I have written books and articles on a broad range of topics from computer ergonomics, pregnancy, and fitness to abuse recovery, attention disorders, and conflict resolution. These seemingly disparate topics all revolve around the integrated use of the embodied self.

The two children's books contain stories I wrote for my son when he was little, and even in them there are hints about the wise use of the body self.

Some of my writing has been translated into various languages, and as more translations are done, they will be added to the website.

Prices are for single copies of the books. Discounts are available for use of multiple copies of a book -- for example, as a text for a study group. Please e-mail paullinden@aol.com for discount information.

Please note that ANY BOOK WITH A RED PDF LOGO IS AN E-BOOK, meaning it is a downloadable file (not a paper book). All but one of my books are e-books.

If you are purchasing a book, after your payment is completed, you will be sent 2 e-mails, to the e-mail address you provide at check out. The first will be a confirmation of your order, and it will be titled Your Order at Columbus Center for Movement Studies. The second e-mail will contain the download link for the book, and it will be titled File Downloads for Order.

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Breakfast Essays: Brief Writings on Body Awareness and Life

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$11.00

Breakfast Essays consists of 45 short, hopefully thought-provoking essays that you could read at breakfast to start off the day. The essays serve as a selection of appetizers, introducing the broad scope covered by body awareness training in general, and by Being In Movement® mindbody education and the non-violent martial art of Aikido in particular.

Breakfast Essays consists of 45 short, hopefully thought-provoking essays that you could read at breakfast to start off the day. The essays serve as a selection of appetizers, introducing the broad scope covered by body awareness training in general, and by Being In Movement® mindbody education and the non-violent martial art of Aikido in particular. Most of the essays show how these body-oriented disciplines of self-awareness affect or improve comprehension or performance of some element of daily life. Many of the essays include simple, easy body awareness exercises so the reader can experience the topic being discussed. The essays cover such topics as “The Politics of Chairs,” “Conscious Snow Shoveling,” and “Global Warming and Body Alienation.” 105 pages.

Embodied Peacemaking: Body Awareness, Self-Regulation and Conflict Resolution

Sample Chapters: 
$14.00
This book is similar to Reach Out and Teaching Children Embodied Peacemaking but much more in-depth. Conflict generally evokes fight-or-flight physical arousal, which, by creating tunnel vision and oppositional thinking, perpetuates and escalates conflict. This book offers a systematic progression of exercises, movement experiments, and role-plays through which people can learn to replace the postural hardness and contraction of fight-or-flight arousal with a soft and expansive body state. This body state is the foundation for non-violent, compassionate, respectful, assertive conflict resolution and peacemaking. 162 pages.

HANDS-ON TEACHING: Enhancing Body Awareness and Self-Regulation

Hands-on methods of teaching clients ways of improving body awareness, breathing
$10.00

The book starts with exercises for developing a sensitive awareness of a client's body, breathing, intention, and movement. That is the foundation for exercises which teach how to use touch as a precise and rapid way of helping clients become aware of problematic strategies for being in their own bodies and of the imbalances that these strategies maintain. The book goes on to teach hands-on methods for helping clients enhance their body awareness, balance, and centering. Also included are chapters on the underlying methodology of Being In Movement® mindbody education and on the sources which influenced its creation.

Reach Out: Body Awareness Training for Peacemaking—Five Easy Lessons

$0.00

Reach Out approaches peacefulness as a body state. The book teaches five short, simple, practical lessons which show how to develop kindness, inner strength, and a peaceful attitude. This body state is the foundation for effective conflict resolution and peacemaking. Free download. Also available in Spanish,  Portuguese, and German.

You are invited to make as many copies as you want and give them away. (Even though it is a free book, the process for delivering books requires that the buyer information fields be filled out.)

If you would like to translate the book into other languages, please contact me to obtain the necessary files. 

 

 Over the last 10 years, I have been engaged in a radical simplification of the body-based peacemaking process. Reach Out was my first attempt, and I have just uploaded an even briefer and easier series of exercises. Go to

http://www.being-in-movement.com/resources/articles/embodied-peacemaking-and-trauma-recovery

Teaching Children Embodied Peacemaking: Body Awareness, Self-Regulation and Conflict Resolution

Sample Chapters: 
$9.00

This book focuses on the role of the body in conflict resolution and peacemaking. Conflict generally includes fight-or-flight arousal. That arousal is a physical body state which makes it hard to think or act in peaceful, non-oppositional, affirmative ways. The book offers a systematic progression of exercises, games, and role-plays which adults can teach to children to help them recognize the postural contraction and stiffness of fight-or-flight arousal and replace that with a soft and expansive body state. This mind/body state is the foundation for non-violent, respectful, harmonious functioning. 75 pages.

The Adventures of Dirk Steel, Investigative Reporter

$9.00

A collection of five long stories for kids from ages 8 to 13. It includes "In Your Heart You Know He's Dead Right!", "Yummy Meatloaf!", "I Scream!", "Don't Read this Story!", and "Peace in a Bottle".

The Loon Den and other Strange Rooms

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$9.00

A collection of fourteen short stories for children from ages 6 to 11. With such stories as "Jack and the Beanstalk and the Stringbean Ice Cream with Chopped Pickle Pieces", "What Do You Do with the Leftover Holes After You Eat the Bagels?", and "The Dreadful Tale of Frankenbus".

Winning is Healing - Basics: An Introduction to Body Awareness and Empowerment for Abuse Survivors

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$9.00

An abridged, easier to read version of the full book. It covers the core exercises and concepts in the body-centered approach I have developed for working with abuse recovery. The work is based on the ideas that powerlessness is the core of the trauma wound, and that growth and healing must be anchored by tangible experience of success in controlling the environment. The book focuses on practical, step-by-step exercises which show how to work with breathing, muscle tone, posture, movement and intention to develop body awareness, power, love, effective boundaries, and safety. 150 pages. (Also available in German as a paper book. Das Lächeln der Freiheit: Sebststärkung und Körperbewusstsein—Ein Leitfaden zur Traumabewältigung)

Winning is Healing: Body Awareness and Empowerment for Abuse Survivors

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$14.00

A self-help book for abuse survivors and a resource for professionals. The work is based on the ideas that powerlessness is the core of the trauma wound, and that growth and healing must be anchored by tangible experience of success in controlling the environment. The book focuses on practical, step-by-step exercises which show how to work with breathing, muscle tone, posture, movement and intention to develop body awareness, power, love, effective boundaries, and safety. The book also includes extensive case study examples and a systematic explanation of the theory underlying the awareness and empowerment work. 420 pages.

Feeling Aikido: Body Awareness Training as a Foundation for Aikido Practice.

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$14.00

A practical manual showing how to use body and movement awareness exercises to enhance the effectiveness of Aikido defense techniques and deepen Aikido practice as a meditative and spiritual process. The book focuses on intentionality as the foundation for posture, coordination, balance, power, and love. The emphasis is on improving the defender's mind/body functioning as well as his/her ability to perceive attackers' imbalances and utilize them in controlling the attack. 308 pages.

Non-Aikidoists can use the book to understand and improve movement in any sport or task.