Trauma, Psyche, Mind-Body connection
Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body connection by John Sarno
In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, by Peter Levine and Gabor Mate
The Drama of The Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller
Feel to Heal: Releasing Trauma Through Body Awareness and Breathwork Practice by Giten Tonkov
Healing our Deepest Wounds: The Holotropic Paradigm by Stanislav Grof
Spirituality and Self-Inquiry
Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy by Sadhguru
Existential Kink by Carolyn Elliott
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer
How to End the Stories That Screw up Your Life by Ernest Holm Svendsen
Plant Medicine (Alternated states of consciousness)
Consciousness Medicine: Indigenous Wisdom, Entheogens, and Expended States of Consciousness for Healing and Growth by Francoise Bourzat
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
Practices & Tools
It is an active (movement) meditation particularly good to do in the mornings as the first thing after waking up. Releases tensions from the body and relaxes it, brings more peace to mind. Video with my instructions.
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.
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 Tuesday at Relational Spaces, you can check the calendar here.
Besides there is also an online Circling organization, Circling Anywhere where you can circle at various times every day.
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.
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.