Thomas Crum / Fireside Books (1997)
Summary: Using anecdotes from his own journeys and from the extraordinary people he's met around the world, Thomas Crum introduces the principle of centering, a skill for unifying body, mind and spirit. Centering enhances performance in sports --- from the quality of your golf game to skiing particularly difficult terrain --- results in greater productivity and power at the office, and allows you to let go of stress and insecurities in order to enjoy harmonious relationships. With specific exercises and detailed information on applying centering to all areas of life, this book provides a step-by-step guide to this unique skill for improving yourself and your life.
Thomas Crum / 1st edition, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, New York (1987)
Summary: John Denver (yes, the singer), who wrote the foreword, says, "In this book, Tom shares his discoveries in the art of conflict resolution, gained, in part, through many years of studying and teaching the martial arts....Tom's teaching goes beyond the traditional combative forms to show how the power of harmony and love can work in even the most difficult situations." Also in hardback, ISBN 0671638181.
Thomas Crum / Bennett-Koehler (2006)
Summary: Three Deep Breaths uses the popular parable format to illustrate an effective antidote to anger, stress, and overwhelming busyness. Through the story of a harried worker struggling to balance work, life, and family pressures, readers learn three different ways to use breathing to live in the present, think positive thoughts, and release negativity and judgment. By actively practicing the prescribed breathing exercises, readers maintain clarity and purpose even when confronted with the most chaotic and stressful environments. Straightforward and easy to learn, these simple centering techniques can be done in as little time as it takes to walk to the next meeting.