RESOURCE BOOKS

Saward, Jeff--Ancient Labyrinths of the World, Caerdroia A brief and comprehensive look at labyrinths: what they are and where they are. Very good for culture and history

Hancock, Gael D.--108 Ways to Use Labyrinths in Schools Lots of practical ideas for group and classroom implementation. Grouped in curriculum categories.​

Linda Lantieri (Editor) 
Schools With Spirit, Nurturing the Inner Lives of Children and Teachers 
Beacon Press, Boston 2001
A beautiful collection of articles that encourages schools to be "soulful places of learning where the spiritual dimension is welcomed."

Letcher, Zoe, Tessa and Kaeden. Rosie’s Path. Published Dec 2010.
http://www.blurb.com/books/1831780

This is a wonderful children’s story written and illustrated by the Letcher children. It is about the journey of a Nature Fairy searching for her “path”. This tale of friendship, feelings and connection occur on the Labyrinth. This is a gentle and joyful introduction to an ancient tool that promotes relaxation, peace and wellness.

Rosetta, Lani
Let's Have a Labyrinth Party

Leihuna Enterprises, 2002
Lots of photographs, drawings, local labyrinths, art, poems.

Rosetta, Lani
Labyrinths for Kids
 
Leihuna Enterprises, 2001, 2002 
Exploring the Construction and Use of Labyrinths as a Tool for Increasing Fine Motor, Visual Perceptual and Gross Motor Skills in the Classroom


*There are many more excellent resources that exist. This list is just a beginning to help you on your way.

Compiled by Holly Carnegie Letcher, Oceanside Pathways 2 Wellness-Holistic Health Services,
pathways2wellness@bell.net,
www.pathways2wellness.ca

References and Resources I have found helpful:

  • Artress, Lauren. The Sacred Path Companion, A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform, New York,The Berkley Publishing Group, 2006.
  • Artress Lauren, Walking a Sacred Path, Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool, New York, Riverhead Books, 2005.
  • Ayres, A.J.(1979) Sensory Integration and the child. Los Angeles:Western Psychological Services.
    ○ Benson, Herbert, The Relaxation Response, New York, HarperTouch,    2000.
    ○ Benson, Herbert, Beyond The Relaxation Response, New York,            Berkley Publishing Group, 1985.
    ​○ Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.  (1997). Enabling    Occupation:  An Occupational Therapy Perspective.Ottawa: CAOT        Publications.
    ○ Drew, Naomi, The Peaceful Classroom in Action, Torrence California,    Jalmar Press, 1999.
    ○ Esch, T., Fricchione, G., Stefano, G. The Therapeutic Use of                Relaxation Response in Stress-related Diseases.  Medical Science        Monitor. Vol. 9 No. 2: RA23-34, 2003.
    ○ Esch T., Stefano G., Fricchione G., Benson H., The Role of Stress in    Neurodegenerative Diseases and Mental Disorders.                            NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY LETTERS including                                    Psychoneuroimmunology, Neuropsychopharmacology, Reproductive    Medicine, Chronobiology and Human Ethology ISSN 0172-780X NEL    Vol.23 No.3, June 2002
    ○ Engquist, D.E.,  Short-DeGraff, M.,  Gliner, J., & Oltjenbruns, K.        (1997).  Occupational therapists’ beliefs and practices with regards    to spirituality and therapy. American Journal of Occupational              Therapy, 51, 173-180
    ○ Hart, Sura & Kindle Hodson, Victoria, The Compassionate 
       Classroom, Relationship Based Teaching and Learning, 2004,              Puddle Dancer Press,CA
  • Harris, Neal, Effective, Short-Term Therapy: Utilizing Finger Labyrinths To Promote Brain Synchrony. Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association. Sept/Oct 2002, p22-23.
  • La Torre, M. (2004). Walking: An important therapeutic tool.  Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. 40(3), 120-122.
  • Lazar S, Bush G, Gollub R, Fricchione G, Khalsa Gurucharan, Benson H. Functional brain mapping of the relaxation response and meditation.NeuroReport. Vol. 11 No 7. 15 May 2000.
  • Macqueen, Gailand,  The Spirituality of Mazes & Labyrinths, Kelowna, B.C.:Woodland Lake Books inc.,2005.
  • Peel, Jeanne M. (2004).  The Labyrinth:  An innovative therapeutic tool for problem solving or achieving mental focus.  Family Journal: Counselling & Therapy for Couples & Families.  Vol. 12(3), 287-291
    ○ Rayne, Aryana, Labyrinths of British Columbia-A Guide for Your          Journey,Victoria, BC. Somewhere on the Path publishing, 2010
    ○ Rosenberg, Marchall B. Nonviolent Communication, A Language of      Life,Puddle Dancer Press, 2005
  • Townsend, Elizabeth et al. Spirituality in Enabling Occupation: A Learner-Centred Workbook, Ottawa, ON: CAOT Publications ACE, 1999.
  • Westbury, Virginia, Labyrinths:  Ancient pathways of wisdom and peace,Sydney, Australia: Lansdowne Publishing Pty Ltd, 2001.
  • Vrlkjan, Brenda H,(2000 ).  The Role of Spirituality in Occupational Therapy Practice.  Occupational Therapy Now.  March/April , 6-9.

​To learn more about Nonviolent Communication/Compassionate 
communication:
www.cnvc.org

To learn more about Emotional Freedom Techniques ( EFT r)
www.emofree.com

To learn more about 
Occupational Therapy:
www.caot.ca, and
www.COTBC.ca

To learn more about Reiki:
www.reiki.ca

To learn more about Labyrinths:
www.veriditas.net
www.labyrinthnetwork.ca
www.labyrinthsociety.org​

Resources and References