E-Books by Paul Linden

I have written books and articles on a broad range of topics from computer ergonomics, pregnancy, and fitness to abuse recovery, attention disorders, and conflict resolution. These seemingly disparate topics all revolve around the integrated use of the embodied self.

The two children's books contain stories I wrote for my son when he was little, and even in them there are hints about the wise use of the body self.

Some of my writing has been translated into various languages, and as more translations are done, they will be added to the website.

Prices are for single copies of the books. Discounts are available for use of multiple copies of a book -- for example, as a text for a study group. Please e-mail paullinden@aol.com for discount information.

Please note that ANY BOOK WITH A RED PDF LOGO IS AN E-BOOK, meaning it is a downloadable file (not a paper book). All but one of my books are e-books.

If you are purchasing a book, after your payment is completed, you will be sent 2 e-mails, to the e-mail address you provide at check out. The first will be a confirmation of your order, and it will be titled Your Order at Columbus Center for Movement Studies. The second e-mail will contain the download link for the book, and it will be titled File Downloads for Order.

Make sure the e-mails don’t get trapped in your spam filter!
If you can’t find them, you might try searching on the e-mail titles.

You may find that broadband is necessary for downloading any of the books.

Embodying Power & Love: workbook accompanying the video

This ten-hour video is the equivalent of a three-day intensive introduction to Being In Movement® mindbody education, the body awareness modality I have developed. The video is a compilation of the clearest clips from a number of different workshops I have done over the last 12 years. The video has been supplemented by some written material outlining the structure of the workshop and the skills to be gained. 

When people are stressed, challenged or threatened, they typically contract or collapse their breathing, posture, movement, and attention. In situations of conflict, these powerful response patterns undermine people’s ability to think rationally, interact empathically, act peacefully, and come up with life-affirming solutions. In trauma, these physical response patterns get locked into the body, which can keep trauma survivors weak and unable to move beyond their trauma. In other areas from music performance to attention deficit disorder, the same patterns interfere with ease, comfort, and efficacy.

With this experiential video, you will learn techniques for improving body awareness, power, kindness, logical thinking, and self-protection. Establishing the integrity of the self enables people to stay peaceful during conflicts, which provides a foundation for resolving conflicts in harmonious and productive ways. Likewise, the same physical skills enable trauma survivors to break free of the past and live in the present with strength and effectiveness. And these skills can be applied usefully in almost any area of life.




The video is an mp4 file of about 1.5 gigabytes—too large for my website to send out automatically, so here is the workaround. Buy a copy of the booklet accompanying the video. Once you’ve bought this booklet, I will be notified, and I will “manually” send you a download link for the video. The link will be good for 4 days.

 (Occasionally I will be travelling and without internet access for a day or two. Relax. The link will come.)

The download could take a while. You might wish to start the download when you won’t be using your computer for anything else for a few hours.

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HANDS-ON TEACHING: Enhancing Body Awareness and Self-Regulation

Hands-on methods of teaching clients ways of improving body awareness, breathing

The book starts with exercises for developing a sensitive awareness of a client's body, breathing, intention, and movement. That is the foundation for exercises which teach how to use touch as a precise and rapid way of helping clients become aware of problematic strategies for being in their own bodies and of the imbalances that these strategies maintain. The book goes on to teach hands-on methods for helping clients enhance their body awareness, balance, and centering. Also included are chapters on the underlying methodology of Being In Movement® mindbody education and on the sources which influenced its creation.

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ENSEÑANDO A LOS NIÑOS A ALCANZAR PAZ CORPORAL: Consciencia Corporal, Auto-Regulación y Resolución de Conflictos


Este libro se enfoca en el rol del cuerpo en la resolución de conflictos y los procesos de construcción de paz. El conflicto generalmente incluye la respuesta pelea-o-corre. Esta respuesta es un estado físico corporal que hace difícil pensar o actuar pacíficamente, de maneras no oposicionales o afirmativas. El libro ofrece una progresión sistemática de ejercicios, juegos, y juegos de rol que los adultos pueden enseñar a los niños para ayudarles a reconocer la contracción postural y rigidez de la respuesta pelea-o-corre y reemplazar eso con un estado corporal suave y expansivo.

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Extending the Way: Applications of Aikido Principles in Personal, Social and Business Development

history of the Aki Extensions organization.

Aiki Extensions is an organization which focuses on the application of principles and practices from the non-violent martial art of Aikido in areas of life other than self-defense. This book is the first book published in English describing the broad range of ways that various Aikido instructors have found to utilize Aikido outside the martial art training venue.

Aikido defense techniques are based on principles of awareness, relaxation, balance, efficient generation of power, and cooperative movement. These principles are referred to by the term aiki, and they can improve people’s actions in any activity from using a computer, raking leaves, or violin playing to team building, conflict resolution or trauma recovery. AE was founded in the USA, and there are now active AE groups in Germany and England. This book is composed of a selection of the papers presented at the German Aiki Extension conferences of 2000 and 2002 and 2003. The papers have been translated into English. Edited by Stephan Richter, Peter Schettgen, David Sikora, and Paul Linden.

$12 USD  of each purchase will be  donated to Aiki Extensions.

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Breakfast Essays: Brief Writings on Body Awareness and Life

Breakfast Essays consists of 45 short, hopefully thought-provoking essays that you could read at breakfast to start off the day. The essays serve as a selection of appetizers, introducing the broad scope covered by body awareness training in general, and by Being In Movement® mindbody education and the non-violent martial art of Aikido in particular.

Breakfast Essays consists of 45 short, hopefully thought-provoking essays that you could read at breakfast to start off the day. The essays serve as a selection of appetizers, introducing the broad scope covered by body awareness training in general, and by Being In Movement® mindbody education and the non-violent martial art of Aikido in particular. Most of the essays show how these body-oriented disciplines of self-awareness affect or improve comprehension or performance of some element of daily life. Many of the essays include simple, easy body awareness exercises so the reader can experience the topic being discussed. The essays cover such topics as “The Politics of Chairs,” “Conscious Snow Shoveling,” and “Global Warming and Body Alienation.” 105 pages.

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Embodied Peacemaking: Body Awareness, Self-Regulation and Conflict Resolution

This book is similar to Reach Out and Teaching Children Embodied Peacemaking but much more in-depth. Conflict generally evokes fight-or-flight physical arousal, which, by creating tunnel vision and oppositional thinking, perpetuates and escalates conflict. This book offers a systematic progression of exercises, movement experiments, and role-plays through which people can learn to replace the postural hardness and contraction of fight-or-flight arousal with a soft and expansive body state. This body state is the foundation for non-violent, compassionate, respectful, assertive conflict resolution and peacemaking. 162 pages.
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Reach Out: Body Awareness Training for Peacemaking—Five Easy Lessons

Reach Out approaches peacefulness as a body state. The book teaches five short, simple, practical lessons which show how to develop kindness, inner strength, and a peaceful attitude. This body state is the foundation for effective conflict resolution and peacemaking. Free download. Also available in Spanish,  Portuguese, and German.

You are invited to make as many copies as you want and give them away. (Even though it is a free book, the process for delivering books requires that the buyer information fields be filled out.)

If you would like to translate the book into other languages, please contact me to obtain the necessary files. 

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Teaching Children Embodied Peacemaking: Body Awareness, Self-Regulation and Conflict Resolution

This book focuses on the role of the body in conflict resolution and peacemaking. Conflict generally includes fight-or-flight arousal. That arousal is a physical body state which makes it hard to think or act in peaceful, non-oppositional, affirmative ways. The book offers a systematic progression of exercises, games, and role-plays which adults can teach to children to help them recognize the postural contraction and stiffness of fight-or-flight arousal and replace that with a soft and expansive body state. This mind/body state is the foundation for non-violent, respectful, harmonious functioning. 75 pages.

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Comfort at Your Computer Body Awareness Training for Pain-Free Computer Use

"... an excellent resource for anyone who uses a computer. True to its title, the book shows the reader in clear and easy to understand steps how to use a computer in comfort." -Physical Therapy, December 1996  

This title is available only as a PAPER book. Do not use this website's cart to purchase this product! You can purchase this book through Amazon.com. It is listed here as $0.00 not because it's free but because  the field needed some numerical value in it.

buy online at http://www.amazon.com/Comfort-Your-Computer-Awareness-Pain-Free/dp/1556433220/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1202036461&sr=8-1

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