Suggested Links & Resources

 

 

Bodywork

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) is the organization that provides my national certification in bodywork.  It is also a great resource for anyone interested in learning more about bodywork.  https://www.abmp.com/public

Body Sense Magazine  http://www.bodysensemagazinedigital.com/read/account_titles/151027

United States Trager Association website for more information about the Trager Approach  http://www.tragerus.org/

Upledger Institute is the organization through which I’ve taken my CranioSacral Therapy trainings.  http://www.upledger.com/

 

Yoga

Institute of the Himalayan Tradition (IHT) in St Paul, MN is where I did my teacher training:
http://www.ihtyoga.org/

My education continues at Mount Madonna Center in California:  https://www.mountmadonna.org/

 

Coaching

I received my initial Health and Wellness Coaching training and certificate through Catalyst Coaching Institute:
https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com

They have a great podcast on all sorts of topics for coaches as well as the general public:
https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/podcast

The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching governs standardization and oversight in the field:
https://nbhwc.org

 

Books

Loving What Is by Byron Katie is a very practical guide to seeing reality more clearly, and embracing it.  The process of inquiry described in this book helps us to stop the churning mind, turn our attention inward, and take the action that is most needed to benefit ourselves and others.

Movement As A Way To Agelessness by Milton Trager, M.D. is a delightful guide to Mentastics with pictures and prose by Dr. Trager.

Moving Medicine by Jack Liskin is the authorized biography of Milton Trager, M.D.

The Royal Path by Swami Rama is a great introduction to the practices of yoga.

Three Paths of Devotion by Prem Prakash is a more in depth look at the philosophy and terminology of yoga, utilizing three sacred texts to explore this spiritual path.

The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal discusses how to use the stress response to your benefit rather than to your detriment.  Turns out that trying to calm yourself during stressful situations is actually counterproductive!  Very convincing evidence that facing our problems and connecting with others, rather than avoiding and isolating, leads to a more fulfilling life.

Yoga American Style by Prem Prakash is a wonderful beginning for those of us in the West who are interested in yoga philosophy and how it applies to our modern lifestyles.

Your Inner Physician and You by John Upledger, D.O. is an introduction to CranioSacral Therapy written by the osteopath who discovered what we now know to be the cranio-sacral system.