Hakomi Reading List

Below is a Hakomi reading list. The first group is written by founder Ron Kurtz or his students. Additional volumes could be added to the second list (Ron’s suggestions from 2007) such as recent volumes from Dan Siegel, etc.

•Body-Centered Psychotherapy, Ron Kurtz

•Introduction to the Practice of Loving Presence, Ron Kurtz and Donna Martin

•Hakomi Mindfulness Centered Somatic Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide To Theory & Practice, Ed. by Halko Weiss & Greg Johanson

•Psychotherapy in the Spirit of the Tao-te ching, Ron Kurtz and Greg Johanson

•The Body Reveals, Ron Kurtz and Hector Prestera

• The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy & Somatic Psychology, Ed. by Halko Weiss 

• Trauma and the Body, A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy, Pat Ogden

• Experiential Psychotherapy for Couples, Rob Fisher

Ron Kurtz recommended the following books and articles in the publication, Ron Kurtz Trainings Inc. 2007:

  • A General Theory of Love, Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, Richard Lannon
  • Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self: The Neurobiology of Emotional Development, Allan N. Schore
  • Affective Neuroscience, Jaak Panksepp
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell
  • Bright Air, Brilliant Fire, Gerald Edelman
  • Complexity, Michael Waldrop
  • Conscious Acts of Creation, Tiller, William, Dibble, Walter, Kohane, Michael (2001) Pavior Publishing
  • Depression and the Body: The Biological Basis of Faith and Reality, Alexander Lowen
  • Destructive Emotions by His Holiness the Dali Lama and Daniel Goleman
  • Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software, Steven Johnson
  • Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  • Evolving Brains by John Allman
  • Handbook of Attachment: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications, Jude Cassidy (Editor), Phillip R. Shaver (Editor)
  • How Brains Think, William Calvin
  • How the Leopard Changed Its Spots, Brian Goodwin
  • i of the vortex: From Neuron to Self, Rodolfo R.Llinás
  • Inner Revolution, Robert Thurman
  • Internal Family System Therapy, Richard Schwartz
  • Investigating Phenomenal Consciousness, Natalie Depraz Francisco J. Varela and Pierre Vermersch, M.Velmans (Ed.)
  • Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain, Damasio, Antonio
  • Loving Presence, Donna Martin and Ron Kurtz
  • Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity, Bateson, Gregory (1979) New York: Bantam
  • Books
  • Neuroception: A Subconscious System for Detecting Threats and Safety,Stephen W. Porges
  • No Two Alike, Human Nature and Human and Human Individuality, Judith Rich Harris
  • Parenting from the Inside Out, Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell
  • Phantoms in the Brain , V. S. Ramachandran
  • Planet Medicine, Richard Grossinger
  • Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and
    Society
    , P.Senge, Scharmer, J. Jaworski, and B. S. Flowers
  • Principles of allostasis: optimal design, predictive regulation, pathophysiology
    and rational therapeutics
    , Peter Sterling
  • Science and the Akashic Field: An Integral Theory of Everything (2004), Laszlo, Ervin, Inner Tradition
  • Sex, Ecology, Spirituality, Ken Wilber
  • Sex, Time and Power, Leonard Shlain
  • Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious, Timothy Wilson
  • The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature, Stephen Pinker
  • The Dance of 17 Lives: The Incredible True Story of Tibet’s 17th Karmapa (2005), Brown, Mick. Bloomsbury USA
  • The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture and Human Intention, David W. Orr
  • The Developing Mind, Daniel J. Siegel
  • The End of Faith, Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason, Sam
  • Harris
  • The Illusion of Conscious Will, Daniel Wegner
  • The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Elliot
  • The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force, Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley
  • The Mindful Brain, Daniel J. Siegel
  • The Power of Mindfulness, Nyanaponika Thera
  • The Sociobiology of Sociopathy: an Integrated Evolutionary Model, Linda Mealey
  • The Symptom Path to Enlightenment, Ernst Rossi
  • The Unbearable Automaticity of Being, John Bargh and Tanya Chartrand
  • Tibetan and Western Models of Mental Health, MindScience, in An East-West Dialogue, D. Goleman & R. A. F.. Thurman
  • Toward a Science of Consciousness III. Eds. Stuart R. Hameroff, Alfred
  • W. Kaszniak, and David J. Chalmers
  • Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy, Pat Ogden, Kekuni Minton, Clare Pain
  • Traumatic Stress, van der Kolk, McFarlaje and Weisaeth (Eds.)
  • Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships, Daniel Goleman
  • Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief, A. Newberg, E. G. D’Aquili, V. Rause.
  • Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain, Sue Gerhardt