Resources

In addition to the services listed on the Embody Your Mind site, I am a distributor of Be Young Essential Oils, the only company in the United States that adheres to the European/International E.O.B.B.D. standards for production and purity of essential oils which you can read more about at the link.* I am fascinated by herbal medicine, nutrition, food as medicine, and nutraceuticals and the growing body of research supporting these fields, and am also a professional distributor of nutritional supplements through Emerson Ecologics as part of food and nutrition plans. Please contact me directly for more information on products from these sources at discounted prices.  If you would like to purchase oils directly, click here for the Be Young website linked to my account – and you can sign up and/or order directly…

*Be sure, when looking at nutraceuticals, supplements, and oils, to not buy into exaggerated claims about their usefulness. Approach your consideration of use with realistic thinking, as well as the larger context of “integrative” which acknowledges complexity in all things. Essential oils, for example, aren’t going to “heal your depression” or “cure your diabetes”. If you find them relaxing as part of your environment, and combined with other tools like music therapy, mind-body skills like guided imagery, or restorative yoga, see it as enhancing your overall experience of well-being and self-care. We are at risk for placing too much power onto such external “fixes”. Ultimately we are looking for a sense of empowerment and/or nurturance. Such concepts bring perspective…

Links and Recommended Resources:

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing

National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health

Sharing Culture

LinkedIn

Facebook

IAYT – International Association of Yoga Therapists

Here is a small sample list of interesting mind-body related learning tools, in no particular order – I recommend reading the overviews and reviews online before deciding if a book is of interest to your learning path…

  • Full Catastrophe Living, Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, Robert Sapolsky
  • Unstuck, James Gordon
  • Molecules of Emotion, Candace Pert
  • Your Body is Your Subconscious Mind, Candace Pert (audio lecture)
  • Waking the Tiger, Peter Levine (trauma studies)
  • Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, Joan Borysenko
  • The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton
  • The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel VanDer Kolk, (trauma studies)
  • Awareness, Anthony deMello (spiritual/psychology)
  • The Immune System Recovery Plan, Susan Blum (diet, lifestyle, comprehensive)
  • Inner Work: Using Dreams & Active Imagination…, Robert Johnson, (psychology)