Recommended Reading List

  • Moving toward Life. Five Decades of Transformational Dance, by Anna Halprin
  • Returning to Health with Dance, Movement, and Imagery, by Anna Halprin
  • The Expressive Body in Life, Art and Therapy, by Daria Halprin
  • Poesis: The Language of Psychology and the Speech of the Soul, by Steven K. Levine
  • Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy, by Paulo J. Knill, Ellen G. Levine, and Stephen K. Levine
  • The Unfolding Self. Psychosynthesis and Counseling, by Molly Young Brown
  • Healing Trauma, by Peter A. Levine
  • Trauma and Memory, by Peter A. Levine
  • The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel Van Der Kolk
  • My Grandmother’s Hands, by Resmaa Menakem
  • Love’s Hidden Symmetry, by Bert Hellinger
  • It Didn’t Start With You, by Mark Wolynn
  • The Body of Life. Creating New Pathways for Sensory Awareness and Fluid Movement, by Thomas Hanna
  • The Body in Motion, by Theodore Dimon


International Somatic Movement and Therapy Association (ISMETA)

Tamalpa Institute – Halprin Life/Art Process

Anna Halprin

Jamie McHugh- Somatic Expression