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Links and recommendations

Here I share with you an ever-growing list of links

to people, approaches, videos, and books that I reccommend.

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Trauma and trauma healing

Trauma and trauma healing

Personal website of Dami Charf

(unfortunately only in German so far)

https://www.damicharf.com

Dami Charf's website on trauma healing

https://traumaheilung.de

Compassionate Inquiry

https://compassionateinquiry.com

Somatic Experiencing International 

https://traumahealing.org

Book on trauma and trauma healing


Van der Kolk, Bessel A. 2015. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma. New York, NY: Penguin Books.

Levine, Peter A. 2010. In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books.

Badenoch, Bonnie. 2018. The Heart of Trauma: Healing the Embodied Brain in the Context of Relationships. First edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Charf, Dami. 2018. Auch alte Wunden können heilen: wie Verletzungen aus der Kindheit unser Leben bestimmen und wie wir uns davon lösen können. München: Kösel.

Porges, Stephen W. 2011. The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation. 1st ed. New York: W. W. Norton.

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(Lucid) Dreaming

(Lucid) Dreaming 

Website of Clare Johnson, who takes lucid dreaming one step deeper than many others

https://deepluciddreaming.com

Website of Andrew Holecek, one of THE experts on Buddhist dream practice and host of the "Nightclub"

https://www.andrewholecek.com

Website of Robert Waggoner, who publishes a newsletter on the matter

https://www.lucidadvice.com

Books on (lucid) dreaming

Castaneda, Carlos. 1994. The Art of Dreaming. New York, NY: Harper Perennial.

Holecek, Andrew. 2020. Dreams of Light: The Profound Daytime Practice of Lucid Dreaming. Boulder, Colorado: Sounds True.

Johnson, Clare R. 2017. Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming: A Comprehensive Guide to Promote Creativity, Overcome Sleep Disturbances & Enhance Health and Wellness. Woodbury: Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd.

Waggoner, Robert. 2009. Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self. Needham, Mass: Moment Point Press.

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Sexuality and relationships

Sexuality and relationships

TED-Talk by Esther Perel on desire

https://www.ted.com/talks/esther_perel_the_secret_to_desire_in_a_long_term_relationship

TEDx-Talk by Diana Richardson on Slow Sex

https://youtu.be/oqyW35EMLuM

Website of Ilan Stephani who does lots of interesting stuff around sexuality and aliveness, including free shaking events

https://ilanstephani.com

Hearts in Harmony – I really liked this audiobook

by Gay and Kathy Hendricks who've been in the field of relationship improvement for ages

https://www.heartsintrueharmony.com

The website of the Hendricks couple with many free resources

https://hendricks.com

Books on sexuality and relationships

Schnarch, David Morris. 2009. Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship. 1st ed. New York, N.Y: Beaufort Books.

Barker, Meg-John. 2018. Rewriting the Rules: An Anti Self-Help Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships. 2nd edition. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. 

Levine, Amir. 2021. Attached: Are You Anxious, Avoidant Or Secure? How The Science Of Adult Attachment Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love. London, UK: Bluebird.

Nagoski, Emily. 2021. Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life. Simon&Schuster trade paperback edition, revised and updated. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks.

Nagoski, Emily. 2019. The Come as You Are Workbook: A Practical Guide to the Science of Sex. 

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