INDEX (for brief review-click on title in index)
Living at your maximum potential
The Journey by
Loving What Is by Byron Katie
The Power of Letting Go by Patricia
Awaken the Giant Within by Tony
Time to Think by Nancy Kline
In Each Moment by Paul Lowe
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Subtle Self by Judith Blackstone
Stress and confidence
The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron
Self-help For Your Nerves by Dr Claire Weekes
Ending the Struggle Against Yourself by Stan
Be Heard Now! by Lee Glickstein
Embracing the Beloved by Stephen & Ondrea
by Judith Blackstone
The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard
Riso and Russ Hudson
Health (see also links to free on-line
Healing Into Life & Death (and other books) by Stephen
School of Natural
Healing by Dr. John R. Christopher
What Doctors Don't
Tell You by Lynne McTaggart
The Body-Smart System
The 21-day At-home California Spa Program by Helene Silver
Cleanse & Purify Thyself Book 1.5 by Richard Anderson
The Journey by Brandon Bays Highly readable account of the author and Journey
pioneer's own healing and an excellent introduction to The Journey process.
Through her experience of healing a football-size tumour, Bays found a
boundless joy and freedom that has been her constant companion ever since. This
permeates the book and is part of the profound gift the Journey offers.
Other people's reviews of this book.
What Is by Byron Katie is based on The Work, a
deceptively simple process for enquiring into the reality
of any situation. Doing The Work brings peace and clarity.
Sometimes, that clarity leads us to make appropriate
changes or to stop trying to change other people. And
sometimes, the changes in us influence others. But we do
The Work for ourselves. I’ve personally found The Work
liberating and witnessed profound shifts in coaching
clients with it. We’re all much happier for it! The Work
can be done alone or, perhaps ideally, with another. It is
excellent for releasing us from 'shoulding' on ourselves
and others - including the big & unconscious shoulds,
like I (or my child) should be normal or healthy, they should care, it
shouldn't be cold ...
The Power of
Letting Go by Patricia Carrington The essential practise of letting
go this book describes is simple to learn and use and widely applicable. Just
about all of us could benefit from using the technique daily, letting go of
more and more and on a deeper and deeper level.
Giant Within by Tony Robbins. Tony pulls together a treasure trove
of usable tools for taking control of your mental, emotional, physical and
financial freedom. After nine years, I'm still using some of these tools
Time to Think
by Nancy Kline An excellent, usable guide to a simple process for giving
another person attention in such a way that we seriously increase their ability
In Each Moment by
Paul Lowe and The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Two powerful books that can, just by reading them, bring us into the
present moment - the only time there is and the only place we can be
at our maximum potential. The ideas are simple - the practise is
radical. These two author live it. Their books are full of love,
joy, peace and presence. I re-read their books regularly - for the
sheer delight of it and to bring me back to being.
The Subtle Self
by Judith Blackstone After two decades of regular Chi Gung
and meditation, I was amazed to discover through the exercises in
this book that I lived on the surface of my body. Subtle self work
brings us into contact with our own inner core, the spiritual
essence of our being. Through that connection with ourselves, we
deepen our contact and resonance with others and the world around
us. This is an amazing practise for making spiritual concepts real
The Highly Sensitive
Person by Elaine N. Aron. This book isn't about people
over-sensitive to criticism or about psychics. Its about people whose finely
tuned perceptions make them more prone to over stimulation. We're all somewhere
on the spectrum and, with the ever increasing stimulation and pace of life,
could reach overwhelm more often. Especially if we increase our self awareness
or creativity. Many people now want to thrive in the world and be sensitive.
This book offers some strategies and helps us recognize and value sensitivity
more, in ourselves and others. Highly sensitive children aren't always born to
highly sensitive parents, so we could help them by celebrating our differences
and their unique gifts to the world.
Your Nerves by Dr Claire Weekes Wonderfully
simple book for understanding and overcoming stress, anxiety
and fear. Since its companion is out of print, I also
recommend this one for agoraphobia.
Struggle Against Yourself by Stan Taubman
Comprehensive and effective workbook for developing deep self-esteem.
Be Heard Now!
by Lee Glickstein This offers a simple yet radical alternative approach
to public speaking, replacing the need to perform with easy ways to relax and
be present with any audience. Miraculously, we then talk easily, with little or
no preparation, naturally gravitating to what has most resonance for us.
Whatever the topic, the talk has a vibrant freshness. Rather than being a
generic speaker ('right' pace, volume, accent, pauses etc.) the speaker
communicates part of who they are and says what needs to be said to those
people at that time. All audiences, large and small, find this compelling,
everyone enjoys themselves and, hearing ourselves talk, we find out what's true
for us. I strongly recommend you read this before your next speech, interview
or family meal.
Beloved by Stephen & Ondrea Levine Describes the Levines'
profound exploration of their relationship as a spiritual and healing path.
Their 'nothing held back' approach takes this much deeper than any other
relationship book I've seen. Its an inspiration, a teaching and a challenge.
The simple yet powerful meditations, for solo and partnered use, are
by Judith Blackstone Another excellent book on relationships
and the spiritual path. Includes practical exercises to deepen our
connection with ourselves, our partners, other people and the
spiritual essence of all life.
The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don
Richard Riso and Russ Hudson In my opinion, we all have
unlimited potential and it's important to avoid categorizing
people or seeing ourselves or others as fixed or limited. Our
personalities include all the 9 enneagram personality types and we
can and do transcend them all. That said, we are also all different
and the enneagram, used cautiously, can be a useful tool for
increasing our understanding of those differences. This is one
of the better ennegram books.
Healing Into Life &
Death (and other books) by Stephen Levine Levine pioneered work with
the grieving and dying for 25 years. He is also a courageous spiritual pioneer.
Leaving behind beliefs and wishful thinking, he has explored 'what is' for him
and others. He writes from that experience and his meditations - invitations to
explore 'what is' for you - are simple and powerful to use.
School of Natural
Healing by Dr. John R. Christopher Published in 1976 and still an
excellent encyclopaedia of herbal and natural healing knowledge from an
What Doctors Don't Tell
You by Lynne McTaggart highlights some of the issues that are well
worth considering before choosing or refusing medical intervention of any kind
- diagnostic and preventative as well as treatment. Easy and, in my opinion,
essential reading to avoid blindly having a test or 'cure' that could prove
more harmful than the potential or actual illness. I'd like to see it on
prescription and in doctor's waiting rooms.
System The 21-day At-home California Spa Program by Helene Silver If
you want the benefits of visiting a health spa without the expense or the
disruption to you regular activities, this book offers a comprehensive, cost
effective DIY alternative. After your 3 week rejuvenation program you'll be
set-up to continue living more healthily. If a home spa's not for you, the
books well worth having as a practical natural health reference book - one I
refer to again and again. Lots of things worth doing, so clearly and succinctly
described (useful diagrams too) that you can do them from the book alone. Many
are hard to find elsewhere (like lymphatic cleansing self massage, hot
olive-oil facial, cleansing inhalants), some presumably developed by the
author. Also lots of food and beverage recipes.
Cleanse & Purify
Thyself Book 1.5 by Richard Anderson One of the best books on
advanced intestinal cleansing - a powerful self help route to excellent
health. Links to free on-line books useful
& hard to get elsewhere :-
Richard Schulze's Natural Healing Crusade & Patient Handbook (booklet
not in bookshops, mostly herbal formulas by inspiring herbalist who cured
The Science of Getting
Rich by Wallace D Wattles. The whole original text (about 35 printed pages)
available on one web page.
You Can Choose
To Be Happy by Dr. Tom G. Stevens (self development plan,1998, 336 pages,
hard copy available form this website)