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When one decides to go on a journey it is good to get a map or someone as a guide. That page offers some pieces of the map and guides, that I have found useful on my own journey of self-exploration and healing. 

Resources: books and practices supporting the journey towards healing, reduction of anxiety, stress and releasing trauma.

Books

Resources: books and practices supporting the journey towards healing, reduction of anxiety, stress and releasing trauma.

​Trauma, Psyche, Mind-Body Connection

  • The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture by Dr. Gabor Mate

  • What Happened to You: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing

  • Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection by John Sarno

  • Feel to Heal: Releasing Trauma Through Body Awareness and Breathwork Practice by Giten Tonkov

  • When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection by Dr. Gabor Mate

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. 

Self-Inquiry

  • No Bad Parts by Richard Schwartz

  • Radical Compassion by Tara Brach

  • How to End the Stories That Screw up Your Life by Ernest Holm Svendsen

  • Existential Kink by Carolyn Elliott

​Spirituality

  • A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

  • The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer

  • Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy by Sadhguru

​Plant Medicine

  • How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

  • Consciousness Medicine: Indigenous Wisdom, Entheogens, and Expanded States of Consciousness for Healing and Growth by Francoise Bourzat

Practices & Tools

​Kundalini Meditation

It is an active (movement) meditation, the practice which I often recommend to my clients. Releases tensions from the body and relaxes it, bringing more peace to the mind. It is also one of my own favorite practices, and I regularly start a day with it. 

Video with my instructions.  

  • My playlist ver 60 min (1-4th song: body shaking, 5th song: unwinding, 6-10thth song: dance, 11th track: sitting in silence)

  • My playlist ver 20min (1-2nd song: body shaking, 3rd song: unwinding, 4th song: sitting in silence)

Slow Breathing meditation

​Short practice effective in calming down the nervous system and creating more space between experience of Oneself and your thoughts, sensations, emotions. It happens through Alternate Nostril Breathing. Video with my instructions.

Compassionate Inquiry

​This is a self-study short version of the Inquiry method developed by dr. Gabor Mate. If you have done session with me, that is the approach that I am using at the beginning of the session. Powerful, straightforward, and holistic approach.  To access the self-study course you need to pay a fee.

The Work of Byron Katie, Self-Inquiry tool

Effective and simple tool which you can use to question beliefs about your life. “I want to be calmer”, “She shouldn’t shout at me”, “My colleagues at work are too nervous”, “My parents do not understand me” (...)

Can you be absolutely sure that it is true? How do you relate to yourself and others when you trust that belief?  How would you be in your life, body, emotions if you for a moment let it go, not having it? If you are curious about that tool, I would like to refer you to the materials and work of a friend of mine, Ernest Holm Svendsen. I also deeply recommend his books.

Circling: interpersonal meditation

It is a blast! Imagine an experience of meditation, when you notice all passing thoughts, experiences, and impulses and decide to bring them into the interactions with other people. Sometimes it is called interpersonal meditation, great tool to uncover unconscious elements driving our relationships with other people, the world and ourselves.

  

That practice takes place every other Tuesday, you can check the upcoming events here. I am also a facilitator of this modality and often come to those evenings and co-host or host. 
 

Besides, I deeply recommend joining Circling weekends hosted by Peter Muthe-Kaas in Scandinavia. He is my teacher and the most experienced facilitator in Scandinavia. 

Dancing

I cannot praise enough how dancing, and free form movement can support in releasing ones holding patterns, regaining freedom, creativity and vitality. Dancing is also a part of above-mentioned Kundalini Meditation. In Copenhagen I can also recommend exploring:

  • Gaga dance: contemporary, formless, guided dancing journeys. Check this fb group, classes every Tuesday and Thursday . I also recommend watching documentary ‘Mr. Gaga’ about the founder and history of  his approach.

  • Ecstatic Dance meetups.  I advise to search on Facebook ‘Ecstatic Dance’ and check upcoming events. There are several groups of people organizing them

  • Contact Impro: If you are curious to explore dancing more as a relational practice, and touch upon the themes of trusting, merging, owning your impulses, receptivity I recommend also that practice. Classes take place in Absalon and various events are published here.

Microdosing

Besides of working with plant medicine (mushroom, Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Iboga, ...) in the form of deep, facilitated joyrneyes which require proper preparation, facilitation and integration there is a softer alternative available. That is called microdosing, and can be safely done to improve ones quality of mental, spiritual and physical life. For more information I can recommend Microdosing Institute.

Resources: books and practices supporting the journey towards healing, reduction of anxiety, stress and releasing trauma.
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