This is one of my favorite books on the subject. It’s filled with scienctific studiies and trails. Dr van der Kolk makes a powerful claim that releasing trauma requires mindful attention to the breath and physical activity.
Peter Levine is a pioneer of Somatic Experiencing.
The theory behind this is relieving symptoms from PTSD
and other mental and physical trauma-related health
problems by focusing on the client's perceived body
sensations. Finding and addressing correlations between the trauma and
perceived threat in real time.
Dr. Pat Gerbarg uses deep breathing techniques
instead of drugs where ever possible in her psychiatric
This is the most up to date book I’ve found with up to
date science about Breathwork and it’s ability to reduce stress
and balance emotions.