There are many wonderful resources available that relate to the work I do, including textbooks, workbooks and websites based on mindfulness, valued living and healing relational trauma, some of which are listed below so that you can expand your knowledge and advance on your own healing journey or provide more support for others’ on their journey . I’ve also found many novels and movies to portray the impact of adverse childhood experiences in a way that provides a deeper understanding into the widespread effects this has on people’s lives; this has enhanced my practice so I’ve shared some of my miain influences here to allow you to also broaden your understanding, raising the level of collective compassion and empathy needed to help people travel their return path to the light, which is the philosophy of Soul Psychology i.e. Mohiotanga – Matauranga – Maramatanga.


  • All the Bright Places
  • Freedom Writers
  • Peaceful Warrior
  • Paper Tigers (documentary)


  • A Child Called It (Pelzer, Dave)
  • The Lost Boy: A Foster Child’s Search for the Love of a Family (Pelzer, Dave)
  • A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness (Pelzer, Dave)
  • Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found (Lauck, Jennifer)
  • Still Waters: A memoir (Lauck, Jennifer)
  • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog (Perry, Bruce)
  • Way of the Peaceful Warrior (Millman, Dan)
  • Waking Up (Harris, Sam)
  • The Mindful Child (Greenland, Susan)
  • The Power of Now (Tolle, Eckhart)
  • Becoming Attached (Karen, Robert)
  • The Freedom Writers’ Diary (The Freedom Writers, with Erin Gruwell)
  • The Happiness Trap (Harris, Russ)
  • Attachment Focused Family Therapy Workbook (Hughes, Daniel)
  • Healing Trauma with Attachment Focused Interventions (Golding, Kim)
  • Everyday Parenting with Security and Love (Golding, Kim)
  • Nurturing Attachments (Golding, Kim)
  • Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children (Golding, Kim)
  • The Thriving Adolescent (Hayes, Louise & Ciarrochi, Joseph)
  • Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life (Hayes, Steven)


  • Mindful Solutions
  • The Thriving Adolescent
  • The Mindful Coach
  • The Freedom Writers Foundation
  • The Child Trauma Academy
  • Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute
  • NZ Spirit Festival