BOOKS: The Mind/Body Connection & more**

*The Biology of Belief by Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. – – _The Biology of Belief is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology. Former medical school professor and research scientist Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., presents his experiments, and those of other leading-edge scientists, which examine in great detail the mechanisms by which cells receive and process information. The implications of this research radically change our understanding of life, showing that genes and DNA do not control our biology; instead, DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts.

*The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. – No matter what the source, trauma is a fact of life. If you’re looking for a tool to help you understand how the brain, mind & body communicate through the process of healing from trauma, then this is your book. Despite its ‘science-y’ nature, Dr. Van Der Kolk does an amazing job keeping it readable and ‘follow along-able’ for the layman. This book offers an incredible view into a new path to recovering from trauma.

*Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess by Dr. Caroline Leaf – – Toxic thoughts, depression, anxiety–our mental mess is frequently aggravated by a chaotic world and sustained by an inability to manage our runaway thoughts. But we shouldn’t settle into this mental mess as if it’s just our new normal. There’s hope and help available to us–and the road to healthier thoughts and peak happiness may actually be shorter than you think. Backed by clinical research and illustrated with compelling case studies, Dr. Caroline Leaf provides a scientifically proven five-step plan to find and eliminate the root of anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts in your life so you can experience dramatically improved mental and physical health.

*Essential Emotions by Essential Emotions, LLC – (use the code SHEMAYA5 for $5 discount) – Essential oils are widely used for their physical health benefits, but few have understood the scope of their healing capabilities. In Essential Emotions, essential oils are introduced as powerful emotional healers. This groundbreaking book bridges the gap between the physical and emotional aspects of essential oils and creates a user-friendly guide for taking charge of your emotional health. Each oil is written about with profound insight and understanding of its innate properties and gifts, and the result is as poetic as it is practical. This easy to follow spiral bound reference guide will help you come to know the oils in a new way and more fully appreciate their distinct healing qualities.

*Molecules of Emotion by Candace B Pert, Ph.D. – – This pioneering research on how the chemicals inside our bodies form a dynamic information network, linking mind and body, is not only provocative, it is revolutionary. By establishing the biomolecular basis for our emotions and explaining these scientific developments in a clear and accessible way, Pert empowers us to understand ourselves, our feelings, and the connection between our minds and our bodies—or bodyminds—in ways we could never possibly have imagined before. From explaining the scientific basis of popular wisdom about phenomena such as “gut feelings” to making comprehensible recent breakthroughs in cancer and AIDS research, Pert provides us with an intellectual adventure of the highest order.

The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie – These daily meditations on codependency are an excellent ‘friendly ear’ when self-care and healing are on the menu.

You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero – This is an attention-keeping, amusing, motivating and potentially life-changing literary jewel. An absolute MUST read.

* books referenced (by Charlotte) in the Essential Emotions Class

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