Prone Personality: Implications for Understanding Imagery, Hypnosis, and Parapsychological Phenomena." In Imagery: Current Theory, Research and Application, edited by Anees A. Sheikh. John Wiley, N.Y. 1983
Yapko, Michael D. Ph.D.
Suggestions of Abuse- True and False Memories of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Simon & Schuster, 1994. ISBN 0-671-87431-4

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