As a medical intuitive and holistic healer, I have spent decades devouring every book I could find about holistic alternative medicine and natural healing remedies.

Recently, a friend asked me to do a very interesting assignment: to make a list of my favorite books about the psychology of healing.

As a healer, I am interested primarily in one important question:

What actually works to make people healthy and happy?

That’s what I am all about. Practical, usable information that ordinary people can take in an apply to their every day lives.

These books give you a glimpse of what actually works. Mastering even one of these books can change your life if you listen to what the authors are really saying and allow that wisdom to transform your experience.

1. ISBN-10: 0060154969 Love, Medicine, and Miracles

by Bernie Siegel

Bernie Siegel was a great guest on my radio show. He is not afraid to speak and write from his heart. He teaches us how to laugh at ourselves and not take what is happening so seriously.


2. ISBN-10: 1556436459 Life on Land: The Story of Continuum, the World-Renowned Self Discovery and Movement Method

By Emilie Conrad

Emilie Conrad is a genius’s genius. She is 30 years ahead of most people in holistic healing. Her concepts should be read and understood not just by healers but by people who want to run a successful business. She helps people who are totally paralyzed be able to move again.


3. ISBN 0553345397 Hands of Light

By Barbara Ann Brennan

This is one of the first books I ever read about energy healing. In addition to offering invaluable information about healing, Barbara Ann Brennan talks about what it means to live a life as a holistic healer.


4. ISBN-10: 0553354566 Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing

By Barbara Ann Brennan

This book should also be read as a companion piece to Hands of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan. I keep her books as reference tools in my studio for healing.

5. ISBN-10: 1627470026 What Is Healing? Awaken Your Intuitive Power for Health and Happiness

By Catherine Carrigan

This book is like an encyclopedia. It explains how unconditional love can open up your intuitive gifts, how to do a medical intuitive reading, the five levels of healing, the four kinds of problems that can lead to health issues and how to let go of pain and suffering. It is valuable for the average reader and professional alike.


6. ISBN-10: 0609803239 The Creation of Health: The Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Responses That Promote Health and Healing

By Carolyn Myss

Carolyn Myss discusses the psychology of healing from the point of view of a medical intuitive.


7. ISBN 1585426504 Energy Medicine: Balancing Your Body’s Energies for Optimal Health, Joy, and Vitality

by Donna Eden

Donna Eden explains the connection between our psychological imbalances and our energetic imbalances.


8. ISBN 073380053X Australian Bush Flower Healing

By Ian White

This is one of the basic reference books I keep in my studio. I use flower essences to address psychological imbalances that lead to physical disease. Ian White’s Australian Flower Essences are among the hundreds of flower essences I use with all my clients.


9. ISBN 0954230531 Orchid Essence Healing: A Guide to the Living Tree Orchid Essences

by Don Dennis

Don Dennis’s flower essences from orchids are the most powerful flower essences in all my repertoire. This book explains how to use the orchid essences to correct psychological, energetic and spiritual imbalances. I highly recommend it both to the serious student of natural healing and average people who want to raise their own level of consciousness.


10. ISBN 0875420281 Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small

by Ted Andrews

I use this book as a reference in my healing studio. Empowering my clients to connect with their power animal helps them to uncover hidden strengths in their own psychology. This book is fun to read and should be studied by serious students of natural healing.

11. 0062514245 Prayer Is Good Medicine: How to Reap the Healing Benefits of Prayer

By Larry Dossey

This book should be read by anyone who wants to learn how to heal themselves naturally. It is beneficial to all those who want to form a closer connection to the divine, and helps us make the connection between spiritual and psychological health.


12. ISBN  0989450600 Banish the Blues Now

By Catherine Carrigan

This book teaches you how to heal your depression naturally without drugs. It was the handbook for the Holistic Depression Network that was based in Seattle, Washington, and was endorsed by Dr. David Hawkins, M.D.


13. ISBN 0971500797 Healing and Recovery

By Dr. David Hawkins, M.D.

This book specifically addresses how to heal the psychological roots of all disease. It should be studied by all serious spiritual aspirants as well as all holistic healers. Dr. Hawkins was a holistic psychiatrist who broke the barriers of traditional medicine and led the way to enlightenment.


14. ISBN 0964326116 Power Vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior

By Dr. David Hawkins MD

This is probably the most important book ever written about the psychology of healing. Emergency emotions lower our level of consciousness and cause disease.


15. ISBN 1401923127 The Biology of Belief

By Bruce Lipton

Bruce Lipton teaches how our conscious and subconscious beliefs about the world around us affect not only our psychology but our physical health. He is a world leader in teaching how changing our thoughts and feelings can heal us from the inside out.


16. ISBN 1627471057 Unlimited Energy Now

By Catherine Carrigan

This book explains how to rebuild your energy not just on a physical level but how resolving past psychological traumas can free your prana to flow more easily on all levels.


17. ASIN: B00ERNZJ8E Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mind

By Candace Pert

Candace Pert provides the science behind why holistic healers can read a person’s psychology by reading their physical body.


18. ISBN 087516871X Touch for Health

By Matthew Thie

This book is one of my most important reference books in my healing studio. It teaches us about the connection between our psychological imbalances, our acupuncture meridians and our muscle imbalances. It should be studied thoroughly by all serious students of holistic healing. Even if you do not plan to be a kinesiologist or Touch for Health practitioner, it provides the background to help you understand the body from a holistic perspective.


19. ASIN: B007ZUTNF6 The Holographic Universe

By Michael Talbot

The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot is one of the most important books you will ever read about holistic healing because it teaches that there is no separation. What is happening with you psychologically will be reflected in every part of your body.


20. ISBN  0989450619 Unlimited Intuition Now

By Catherine Carrigan

Learn how to read your own body, how to tell if food is right for your body and how to get your emotions out of the way to receive guidance from your soul. Develop a healthy relationship with your true self and allow your intuition to lead you.


21. ISBN 0960638881 A Course in Miracles

By Foundation for Inner Peace

Many people spend years in therapy trying to understand what has happened to them. We can’t solve problems at the same level of consciousness that created them. This book may be the most important book you ever read to heal your own psychological problems because it teaches you how to put them in an entirely different context. If you need to learn how to forgive, this book can teach you how and why.


22. ISBN 0553062182 The Highly Sensitive Person

By Elaine Aaron

This book explains how our psychology may be affected by picking up the emotions and energies of other people.


23. 0743294688 The Power of Story: Change Your Story, Change Your Destiny in Business and in Life

By Jim Loehr

This book teaches how you can rewrite the story of your life to change your inner psychology and heal yourself on all levels. Even though he is ostensibly writing about business, he is writing to every person who is serious about healing themselves naturally.

24. ISBN 0646197215 The Body is the Barometer of the Soul, So Be Your Own Doctor

By Annette Noontil

It is one of the most important reference books in my healing studio.


25. ISBN 0977206904 Messages from the Body: Their Psychological Meaning (The Body’s Desk Reference)

By Michael Lincoln

This book is an encyclopedia of every ailment you can think of and the psychological imbalances behind them. Highly recommended not only for holistic healers but for any person who wants to heal themselves naturally.

If you are interested in learning more about the psychology of healing, please call Catherine Carrigan at 678-612-8816 or email for a FREE 15 minute consultation.