Here are some books about craniosacral therapy, trauma healing and prenatal work that may be useful if you would like to know a bit more about what you experience in your craniosacral sessions.
Wisdom in the Body – The Craniosacral Approach to Essential Health (2nd Edition) by Michael Kern, North Atlantic Books, 2005. – Very clearly written book for anyone who is interested in learning what craniosacral therapy is and what its benefits are.
Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics (vol 1 and 2) by Frankyln Sills, 2011 – Excellent book by the founder of the biodynamic craniosacral approach if you want to delve deeper into the theory and practice of biodynamic craniosacral therapy.
The approach to trauma used in craniosacral therapy draws on the work of Peter Levine and Babette Rothschild. The following books provide clear explanations and examples of trauma healing approaches that we also use in craniosacral therapy. In the case studies you may recognise some of the things that you’ve experienced in your craniosacral sessions. Here are some useful titles to start from.
8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery by Babette Rothschild, 2010.
Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine, North Atlantic Books, 1997.
Healing Trauma. A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body by Peter Levine, Sounds True, 2008.
In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter Levine, 2010.
Freedom from Pain: Discover Your Body’s Power to Overcome Physical Pain by Peter Levine & Maggie Phillips, 2012.
Prenatal and birth
Windows to the Womb: Revealing the Conscious Baby from Conception to Birth by D. Chamberlain, 2012.
The Secret Life of Babies: How Our Prebirth and Birth Experiences Shape Our World by Mia Kalef, 2013.
Other books that have inspired me
True refuge by Tara Brach – http://tarabrach.com
Radical acceptance by Tara Brach
The gifts of imperfection by Brene Brown – http://brenebrown.com/
Mind over medicine. Scientific proof that you can heal yourself by Dr Lissa Rankin, Hay House, 2013. – http://lissarankin.com/
End the struggle and dance with life by Susan Jeffers