The Connection Between Our Mind and Body

 

A dialogue exists between the mind and body and conversely, an injury held in the body can affect the mind.  If you are curious to learn more, below is a list of books that explore and explain the interplay between our mental selves and our physical selves from varying perspectives.  

Understanding the Messages of Your Body:  How to Interpret Physical and Emotional Signals to Achieve Optimal Health

by Jean Pierre Barral, D.O.

The Brain that Changes Itself

by Norman Doidge, M.D.

The Brain’s Way of Healing:  Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

by Norman Doidge, M.D.

When the Body Says NO:  Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection

by Gabor Mate, M.D.

Molecules of Emotion:  The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine

by Candace Pert, Ph.D.

Connectome:  How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

by Sebastian Seung, Ph.D.

 

Mind:  A Journey to the Heart of Being Human

by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

 

MindSight:  The New Science of Personal Transformation

by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

The Body Keeps the Score:  Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing

of Trauma

by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.