There is very little information on developing movement work through the knowing body and from the knowing body. We have therefore compiled a reading list for those who want to find out more.
Abram, D. (1996), The Spell of the Sensuous, New York: Random House.
Adler, J. (2002), Offering from the Conscious Body, Vermont, USA: Inner Traditions.
Bainbridge Cohen, B. (1993) Sensing, Feeling and Action: The Experiential Anatomy of Body-Mind-Centering. North Atlantic Books: USA.
Bartal, L. and Ne’eman, N. (1993), The Metaphoric Body: Guide to Expressive Therapy
through Images and Archetypes, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Bernard, A., U. Stricker and W. Steinmüller(2006) . Applied Ideokinesis: A Creative Approach to Human Movement and Body Alignment. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic
Brown, M. (2005), The Presence Process: A Healing Journey into Present MomentAwareness, Vancouver, Canada: Namaste Publishing/New York: Beaufort Books
Chodorow, J. (1991), Dance Therapy and Depth Psychology: The Moving Imagination, London and New York: Routledge
Copeland, R. and Cohen, M. (1983), What is Dance? Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press
De Spain, K (2014) Landscape of the Now: A topography of movement improvisation, Oxford UP
Fraleigh, S. (2004), Dancing Identity: Metaphysics in Motion, Pittsburgh:
University of Pittsburgh Press.
Geary, J. (2011) I is Another: The secret life of metaphor and how it shapes the way we see the world. HarperCollins e-books: New York
Greenland, P. (2000), ‘Hopping Home Backwards: Body Intelligence and Movement Play’, Leeds: Jabadao.
Greenland, P. (2000), ‘What Dancers Do that Health Workers Don’t….’, Leeds: Jabadao.
Halprin, A (2000),Returning to Health with Dance, Movement and Imagery, Life Rhythm
Halprin, A. (2000), Dance as a Healing Art: Returning to Health with Movement and Imagery,USA: LifeRhythm Energy Field
Halprin, D. (2003) The Expressive Body in Life, Art and Therapy: Working with Movement, Metaphor and Meaning. Jessica Kingsley: England
Hartley, L. (2004) Somatic Psychology: Body Mind and Meaning: Whurr Publishers: London
Hawkins, Eric (2004) The Body is a Clear Place and other Statements on Dance. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Book Company, 1992.Princeton University Press
Hayes, J. (2007), Performing the Dreams of Your Body: Plays of Animation and Compassion, Chichester, England: Archive Publishing.
Juhan, D. (2003), Job’s Body: A Handbook for Bodywork, Barrytown: Station Hill
Jung, C.G. (1963) Memories, Dreams, Reflections London: Fontana Press, HarperCollins
Leder, D. (1990), The Absent Body, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Levy, F. (1988), Dance movement therapy: A healing art, Reston, Virginia: National Dance Association, AAHPERD
Levine, P (2011), In an unspoken voice, Berkeley CA North: Atlantic Books
McNiff, S. (2004), Art Health; how creativity cures the soul. USA: Shambhala
McNiff, S. (1993) Art as Medicine: Creating a Therapy of the Imagination. Shambala Publications Inc: USA
Montagu, A Touching, The Human Significance of the Skin Harper.(1986)
Oschman, J. (2003), Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance, London: Butterworth Heinemann
Pallaro, P. (Ed.) (1999), Authentic Movement: Essays by Mary Starks Whitehouse, Janet Adler and Joan Chodorow, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pallaro, P. (Ed.) (2007), Authentic Movement: Moving the Body, Moving the Self, Being Moved: A Collection of Essays, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Parviainen, J. (1998) Bodies moving and moved: A phenomenological analysis of the dancing subject and the cognitive and ethical values of dance art. Finland: Tampere University Press
Pallaro, P. (ed.) (2007) Authentic Movement: Moving the Body, Moving the Self, Being Moved London, UK: Jessica Kingsley publishers
Paterson M. (2007) The Senses of Touch: haptics, affects and technologies
Berg Publishers, Oxford
Sorrell, W. (1984 ), The Mary Wigman Book, Wesleyan University Press
Tufnell, M. and Crickmay, C. (2004), A Widening Field: Journeys into the Body and the Imagination, UK: Dance Books
Tufnell, M. (2000), ‘Beneath Our Words’ in P. Greenland (ed.), What Dancers Do that Other Health Workers Don’t…, Leeds: JABADO
Tufnell, M. & Crickmay, C. (1990). ‘Body, Space, Image: Notes Towards Improvisation and Performance’, Hampshire: Dance Books
Tufnell, M. & Crickmay, C. (2004) A Widening Field UK: Dance Books
Williamson, A. (2010), ‘Reflections and theoretical approaches to the study of spiritualities within the field of somatic movement dance education’, Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices 2:1, pp. 35-61
Jasmine Pasch’s reading list
This is particularly relevant for movement practice with babies and young children.
Four by Sally Goddard-Blythe from Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP).
Reflexes, Learning and Behaviour (2002)
Excellent overview, and plenty of material on brain development.
The Well Balanced Child (2005)
A good, general read probably aimed at parents.
What Babies and Children Really Need ( 2008)
Detailed, in depth and no need to explain what it is about.
Attention, Balance and Coordination (2009)
Very detailed, technical stuff for the determined reader.
Field, Tiffany. Touch MIT Press (2003)
Gerhardt, Sue Why Love Matters, How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain. (2004)
Manning-Morton, Julia Exploring Wellbeing in the Early Years (2014)
Chapter 7 Physical wellbeing: autonomy, exploration and risk taking
by LeVoguer and Pasch
Achteberg , Jean. Imagery and Healing Shambhala Publications 2002
Berger John A Fortunate Man story of a country doctor Allen and Unwin 1967/ 2015 Canongate
Heath, Dr. Iona Matters of Life and Death ( 2007 ) a wonderful GP’s account of her work.
Ho, Mae Wan The Rainbow and the Worm ; the physics of organisms ( 2008)
Mcniff, Shaun Art Heals Shambhala 2004
Mehl-Madrona, Dr. Lewis, Narrative Medicine ( 2007)
White, Mike Arts Development in Community Health, a social tonic (2009) – “this recently published book is an invaluable and stimulating resource. I cannot recommend it highly enough”, Miranda Tufnell