Our Bookshelf

Some of our favorite thinkers currently on our bookshelf.

Iain McGilchrist: psychiatrist, doctor, writer, and former Oxford literary scholar

Daniel J. Siegel: clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute

Ronald D. Siegel: Assistant Professor of Psychology, Part Time, at Harvard Medical School and long-time student of mindfulness meditation

Daniel Goleman: author, psychologist, and science journalist, specializing in psychology and brain sciences

Brené Brown: American scholar, author, and public speaker. Currently, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

Ellen Levine: Core Faculty and Dean of Individualized Studies in Expressive Arts Therapy at the European Graduate School in Switzerland and Senior Staff Social Worker at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada

Stephen Levine: Chair of Philosophy and Poietics in the Arts, Health and Society Division of the European Graduate School EGS. Also, had a career in the arts as a poet and theatre artist

Paolo Knill: Provost of the European Graduate School and Professor Emeritus at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. A Swiss Scientist, artist, therapist, educator and musician

Shaun McNiff: author and artist internationally known in the arts and therapy , arts and healing, art-based research, and creativity enhancement

Arnold van Gennep: noted French ethnographer and folklorist

Pema Chödrön: A disciple of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, an ordained nun, author, and acharya, senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage

Ram Dass: an American spiritual teacher and the author of the seminal1971 book Be Here Now

Jack Kornfield: bestselling American author and teacher in the vipassana movement in American Theravada Buddhism

Jon Kabat-Zinn: Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

Rūmī: a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic

Rainer Maria Rilke: a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, “widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets”, writing in both verse and highly lyrical prose

James Tate: an American poet whose work earned him the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award

People “come to you to seek their highest path, the path closest to their heart, their most authentic journey. You’re a gypsy shaman of sorts and when they come to you, you take them to the places they need to go in order to live out their dreams and live out the successful life they’ve dreamed about and most desire…. You help people turn the key and unlock what’s inside them…with your questions, your knowledge of exercises and tools and your intuition.” – Salem, MA