Books from the Gerry Pyves Academy

The following titles are available from Number 11, the Wigtown Book Festival’s book shop. Online purchasing is coming soon – in the mean time simply email bookshop@wigtownbookfestival.com or call Claire on 01988 402036 to purchase.

The Principles & Practice of NO HANDS Massage by Gerry Pyves

The Principles & Practice of NO HANDS Massage by Gerry Pyves

RRP: £17.50

In his book, “The Principles and Practice of NO HANDS Massage – zero strain Bodywork”, author Gerry Pyves introduces an approach that is designed to take all the strain out of your bodywork. This book is a true Massage classic written by one of the UK’s most experienced clinicians. He explains what he believes are the seven postural keys behind all powerful Massage. The unique exercises he has used to train over a thousand Massage therapists are described in clear detail so you can start to use them immediately. Ten of the most powerful NO HANDS strokes are described in great detail. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout with the inspirational drawings of renowned artist, John Coombes.

In Celebration of Feet by Gerry Pyves

RRP: £17.50

Learn about Gerry’s unique 4-stage treatment protocol for opening up the reflexes and read how Reflexology evolved at precisely the same time in history as our feet became imprisoned in clumsily crafted factory shoes.

Beautifully crafted in sumptuous brown ink and lovely thick paper, this book is a delight to touch. John Coombes’ amazingly evocative drawings of the feet and the body fill almost every page. 

Find out how it is that: “Nine out of ten clients who have experienced this approach say they prefer it to conventional Reflexology”

Body Secrets by Don McFarland

Body Secrets by Don McFarland

RRP: £17.50

If you touch other humans, this book is a must for your bookshelf. Poetically written, Don Mcfarland’s classic, Body Secrets, invites the reader to consider the full person and shares his extensive experience from a career in bodywork. Whether for personal or professional interest, Body Secrets is a book to come back to time and again.

From “How to use this book”:

This is a book for you who would understand and negotiate the secret agreements made by your egos in the name of survival…a remembrance of the easy and graceful physicality that has always been your birthright but which you may have temporarily misplaced…it’s a reminder that for better or worse, you are already a bodyworker…so awaken once more to the healing powers of your touch.

Mavis and I... by Gerry Pyves

Mavis and Iby Gerry Pyves

RRP: £5.99

Also available on Kindle

The world’s first novel about Massage, Mavis and I… shows the world the real power and depth of touch. This is a book you are going to want all your clients and friends to read. We have been waiting for a book that will tell the world why healing touch is so important. This is it.

“I read it from start to finish in one evening and found it completely riveting…”
Sandra Goodman, Ph.D (“Positive Health Magazine”)

Mavis and I… shows the world the real power and depth of touch. This is a book you are going to want all your clients and friends to read. We have been waiting for a book that will tell the world why healing touch is so important.

This is it.

Read a book that will make you laugh and cry as you travel deeper and deeper with Mavis into the magical and sometimes surprising world of touch and healing. Through the use of traditional Massage techniques, Grant takes Mavis on a journey in which she discovers and releases much more than just physical tension.

If Massage is the Cinderella of the healing profession then this book is her glass slipper…

“What follows is the fictional story of Massage and touch for  one particular individual.The truth of the matter is that it is drawn from the reported  experiences of hundreds of Massage clients.  And everything in it actually happened…” Gerry Pyves

Being Human by Gerry Pyves

RRP: £9.99

Also available on Kindle

To understand success, we first need to understand how and why we fail. This book has beautifully and succinctly summarised this knowledge and shows us how to use it to our advantage.

Discover why sometimes we feel as if our lives are being directed by an errant and wilful child…

Learn about the two most powerful urges that we all have to contend with…

Explore how these forces are continually at play in our interactions with each other…

Understand the roots of our self sabotaging behaviour, the reason for conflict and the cause of so many of life’s frustrations.

In this book, Gerry Pyves shares the knowledge and insight that he has built up through more than twenty five years of helping people transform their lives as a teacher, Massage therapist and Psychotherapist. This is an entertaining, readable and highly practical approach to understanding just what it means to be human. It seeks to answer that most fundamental of questions:

Why do we all do what we do, even when we don’t want to?

Being Human is the first in Gerry’s Psychology of Change trilogy – the second book is The Fairy Tale Phenomenon and the third and final book is Transforming Lives. 

The Fairy Tale Phenomenon by Gerry Pyves

RRP: £14.99

Also available on Kindle

The Fairy Tale Phenomenon is based on one simple, yet very powerful idea:

Your life is a fairy tale. You wrote it. You can change it.

This book explains how an unconscious part of us is following a fairy tale narrative that was set at a very early age. This narrative is responsible for the “demon voices” in our heads that cause us to do what we do, even when we don’t want to. If we wish to achieve greater success in life and avoid self sabotage, then we need to learn how to change this narrative.

The Fairy Tale Phenomenon is the second in Gerry’s Psychology of Change trilogy – the first is Being Human and the third and final book is Transforming Lives

Transforming Lives by Gerry Pyves

Transforming Lives by Gerry Pyves

RRP: £14.99

Following on from the Fairy Tale Phenomenon, Transforming Lives presents the twelve steps of The Fairy Tale Process for anyone to use for making personal change – either at home or in the treatment room.

This methodology enables you to influence specifically targeted areas of your unconscious. It is a highly informative and instructive text book on how to access the enormous power of your unconscious. The five premises upon which this system is based are all solidly rooted in the last 200 years of psychological theory and take into account the latest information coming out of both psychological and neuroscientific research.

If you have any repetitive behaviours that you wish to change, or you are struggling to manage a recent change in your circumstances, then Transforming Lives could be just what you are looking for.

Transforming Lives is the third and final book in Gerry’s Psychology of Change trilogy – the first book in the trilogy is Being Human and the second is The Fairy Tale Phenomenon.

All titles are available from Number 11, the Wigtown Book Festival’s book shop. Online purchasing is coming soon – in the mean time simply email bookshop@wigtownbookfestival.com or call Claire on 01988 402036 to purchase.