Further Reading

Oh the joy of a good read!

Hello. Thank you for exploring my website. I became interested in the impact of breathing on mental, physical and spiritual health whilst working as a psychotherapist. I’ve continued to read and update my thinking as new research is undertaken. I love simple books with profound impact such as Winnie the Pooh and Big Panda and Tiny Dragon – see below.

Here are some of the people who have influenced my thinking:

James Nestor: author of ‘Breath – The New Science of a Lost Art’ [2020] Penguin Life

Mark Williams & Danny Penman: authors of ‘Mindfulness – finding peace in a frantic world’ [2011]Piatcus

John O’Donnohue: author of ‘Anam Cara’, ‘Divine Beauty’, ‘Anam Cara’, ‘Benedictus’ & ‘Eternal Echoes’ Bantam

Christopher K. Germer: the mindful path to self-compassion –Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions [2009] Guilford Press

Thich Nhat Hanh: peace is every step –The path of mindfulness in everyday life [1991] Rider

Henri Nouwen: Various books

A. A. Milne: Winnie the Pooh

Jesus: The New Testament of the Bible

Kahlil Gibran: The Collected Writings

Charlie MacKesy: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Valerie Kaur: See No Stranger A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love [2020] Aster
I think this is worth a read. Valerie Kaur quotes Richard Rohr: “Pain that is not transformed is transferred.

Matt Haig: The Comfort Book [2021]

James Norbury: Big Panda and Tiny Dragon [2021]