For those who want to learn more about energy work, reading books by experts in the energy healing field is a great place to start. With years of practice, research, and experience, the authors below have a wealth of information to share. Written by doctors, researchers, and spiritual leaders exploring powerful energetic forces, these books are filled with tools, exercises, and knowledge you can use to bring energy healing to your everyday life. You don’t have to look outside yourself to create wellness — these books demonstrate methods for rejuvenating yourself from the inside out. Start the journey to a healthier, happier life today with our energy healing book recommendations.
The Body Code: Unlocking Your Body's Ability to Heal Itself by Dr. Bradley Nelson
“The answers are within you. They are available for the asking. Even if you have been sick for decades and feel that you have exhausted every possible option, the truth has been within you all the while.”
― Dr. Bradley Nelson
The Body Code by best-selling author Dr. Bradley Nelson is a truly revolutionary method of holistic healing. The Body Code™ is based on the simple premise that the body is self-healing and knows what it needs in order to thrive and flourish. The Body Code method allows readers to tap into this inner knowing, and find imbalances in 6 key areas―Energies, Circuits and Systems, Toxicity, Nutrition and Lifestyle, Misalignments, and Pathogens―that are the root causes of our physical, mental, and emotional issues. By identifying and releasing these imbalances, readers become empowered to activate their body’s innate healing power.
“Your thoughts are immensely powerful. Whenever you say what you’re thinking or write something down, you’re using the energy of your thoughts to affect the world around you. It is through thought, belief, and intention that all things happen.”
― Dr. Bradley Nelson
The Emotion Code by Dr. Bradley Nelson (D.C., ret.), a world-renowned energy-healing expert, reveals how “trapped emotions” may be holding you back from optimum health and happiness. Through the book’s teaching, Dr. Nelson demonstrates how the Emotion Code® can be used to work with the body’s energy healing powers, release negative emotions, and open the heart and body to the positive energies of the world. The powerful tools outlined in this book are now also taught to thousands of practitioners through The Emotion Code certification, allowing new energy healers to help others find relief from symptoms of discomfort and distress.
Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine by Deepak Chopra, M.D.
“Every cell in your body is eavesdropping on your thoughts.”
― Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Dr. Chopra is a respected healer, who blends Western medicine with the ancient healing traditions of Ayurveda. In Quantum Healing, Dr. Chopra brings together current research on the human body, with his understanding of a “network of intelligence” grounded in quantum theory. This intelligence provides us each with the ability to change the basic patterns that design our physiology and provide the possibility to heal physical and mental ailments through our thoughts and beliefs.
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
― Louise L. Hay
In this popular book, Louise explains the power internal beliefs and ideas about the self have over the quality of life experience, in this book. Her premise is that by doing the mental work, readers can use their creativity for “personal growth and self-healing.” Published 30 years ago, the volume has sold over 35 million copies and has been published in 30 languages!
The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles by Bruce H. Lipton, PhD
“I was exhilarated by the new realization that I could change the character of my life by changing my beliefs. I was instantly energized because I realized that there was a science-based path that would take me from my job as a perennial ‘victim’ to my new position as ‘co-creator’ of my destiny.”
― Bruce H. Lipton PhD
Dr. Lipton is an expert on epigenetics or the study of how thoughts and emotions affect the cells of our body. In The Biology of Belief, Dr. Lipton uses his research in cell biology and quantum physics to demonstrate that retraining our thinking can have a profound impact on our bodies. Throughout this powerful book, he explains his theory that our very DNA can be changed via thought patterns.
Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss
“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.”
― Caroline Myss
Medical intuitive Caroline Myss explains in this work how any illness can be traced to a pattern of emotional stress, negative beliefs, or attitudes. Dr. Myss’s work is centered around a model of the body with seven centers of spiritual and physical power. Her book is meant to provide readers with tools to develop “spiritual maturity and physical wholeness.”
Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith, PhD
“I firmly believe that clearing the chakras through understanding their nature, practicing related exercises, and using visualization and meditation, prepares the way for a spiritual opening…”
― Anodea Judith, PhD
This book is a classic introduction to the chakra system and explores the potential for growth, healing, and transformation that is available through chakra balancing. Wheels of Life illuminates this metaphysical structure and offers tools to begin balancing your own chakras through yoga movements, meditations, and more.
The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy by Cyndi Dale
“To achieve excellence, we must also consider and work with what is not apparent, with what cannot be seen. We must journey into the complex world of subtle energies.”
― Cyndi Dale
This encyclopedic book covers the human energetic anatomy, with an illustrated guide to the invisible energetic forces of the human body. The Subtle Body is a helpful guide for those exploring all types of holistic wellness and energy healing, and a wonderful resource for understanding the energetic elements of health.
Reiki for Life: The Complete Guide to Reiki Practice by Penelope Quest
“Giving yourself some loving attention is not selfish. It is sensible. If you feel loved and cherished–even if it is only by yourself–then you will have more love to give to others, too.”
― Penelope Quest
In this complete guide to Reiki, Penelope Quest explains the healing art — where it came from and how it works. This handbook also includes basic routines and techniques, plus information on how to perform Reiki on yourself as well as others. If you’re curious about Reiki as an energy healing practice, this book is a great place to start.
How Do I Become Certified in Energy Healing?
After you’ve read these powerful books, you may want to learn even more! One way to deepen your knowledge is by becoming a Certified Emotion Code Practitioner, as thousands of others around the world already have.
The Emotion Code® is a methodology developed by Dr. Bradley Nelson during his years of practice as a holistic chiropractor. Dr. Nelson is also the creator of The Body Code™, a self-study course on energy healing. It is designed to allow anyone, with minimum training, to find and eliminate virtually any imbalance that may be causing bodily discomfort or malfunction. At the heart of the The Body Code is patented software that enables muscle testing to be transformed into perhaps the most powerful self-healing tool available in the world today.