Recommended Reading

Many clients and students ask me for my recommended reading list, so they can dive even deeper into shadow work and related fields. Here below are some of the texts that have been the greatest influences on my thinking, in no particular order:

How to be an Adult: A Handbook for Psychological and Spiritual Integration, by David Richo 

The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller

The Body​ Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD

When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection by Gabor Maté

Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home, by Toko-Pa Turner

Bethany Webster's work on Healing the Mother Wound

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, Michael Singer

Romancing the Shadow: A Guide to Soul Work for a Vital, Authentic Life, by Connie Zweig, PhD

Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche, by Robert A. Johnson

The Portable Jung, a comprehensive collection of Carl Jung's writings, edited by Joseph Campbell

Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly

Emmanuel's Book: A Manuel for Living Comfortably in the Cosmos, channeled by Pat Rodegast (Exquisitely beautiful and wise poetry from a channeled being. It might well be my personal favorite book.)

All books, especially The Completion Process, and YouTube videos by Teal Swan

Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman by Malidoma Somé

The writings of Tada Hozumi, especially on somatic cultural context and trauma

White Fragility: Why it's so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Me and White Supremacy Workbook by Layla F. Saad

All videos, books, and online courses from Layla Martin (reclaiming sexual energy and healing through sexual trauma). Her YouTube channel is prolific.

How to Interpret your Dreams and Discover Your Life Purpose , by Michael Sheridan, as well as all his services and online courses

All work by Brené Brown, especially The Gifts of Imperfection, Rising Strong, and her TED Talk: The Power of Vulnerability 

All books and The Work technique by Byron Katie. 

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