Here are some of our current "favorite" books. Information in all forms connects and empowers us, and presents more opportunities for choice. These books are available here by clicking the book jacket, taking you through to Amazon.com. If you choose to purchase them in this way CFC may benefit by receiving a small amount from Amazon. Thank you for your support.
Suzanne Scurlock-Durana Full Body Presence: Learning to listen to Your Body's Wisdom (Natural Publishing of New World Library, 2010). We consider this to be an entry level book for those wishing to further their study of Presence in Healing. Though the author uses a different model, the basic premise is the same. A great start to understanding presence, energy and the body.
Michael Singer, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself (Noetic Books and New Harbinger Publications, 2007). This book seeks to walk the reader through habitual thoughts and emotions to explore how in this awareness more may be found.
Stephen Cope, The Great Work of Your Life, (Bantam Books, 2012) Using the Bhagavad Gita as a guide, the author walks through a process of
discovering dharma for oneself.
Alfie Kohn, Unconditional Parenting, (New York, Atria Books, 2005)
With a gentle, conversational tone this book challenges most of the conventional approaches to discipline. Kohn makes a case that the messages children receive from rewards, natural consequences and positive reinforcement place these techniques along the continuum of punishment and coercion that ultimately reinforces violence in our culture. This book invites you to think deeply about your parenting values.
Stephen Harron Buhner, The Secret Teachings of Plants: "The Intellegence of the Heart in Direct Perception of Nature," (Vermont, Bear & Company, 2004). A beautifully written book about the use of direct perception to communicate and to heal.
Richard Gerber, Vibrational Medicine: "The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies," (Vermont, Bear & Company, 2001). An MD who is willing to explore energy and bridge current medicine with metaphysical healing.
James Green, The Herbal Medicine Makers Handbook. (California, Crossing Press, 2000). This is simply the best book we have come across for working with herbs to create your own healing remedies. It suits beginner and experienced herbalists alike.
Jack Kornfield, After the Ectasy, the Laundry: "How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path (New York, Bantam Books, 2000). The title says it well — how we do our work every day.
Gabor Maté, When the Body Says No: "Exploring the Stress-Distress Connection," (New Jersey, John Wiley & Sons, 2011). This book documents and reaffirms what we "intuit", that "stress" manifests itself out into our physicality.
Carolyn Myss, Defy Gravity, (New York: Hay House, Inc. 2009). This book moves beyond the holistic model of health, inviting us to connect to the sacred and explore our inner truths.
Margaret J. Wheatley, Leadership and the New Science: "Discovering Order in a Chaotic World, (Californis, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 1999). This book explores how to use the principles of quantum physics to invite creativity and change in organizations.