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Publications and Materials

Influenced by or related to Body-Mind Centering

This listing excludes essays from Currents, the BMCA Journal.

This list is updated bi-annually, on or near June 1 and December 1. Email Ellen with updated information in the format below.

Items without contact information are generally available at your local bookstore or an online bookstore.

If you would like to purchase a self-published item, we suggest you try contacting the author by using the information provided. Although every reasonable effort has been made to keep this list updated, we regret that we cannot be responsible for changes in contact information.


Allen, William Martin. “Cranial Osteopathy.” Translation by Silvia Mamana. Kiné Magazine #65 & 66, 2005.

Almeida Pees, Adriana.  Doctoral thesis: "Body-Mind Centering(R) e o sentido do movimento em (des)equilíbrio: princípios e técnicas elementares, na criação em dança, pela poética nas linhas dançantes de Paul Klee." (Body-Mind Centering(r) and the sense of motion in (un)balance: elementary principles and techniques, in dance creation, by poetics in the dancing lines of Paul Klee) (in Portuguese).  State University Campinas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil: 2010.  Contact  The Abstract is online at the Central Library of the University:  Available April 2012 for download at the library.

Aposhyan, Susan. Body-Mind Psychotherapy: Principles, Techniques and Practical Applications. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2004.

Body-Mind Psychotherapy is an application of Body-Mind Centering to psychotherapy developed by the author over the last twenty years and utilized successfully as a training method by psychotherapists, counselors, and other helping professionals.  An extremely helpful bridge to tapping into the body's wisdom in working with emotional issues.


Aposhyan, Susan. Natural Intelligence: Body-Mind Integration and Human Development. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Oct 1998.

Natural Intelligence offers important contextual understanding of the role of embodiment and body-mind dualism in our society. Filled with exercises to experience the body systems and early developmental movements, it is often utilized as a text for classes and as a self-help workbook.


Amory, Kate Kohler. "Acting for the Twenty-first Century: A Somatic Approach to Contemporary Actor Training," Perfformio, 2012: 1(2), pp. 5-20. ISSN 1758-1524.

Bainbridge Cohen, Bonnie.  Nervous System & Yoga, with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Experience first occurs on the cellular level. The nervous system records the experience and organizes it into patterns. It can then call forth the experience and modify the pattern by integrating it with the patterns of other experiences. The nervous system is the last to know, but once knowing, becomes a primary controlling system of the body. This three disc set is a video recording of the Nervous System & Yoga workshop led by Bonnie in September 2008, at Rudramandir in Berkeley, CA. $75 plus shipping and handling. BMCA members receive a 20% discount. Available from The School for Body-Mind Centering®, PO Box 20904, El Sobrante, CA 94820.


_____. Dance and Body-Mind Centering.  DVD.  Produced by Contredanse Brussels.  Available from: CQ, P.O. Box 603, Northampton, MA 01061. E-mail: Length: 2 hrs 45 mins (includes question and answer session). $35 plus shipping and handling.

A rare document of Bonnie in action as she teaches a workshop in Brussels in May 2004, speaks about the evolution of her work, and demonstrates her theories of weight, time, and space as they apply to dancing. In English, with live translation into French.


_____. Sensing, Feeling and Action: The Experiential Anatomy of Body-Mind Centering®. Northampton, MA: Contact Editions, 2012 (3rd Edition).   Available from CQ, P.O. Box 603, Northampton, MA 01061. E-mail:

The collected articles for Contact Quarterly dance journal, 1980-2009, by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. This exciting book explores Bonnie's innovative approach to how mind expresses itself through the body in movement. It contains essays, interviews and exercises covering a broad range of topics, including Sensing, Feeling and Action; Perceiving and Action; The Action of Perceiving; The Alphabet of Movement; The Training Problems of the Dance; The Dancer's Warmup; The Mechanics of Vocal Expression; The Fluid System; The Organ System; Embryology; and the Nervous System.

New in the third edition: chapters on Mapping Transformation, and Dancing through the Fluids. Also new: an Index and a List of Explorations. 232 pages with 155 photos, illustrations, diagrams. $38. 

The collected articles for Contact Quarterly dance journal, 1980-2007, by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.

_____. The Mechanics of Vocal Expression. Manual. The School for Body-Mind Centering, 1985.

_____. Sentir, Ressentir et Agir - L'Anatomie Experiemental du Body-Mind Centering, republished in French by Contredanse, Brussels, 2002.

_____. Advanced Developmental Videos:

BNP and the Brain (2 VHS tapes $65).  The School for Body-Mind Centering®, P.O. Box 20904, El Sobrante, CA 94820, USA; (510) 243-1500;

BNP and the Organs (3 VHS tapes $100).  The School for Body-Mind Centering®, P.O. Box 20904, El Sobrante, CA 94820, USA; (510) 243-1500;

In these video tapes, Bonnie demonstrates the internal initiation of movement from the organs and from various structures of the brain, and how that initiation can be the foundation for integrated external movement through space. She also demonstrates hands-on work with individual seminar participants showing advanced principles of movement repatterning combining developmental movement with the support and initiation of the organs and brain. These tapes were produced specifically for BMC students and graduates who have experience with the Basic Neurological Patterns, the organs and the brain. They may also be helpful for others in the fields of somatic education and therapy who are exploring the relationship of the body systems to developmental movement or those who simply want to witness the subtle possibilities of advanced movement repatterning from a Body-Mind Centering® perspective.


Berland, Erika. "Compression/Suspension Therapy for Dancers." Contact Quarterly 26:2 Summer/Fall 2001. This article is about using BMC principles with the ligaments and organs.

Bindler, Nicole. Clitorial Embodiment: A somatic practice and a non-binary approach to experiencing the genitalia. Contact Quarterly 42:1 Winter/Spring 2017.

Brook, Ann. Contact Improvisation and Body-Mind Centering: A Manual for Learning and Teaching Movement. Manual. Self-published. Contact: Ann Brook, (888) 865-3125;

_____. From Conception to Crawling: A Foundation for Developmental Movement.  Manual. Videocasette Series. Self-published. Contact: Ann Brook, (888) 865-3125;

Burns, Catherine.  The Active Role of the Baby in Birth. Self-published. Available through MamaBebe, 2228 Seabury Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406. (612)332-7459.

Caraker, Cathie. Body-Mind Centering® as a somatic approach to dance education. Available online:

Crosby, Candace, PhD.  Waves in Deep Still Water: Listening for the Mind.  The Center for Creative and Healing Arts, Missoula, MT, 2014. Cost:  $22.95.  Website:  ISBN:  978-0-578-14323-1.

Cummins, Alice and Downing, Brenda.  The Catastrophe of Childhood Rape: Traversing the Landscape between Private Memory and Public Performance.  M/C Journal, Volume 16, No. 1, 2013.

Davis, Joan. Maya Lila,  Bringing Authentic Movement into Performance: The Offering. Hard cover with CD and DVD. Elmdon Books, 2007. Contact or phone 003531 2876986. Website:  ISBN: 978-0-9540117-1-0.

Davis, Joan. Maya Lila, Bringing Authentic Movement into Performance: The Process. Soft cover. Elmdon Books, 2007. Contact or phone 003531 2876986. Website: ISBN: 978-0-9540117-2-7.

Dymoke, Katy. Touch Sense Feel Move. Touchdown Dance Company, based in Manchester, England. CD, in two editions. Not Mac compatible. Standard edition: “This CD-ROM provides a wide perspective on the work and the experiences we offer.” Audio edition: “Specifically for people preferring voice-over and for the visually impaired. The contents are the same as the standard CD-ROM edition.”  Contact Katy Dymoke at or go to

The CD-ROM consists of chapters covering workshop provision with case studies and insights into their methods and processes, trouble shooting and access issues to consider when setting up or running integrated sessions.  It also includes video clips and photographs, alongside over 300 pages of text.  Contributors include Steve Paxton and Anne Kilcoyne, many participants and company members.  The CD-ROM also has video clips of the first performance by the company "I-radiate". The company’s main aim is to ensure access to opportunity and information in the dance world, specifically about the inclusion of visually impaired people but also to both disabled and non-disabled people.  Their specialty is in the use of touch as a mirror in the learning process and the excavation of touch as a language of communication, with the intention to normalise the perception of touch and to reaffirm its potency in both learning and teaching practices.  They have been called the world experts in the delivery of dance workshops with their specialist methods and processes using touch and sensory feedback techniques.  These are effective for all dance settings as well as within health and education.

_____.  Dymoke, Katy.  "The Lost and Found - Helping Children Through Trauma Using Neurocellular Developmental Movement Methods." Chapter 11 in Rhythms of Relating in Children's Therapies, Connecting Creatively with Vulnerable Children. Edited by Stuart Daniel and Colwyn Trevarthen, Published by Jessica Kingsley, Philadelphia and London. 2017.  This new publication is available from the publishers Jessica Kingsley, here in the UK, this is preferable to other on line ordering as profit from sales goes to a children's charity, The National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children. [1]
Katy says: “My chapter, nr 11 is based on the application of the Infant Developmental Movement Education program and the BMC approach in psychotherapy contexts. Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen has an
acknowledgement, alongside others...”

Eddy, Martha. Mindful Movement: The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscioius Action. Intellect, July 2016. ISBN9781783205837

_____.  "Dance and Violence Prevention," Dance: Current Selected Research, Vol 7, NY: AMS Press 2009.

This chapter presents the dance elements from Eddy's dissertation research - "The Role of Physical Activity in Educational Violence Prevention Programs for Youth" (UMI Press (1998)), includes updated resources and reflection. This hefty essay, "Dance and Violence Prevention," presents the research method and findings about how dance can be effectively used to engage adolescents in embodied peace-making. More resources can be found at The editors will respond to email inquiries for individual (vs library) pricing.


_____. "A Brief History of Somatic Practices and Dance: historical development of the field of somatic education and its relationship to dance." Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, Vol. 1, Issue 1, June 2009.,id=1711/.

_____. (2006). "The Practical Application of Body-Mind Centering ® (BMC) in Dance Pedagogy," Volume 6, Number 3, Journal of Dance Education, pgs. 86-91

_____. (2002). "Somatic Practices and Dance: Global Influences." Dance Research Journal. 34 (2) 46- 62.

Farhi, Donna. The Breathing Book: Good Health and Vitality through Essential Breath Work.  Henry Holt & Company, Inc., May 1996.

_____. Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit: A Return to Wholeness.  Henry Holt & Company, Inc., Apr 2000.

Foster, Mary Ann. A Handbook of Integrated Movement Therapies. Williams & Wilkins, 1999.

_____. Somatic Movement Patterning: How to Improve Posture and Movement and Ease Pain. EMS Press, 2004.

Frank, Ruella, PhD. Body Of Awareness: A Somatic and Developmental Approach to Psychotherapy. Gestalt Press, 2001.

Franklin, Eric N.  Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, 2nd edition. Human Kinetics: 2012.

_____. Pelvic Power: Mind/Body Exercises for Strength, Flexibility, Posture, and Balance for Men and Women. Elysian Editions: 2003.

_____. Conditioning for Dance. Human Kinetics: 2003.

_____. Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders: The Ultimate Exercise Program for Tension Relief. Elysian Editions: 2002.

_____. Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance. Human Kinetics: 1996.

_____. Franklin Method Ball and Imagery Exercises for Relaxed and Flexible Shoulders, Neck and Thorax. Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products: 2008.

_____. Beautiful Body, Beautiful Mind: The Power of Positive Imagery: Over 80 Exercises and a 10-Day BeautyElysian Editions: 2009.

_____. Inner Focus, Outer Strength: Using Imagery and Exercise for Health, Strength and Beauty. Elysian Editions: 2006.

_____. the PSOAS integrating your inner core. OPTP: 2011.

_____. Happy Feet dynamic base, effortless posture. OPTP: 2010.

Garabedian, Helen. Itsy Bitsy Yoga: Poses to Help Your Baby Sleep Longer, Digest Better, and Grow Stronger. Fireside/Simon & Schuster, Apr 2004. Contact

Goldman, Ellen. As Others See Us: Body Movement and the Art of Successful Communication. Gordon & Breach Publishing Group, Sept 1994.

Gomez, Ninoska, PhD. Refining Somatic Awareness and Mobility While Playing with Large Balls. Manual. Self-published. Contact: Ninoska Gomez, Tel/Fax: (506) 642-0378;

_____. Somarhythms, Somarythmes, Soma-ritmos:  Refining Somatic Awareness and Mobility Playing with Large Inflatable Balls. DVD, 9:53 minutes in each language. Productions Kaboum, 1990.

_____. “Afinamiento de la Conciencia Somática y de la Movilidad Mediante el Juego con Balones Inflables: Informe de un Proyecto de Investigación Empírico.” Spanish translation of the document “Refining Somatic Awareness and Mobility While Playing with Large Balls:  Summary Report of an Experiential Research Project.”  University of  Montreal, Department of Physical Education, 1991, 46. pp.   

_____. “ La Salud Desde la Perspectiva de la Educación Somática: Reporte de la Experiencia del Curso de 64 horas en el Programa de Maestría en Ciencias del Movimiento, de la Escuela de Educación Física de la Universidad de Costa Rica entre Agosto y Diciembre del 2005.”  (Health from the Somatic Education Perspective: Report on the Experience of 64-hrs course in the Master´s Program in Movement Sciences of the School of Physical Education, in the University of Costa Rica, between August and December, 2005.)  (only in Spanish). 

 _____. “Cultivar el Sentido del Movimiento y Moverse con Sentido.”  Redes de la Península: Revista de la Asociación Red de Comunicación Peninsular para Cóbano, Lepanto, Paquera y las Islas, Costa Rica. No 6, Año 1, pp 13-1. _____. “Cultivar el Sentido del Movimiento: Sentir el Cuerpo.”  Redes de la Península: Revista de la Asociación Red de Comunicación Peninsular para Cóbano, Lepanto, Paquera y las Islas, Costa Rica. No. 7, Año 1.

 _____ and Bolster, Gurney (1988).  “Movimiento, Cuerpo y Conciencia: Exploraciones Somáticas, 2006.”  Spanish translation of the manuscript, “Movement, Body and Awareness:  Exploring Somatic Processes,”  University of Montréal, Department of Physical Education, (1988), 187 pp., used for a Master´s level course on Somatic Education and Psychomotor Development.

Goren, Beth. “The Anatomy of Man and Woman.” Contact Quarterly, Summer 1979.

_____. “The Endocrine Glands: Structure, Function, Movement, Mind States.” Article, Tape, or CD. Self-published, 1981.

_____. Music for the Chakras. Tape, CD. Self-published, 1986.

_____. Organ Function. Tape. Self-published, 1983.

_____. “The Pelvic Floor Muscles.” Drawings by Kristen Kuester.  Self-published, 1980. (Abridged version published in Valley Women’s Voice.)

_____. Rapids. 1986.

_____. Rapids. (Second edition) Contact Editions, 2006. Distributed by the author ( and Contact Editions (

Grubinger, Lenore. Neurodevelopmental Movement Patterns and the Central Nervous System. Chart and User Guide. Published by Amajoy Developmental Center, Florence, MA 01062. 413-584-5193

Hartley, Linda. Wisdom of the Body Moving: An Introduction to Body-Mind Centering. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 1995.

_____. Somatic Psychology: Body, Mind and Meaning. Wiley, 2005.

_____.Chapter in Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives. Intellect, Bristol. UK/Chicago, USA. 2014. ISBN: 978-1-78320-128-5

Jay, Laurence.  Nourrir ses echauffements en danse avec les pratiques somatiques, l'exemple du Body-Mind Centering® in Inventer la leçon de danse,  Marielle BRUN, Edition SCEREN, ISBN : 978-2-86619-332-4

Johnson, Don Hanlon. Bone, Breath & Gesture: Practices of Embodiment. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 1995.

_____. Groundworks: Narratives of Embodiment. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 1997.

Kaminoff, Leslie with Amy Matthews and Sharon Ellis.  Yoga Anatomy. Human Kinetics, 2007.

Knaster, Mirka.  Discovering the Body’s Wisdom. Bantam, 1996.

Kwantes, Janet. Co-producer of the film The Moving Child: supporting early development through movement. Hana Kamea Kemble, Director.  2016. ISBN: 9780995919105. 52 minutes. Contact info: The Moving Child Film, PO Box 31, GD, TATLAYOKO LAKE, BC Canada V0L 1W0, T: 250 476 1161,, E-download: $29 USD, DVD/BlueRay: $50.

Krafchin, Rhonda. "Fill in the Gap." Yoga Journal, Special Directory Issue, Winter 2000.

Loman, Susan.  The Body-Mind Connection in Human Movement Analysis. Antioch, NH: Antioch New England Graduate School, 1992.

Lozano, Anabella and Claudio Cravero. (Ed. Silvia Mamana.) “Esferodinamia y Yoga.” Kiné Magazine #58, Aug/Sept 2003.

Mamana, Silvia.  All her articles can be found on her website:  “Aplicaciones terapéuticas de los fisiobalones.” Kiné Magazine #57, June/July 2003.

_____. “Así en la célula como en el cosmos.” Kiné Magazine #56, Apr/May 2003.

_____. “Body-Mind Centering.” Medicinas Alternativas Magazine #19, June 2003.

_____. “Body-Mind Centering: Un caso de Parkinson.” Kiné Magazine #48, Aug/Sept 2001.

_____. “Crecimiento versus supervivencia.” Kiné Magazine #50, Dec 2001/Mar 2002.

_____. “Cuerpo, espacio y contacto.” Kiné Magazine #39, Oct/Nov 1999.

_____. “El cerebro abdominal.” Kiné Magazine #60, Dec 2003/Mar 2004.

_____. “El cuerpo fluido.” Kiné Magazine #45, Dec 2000/Mar 2001.

_____. “El poder de la linfa.” Kiné Magazine # 70, December 2005 / April 2006.

_____. “El sistema urinario.” Kiné Magazine #59, Oct/Nov 2003.

_____. “Esferodinamia.” Sano y Natural Magazine #19, Apr 2003

_____. “Integración Somática y Body-Mind Centering.” La Luciérnaga Magazine #9, June 2002.

_____. “Integración Somática.” Kiné Magazine #54, Oct/Nov 2002.

_____. “La memoria celular.” Kiné Magazine #42, June/July 2000.

_____. “Los órganos como soporte del movimiento y la postura.” Kiné Magazine #57, June/July 2003.

_____. “Memoria, aprendizaje y movimiento.” Kiné Magazine #43, Aug/Sept 2000.

_____. “Memorias de la evolución.” Kiné Magazine # 40, Dec 1999/Mar 2000.

_____. “Rehabilitación para niños con necesidades especiales.” Kiné Magazine # 52, June/July 2002.

_____. “Respiración celular y respiración pulmonary.” Kiné Magazine # 58, Aug/Oct 2003.

_____. “Sistema endocrino, movimiento y comunicación.”  Kiné Magazine # 69, October / November 2005.

_____. “Somos aquello que hace la pregunta.” Kiné Magazine # 71, April / May 2006.  

_____. “Tocar y ser tocados.” Kiné Magazine # 74, October/November 2006.

_____. “Volver a empezar.”  Kiné Magazine # 75, December 2006/April 2007.

_____. “Yoga Expresivo.” Kiné Magazine # 29, Oct/Nov 1997.

_____. Training The Body Through Physioballs. Manual. Self-published. Buenos Aires, Argentina. June 2003. (in English). Contact: Silvia Mamana (54-11)4954-2942  e-mail:

Mamana, Silvia and Anabella Lozano. Esferodinamia Terapéutica. Self-published. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nov 2003. Contact: Silvia Mamana (54-11)4954-2942  e-mail:

_____. “En busca del equilibrio.” Kiné Magazine #65, December 2004/March 2005.

_____. “El esqueleto viviente.” Kiné Magazine # 61, April/May 2004.

_____. “Esferokinesis: Body-Mind Centering y esferodinamia.” Kiné Magazine #66, April/May 2005.

_____. “Esferodinamia.” Kiné Magazine #40, Dec 1999/Mar 2000.

_____. “Los grandes olvidados.”  Kiné Magazine #63, August/September 2004.

_____. “Los ritmos del Sistema Nervioso Autónomo.” Kiné Magazine #68, August/September 2005.

_____. “Sistema Nervioso y contacto.” Kiné Magazine #67, June/July 2005.

_____. “Tejido conectivo y ligamentos.” Kiné Magazine #62, June/July 2004.

McHose, Caryn and Frank, Kevin.  How Life Moves: Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness.  North Atlantic Books 2006.

Miller, Gill Wright, editor.  The Fine Art of Moving. Granville: Denison University 2008. Hardcopy $20 or pdf file (free). Available through Denison University Dance Department. Contact: or

This 60-page text is a compilation of 16 undergraduate projects.  Each student researcher was linked with a BMC practitioner as a mentor for his/her exploration.  The student projects confront basic reflexes and neurological patterns in the context of exploring movement interests ranging from "groundedness" and "centering" to "golf swings," "bench presses," and "learning to ride a bike as an adult."  This text is useful for teachers of any description. Bibliography included.


Miller, Gill Wright, Patricia Ethridge and Kate Tarlow Morgan, co-editors. Exploring Body-Mind Centering: An Anthology of Experience and Method. North Atlantic Books, 2011. ISBN-10: 1556439687; ISBN-13: 978-1556439681.

Mody, Carrie L. “El regalo de Alexander.” Trans. by Silvia Mamana. Kiné Magazine #52, June/July 2002.

_____. Alexander's Gift. Self-published, 2000. Contact: Carrie Mody (413) 253-3964;

Monroe, Marcia Palhares. Developmental Yoga: An Introduction to the Fluids Patterns. DVD. Contact: Marcia Monroe, (212)741-0271;  2004.

_____. Engaging the Child Through Yoga.  DVD.  Tara Publication, Rua:Sambaiba 699/603 bl 01;; 2006. 

An educational DVD on how to teach children from a Yoga and BMC paradigm.

_____. Scoliosis, DVD. 2011. Contact:

_____. Searching for the Spine. Manual. Self-published. Contact: Marcia Monroe, (212)741-0271;

_____. Yoga and Scoliosis.  2011. Includes references to BMC.  Contact:

Morgan, Kate Tarlow. “Being Held/Holding On.” ISMETA NEWS, Summer, 1997.

_____. “Mapping Dancing: Learning from Children.” Contact Quarterly, 20: 1, Winter/Spring 1995.

_____. “Out of a Dark Tunnel.” Contact Quarterly, 25:2, Summer/Fall 2000.

_____. “The Roxy: Breakdancing at the Disco.” Contact Quarterly, 10:2, Spring/Summer 1985.

Neimann, Barbara.  Mindfulness & Yoga Skills.  PESI Publishing & Media; 1 edition, March 15, 2015. Link

_____. My Calm Place: Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation Strategies for Children. PESI Publishing & Media; Box Crds edition, July. 2016. Link

Olsen, Andrea with Caryn McHose. BodyStories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy.  Station Hill Press, Sept 1991; Barrytown Ltd; Expanded edition (Nov 1998).

Orlock, Vera. “Body-Mind Centering--Releasing into Options.” Movement Research Journal, New York City, 1999.

_____. “Body-Mind Centering.” Encyclopedia of Body-Mind Disciplines, Ed. Nancy Allison. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, 1999.

_____. “Reorganizar el cerebro.” Trans. by Silvia Mamana. Kiné, la revista do lo corporal, anõ 9 - n° 41, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr/May 2000.

_____. “Reorganizar el cerebro.” Trans. by Silvia Mamana. Kiné Magazine #41, Apr/May 2000.

_____. “Somatic Integration Through Developmental Movement.” Impulse: The International Journal of Dance Science, Medicine, and Education, Champaign, IL,  Jan 1996.

Parker, Eliza.  "Our Life Tells Our Birth Story: How Babies Helped Me Heal," Chapter in Anthology of Women Living Consciously. Powerful You Publishing, January 2015.  ISBN-10: 1495136485; ISBN-13: 978-1495136481.  $19.95 + shipping.

Pisani, Enrique. Attack and Passing: Training Young Players According to the Ideas of Enrique Pisani. Double DVD, 122 minutes. MCLM Productions 2007.  To order:

Sargent-Wishart, Kim. "Embodying the Dynamics of the Five Elements: A Practice Dialogue Between Body-Mind Centering® and Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy," Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, 2012: 4(1), pp. 125-42.

_____. (2016), 'Cast: Exploring Ground, Path, and Fruition in Early Embryology,' in H. Blum (ed.) Dancing with Dharma: Essays on Movement and Dance in Western Buddhism, McFarland Publishing, pp. 208-216. Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-9809-3/Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-2350-4

_____. (2016), 'Ground, Path and Fruition,' in H. Blum (ed.) Dancing with Dharma: Essays on Movement and Dance in Western Buddhism, McFarland Publishing, pp.242-245. Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-9809-3/Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-2350-4

_____. (2016), Making nothing out of something: Emptiness, embodiment, and creative activity, PhD Thesis, Victoria University, Melbourne. 

Saunders, Lee.  “Simon, Jennifer, and Lee: A Foot in a Sock in a Shoe.”  Self and Society: The British Journal of Humanistic Psychology.  Part I: Winter 2003; Part II: Spring 2004.

Schaeffer, Nancy. The Body Means Well: Empowered Healing. Mindful Way Press, July 2007. ISBN: 978-0-9681204- 2-2.  Book and CD. Contact:

This is a clear and compassionate approach to healing through awareness of the sensation, feeling and imagery of the physical body. Written for the lay reader, it includes narrative, guided imagery (also on CD) and expressive exercises, all designed to provide a gentle and relaxed path to embodiment.   Based on the work of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (BMC) Anna Halprin (Life Art Process) and James Gordon MD (Centre for Mind-Body Medicine)


Shur, Fanchon.  Meditations for Expectant Mothers and the Life Within.  Growth in Motion, 2008.  CD.  Contact

An empowering exploration of your body's ability to bring new life into the world.  Fanchon Shur's stirring narration, along with Bonia Shur's gorgeous music, reassures you - for a peaceful pregnancy and a fearless childbirth.


Smith, Taavo.  "On Somatic Acting," Perfformio, 2012: 1(2), pp.21-23.  ISSN 1758-1524.

Spitfire, Karin. Standing with Trees: Poems.  Illuminated Sea Press, Belfast Me. 2005;

_____. Breaking the Frame.  Masters' Thesis, Norwich University, 1989.

Stokes, Beverly. Amazing Babies: Essential Movement for Your Baby in the First Year. Book or Video in VHS or DVD format, 47 minutes, color.  Contact: Beverly Stokes, Move Alive Programs, 418 St Clair Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1P5, Canada; (416) 488-8456; US and Canada toll free: 866-300-2229; international orders: 416-488-8456;

_____. Amazing Toddlers: Moving, Communicating, Learning, Vol. 2. Video in VHS or DVD format, 34 minutes, color. Contact: Beverly Stokes, Move Alive Programs, 418 St Clair Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1P5, Canada; US and Canada toll free: 866-300-2229; international orders: 416-488-8456;

Takashige, Hanna. "Catalyzing Movement for Healthy Aging." Article published on  December 18, 2012.

This article describes central aspects of Moving Into the Circle (tm), a somatic based program created for interacting with elderly persons who have neuro-cognitive disorders.

Thompson, Barbara E. & Neimeyer, Roert A., Editors. Grief and the Expressive Arts:  Practices for Creating Meaning. Series in Death, Dying and Bereavement. Paperback, 336pgs. Routledge, January 24, 2014. ISBN-10: 0415857198; ISBN-13: 978-0415857192

Includes essays by Ione Beauchamp and Toni Smith, BMC Certified Practitioners

Vocos, Inés. “Una bella experiencia.” Kiné Magazine #52, June/July 2002.

Weintraub, William. Tendon and Ligament Healing: A New Approach through Manual Therapy. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 1999.

Wiethaler, Veronika.  Connecting Pelvic Floor and Postural Exercises. Book and DVD. Morlacchi Editore. ISBN-10: 8860746736, ISBN-13: 978-8860746733. Aspects of Body-Mind Centering® applied to pelvic floor and postural exercises.