Reading List

Here are some recommended books that resonate well with Process Coaching:

Abrams, Jeremiah, Zweig, Connie, (Editors). Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature. Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., 1991. (A compilation of articles by some of the major thinkers and writers on the human shadow.)

Assagioli, Roberto. Psychosynthesis. Hobbs, Dorman & Co., Inc., 1965. (The original work on the phenomenon of 'parts' of the self.)

Brennan, Barbara Ann. Hands of Light. Bantam Books, 1988. (A psychic look at healing through etheric energy and the chakras-great illustrations.)

Brown, Michael. The Presence Process. Namaste Publishing, 2005. (A new approach to conscious presence that honors and respects sentience.)

Cameron, Julia. The Artist's Way. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1992. (Great exercises including 'Morning Pages.')

Cushner, Raphael. The One Thing Holding You Back: Unleashing the Power of Emotioinal Connection. HarperOne, HarperCollins, 2008. (An excellent guide to making friends with emotions.)

DeRohan, Ceanne. Right Use of Will. (And the seven subsequent books in the series.) Four Winds Publications, 1984 - 1999. (The best in-depth descriptions of the healing issues at the deepest transpersonal levels.)

Fritz, Robert Creating. Ballantine Books, 1991. (New and original information about how to more easily create art, and how to manifest what you truly want in your life.)

Gendlin, Eugene T., Ph.D. Focusing. Bantam Books, 1981. (A short course in perceiving etheric energy and using it to heal. A major inspiration for Peter Levine's work - see below.) Channeled material that has inspired many of the frames and practices of Process Coaching.

Grof, Stanislav. The Adventure of Self-Discovery. SUNY Press, 1988 (This and other books by Stan Grof explore the deep unconscious programming that happens in the womb and in the transpersonal realm.)

Hellinger, Bert. Love's Hidden Symmetry What Makes Love Work in
. Zeig, Tucker & Co., 1998. (An excellent guide to the exploration and healing of hidden dynamics in family systems.)

Judith, Anodea. Wheels of Life. LLewellyn Publications, 1987. (A good general reference book on the chakras and etheric energy.)

Katie, Byron, Mitchell, Stephen. Loving What Is. 2002; A Thousand Names for Joy. 2007, Harmony Books. (Katie's work parallels judgment release and can also help bring us quickly into acceptance of emotions and other forms of 'what is.')

Levine, Peter A. Waking the Tiger - Healing Trauma. North Atlantic Books, 1997 (New understandings about trauma and imprints, and how to heal them.)
Quinn, Daniel. Ishmael. Bantam Books, 1995. (An excellent expose of the foundational and deeply unconscious conditioning of our culture.)

Roberts, Jane. The Nature of Personal Reality: A Seth Book. Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1974. (The first book to describe exactly how and why we each create our own reality.)

Ruiz, Don Miguel. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom;1997. The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship.1999; The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace. Amber-Allen Pub., 2004. (Deep shamanic wisdom and practices to help us own and change the reality we perceive and create. Highly recomended.)

Satir, Virginia. Your Many Faces: The First Step to Being Loved. Celestial Arts, 1978. (A light-hearted approach to parts work by one of the first exemplars modeled by the original developers of NLP.

Talbot, Michael. The Holographic Universe. Harper-Collins, 1991. (Fundamental understandings of how reality is created, as in 'the movies' metaphor.)

Tipping, Colin C. Radical Forgiveness. Global 13 Publications, Inc., 2002.
(A great presentation of full responsibility for whatever one experiences in life.)

Tolle, Eckhart. The Power of Now. New World Library, 1999. Stillness Speaks. New World Library, 2003. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose. Dutton, 2005. (The very best expositions of the 'perennial philosophy' available in print, with lots of good tips on how to become more present and leave the mind's conditioning. Highly recomended.)

Verne, Thomas & Kelly, John. The Secret Life of the Unborn Child. Dell
Publishing, 1981. (One of the first 'wake up calls' for Western medicine that the child in the womb is sensitive and aware and easily imprinted by the parents' and doctors' behaviors, feelings and attitudes.)

Wilber, Ken. No Boundary. Shambala, 1979. (A classic on wholeness from the perspective of psychology and both Eastern and Western philosophy.)


Movies can often be a source of information, and some films seems to be truly inspired. As stories, films can provide metaphors that point toward both personal and transpersonal issues, and what is needed to heal them. Films that can trigger deeper understandings of the issues and resources involved in doing this work include:

What Dreams May Come
Waking Life
Being John Malkovich
The Matrix
Being There
The Truman Show
Groundhog Day
American Beauty
I (Heart) Huckabees
What the Bleep Do We Know?