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Mental Health, Psychology


Mental Health

Frederik Willem Zeylmans van Emmichoven, The Anthroposophical Understanding of the Soul, Publisher: Steiner Books 1983


Henriette Dekkers-Appel, Psychotherapy and humanity’s struggle to endure: Anthroposophical approaches, Publisher: Verlag am Goetheanum, 2001


Ad Dekkers, A Psychology of Human Dignity, Publisher: Steiner Books, 2015


P. J. Barker and Poppy Bachanan Barker (Editor), Spirituality and Mental Health: Breakthrough. Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, 2003


D Ketelaars, E Baars and H Kroon, Healing Through Working: A Study of Therapeutic Communities for Persons with Psychiatrics Problems, Publisher: Mercury Press and Medical Section at the Goetheanum, 2004


David Aldridge, Suicide: The Tragedy of Hopelessness, Publisher: Jessica Kingsley, 1997


David Aldridge, Sergio Perez Barrero, A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours: Working with Individuals at Risk and their Families, Publisher: Jessica Kingsley, 2012


William R Bento, Lifting the Veil of Mental Illness: An Approach to Anthroposophical Psychology, Publisher: Steiner Books 2004


William Bento, Robert Schiappacasse, David Tresemer, Signs in the Heavens: A Message for Our Time, Book 1, Publisher: SunShine Press Publications, 2000


It is an odd paradox that a society, which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once unspeakable, still remains largely silent when it comes to mental illness.

(Glenn Close)

Biography, Counselling, Psychotherapy

Jeremy Holmes, John Bowlby and Attachment Theory. Publishers: Routledge, 1999


D. W. Winnicott, Playing and Reality. Publisher: Routledge, first published by Tavistock Publications 1951


Martin Buber, I and Thou. Publisher: Bloomsbury


Martin Buber, Between Man and Man, Publisher: Routledge


Carl R. Rogers, On Becoming a Person: A Therapists View of Psychotherapy. Publisher: Constable, 2004


Abraham Maslow, Towards a Psychology of Being. Publisher: Martino Publishing 20011 (originally published 1962)


Rudolf Treichler, Soulways: The Developing Soul-Life Phases, Thresholds and Biography, Publisher: Hawthorn Press, 1990


George and Gisela O’Neil, and Florin Lowndes, The Human Life, Publisher; Wynstones Press, 1990


Bernhard Lievegoed, Phases: The Spiritual Rhythms of Adult Life, Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press 1997


Bernhard Lievegoed, Man on the Threshold: Challenge of Inner Development. Publisher: Hawthorn Press, 1985


Gudrun Burkhard, Taking Charge: Your Life Patterns and Their Meaning, Publisher: Floris Books, 1997


Gudrun Burkhard, Biographical Work: The Anthroposophical Basis, Publisher: Floris Books, 2007


Robin Steele, Psychophonetics, Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Stories and Insights from Practice,Publisher: Steiner Books 2011


Giles Hutchins, The Illusion of Separateness: Exploring the Cause of our Current Crisis, Publisher: Floris Books, 2014


David Tresemer, (Editor and Contributor) contributors: William Bento, Edmund Knighton, Roberta Nelson, The Counselor… as if soul and spirit matter: Inspirations form Anthroposophy, Publisher: Steiner Books, 2015


David Tresemer (Editor), Slow Counseling: Emphasise the Healing Power if Relationships, Publisher: Floris Books, 2017


Betty K. Staley, Tapestries, Weaving Life’s Journey, Publisher: Rudolf Steiner College Press, 1997


Betty K. Staley, Soul Weaving, How to Shape your Destiny and Inspire Your Dreams, Publisher: Rudolf Steiner College Press, 2000


Jacques Lusseyran, And There was Light: The Autobiography of a Blind Hero in the French Resistance, remarkable biography about coping with Blindness, Publisher: Floris Books: 1985


Michael Gruber, (Foreword by Robert Sardello). An Unknown Destiny - Terror, Psychotherapy and Modern Initiation: Readings in Nietzsche, Heidegger, Steiner. Publisher: Lindisfarne Books, 2008


Patrick Casement, On Learning From The Patient. Publisher: Brunner-Routledge, 1985, reprinted 1999


Philip Harland, Trust Me, I’m The Patient: Clean Language, Metaphor, and the New Psychology of Change. Publisher: Wayfinder Press, 2012


Michael Jacobs, and John Rowan, The Therapist’s Use Of Self. Publisher: UK Higher Education, Open University Humanities & Social Sciences, Counselling and Psychotherapy Press, 2002

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)


Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, ASD, ADHD



John D. Preston, Integrative Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder, Effective, Symptom-Focused Techniques, Simplified for Private Practice. Publisher: New Harbinger Publications, Inc, 2006


Geertje Post Uiterweer, Behavioural Disorders in Children and Adults, A Fresh Perspective: Insight – Empathy – Treatment, Publisher: Temple Lodge Publisher, 2021


Adam Blanning, Understanding Deeper Developmental Needs, Holistic Approaches for Challenging Behaviours in Children, Publisher: Lindisfarne Books, 2017


Adam Blanning, Understanding deeper developmental needs. Holistic approaches for challenging Behaviors in Children. Publisher: Lindisfarne, 2017


Cornelia Jantzen, Dyslexia, Learning Disorder or Creative Gift, Publisher: Floris Books, 2009


Michael Rose, Living Literacy, The Human Foundations of Speaking, Writing, and Reading, Publisher: Hawthorn Press, 2007


Judith Bluestone, The fabric of Autism, Weaving the Threads Into a Cogent Theory, Publisher: The Handle Institute, 2004


Lakshmi Prasanna and Michael Kokinos, Autism: Meet Me Who I Am: An Educational, Sensory and Nutritional Approach to Childhood Autism, Publisher: Floris Books, 2018 

Ruhrmann I (ed.), Autism spectrum disorder. Understanding and Practical Know-How. Publisher: Bernard Lievegoed Institute, Dornach: Medical Section at the Goetheanum, 2015


Marga Hogenbaum and Bob Woodward, Autism: A Holistic Approach, Publisher: Floris Books, 2002


Victoria Williamson, The Boy with the Butterfly Mind (AHD). Publisher: Floris Books, 2019


Kim Payne, Arthur Zajonc, Martha Hadley, The Waldorf Approach to Attention related Disorders: A Creative Way to Understand and Help Children with Difficult Behavior. Publisher and available online at:  Waldorf research


Judith von der Halle, Dementia: Anthroposophical Perspectives, Publisher: Temple Lodge, 2015


M. van Gerven, CW. van Tellingen CW, Dementia and I. Publisher: Driebergen: 

Bolk; 2015



Raoul Goldberg, Addictive Behaviour in Children and Young Adults: The struggle for Freedom, Publisher: Floris Books, 2012


Felicitas Vogt, Drug Addiction: The Wake-up Call of Our Times. Publisher: AWSNA, Waldorf Journal Project, June 2004, available online at: waldorflibrary


John Dupuy, Integral Recovery:  A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction, a holistic/integral approach to addiction. Publisher: Suny Press 2013

Patricia Quinn, Art Therapy in the Treatment of Addiction and Trauma. Publisher: Jessica Kingsley, 2021


I am not I

 I am this one

walking beside me whom I do not see,

whom at times I manage to visit,

and whom at other times I forget;

who remains calm and silent while I talk,

and forgives, gently, when I hate,

who walks where I am not,

who will remain standing when I die.

Ramón Jiménez


Trauma, Fear, Stress, Anxiety and Abuse



Babette Rothschild, The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Treatment. Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co., 2000


Babette Rothschild, 8 Keys To Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies To Empower Your Healing.Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co., 2010


Peter A. Levine with Ann Frederick, Walking The Tiger, Healing Trauma, Publisher: North Atlantic Books, 1997


Donald Kalsched, The Inner World of Trauma, Archetypal Defences of the Personal Spirit, Publisher: Routledge, 1997


Donald Kalsched, Trauma and the Soul - A psycho-spiritual approach to human Development and its interpretation. Publisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2013


Bernd Ruf, Educating Traumatized Children, Waldorf Education in Crisis Intervention, Publisher: Lindisfarne Books, Publisher: Steiner books, 2013


Jenny Murphy (ed.), Lost for Words: Art Therapy with Young Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Publisher: Routledge, 2001

Diana E.H. Russell, The Secret Trauma: Incest in the Lives of Girls and Women. Publisher: Basic Books, 1987


Linda Cundy, Attachment and the Defence Against Intimacy: Understanding and Working with Avoidant Attachment, Self-Hatred and Shame. Publisher: Routledge, 2018


Rita Eckart, Apple Wong, Anne Beauché, SIMPLY BLUE: Social Art Project for refugees and persons seeking inner peace.Publisher: Rita Eckart,, 2017


Russel Evans, Helping Children to overcome Fear, the healing power of Play, Publisher: Hawthorn Press, 2000


Laurence Heller, Aline Lapierre, Healing Developmental Trauma, Publisher: North Atlantic Books U.S., 2012


Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma, Publisher: Penguin Books ltd 2015


Paul Frewen, Ruth Lanius, Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience, Treatment. Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co, 2012


Verdat Sar MD, The Many Faces of Dissociation: Opportunities for Innovative Research in Psychiatry.Publisher: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neurosciences, 2014 Dec; 12(3): 171–179. doi: 10.9758/cpn.2014.12.3.171,

available online at: NCBI


Patricia Frankish, Valerie Sinason, Holistic Therapy for People with Dissociative Identiy Disorder. Publisher: Routledge, 2017


Luise Reddemann, Who You Were Before Trauma, The Healing Power of Imagination for Trauma Survivors,Publisher: The Experiment LLC, 2020

Matt Licata, A Healing Space: Befriending Ourselves in Difficult Times. Publisher: Sounds True, 2020


Robert J. Sardello, Freeing the Soul from Fear, Publisher: The Berkley Publishing Group, 2001


Henning Köhler, Difficult Children: There’s No Such Thing. An Appeal for the Transformation of Educational Thinking. Publisher: Waldorf Publications, 1999


Henning Köhler, Working with Anxious, Nervous, and Depressed Children, A Spiritual Perspective To Guide Parents, Publisher: AWSNA The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, Publications Office 65-2 Fern Hill Road, Ghent, NY 12075, Published 2001


Amy Backos, Post-traumaitic Stress Disorder and Art Therapy. Publisher: Jessica Kingsley, 2021

Cornelia Elbrecht, Healing Trauma with Guided Drawing: A Sensorimotor Art Therapy Approach to Bilateral Body Mapping.Publisher North Atlantic Books, 2019


The longest journey is the journey inward. 
(Dag Hammarskjöld)


Loss and Bereavement

Derek Nutall, Early Days of Grieving. Darton Longman &Todd Ltd.,2006


Harold Kushner, When Bad Things Happen to Good People. Publisher: Pan, 2002


Judy Tatelbaum, The Courage to Grieve: Creative Living, Recovery and Growth Through Grief. Publisher: Cedar Books, 1993


Patrice Karst, Joanne Low Vriethoff (Illustrator), The Invisible String. Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2018


Gloria Horsley, Teen Grief Relief: Parenting with Understanding, Support and Guidance. Publisher: Rainbow Book, 2007


Therese A. Rando, How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies. Publisher: Bantam, 1991


Joanne Cacciatore, Jeffrey Rubin, Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heart breaking Path of Grief.Publisher: Wisdom Publications U.S., 2017


Mitch Album, Tuesdays with Morrie. Publisher: Sphere, 2017


Hans-Werner Schroeder, The Healing Power of Prayer. Publisher: Floris Books, 2008, ISBN: 9780863156243 


Diana Crossley, Muddles and Puddles and Sunshine, practical guide to support bereaved children, Publisher: Hawthorn Press, 2000


We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.

T. S. Elliot, Little Gidding

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