List of research resources

  • Breathe James Nestor
  • Nourishing Resilience – Kain and Terrell
  • The Polyvagal Theory – Stephen Porges
  • The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel Vanderkolk
  • The Biology of Belief – Bruce Liption
  • When the Body Says No – Gabor Mate
  • How to Change Your Mind – Michael Pollen
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1) Juster, R. P., McEwen, B. S., & Lupien, S. J. (2010). Allostatic load biomarkers of chronic stress and impact on health and cognition. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 35(1), 2-16.

2) Dhabhar, F. S. (2014). Effects of stress on immune function: the good, the bad, and the beautiful. Immunologic research, 58(2), 193-210.

3) Frodl, T., & O’Keane, V. (2013). How does the brain deal with cumulative stress? A review with focus on developmental stress, HPA axis function and hippocampal structure in humans. Neurobiology of disease, 52, 24-37.

4) Maté, G. (2011). When the body says no: The cost of hidden stress. Vintage Canada.

5) Slavich, G. M., & Irwin, M. R. (2014). From stress to inflammation and major depressive disorder: a social signal transduction theory of depression. Psychological bulletin, 140(3), 774.

6) Libby, P. (2007). Inflammatory mechanisms: the molecular basis of inflammation and disease. Nutrition reviews, 65(suppl_3), S140-S146.

7) Zunszain, P. A., Hepgul, N., & Pariante, C. M. (2012). Inflammation and depression. In Behavioral neurobiology of depression and its treatment (pp. 135-151). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

8) Forsythe, P., Sudo, N., Dinan, T., Taylor, V. H., & Bienenstock, J. (2010). Mood and gut feelings. Brain, behavior, and immunity, 24(1), 9-16.

9) Mangiola, F., Ianiro, G., Franceschi, F., Fagiuoli, S., Gasbarrini, G., & Gasbarrini, A. (2016). Gut microbiota in autism and mood disorders. World journal of gastroenterology, 22(1), 361.

10) Kain, K. L., Levine, P. A., & Terrell, S. J. (2018). Nurturing resilience: Helping clients move forward from developmental trauma. North Atlantic Books.

11) Felitti, V. J., Anda, R. F., Nordenberg, D., Williamson, D. F., Spitz, A. M., Edwards, V., & Marks, J. S. (1998). Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. American journal of preventive medicine, 14(4), 245-258.

12) Van der Kolk, B. A. (1994). The body keeps the score: Memory and the evolving psychobiology of posttraumatic stress. Harvard review of psychiatry, 1(5), 253-265.

13) Luo, Y., Hawkley, L. C., Waite, L. J., & Cacioppo, J. T. (2012). Loneliness, health, and mortality in old age: A national longitudinal study. Social science & medicine, 74(6), 907-914.

14) Beutel, M. E., Klein, E. M., Brähler, E., Reiner, I., Jünger, C., Michal, M., … & Tibubos, A. N. (2017). Loneliness in the general population: prevalence, determinants and relations to mental health. BMC psychiatry, 17(1), 1-7.

15) Angarai, R. (2019). Physiological mechanisms behind the effectiveness of Pranayama.

 16) Nestor, J. (2020). Breath.