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Trauma and the Unbound Body

The Healing Power of Fundamental Consciousness
By Judith Blackstone

Heal trauma. Reclaim your body. Live with wholeness. These are the gifts of utilizing the power of fundamental consciousness—a subtle field of awareness that can be found within each of us. In Trauma and the Unbound Body, Dr. Judith Blackstone explores how we can resolve the mental, physical, and emotional struggles of trauma by connecting to our true essence, which can never be wounded or harmed.

She shows us how trauma of the past may haunt our present life by getting unconsciously bound within the fascia (connective tissue) of the body, causing physical and emotional pain. Dr. Blackstone guides us through step-by-step processes to unwind those constrictions by connecting to fundamental consciousness, setting the body free of trauma once and for all and discovering an unbreakable, unified ground of being.

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The Realization Process

A Step-by-Step Guide to Spiritual Awakening

This series of six CDs, The Realization Process, includes the meditation, psychological, embodiment and relational attunement exercises, as well as Judith speaking about some of the theory underlying this powerful work.

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Belonging Here

A Guide for the Spiritually Sensitive Person
By Judith Blackstone

Belonging Here offers practices and insights for the unique challenges that often accompany spiritual sensitivity.

“This book lucidly reveals the most profound insight known to humankind: that we are made of the luminosity of awareness itself. Drawing on a lifelong spiritual journey and decades of teaching experience, Dr. Blackstone is uniquely qualified to illumine the healing power of non-dual awareness. She gives special emphasis to the work involved in repairing the injuries that often happen on the journey into self-realization—especially those that befall us in childhood as open, defenseless, and sensitive beings. Dr. Blackstone shows us how to explore all the subtle dimensions of what it is to be an embodied human being who lives in meaningful relationship with others, while remaining fully immersed in the state of pure awareness. I highly recommend this book as a path to realization in its own right.” – Peter Fenner, PhD author of Radiant Mind, The Edge of Certainty, and Essential Wisdom Teachings

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The Empathic Ground

Intersubjectivity and Nonduality in the Psychotherapeutic Process
By Judith Blackstone

The Empathic Ground explores the experience of nondual consciousness as the basis of human connection, and describes its importance for psychological healing. It looks at the therapeutic relationship from the perspectives of psychoanalyticintersubjectivity theory and Asian nondualphilosophy, finding practical meeting points between them that illuminate crucial issues in psychotherapy, such as transference and counter-transference, the nature of subjectivity, and the role of the body. The book also includes a series of exercises developed by the author for realizing nondual consciousness in the clinical setting. Access to this subtle, unified dimension of consciousness develops both our individual human capacities—perception, understanding, love, and physical pleasure—and our relationships with other people. It thus has profound significance for both psychological healing and development, and for the relationship of psychotherapist and client.

“In the larger and ongoing cultural dialogue between East and West, this beautifully written book represents a new and important moment of advance. In it, Blackstone deftly examines subtle nuances in the interface between Western modes of psychotherapy and Asian systems of nondual awareness and practice. By means of a careful and informed examination of major sources, she offers a precise and considered theoretical approach to the specific integration of notions of intersubjectivity and of the nondual awareness into modalities of Western psychotherapy. In ten intelligent and powerful ‘realization processes,’ Blackstone brings forward practical exercises for the specific application of such a theoretical approach to the nondual to the practice of psychotherapy.” – Paul E. Muller-Ortega
author of The Triadic Heart of Såiva: Kaula Tantricism of Abhinavagupta in the Non-Dual Shaivism of Kashmir

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The Intimate Life

Awakening to the Spiritual Essence in Yourself and Others
By Judith Blackstone

In The Intimate Life, psychotherapist and spiritual teacher Dr. Judith Blackstone describes how the realization of our unified essence—what she calls “fundamental consciousness”—transforms all of our relationships. The book includes many exercises to awaken the spiritual essence within ourselves, teaching us how we can begin to relate to others, including our partner, once we’ve tapped into that essence. For coupled partners and singles on a spiritual path, The Intimate Life is offered to help us live in genuine contact and ever-deepening connection.

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The Enlightenment Process

A Guide to Embodied Spiritual Awakening
By Judith Blackstone

The Enlightenment Process describes the process of enlightenment as the gradual realization of our most subtle dimension of being as unified, all-pervasive consciousness. It also explains how we uncover our authentic selfhood and embodiment at the same time as we arrive at our spiritual oneness with other people, the world and cosmos.

Includes exercises from the Realization Process.

 

“Judith Blackstone’s The Enlightenment Process carves a clear path through the confusing nature of human life, cutting away the underbrush of our own misconceptions about and resistance to the practice of awakening. I recommend it to anyone, newcomers to the path of meditation and consciousness, and those who have been studying for years. What a gem of a book, written by one of those rare authors who writes beautifully, from the core of her own experience, and in service of the reader’s most noble self.” ~ Elizabeth Lesser, author of Broken Open

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The Self-Acceptance Project

How to be Kind and Compassionate Toward Yourself in Any Situation
Edited by Tami Simon

A collection of heartfelt, intelligent suggestions for being kind to yourself in any situation in your life from leaders in the spiritual field, including Judith Blackstone, Tara Brach, Jeff Foster and Harville Hendrix.

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Being Called

Scientific, Secular, and Sacred Perspectives
Edited by David Bryce Yaden, Theo D. McCall, and J. Harold Ellens

Essays on the subject of having a calling, including Called to Nonduality by Judith Blackstone and Zoran Josipovic.

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Trauma and the Unbound Body is a cutting-edge book, which elegantly shows us how spiritual awakening enriches bodywork and psychological healing. Judith Blackstone begins with a clear exploration about how we organize ourselves in response to trauma. She then shares examples and practical methods for attuning to fundamental consciousness to release trauma-based patterns. Both healers and those healing will cherish this book!

Loch Kelly

author of, Shift Into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness

This groundbreaking book teaches us how to resolve all levels of trauma through inhabiting the internal space of our body. The practices and teachings reveal the ground of fundamental consciousness, and Judith Blackstone is a brilliant, experienced guide. This path of healing trauma is deep, powerful and true.

Tara Brach

author of, Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

Belonging Here is a superbly written, wonderfully profound, and helpful book—the distillation of a lifetime’s wisdom and practice. It is the clearest guide to embodiment that I have ever read and its truths will illumine anyone who comes to it. With this book, your experience of yourself and the universe will be transformed.

Andrew Harvey

Author of, The Direct Path and The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism

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