Dark Nights of the Soul, by Thomas Moore. Discusses the stuck places, negative events, thoughts and emotions. Author asserts that feeling stuck or in pain is often unavoidable; yet strategies of how to move through or move out of, are important.

Tao Te Ching, from Lao Tzu, translated by Stephen Mitchell. Poetry philosophy; Buddhist type of wisdom. Very short chapters, thoughtful and moving.

Emotional Intelligence, articles from Harvard Business; Daniel Goleman and others. Meant to assist corporate leaders to lead better, and to teach others. Good for all.

Shot, Gene Smithson. How to heal from trauma. Author uses movement, awareness of levels of pain. He describes how and why conscious breathing is powerful in self-regulation, giving several exercises.

Waking the Tiger, by Peter Levine. Medical psychology and biology entwine in healing from trauma symptoms. Theory and practices that guide clients with awareness and choices regarding physical sensation, image, emotion, and thought processes.

Manifesto for a New Medicine, by James Gordon. Therapies based on physicality, community, music, biological social and psychological science.

The Bible according to Mark Twain. Humor, clarity and wisdom that may tweak us to see and accept self and others more compassionately and realism

Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers, by Brian Cole Miller. Ways of all workers, of big corporations or self-employed, to understand each other, for better function, from maintenance or CEO’s.

WEBSITES Learn about Somatic Experiencing and the institute that trains people like me, including about theory. International organization to give men greater support, challenge and depth Small groups to feel own spontaneity, body wisdom, and sense of community.

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