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The Brain: Recommended Readings

Interested in knowing more about the brain and how it heals? Here are a few recommendations from Mike Macy

Brain Healing Resources

Childhood PTSD and How To Heal It: The Body Keeps The Score, Bessel A. van der Cook, M.D. Google for his many talks. www.KSKA.org Line One: Your Health Connection archives 3/27/15

The Gifts of Imperfection: The Secrets to Living a Wholehearted Life,
Daring Greatly ; You too? I Thought it Was Only Me! Brene’ Brown, PhD Google Brene’s website for links to her TED talks, etc.

Self-Compassion, Kristin Neff, PhD Google her website for talks, guided meditation and trailer for the movie The Horse Boy about her autistic son.

The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge, M.D. How to put neuroplasticity and other insights to work for you. Goggle for his Ted Talks

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. Director of Mindsight Institute at UCLA School of Medicine. Creator of the Wheel of Awareness, associated mediations, and numerous books on using neuroplasticity and new insights about the brain for physical, emotional, behavioral growth and healing. Search Google for DanSiegel.com or go to

The Wizard of Oz

Recommended Films about trauma, healing, and recognition:
  • Buck: A Horse Whisperer’s Horse Whisperer –the story of Buck Brannaman
  • The Horse Boy
  • The Kings Speech
  • Buena Visa Social Club
  • Searching for Sugarman
  • The Sapphires