“A remarkable book: John Prendergast's lifetime experience both as a psychotherapist and a spiritual practitioner gives us a much needed map to explore our inner experience through listening to the signals of the physical body; a map that can guide us to a profound intimacy with ourselves and our own deep knowing.”
— Roger Housden, author of Keeping the Faith Without a Religion
“A beautiful and undogmatic guide, rich and practical, to the ins and outs of waking up and waking down in the modern world. This is an important book that will illuminate the way ahead for countless seekers of truth all over the world, and clear up many misunderstandings about the pathless path of awakening."
— Jeff Foster, author of The Deepest Acceptance and Falling in Love with Where You Are
“This guide to the process of listening within is clear and practical, while also helping the reader plumb the multi-dimensional depths and nuances of the inner journey. Highly recommended.”
— John Welwood, Ph.D., author of Toward a Psychology of Awakening
“A beautiful, inspiring book that helps us tune in to our deepest nature. John Prendergast integrates strands of contemporary psychological theory and esoteric spiritual teaching brilliantly, bringing depth and maturity to this work, yet making it accessible and easy to understand.”
— Laurel Parnell, Ph.D., author of Attachment-focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma and Tapping In
“This book is essential reading for everyone who aspires to meet others in a spirit of loving care and boundless intimacy. It is stunning in the territory it covers in detailing a new cartography of embodied awareness. This book is a must read.”
— Peter Fenner, Ph.D., author of Radiant Mind and Natural Awakening
“In Touch is an insightful and heartfelt meditation for anyone who seeks not only to realize the essential, unconditioned nature of themselves but to live its implications fully in all realms of experience.”
— Rupert Spira, Non-Duality Teacher and Author of The Transparency of Things, Presence, The Ashes of Love and The Light of Pure Knowing
“In this lucid, comprehensive, ground-breaking book, master psychotherapist and spiritual teacher John Prendergast shows us how to listen to our elusive inner wisdom as a path not only to psychological healing but also to the realization of our nondual spiritual nature.”
— Stephan Bodian, Author of Meditation for Dummies and Beyond Mindfulness
"In Touch is the perfect guidebook to access the ‘inner knowing’ which will connect you to your deepest truth. John Prendergast's beautiful book is insightful, practical and full of heart. I highly recommend it."
— James Baraz, co-author of Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness and co-founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
“A beautifully written, accessible guide to deeper dimensions of self-knowledge and connection with other people. This is an intelligent, compassionate contribution to the new frontier of embodied psychological healing and spiritual awakening.”
— Judith Blackstone, Ph.D., author of Belonging Here, The Intimate Life and The Enlightenment Process
“Dr. Prendergast walks us compassionately through the tricky terrain of the awakening process in this clear-eyed exploration of four somatic markers of an evolving consciousness. In Touch is an invaluable practical guide for those probing the depths and heights of what it means to be both truly divine and truly human.”
— Meg Lundstrom, author of What To Do When You Can’t Decide and co-author of The Power of Flow
“In Touch synthesizes essential insights in the fields of spirituality, psychology, and embodiment, that could only be written by someone who walks their talk.”
— Mariana Caplan, Ph.D., psychotherapist and author of Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path and Halfway Up the Mountain: the Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment
“John Prendergast has long studied the epic journey from abstracted head to wise, embodied heart. This book will teach you how to drop in and to get “in actual touch” with your always already sanity and joy. What a gift! “
— Terry Patten, co-author with Ken Wilber of Integral Life Practice and creator and host of Beyond Awakening
“In Touch is a beautifully written book that navigates the reader through the inner multisensory world of knowing. With grace and love, John Prendergast has created a masterpiece. “
— Marie Manuchehri, RN, author of Intuitive Self-Healing
"This book is a wonderful tool to navigate your way to your inner self. Full of research, stories, guidance, and techniques, it is a vital and important contribution to the journey of self-knowledge and self-discovery. What a treasure!"
— Ed & Deb Shapiro, authors Be The Change and The Bodymind Workbook
“Reading In Touch is a remarkable journey through the body into a wholeness of Being. A gifted clinician and dedicated spiritual practitioner, John Prendergast guides us in a powerful process of inner attunement, one that unfolds into deep realization and full, embodied aliveness.”
— Tara Brach, Ph.D. author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
“While there are a number of books about tapping into our inner wisdom, In Touch offers a depth of exploration and clear practical guidance which makes it stand-out."
— Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., best-selling author of Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma and Healing Trauma, a Pioneering program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body
"John Prendergast is a master psychotherapist, teacher, spiritual guide, and author whose groundbreaking new work, In Touch, reveals the critical role our bodies play as a vital source of inner knowing and self trust."
— Richard Miller, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, researcher, yogic scholar, spiritual teacher and author of The iRest Program for Healing PTSD and Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing
"With many experiential practices, specific methods, and tools for working with others, In Touch is that rare book combining both profound understanding and practical, down-to-earth benefits. I’ve known John Prendergast for many years as his colleague, friend, and student. He is truly a master of his craft."
— Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Buddha’s Brain and Hardwiring Happiness