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Resource Guide for those Interested in Integrative Health Coaching: 02. Mind-Body Connection

Resources for Informed Health Care

Books

Beginner’s Guide to Buddhist Meditation by Christina Feldman (2006).

The Calm Technique: Meditation without Magic or Mysticism by Paul Wilson (1999).

The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine by Anne Harrington (2009).

Guided Imagery for Self-Healing by Martin Rossman (2000).

Healing and the Mind by Bill Moyers (1995).

Healing Mind, Healthy Woman: Using the Mind-Body Connection to Manage Stress and Take Control of Your Life by Alice Domar and Henry Dreher (1997).

Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster: A Guide of Mind-Body Techniques by Peggy Huddleston (1996).

The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson with Miriam Klipper (2000).

Stress Free for Good by Fred Luskin and Kenneth Pelletier (2005).

Teaching Meditation to Children by David Fontana and Ingrid Slack (2007).

Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain by Sharon Begley (2007).

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers (3rd edition) by Robert Sapolsky (2004).

The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology by Jack Kornfield (2009). 

Writing to Heal by James Pennebaker (2004).

Mind-Body Connection

Taking advantage of complex connections between state of mind and basic physiologic functions in the body, many mind-body skills can have a profound impact on your health.  Breathing techniques, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and other therapies are used to activate the body’s automatic healing response and reduce the harmful effects of stress.