From the days on the Special Needs course until Balancing was published, I had been reading extensively and in a way I had never done before. The papers and books which I read and referred to belonged in two main categories. The largest group were those associated with seeking a general understanding of art, play and child psychotherapy.

In the second category were  books and papers on trauma and to a lesser extent on synaptogenesis. Some of them are included in the reference section of the book BALANCING. Most of the rest are in a list entitled A ROUGH ITINERARY. This was prepared for possible inclusion in the book but the publisher thought it would be an unnecessary addition. The list is interspersed with some of the quotations which I felt were particularly relevant to the work. A copy as a PDF file is available at the foot of this page. 


During a brief look through the various papers and books I came across several which for me stood out from the rest. These are The Organization of Behaviour by Donald O. Hebb, Psychological Trauma by Bessel A. van der Kolk and Psychotherapy and the Single Synapse by Eric Kandel. And for one of the photographs for this page I placed on top of a bundle of papers an article  entitled The Man Who Made Up His Mind. This was from a Horizon program about Gerald Edelman which was produced by the BBC in 1994. Several other papers by him and his book Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On The Matter Of The Mind were also located amongst the newly sorted material.