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Suggested Reading

  Nonviolent Communication™ (NVC)


  Personality Types



Nonviolent Communication™ (NVC)


Vital Conversations: Making the impossible conversation possible by Alec Grimsley. 2010. Princes Risborough, UK: Barnes Holland Publishing Ltd.

Words That Work In Business: A practical guide to effective communication in the workplace by Ike Lasater. 2010. Encinitas: PuddleDancer Press.

Nonviolent Communication: A language of life by Marshall B. Rosenberg. 2003 (2nd Ed) Encinitas, CA: Puddledancer Press.

We Can Work it Out: Resolving conflicts peacefully and powerfully by Marshall B. Rosenberg. 2005. Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press.

Speak Peace in a World of Conflict: What you say next will change your world by Marshall B. Rosenberg. 2005. Encinitas, CA: Puddledancer Press.

Punished by Rewards: the trouble with gold stars, incentive plans, A’s, praise and other bribes by Alfie Kohn. 1993. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.


Marshall Rosenberg on Wikipedia

Nonviolent Communication on Wikipedia

PDF A New Communication Course for Junior Doctors by Jonathan Beard and Elizabeth English et al. May 2009. Published in Medical Education, Blackwell Publishing, Association for the Study of Medical Education. 2009; 43 pp. 496-7

PDF Nonviolent Communication™ and Buddhist Philosophy by Jerry Donoghue. 2009. From Asheville: Asheville Compassionate Communication Center.

Nonviolent Communication, featured in THE TIMES.




Focusing by Eugene T. Gendlin. 2007. New York: Bantam Books (1st edn 1978, Everest House).

Let Your Body Interpret Your Dreams by Eugene T. Gendlin. 1986. Wilmette, Illinois: Chiron Publications.

Focusing-Orientated Psychotherapy: A manual of the experiential method by Eugene T. Gendlin. 1996. New York: The Guilford Press.

The Power of Focusing: A practical guide to emotional self-healing by Ann Weiser Cornell. 1996. Oakland CA: New Harbinger Publications.

The Radical Acceptance of Everything: Living a focusing Life by Ann Weiser Cornell. 2005. Berkerley, CA: Calluna Press.


Useful articles and British Focusing Association newsletter

Focusing on Wikipedia

Eugene Gendlin on Wikipedia

PDF Three Key Aspects of Focusing by Ann Weiser Cornell. July 2005. Excerpted from the audiotape called ‘Introduction to Focusing’.

PDF Nonviolent Communication™ and Buddhist Philosophy by Jerry Donoghue. 2009. From Asheville: Asheville Compassionate Communication Center.

PDF Sleep-Focusing: A Pathway to Sleep by Elizabeth English. In The Focusing Connection, Vol. XXVII, No. 2, March 2010.

PDF Focusing and Fairytales by Elizabeth English. In The Focusing Connection, Vol. XXVII, No. 5, September 2010.

PDF Focusing and Buddhist Practice by Elizabeth English. In The Focusing Connection, Vol. XXVIII, No. 5, September 2011.

PDF Explorations in Focusing and Buddhism: 2. Can we trust our experience? by Elizabeth English (Locana). In The Focusing Connection, Vol. XXIX, No. 2, March 2012.

PDF Solo Focusing by Kay Hoffmann. 2005.

Focusing article in Tricycle Eugene T. Gendlin, founder of an innovative self-actualization technique with transformative potential, talks with Linda Heuman.


Personality Types


Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment (Essentials of Psychological Assessment) by Naomi L. Quenk. 2000. New York: John Wiley & sons, Inc.

Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type by Isabel Myers with Peter B.Myers. 1980, 1995. Mountain View, California: Davies-Black Publishing.

Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types and Teams: Applying Team Essentials to Create Effective Teams by Linda V. Berens, Linda K. Ernst, Melissa A. Smith. 2004. California: Telos Publications.

Out of Time: How the Sixteen Types Manage Their Time and Work by Larry Demarest. 2001. Florida: Centre For Applications of Psychological Type, Inc.


PDF Fight, flight or face it? Celebrating the effective management of conflict at work A global research report by OPP in association with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, July 2008.

PDF Managing stressing the workplace A research report by OPP, 2006.




Full Catastrophe Living: Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress by Jon Kabat-Zinn. 2005 (1st ed. 1990). New York: Bantam Dell.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression by Zindal Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale. 2002. New York: Guildford Press.

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindal Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn. 2007. New York: Guildford Press.

Unlearning Meditation: What to Do When the Instructions Get in the Way by Jason Siff. 2010. Boston & London: Shambala.


Jon Kabat-Zinn on Wikipedia

Mindfulness-based stress reduction on Wikipedia

PDF Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density by Ritta K. Hölzel, James Carmody, Mark Vangel... In Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, Volume 191, Issue 1, Pages 36-43 (30 January 2011).

Interoception drives increased rational decision-making in meditators playing the ultimatum game by Ulrich Kirk, Jonathan Downar and P. Read Montague in Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience, Published online on 18th April 2011.

The benefits of meditation vis-à-vis emotional intelligence, perceived stress and negative mental health by Li-Chuan Chu in Stress and Health, Volume 26, Issue 2, pages 169–180, April 2010.

PDF Mindful Leadership: Training the Brain to Lead an article by Michael Chaskalson, first appeared in the Newsletter of the Association of Business Psychologists.

PDF Knowledge Worker Productivity and The Practice of Self-Management by Jeremy Hunter, Ph.D., with J. Scott Scherer a chapter from the book ‘The Drucker Difference’.





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