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Monday evenings and all day on Wednesdays are at 276 Lambton Quay, Wellington.  Please use Mind Body Online to make your appointment in this central city location.  Click on energy work, select Martyn as practitioner, and view the free appointment slots.

Tuesdays and Thursdays are always at Paremata.  Directions here.  Contact me by text or email for a booking.

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Further Reading

  • Brennan, Barbara, Hands of Light -  A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field.  Bantam Books, 1988.  Written by a scientist as a manual for students at a healing school.  Has some challenging concepts which can be hard to grasp at first.  Widely recognised as an authoritative text on the subject of energy healing.
  • Brennan, Barbara, Light Emerging - The Journey of Personal Healing.  Bantam Books, 1993.  A follow-on book, again for students at healing school, emphasising how energy works in relationships, based on character styles.  Deeper exploration of the whole healing paradigm, including the concept of 4 dimensions.

Cellular Memory

  • Loyd, Alex, The Healing Code.  Hodder and Stoughton, 2011.  Available on Kindle.  Postulates that full health is easily maintained by the body's own immune system, that stress causes it to shut down, and that living in a state of constant stress (conscious or unconscious) leaves a person undefended against illness and disease.  Healing false cellular memories soothes the sympathetic nervous system and allows the body's own healing powers to be restored.  The author describes a form of energy healing which achieves this.

Breath and Energy

  • Caponigro, Andy, The Miracle of the Breath - Mastering Fear, Healing Illness and Experiencing the Divine.  New World Library, 2005.  An easy-to-read book on breath, awareness and healing with practical exercises, drawing on western and eastern knowledge and traditions.
  • Farhi, Donna, The Breathing Book - Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work.  Simon & Schuster, 1996.  Great explanation of conscious diaphragmatic breathing, combining the technical and the sacred.  Pathological breathing patterns.  Relating breath and movement, including in yoga and pregnancy.
  • Frantzis, Bruce, Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body - Chi Gung for Lifelong Health.  Blue Snake Books, 1993.  How the Chinese understood energy to flow, and where it blocks.  Helpful if you practice Chi Gung, Tai Chi or Yoga, as it adds the "energy" component so often missing in western-based instruction.

Body, Mind and Emotions

  • Aposhyan, Susan, Body-Mind Psychotherapy - Principles, Techniques and Practical Applications.  Norton, 2004.  Explores body awareness, touch, breath and movement.  Explains how the mind and body really do work together, and how emotions affect both.  Emotions can develop in the body as gesture, posture and structure. 
  • Dychtwald, Ken, Bodymind.  Penguin 1977.  An awesome description of how the conscious mind and physical body affect each other at so many levels.  Vital for anyone learning massage or physical therapy, and great insights into how our beliefs and fears affect the way our body grows and works.
  • Juhan, Deanne, Job’s Body - A Manual for Bodywork.  Station Hill, 1998.  Anatomy and physiology at it's most profound level, because it acknowledges the inate intelligence of the whole physical body.  More depth than Bodymind.
  • Sarno, John E, The Divided Mind - The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders.  Harper Collins 2006.  A lucid exploration of how repressed feelings of emotional pain, hurt, sadness and anger that arise in the unconscious mind can appear as physical pain in the body.  There is particular reference to back pain.  Sarno is a Professor at New York University School of Medicine.  Only 15% of his patients are willing to consider an emotional cause to physical pain, yet from this select group high success rates are claimed.
  • Rothschild, Babette, The Body Remembers - The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment.  W W Norton, 2000.  A striking book on how traumatic experiences become "stuck" in our bodies and if uncleared cause all kinds of pain, disease and discomfort.

Inner Attention

  • Gendlin, Eugene, Focusing.  Bantam, 1978.  A classic book describing how to "ask yourself" what you need in the moment, and receive and unwrap the "felt sense" which slowly arrives in the body.  A completely different experience from thinking.  Some to do it naturally - the rest of us benefit from being trained.
  • Roache, Michael, The Diamond Cutter - The Buddha on Managing Your Business and Your Life.  Three Rivers Press, 2009. A great commentary on the oldest dated book in the world that was printed rather than written out by hand, AD 868.  Real ancient wisdom about the seeds we sow with all our thoughts and words.
  • Kabat-Zinn, Jon, Coming to our Senses - Healing Ourselves and the World through Mindfulness.  Hyperion, 2005.  A western doctor and professor who works in stress reduction and draws on Buddhist and other eastern traditions in a wide-ranging treatise on meditation and awareness.
  • Epstein, Mark, Going On Being - Buddhism and the Way of Change.  Broadway Books, 2001.  While a medical student at Harvard training to be a psychiatrist, the author immersed himself in Buddhist teachings, making for an intersting perspective on growth and change.  
  • Epstein, Mark, Open to Desire - The Truth About What the Buddha Taught.  Penguin, 2006.    
  • Fehmi, Les and Robbins, Jim, The Open Focus Brain - Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body.  Trumpeter, 2007.  The way we pay attention in daily life can play a critical role in our health.  Habitual narrow-objective focus ramps up anxiety levels.  Learn other ways of directing attention that are calming and destressing.

Science and Quantum Physics

  • Talbot, Michael, The Holographic Universe.  Harper, 1991.  A classic introduction to the holographic nature of reality and the quantum universe.  If the human body is holographic, then palm reading, iridology and reflexology all suddenly make a lot more sense!
  • Bohm, David, Wholeness and the Implicate Order.  Routledge, 1980.  An even older work, postulating that the totality of existence is an unbroken whole.
  • McTaggart, Lynne, The Field - The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe.  Harper, 2001.  Written by a journalist.  Gives a thorough yet uncomplicated description of energy fields and how we are constantly affected by them.
  • McTaggart, Lynne, The Intentionality Experiment  - Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World.  Free Press, 2007.  A very thorough overview of the fine art of using "intention" to bring about what we desire.
  • Schwartz, Gary E, The Energy Healing Experiments - Science Reveals our Natural Power to Heal.  Atria Books, 2007.  Summarises the scientific evidence for many aspects of energy healing, including energy fields and the effect of intentionality.
  • Lipton, Bruce, The Biology of Belief - Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles.  Elite Books, 2005.  An easy read on how our thoughts influence and become manifested in all the cells of our bodies.

Non-Duality

  • Carse, David,  Perfect Brilliant Stillness.  Paragate, 2006 + Kindle.  My favourite book on non-duality (so far), mainly because it doesn't go on and on about how every other position is illogical.  The author realizes that an appreciation of non-duality can't be reached by rational discourse, but makes a valiant effort anyway.
  • Foster, Jeff, The Wonder of Being.  Non-Duality Press, 2010.  An easier starting point by a popular author in the field.
  • Klein, Jean, Beyond Knowledge.  Non-Duality Press, 1994.  Goes deeper.  Dive in at your own risk!

Relationships and Group Process

  • Cashdan, Sheldon, Object Relations Therapy - Using the Relationship.  Penguin, 1998.  A lucid yet readable overview of object relations theory (which means human relations theory).  Has a great section on projective identification, which is where a person induces others to behave or respond in a particular way, usually while denying he/she is doing anything of the kind.
  • Ormont, Louis R, The Group Therapy Experience - From Theory to Practice.  Published by the Author, 1992.  Guidance for group facilitators and participants on the internal dynamics of therapy groups.  Highlights how group members invariably bring into the group the behaviours and attitudes that are troublesome in their lives, and how the group as a whole can be skillfully facilitated to respond effectively to whatever arrives.

Connecting to Consciousness

  • Kinslow, Frank, Eufeeling.  Hay House, 2012.  Engage in Quantum Entrainment, which simply means connecting with and being informed by the Universal Energy Field, Akashic Record, Book of Life - or whatever metaphor you use to describe higher knowledge or universal consciousness.   Take yourself out of the drama that is the "movie" of your unfolding life, and be seated in the audience.
  • Andrews, Colin and Synthia, The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Akashic Record.  Alpha Books, 2010.  A modern and objective description of the universal field of consciousness that surrounds and pervades us, rather like the internet, but more profound.  And practical measures to engage with it. 
  • Peake, Anthony, The Daemon - A Guide to Your Extraordinary Secret Self.  Arcturus, 2008.  Ignore the second part of the title, as always.  The Daemon is our own "higher self" that possesess knowledge beyond the present moment.  Some experience this as their guardian angel or a protecting presence in their lives.  Peake provides a thorough and convincing exploration, and gives examples of those who have been guided by a wise inner voice, including Joan of Arc and Winston Churchill.

Archetypes

  • Moore, Robert and Gillette, Douglas, King, Warrior, Magician, Lover - Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine.  HarperOne, 1990.
  • Woolger, Jennifer Barker and Woolger, Roger J, The Goddess Within:  A Guide to the Eternal Myths That Shape Women's Lives.  Fawcett Columbine, 1987.  Describes the archetypal feminine energy embodied in six Greek goddesses: Athena, Artemis, Aphrodite, Hera, Persephone and Demeter, and shows the consequences of an excess or deficiency of any of these 'characters'.

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