~ Resources ~

Just below, you'll find a few lists of selected resources (books, articles, videos, organizations) that provide much more detail and nuance into the complexities of fascia/anatomy, embodied cognition, neuroscience, autopoietic biology, mindfulness/contemplative practices, somatic exercises, and more. These lists are not exhaustive, nor do I necessarily endorse any specific claims or ideas presented by the authors. I offer these resources merely as a reference for anyone interested in further studying any of the ideas, concepts or practices shared on this website. For a full bibliography of the sources I used in my doctoral research and continue to use in my ongoing study and practice, click the following link to download a PDF of over 2,000 books and articles.


The sources listed below are for educational and informational purposes only. In listing these sources for reference, I do not necessarily endorse or recommend any ideas presented by these authors and clinicians. Nothing listed here is to be taken as medical or therapeutic advice, diagnosis, or prescription. These lists are in no way exhaustive of the best research and practice related to embodied cognition, anatomy, medicine, psychology, and trauma. Please consult with a qualified medical or clinical health professional for specific recommendations.


Fascia, Anatomy, and Biotensegrity

  • Schleip, Robert, Carla Stecco, Mark Driscoll, and Peter A. Huijing, eds. 2022. Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body: The Science and Clinical Applications in Manual and Movement Therapy. 2nd edition.
  • Solórzano, Susan Lowell de. 2020. Everything Moves: How Biotensegrity Informs Human Movement.
  • Stecco, Carla. 2015. Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial System. Edited by Warren I. Hammer.
  • Myers, Thomas W. 2020. Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual Therapists and Movement Professionals. 4th edition.
  • Nemetz, Lauri. 2022. The Myofascial System in Form and Movement.
  • Lesondak, David, and Angeli Maun Akey, eds. 2020. Fascia, Function, and Medical Applications.
  • Kirkness, Karen. 2021. Spiral Bound: Biotensegrity for Yoga Anatomy.
  • Johnson, Don Hanlon, ed. 2018. Diverse Bodies, Diverse Practices: Toward an Inclusive Somatics.
  • Huijing, Peter A., Peter Hollander, Thomas W. Findley, and Robert Schleip, eds. 2009. Fascia Research II: Basic Science and Implications for Conventional and Complementary Health Care.
  • Guimberteau, Jean-Claude, and Colin Armstrong. 2015. Architecture of Human Living Fascia: Cells and Extracellular Matrix as Revealed by Endoscopy.
  • Avison, Joanne. 2021. Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy and Movement. 2nd edition.  
  • Gan, Buntara Sthenly. 2019. Computational Modeling of Tensegrity Structures: Art, Nature, Mechanical and Biological Systems.
  • Elphinston, Joanne. 2019. The Power and the Grace: A Professional's Guide to Ease and Efficiency in Functional Movement.
  • Diehl, Maren. 2019. Beyond Biomechanics - Biotensegrity: The New Paradigm of Kinematics and Body Awareness.

Embodied Cognition, Somatic Mind

  • Bateson, Gregory. 1979. Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity. New York, NY: E. P. Dutton.
  • Bateson, Gregory. 1987. Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.
  • Catt, Isaac E. 2017. Embodiment in the Semiotic Matrix: Communicology in Peirce, Dewey, Bateson, and Bourdieu. Madison, WI: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
  • Chemero, Anthony. 2011. Radical Embodied Cognitive Science. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Clark, Andy. 2001. Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Clark, Andy. 2008. Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action and Cognitive Extension. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Coffman, James A. 2011. "On Causality in Nonlinear Complex Systems: The Developmentalist Perspective." In Philosophy of Complex Systems, edited by Cliff A. Hooker, 10:287–309. Handbook of the Philosophy of Science. Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Craig, A. D. 2020. How Do You Feel?: An Interoceptive Moment with Your Neurobiological Self. Princeton University Press.
  • Damasio, Antonio. 1994. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain. New York, NY: Avon.
  • Damasio, Antonio. 2000. The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness. London: Vintage.
  • Dewey, John. 2000. Experience and Nature. Enlarged, Revised edition. New York, NY: Dover Publications.
  • Dupuy, Jean-Pierre. 2009. On the Origins of Cognitive Science: The Mechanization of the Mind. Translated by M. B. DeBevoise. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Fixico, Donald. 2003. The American Indian Mind in a Linear World: American Indian Studies and Traditional Knowledge. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Gallagher, Shaun. 2005. How the Body Shapes the Mind. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Gallagher, Shaun. 2017. Enactivist Interventions: Rethinking the Mind. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Gendlin, Eugene. 1997. Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning: A Philosophical and Psychological Approach to the Subjective. Evanston, Ill: Northwestern University Press.
  • Gendlin, Eugene T. 2018. A Process Model. Northwestern University Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.
  • Gibson, James J. 1986. The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception. New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Globus, Gordon G. 2003. Quantum Closures and Disclosures: Thinking-Together Postphenomenology and Quantum Brain Dynamics. Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins.
  • Globus, Gordon G. 2009. The Transparent Becoming of World: A Crossing between Process Philosophy and Quantum Neurophilosophy. Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins.
  • Globus, Gordon G., Grover Maxwell, and Irwin Savodnik, eds. 1976. Consciousness and the Brain: A Scientific and Philosophical Inquiry. New York, NY: Plenum Press.
  • Globus, Gordon G., Karl H. Pribram, and Giuseppe Vitiello, eds. 2004. Brain and Being: At the Boundary between Science, Philosophy, Language and Arts. Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins.
  • Hutto, Daniel D. 1999. The Presence of Mind. Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Hutto, Daniel D. 2000. Beyond Physicalism. Advances in Consciousness Research. Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins.
  • Hutto, Daniel D., and Erik Myin. 2012. Radicalizing Enactivism: Basic Minds without Content. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
  • Jaworski, William. 2016. Structure and the Metaphysics of Mind: How Hylomorphism Solves the Mind-Body Problem. Illustrated Edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Johnson, Mark. 2014. "Keeping the Pragmatism in Neuropragmatism." In Neuroscience, Neurophilosophy and Pragmatism: Brains at Work with the World, edited by Tibor Solymosi and John R. Shook, 37–56. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Johnson, Mark. 2017. Embodied Mind, Meaning, and Reason: How Our Bodies Give Rise to Understanding. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Jonas, Hans. 2001. The Phenomenon of Life: Toward a Philosophical Biology. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.
  • Keleman, Stanley. 1981. Your Body Speaks Its Mind. Berkeley, CA: Center Press.
  • Kelso, J. A. Scott. 1995. Dynamic Patterns: The Self-Organization of Brain and Behavior. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
  • Kuhlmann, Meinard, Holger Lyre, and Andrew Wayne, eds. 2002. Ontological Aspects of Quantum Field Theory. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific.
  • Lakoff, George, and Mark Johnson. 1999. Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought. New York, NY: Basic Books.
  • Lakoff, George, and Mark Johnson. 2003. Metaphors We Live By. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Lanza, Robert, and Matej Pavsic. 2021. The Grand Biocentric Design: How Life Creates Reality. Dallas, TX: BenBella Books.
  • Leder, Drew, ed. 1992. The Body in Medical Thought and Practice. Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media.
  • Leder, Drew. 2016. The Distressed Body: Rethinking Illness, Imprisonment, and Healing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Leuzinger-Bohleber, Marianne. 2015. Finding the Body in the Mind: Embodied Memories, Trauma, and Depression. Psychoanalytic Ideas and Application Series. London: Karnac.
  • Lifshitz, Michael, and Evan Thompson. 2019. "What's Wrong with 'the Mindful Brain'? Moving Past a Neurocentric View of Meditation." In Casting Light on the Dark Side of Brain Imaging, edited by Amir Raz and Robert T. Thibault, 123–28. Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.
  • Lindblom, Jessica. 2015. Embodied Social Cognition. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Maturana, Humberto R., and Francisco J Varela. 1980. Autopoiesis and Cognition: The Realization of the Living. Boston, MA: D. Reidel.
  • Maturana, Humberto R., and Francisco J. Varela. 1992. The Tree of Knowledge: The Biological Roots of Human Understanding. Revised. Boston, MA: Shambhala.
  • Maturana Romesin, Humberto, and Gerda Verden-Zoller. 2009. Origin of Humanness in the Biology of Love. Edited by Pille Bunnell. Exeter England: Imprint Academic.
  • Mayer, Emeran. 2018. The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health. Harper Wave.
  • McCabe, Viki, and Gerald J. Balzano, eds. 1986. Event Cognition: An Ecological Perspective. Hillsdale, NJ: Psychology Press.
  • Mender, Donald. 1994. The Myth of Neuropsychiatry: A Look at Paradoxes, Physics, and the Human Brain. New York, NY: Plenum.
  • Mingers, John. 1995. Self-Producing Systems: Implications and Applications of Autopoiesis. Contemporary Systems Thinking. New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media.
  • Nicholson, Daniel J. 2018. "Reconceptualizing the Organism: From Complex Machine to Flowing Stream." In Everything Flows: Towards a Processural Philosophy of Biology, edited by Daniel J. Nicholson and John Dupré, 139–66. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Nicholson, Daniel J., and John Dupré, eds. 2018. Everything Flows: Toward a Processural Philosophy of Biology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.  
  • Port, Robert F, and Timothy Van Gelder, eds. 1998. Mind as Motion: Explorations in the Dynamics of Cognition. Cambridge, MA: MIT.
  • Pylkkanen, Paavo T. I. 2007. Mind, Matter and the Implicate Order. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Pylkko, Pauli. 1998. The Aconceptual Mind: Heideggerian Themes in Holistic Naturalism. Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins.
  • Rockwell, W. Teed. 2005. Neither Brain nor Ghost: A Nondualist Alternative to the Mind-Brain Identity Theory. Cambridge, MA: MIT.
  • Rockwell, W. Teed. 2014. "How Computational Neuroscience Revealed That the Pragmatists Were Right." In Neuroscience, Neurophilosophy and Pragmatism: Brains at Work with the World, edited by Tibor Solymosi and John R. Shook, 57–70. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Rowlands, Mark. 2004. The Body in Mind: Understanding Cognitive Processes. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Rowlands, Mark. 2010. The New Science of the Mind: From Extended Mind to Embodied Phenomenology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Shapiro, Lawrence. 2010. Embodied Cognition. New York: Routledge.
  • Shook, John R., and Tibor Solymosi. 2014. "Neuropragmatism and the Reconstruction of Scientific and Humanistic Worldviews." In Neuroscience, Neurophilosophy and Pragmatism: Brains at Work with the World, edited by Tibor Solymosi and John R. Shook, 3–36. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.  
  • Shook, John R., and Tibor Solymosi, eds. 2014. Pragmatist Neurophilosophy: American Philosophy and the Brain. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Stapp, Henry P. 2009. Mind, Matter and Quantum Mechanics. Third. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Stapp, Henry P. 2011. Mindful Universe: Quantum Mechanics and the Participating Observer. Second. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Stout, Rowland, ed. 2018. Process, Action, and Experience. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Tabaczek, Mariusz. 2019. Emergence: Towards A New Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science. Illustrated Edition. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.
  • Thelen, Esther, and Linda B. Smith. 1996. A Dynamic Systems Approach to the Development of Cognition and Action. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Thompson, Evan. 2007. Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • ———. 2015. Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation and Philosophy. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
  • Varela, Francisco J, Evan Thompson, and Eleanor Rosch. 2016. The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience. Revised. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Verny, Thomas R. 2021. The Embodied Mind: Understanding the Mysteries of Cellular Memory, Consciousness, and Our Bodies. New York, NY: Pegasus Books.
  • Weber, Andreas. 2016. The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling and the Metamorphosis of Science. Gabriola Island: New Society Publishers.
  • Weig, Doerte. 2021. Tensional Responsiveness: Ecosomatic Aliveness and Sensitivity with Human and More-Than. Bielefeld, DE: Transcript.

Trauma, Emotional Dys/regulation, Therapy

  •  Leuzinger-Bohleber, Marianne. 2015. Finding the Body in the Mind: Embodied Memories, Trauma, and Depression. Psychoanalytic Ideas and Application Series. London: Karnac.  

Videos, Films, and Websites

Fascia, Anatomy, and Biotensegrity

Trauma and the Polyvagal Theory of Physio-emotional Regulation

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