intuitiv richtig – Psychologische Beratung
Dr. phil. Peter Flury-Kleubler, Psychologe FSP, Einzel- und Paarberatung, St. Gallen


Books about Body and Mind – and More

I have compiled a list of books for you that have broadened my perspective, although I do not share all the opinions expressed:

  • Elizabeth Blackburn und Elissa Epel: The Telomere Effect. A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer. Orion Spring.
  • John Bradshaw: Homecoming. Reclaiming and championing your inner child. Bantam Books.
  • Louann Brizendine: The Female Brain. Bantam.
  • Terry Burnham and Jay Phelan: Mean Genes. From sex to money to food. Taming our primal instincts. Basic Books.
  • John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick: Loneliness. Human nature and the need for social connection. Norton.
  • William H. Calvin: A Brain for All Seasons. Human evolution and abrupt climate change. The University of Chicago Press.
  • Nessa Carey: The Epigenetics Revolution. How modern biology is rewriting our understanding of genetics, disease and inheritance. Icon.
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow. The psychology of optimal experience. Harper Perennial.
  • Antonio Damasio: Looking for Spinoza. Joy, sorrow and the feeling brain. Vintage.
  • Norman Doidge: The Brain that Changes Itself. Stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science. Penguin.
  • Norman Doidge: The Brains Way of Healing. Stories of remarkable recoveries and discoveries. Penguin.
  • Helen Fisher: Anatomy of Love. A natural history of mating, marriage, and why we stray. Norton.
  • Owen Gaffney and Johan Rockström: Breaking Boundaries. The science of our planet. DK.
  • Bill Gates: How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. The solutions we have and the breakthroughs we need. Allen Lane.
  • Gerd Gigerenzer: Risk Savvy. How to make good decisions. Penguin.
  • Daniel Goleman: Emotional Intelligence. Why it can matter more than IQ. Bantam Books.
  • Carla Hannaford: Smart Moves. Why learning is not all in your head. Great River Books.
  • Yuval Noah Harari: Homo Deus. A brief history of tomorrow. Harvill Secker.*
  • Yuval Noah Harari: Sapiens. A brief history of humankind. Harvill Secker.*
  • Thomas A. Harris: Im Ok, Youre Ok. Arrow.
  • Laurence Heller and Aline LaPierre: Healing Developmental Trauma. How early trauma affects self-regulation, self-image, and the capacity for relationship. North Atlantic Books.
  • Sue Johnson: Hold Me Tight. Your guide to the most successful approach to building loving relationships. Piatkus.
  • Eric R. Kandel, James H. Schwartz and Thomas M. Jessell: Principles of Neural Science. Elsevier.
  • Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson: Raising Cain. Protecting the emotional life of boys. Ballantine.
  • Laura Kipnis: Unwanted Advances. Sexual paranoia comes to campus. Harper.
  • Peter A. Levine: In an Unspoken Voice. How the body releases trauma and restores goodness. North Atlantic Books.
  • Peter A. Levine: Trauma and Memory. Brain and body in a search for the living past. A practical guide for understanding and working with traumatic memory. North Atlantic Books.
  • Daniel Lieberman: The Story of the Human Body. Evolution, health and disease. Penguin.
  • Rodolfo R. Llinás: I of the Vortex. From neurons to self. MIT Press.
  • David S. Moore: The Developing Genome. An introduction to behavioral epigenetics. Oxford.
  • Susan Neiman: Why Grow Up? Philosophy in transit. Penguin.
  • Rudolf Nieuwenhuys: Chemoarchitecture of the Brain. Springer.
  • Jaak Panksepp and Lucy Biven: The Archaeology of Mind. Neuroevolutionary origins of human emotions. Norton.
  • Esther Perel: The State Of Affairs. Rethinking Infidelity. Yellow Kite.
  • Candace B. Pert: Molecules of Emotion. Why you feel the way you feel. Scribner.
  • Stephen W. Porges: The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory. The transformative power of feeling safe. Norton.
  • Stephen W. Porges: The Polyvagal Theory. Neurophysiological foundations of emotions, attachment, communication, and self-regulation. Norton.
  • Robert Reich: Saving Capitalism. For the many, not the few. Icon.
  • Diana Richardson: Slow Sex. The Path to Fulfilling and Sustainable Sexuality. Destiny Books.
  • Marnia Robinson: Cupids Poisoned Arrow. From habit to harmony in sexual relationships. North Atlantic Books.
  • Richard Rohr: The Naked Now. Learning to see as the mystics see. Crossroad.
  • Joseph Romm: Climate Change. What everyone needs to know. Oxford.
  • Jack Lee Rosenberg, Marjorie L. Rand and Diane Asay: Body, Self and Soul. Sustaining integration. Humanics.
  • Jack Lee Rosenberg and Beverly Kitaen-Morse: The Intimate Couple. Reaching new levels of sexual excitement through body awakening and relationship renewal. Turner.
  • Hans Rosling with Anna Rosling Rönnlund and Ola Rosling: Factfulness. Ten reasons were wrong about the world. And why things are better than you think. Sceptre.
  • David Schnarch: Intimacy and Desire. Awaken the passion in your relationship. Beaufort.
  • Robert C. Scaer. The Body Bears the Burden. Trauma, Dissociation, and Disease. Routledge.
  • Leïla Slimani. Sex and Lies. True stories of women’s intimate lives in the Arab world. Penguin.
  • Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg: The Hormone of Closeness. The role of oxytocin in relationships. Pinter & Martin.
  • Paul Watzlawick, John H. Weakland and Richard Fisch: Change. Principles of problem formation and problem resolution. Norton.
  • Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett: The Spirit Level. Why equality is better for everyone. Penguin.
  • Mark Williams and Danny Penman: Mindfulness. A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world. Piatkus.
  • Edward O. Wilson: Half-Earth. Our planet’s fight for life. Liveright.
  • Jeffrey E. Young, Janet S. Klosko and Marjorie E. Weishaar: Schema Therapy. A Practitioner’s Guide. Guilford.

*In case you want to read the books by Yuval Noah Harari, I recommend to start with Sapiens because Homo Deus builds up on it.

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Dr. phil. Peter Flury-Kleubler, Psychologist FSP, St. Gallen, Switzerland