The Creative Process

Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovich (Tarcher/Putnam 1990)

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron (Pan 1995)

The Inner Game of Music by Barry Green and W. Timothy Gallwey (Pan 1986)

The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust your Musical Self by William Westney (Amadeus Press 2003)

The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart by Madeline Bruser (Bell Tower 1999)

The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use it for Life by Twyla Tharp (Simon and Schuster 2003)

The Everyday Work of Art by Eric Booth ( 2001)

The Conscious Ear by Alfred A. Tomatis (Station Hill Press 1991)

A Soprano on her Head:Right-Side-Up Reflections on Life and Other Performances by Eloise Ristad (Real People Press 1982)

The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier by Thad Carhart (Random House Trade 2002)

Games for Actors and Non-Actors by Augusto Boal (Routledge 1992)

Impro by Keith Johnstone (Methuen Drama 2007)

Self Development

A Way of Being by Carl R. Rogers (Houghton Mifflin 1995)

Mastery by George Leonard (Plume 1992)

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey (Franklin Covey Co. 1990)

The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz (Free Press 2003)

Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life by Stephen Levoy (Three Rivers Press 1997)

Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck (Three Rivers Press 2001)

Drive: The Surprising Truth about what Motivates Us by Daniel Pink (Riverhead Books 2011)

One Small Step can Change your Life by Robert Maurer, PhD (Workman Publishing 2004)

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss what Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen (Michael Joseph 1999)

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine N. Aron (Element 1999)

The Book of Boundaries by Melissa Urban (Ebury Digital, 2022)

Comfortable with Uncertainty:108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion by Pema Chödron (Shambala 2004)

Mindfulness, a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams and Danny Penman (Piatkus 2011)

The Empath’s Survival Guide; Life Strategies for Sensitive People by Judith Orloff (Sounds True 2017)

Coming to terms with Grief, Injury, Illness or Disability

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl (Rider & Co)

Yes to Life in Spite of Everything by Viktor E. Frankl (Penguin, 2020)

No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model by Richard Schwartz (Sounds True 2021)

How to be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers by Toni Bernhard (Wisdom Publications 2010)

How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow by Toni Bernhard (Wisdom Publications 2013)

Planet of the Blind by Stephen Kuusisto (Faber & Faber 2002)

Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence by Matthew Sanford (Rodale 2006)

Loving What Is:How Four Questions Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie (Rider 2002)

When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress by Gabor Maté (Vermilion 2019)

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön (Element 2013)

Who Would You Be Without Your Story? by Byron Katie (Hay House 2008)

Getting Organised

Getting Things Done by David Allen (Viking 2001)

Banish Clutter Forever: How the Toothbrush Principle will Change your Life by Sheila Chandra (Vermilion 2010)

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: a simple effective way to banish clutter forever by Marie Kondo (Vermilion 2014)

Kurashi at Home: How to Organize Your Space and Achieve your Ideal Life by Marie Kondo (Bluebird 2022)


University of Santa Monica

Insight Seminars


Other Resources

Dissertation on RSI by Valerie Kampmeier

“Facilitating Creative Freedom in Performance” by Valerie Kampmeier