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Body, Mind, & Spirit

Watch the following video to see which of the three finalists below won gold, and which won silver.

On March 24, 2021, IBPA announced the following three finalists in the BODY, MIND & SPIRIT category. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony on May 13th to learn which book wins Gold.


See below for the list of 2024 winners in the BODY, MIND, & SPIRIT category, for books with a copyright date of 2023.

Dreaming on the Page: Tap Into Your Midnight Mind to Supercharge Your Writing
2024 Gold Winner

Author: Tzivia Gover

Publisher: The Collective Book Studio

ISBN: 9781685550127

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Dreaming on the Page: Tap Into Your Midnight Mind to Supercharge, by author and certified Professional Dreamworker Tzivia Gover, offers writers a unique and easy-to-use method for tapping into the unique neurochemistry of the dreaming mind to enliven their writing and find more meaning on the page — and off.

The Embodied Healing Workbook: The Art and Science of Befriending Your Body in Trauma Recovery: Over 100 Healing Practices
2024 Silver Winner

Author: Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD, C-IAYT

Publisher: PESI Publishing

ISBN: 9781683736936

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Renowned trauma therapist Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD, provides a step-by-step, sequential process for embodied healing that will teach you to work through your trauma, reconnect and befriend your body, and begin thinking about what is next in your embodied path forward and a new way of being. Over 100 healing practices.

The Psilocybin Handbook for Women: How Magic Mushrooms, Psychedelic Therapy, and Microdosing Can Benefit Your Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Health
2024 Silver Winner

Author: Jennifer Chesak

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 9781646044986

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The Psilocybin Handbook for Women is a resource for everyone, although it features information specific to those assigned female at birth—because psychedelics may have different effects and applications across the sexes. This informative guidebook is packed with everything you need to know about psilocybin, including its history, potential medicinal and recreational benefits, the latest evidence-based research, how to microdose and trip set, and more.


See below for the list of 2023 winners in the BODY, MIND, & SPIRIT category, for books with a copyright date of 2022.

Happily EVEN After: Daily Practices to Recover Joy After Hardship, Heartache, and Heartbreak
2023 Gold Winner

Author: Jonah Paquette, PsyD

Publisher: PESI Publishing

ISBN: 9781683735793

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Heartbreak and hardship may have knocked you down or even changed your life, but they don’t have to be the defining feature of your story. By cultivating these happiness principles, you can start to find greater peace, deeper joy, and closer connection in your life.

The Answers Are There: Building Peace from the Inside Out
2023 Silver Winner

Author: Libby Hoffman

Publisher: Blue Chair Press

ISBN: 979-8-9862030-1-0

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The Answers Are There shows how a nation healed after war and what the world has to learn from it. Weaving powerful stories of transformation—from individual to communal, local to global—Hoffman forges a new architecture of peace, inspiring and equipping readers to build it… from the inside out.

Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery:  the Principles of Polyvagal Theory for Self-Discovery, Embodied Healing, and Meaningful Change
2023 Silver Winner

Author: Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT

Publisher: PESI Publishing

ISBN: 9781683735052

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Grounded within the principles of polyvagal theory, affective neuroscience, and trauma-informed care, readers will gain a better understanding of how our brains and bodies respond to stress and trauma, and offer a self-led healing journey toward feeling more empowered, clearheaded, inspired, and at ease.


See below for the list of 2022 winners in the BODY, MIND, & SPIRIT category, for books with a copyright date of 2021.

The Satisfied Workbook: A Spiritual Guide to Recovery and Food Freedom
2022 Gold Winner

Author: Dr. Rhona Epstein, Psy.D

Publisher: Dexterity

ISBN: 978-1-947297-19-7

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A practical how-to resource for readers in search of biblically-based freedom from food issues, The Satisfied Workbook is the latest resource from food addiction counselor Dr. Rhona Epstein. Rooted in the familiar process of twelve-step recovery programs and based on Epstein's thirty years of experience in addiction recovery.

Heaven and Your Spiritual Evolution: A Mystic's Guide to the Afterlife & Reaching Your Highest Potential
2022 Silver Winner

Authors: Barbara Y. Martin & Dmitri Moraitis

Publisher: Spiritual Arts Institute

ISBN: 978-1-954944-02-2

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Based on fifty years of clairvoyant experience and generously illustrated, Martin and Moraitis take you on an extraordinary journey through the many dimensions that exist in the world of spirit and how it is the destiny of every soul to reach the spiritual pinnacle. Discover effective meditations with Divine Light to unlock your creative potential and accelerate your spiritual unfoldment. 

Sacred Actions: Living the Wheel of the Year through Earth-Centered Sustainable Practices
2022 Silver Winner

Author: Dana O'Driscoll

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-7643-6153-1

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Introduces neopagans and those following Earth-based spiritual paths to sustainable living practices through a wheel of the year approach. Learn to make your own sustainable ritual items and offerings along with many other activities.


See below for the list of 2021 winners in the BODY, MIND, & SPIRIT category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.

The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook: Practical Mind-Body Tools to Heal Trauma, Foster Resilience and Awaken Your Potential
2021 Gold Winner

Author: Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 978-1683732679

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Trauma recovery involves learning to trust in your capacity for new growth. In order to grow, we must make use of our suffering in order to find our happiness. Through journaling, self-reflection, and impactful practices, this book will help you discover a sense of meaning and purpose in your life.

Conquer Your Karmic Relationships: Heal Spiritual Trauma to Open Your Heart and Restore Your Soul
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Tracee Dunblazier

Publisher: GoTracee Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-9963907-6-7

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This award-winning title looks at the spiritual imprints and repetitive patterns that position us in life. Learn what karma is, and how to reveal, accept, forgive, and transform your connections in every dimension—not only romantic relationships, but how you relate to food, money, family, culture, religion, sex, death, and your environment.

Deep Living with the Enneagram: Recovering Your True Nature
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Roxanne Howe-Murphy, EdD

Publisher: Enneagram Press

ISBN: 978-0-9793847-3-8

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The sense of an inner divide is inherent in the human experience. Drawing on the sacred psychology of the Enneagram and the power of presence, this book is a companion in discovering your undivided self, cultivating your innate capacities for healing and wholeness, and recovering your deep and truer nature.


See below for the list of 2020 winners in the BODY, MIND, & SPIRIT category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

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As You Feel, So You Heal: A Write of Passage
2020 Gold Winner

Author: Donna DeNomme

Publisher: Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit

ISBN: 978-0-7643-5810-4

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An essential journey of discovery leads to a deeper appreciation of your authentic self. Engaging stories, exploratory prompts, and contemplative meditations help you explore emotional guideposts for personal healing and soul evolution.

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The Big Book of Chakras and Chakra Healing: How to Unlock Your Seven Energy Centers for Healing, Happiness, and Transformation
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Susan Shumsky, DD

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 978-1-57863-671-6

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Delves into the ancient Tantric and Vedic literature to reveal the veiled mysteries of the ages, uncovering the most authentic information about the 7 chakras, 7 subchakras, and the subtle energy system.

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Spiritual Rebel: A Positively Addictive Guide to Finding Deeper Perspective & Higher Purpose
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Sarah Bowen

Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-1-948626-04-0

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Mining the world’s philosophical, scientific, and wisdom traditions, Spiritual Rebel offers 21 days of unconventional practices to help readers deepen their unique life purpose.

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