In the book, Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry, Anne Marie DiGiacomo (along with Michael Herrick and Scott Welsch) wrote the chapter “The Windhorse Project.” This chapter provides a well-rounded explanation of the history of Windhorse and its approach to treatment. This book can be obtained through www.peter-lehmann-publishing.com.
University of the Rockies Press has recently published the book, Brilliant Sanity: Buddhist Approaches to Psychotherapy. Chuck Knapp’s chapter, “Windhorse Therapy: Creating Environments that Arouse the Energy of Health and Sanity” (download pdf) provides an in-depth explanation of the Windhorse treatment approach. In the chapter “Psychotherapy as an Expression of the Spiritual Journey Based on the Experience of Shunyata,” Ed Podvoll, with Jeff Fortuna, shares his path related to “The encounter of Buddhist meditation practice with Western psychological treatment.”
Podvoll, Edward, MD. Recovering Sanity (Shambhala Publications, 2003); previously published as The Seduction of Madness by HarperCollins, New York, 1990.
Fortuna, Jeffrey. “The Windhorse Project: Recovering from Psychosis at Home,” Journal of Contemplative Psychotherapy, 1994, vol. IX. [included on this site] (Adapted from Fortuna, Jeffrey. “The Windhorse Program for Recovery,” in Warner, Richard, (ed.), “Alternatives to the Hospital for Acute Psychiatric Treatment,” Clinical Practice, 1995, No. 32. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press (available from the publisher: 1-800-368-5777).
Fortuna, Jeffrey. “Therapeutic Households,” Journal of Contemplative Psychotherapy, 1987, vol. IV. (Republished in Barker, Phil and Stevenson, Chris (eds.). The Construction of Power and Authority in Psychiatry, Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000.)
Neugeboren, Jay. Transforming Madness: New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness, New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1999. [extended reference to Windhorse approach]
Packard, Constance. “Windhorse Guide for Families” (available at www.WindhorseAssociates.org).
Podvoll, Edward, MD. “Protecting Recovery from Psychosis in Home Environments,” Naropa Institute Journal of Psychology, 1985, vol. III.
Stark, David. “Sanity Recovered” in Newton, Nancy and Sprengle, Kadi (eds.). Psychosocial Interventions in the Home: Housecalls, Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG, 2000. [first-person account of Windhorse treatment experience]