The Mind-Body Stress Reset: Somatic Practices to Reduce Overwhelm and Increase Well-Being

(Author) (Foreword by)
Backorder (temporarily out of stock)

Product Details

New Harbinger Publications
Publish Date
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.6 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Rebekkah LaDyne, MS, SEP, is a somatic therapist, researcher, mind-body skills educator, and author. She is a member of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy. Based on her extensive research in mind-body medicine at Saybrook University, her comprehensive training with the Somatic Experiencing(R) Trauma Institute, and her more than two decades of work in the field of embodied well-being, she developed the mind-body reset (MBR) protocol. Rebekkah has supported thousands of people, beginning from within her own wellness center, to groups she taught at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and while traveling to worldwide destinations offering workshops and retreats. She has recorded several wellness CDs, appears on the radio and YouTube, and meets with clients online from all over the globe. She is in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She can be found online at

Foreword writer Kathy L. Kain, PhD, has been practicing and teaching bodywork and trauma recovery for more than three decades. A senior trainer in Somatic Experiencing(R), she is an expert in integrating touch into the practice of psychotherapy and trauma recovery, as well as in somatic approaches to working with developmental and complex trauma. She is coauthor of Nurturing Resilience.


"The Mind-Body Stress Reset provides clear theoretical and practical guidance to help people restore their vital capacity for resilience in the aftermath of trauma and toxic stress. It does this through simple, well-conceived tools employing body awareness. This book is equally valuable for new therapists, accomplished ones, and to all of those seeking inner balance and wholeness."
--Peter A. Levine, PhD, founder of Somatic Experiencing(R), and author of Waking the Tiger and In an Unspoken Voice--Peter A. Levine, PhD
"Like a good friend who knows the territory through hard-won personal experience, Rebekkah LaDyne shows that you have everything you need for well-being right inside of you. Written in an engaging, accessible style, The Mind-Body Stress Reset offers simple yet profound science-based tools that train you to self-regulate your stress and connect with your optimal self. You don't have to go down the rabbit hole of your mind. You can learn how to connect with the wisdom of the body that helps you be grounded and not miss the blessing of being alive. A truly excellent contribution."
--James Baraz, MA, cofounding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and coauthor of Awakening Joy--James Baraz, MA
"The Mind-Body Stress Reset does just what the title claims. Drawing deeply from the traditions of somatics, yoga, mindfulness, and contemporary research, Rebekkah LaDyne presents a pragmatic and user-friendly approach to addressing stress in a way that is accessible, useful, and effective!"
--Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, author of Yoga and Psyche and Eyes Wide Open--Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT
"I highly recommend Rebekkah LaDyne's book for anyone who has ever experienced anxiety, worry, and tension. Here is a practical guide for enhancing well-being by building resilience. Her approach is well supported by research on somatic therapies and mind-body medicine. LaDyne shows readers effective skills to 'reset' their mind-body baseline. She challenges us to try the skill exercises and achieve a mind-body reset in our lives."
--Donald Moss, PhD, dean of the college of integrative medicine and health sciences at Saybrook University, coauthor of Pathways to Illness and Pathways to Health, and author of Integrative Pathways--Donald Moss, PhD
"A highly readable manual for life! Offering simple yet effective exercises and surveys to identify and survive modern-day stresses. Creatively written with an excellent mixture of science, research, and self-disclosure, all of which give credibility and depth to Rebekkah LaDyne's knowledge. I highly recommend."
--Ariel Giarretto, LMFT, SEP, Somatic Experiencing(R) Trauma Institute senior faculty, and internationally recognized somatic psychotherapist--Ariel Giarretto, LMFT, SEP
"In an accessible and easy-to-follow way, Rebekkah LaDyne has given the lay reader a clear way to understand stress responses and how to manage them with simple, straightforward strategies. With lightly humorous writing, LaDyne provides a researched overview that should capture readers' creative imaginations to reduce their stress reactions with helpful checklists and exercises that can be done anywhere. The science that supports her writing and ideas is described simply, and will make all readers comfortable in trying the suggestions she offers."
--Dave Berger, MFT, PT, SEP, Somatic Experiencing(R) Trauma Institute senior faculty, and internationally recognized somatic psychotherapist--Dave Berger, MFT, PT, SEP
"Rebekkah LaDyne combines three powerful and evocative tools: the mental, emotional, and somatic aspects of the human body as long-lasting, natural defenses against stress in a sometimes-chaotic world. By hacking the mind-body connection in concert, her well-supported methods recognize that the body also needs a voice in maintaining balance. It is with joy and respect that I recommend her book to those of us that need help in remembering that balance."
--Elena Gillespie, PhD, adjunct faculty of mind-body medicine at Saybrook University, and author of The Anatomy of Death--Elena Gillespie, PhD
"Rebekkah LaDyne has written a wise, practical, and insightful guide to working with adversity and stress. Weaving relevant theory with evidence-based practice, LaDyne offers a powerful road map for safe and transformative body-based practice. It is clearly written, full of heart, and an outstanding contribution to the field."
--David Treleaven, PhD, author of Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness--David Treleaven, PhD
"Somatic intelligence is often a neglected or rather forgotten territory. Rebekkah LaDyne shows us with her remarkable book how much potential for healing opens up once we invite this intelligence into our consciousness, and give it space to balance out the wounds of trauma and neglect. The book is a wonderful blend of scientifically based theory and playful exercises. I wish the whole world would read it--I see it as a guide into health, happiness, and joyful living."
--Urs Honauer, PhD, SEP, Somatic Experiencing(R) Trauma Institute senior faculty, and director of the Center for Inner Ecology in Zurich, Switzerland--Urs Honauer, PhD, SEP