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Books (Bodywork)

  • Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice (Trish Dryden & Christopher Moyer, 2012).
  • Painful Yarns (Moseley, 2007).
  • The Guide to Better Movement: The Science and Practice of Moving with More Skill and Less Pain (Todd Hargrove, 2014).
  • Nina McIntosh’s The Educated Heart: Professional Boundaries for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, 4th ed (Laura Allen, 2016).

Books (Somatic Psychology & Affective Neuroscience)

  • The Practical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma (Laurence Heller &  Brad Kammer, 2022)
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (Bessel van der Kolk. 2014).
  • Healing Developmental Trauma: How early trauma affects self-regulation, self-image, and the capacity for relationship. (Laurence Heller & Aline LaPierre, 2012).
  • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (Daniel Siegel, 2010).
  • Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers. (Robert Sapolsky, 2004).

Articles (Massage Therapy)

Articles (Mindfulness & Interoception)

  • Brown, KW, & Ryan, RM (2003). The Benefits of Being Present: Mindfulness and Its Role in Psychological Well-Being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84 (4), 822-848. DOI: 10.1037/0022-3514.84.4.822
  • Craig, AD. (2003). Interoception: the sense of the physiological condition of the body. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 13, 500-505. DOI 10.1016/S0959-4388(03)00090-4
  • Critchley, HD., Wiens, S, et al. (2004). Neural systems supporting interoceptive awareness. Nature Neuroscience, 7 (2). doi:10.1038/nn1176
  • Craig, AD. (2002). How do you feel? Interoception: the sense of the physiological condition of the body. Nature Reviews, 3. DOI: 10.1038/nrn894
  • Ceunen, E., Vlaeyen, JWS, & Van Diest, I. (2016). On the Origin of Interoception. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00743
  • Farb, N., Daubenmier, J., Price, CJ., et al. (2015). Interoception, contemplative practice, and health. Hypothesis and Theory, 6, 763. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00763
  • Seth, AK, Suzuki, K, & Critchley, HD. (2012). An interoceptive predictive coding model of conscious presence. Frontiers in Psychology, 2. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00395
  • Dunn, BD, Galton, HC, et al. (2010). Listening to Your Heart: How Interoception Shapes Emotion Experience and Intuitive Decision Making. Psychological Science, 21 (12), 1835-1844. DOI: 10.1177/0956797610389191
  • Davis, DM, & Hayes, JA. (2011). What are the Benefits of Mindfulness? A Practice Review of Psychotherapy-Related Research. Psychotherapy, 48 (2), 198-208. DOI: 10.1037/a0022062
  • Rolls, ET. (2000). The Orbitalfrontal Cortex and Reward. Cerebral Cortex, 10: 284-294.
  • Posner, MI. (2012). Attentional networks and consciousness. Frontiers in Psychology, 3. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00064
  • Tice, DM., Baumeister, RF., et al. (2007). Restoring the self: Positive affect helps improve self-regulation following ego depletion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43: 379-384. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2006.05.007
  • Gallace, A., & Spence, C. (2010). The science of interpersonal touch: An overview. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 34: 246-259. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2008.10.004
  • Craig, AD. (2009). How do you feel—now? The anterior insula and human awareness. Nature Reviews, 10: 59-70. doi: 10.1038/nrn2555.
  • Lambert, C. (2007). The Science of Happiness. Harvard Magazine.
  • H. Olausson, Y. Lamarre, H. Backlund, C. Morin, B. G. Wallin, G. Starck, S. Ekholm, I. Strigo, K. Worsley, Å. B. Vallbo, and M. C. Bushnell, (2002). Unmyelinated tactile afferents signal touch and project to insular cortex. Nature Neuroscience, 5, 900–904. DOI: 10.1038/nn896
  • Baumeister, RF., Vohs, KD, et al. (2013). Some key differences between a happy life and a meaningful life. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8,6,505-516,

Articles (Pain)