Acknowledgment and Resources

There are too many mentors, teachers, distant guides and advisors to name in my process of learning. Much of what I teach comes from my lived experience, as well as my numerous certifications and training designations. My favorite thing to do is integrate my learning into new methods and creative new ways to simplify and implement complex processes.

I’d like to give acknowledgment to the primary influences who’ve inspired much of my understanding that has influenced the development of this curriculum. Many thanks to Peter Levine, Dr. Dan Siegel, Brene Brown, Kristen Neff, Curt Thompson, Annie Hopper, Rick Hanson, Lyn-Genet Recitas, Diane Poole Heller, Patti Elledge, Maggie Kline, Shirzad Chamine, and Enneagram Institute.

Here are some resources I recommend to further your learning on these topics.


Body Sense: The Science and Practice of Embodied Self-Awareness, by Alan Fogel

Bouncing Back, by Linda Graham

The Developing Mind; Second Edition, by Daniel J. Siegel M.D.

The Neuroscience of Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Social Brain, by Louis Cozolino

In an Unspoken Voice, by Peter A. Levine

Anatomy of the Soul, by Curt Thompson (from a Christian worldview)

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

Mindsight, by Daniel J. Siegel


Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth, by Jim Rendon

Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success, by David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz


Attached, by Amir Levine and Rachel S.F. Heller

Wired for Love, by Stan Tatkin PsyD MFT

Hold Me Tight, by Sue Johnson


Parenting from the Inside Out, by Daniel J. Siegel MD and Mary Hartzell

The Whole Brain Child, by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

 Trauma-proofing your kids, by Peter A. Levine Ph.D. and Maggie Kline


Let your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, by Parker J. Palmer

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, by Brené Brown

Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown

The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery, by David G. Benner (from a Christian worldview)

Storyline: Finding Your Subplot in God’s Story, by Donald Miller (from a Christian worldview)

The Soul of Shame, by Curt Thompson (from a Christian worldview)

Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl