Sponsorships and Staff Publications





  • Recovering Sanity (2003), Shambhala Publications, Dr. Edward Podvoll previously published this work as The Seduction of Madness (1990), HarperCollins. A truly  brilliant work, Dr. Podvoll synthesizing his deep experience as a psychoanalyst and contemplative practitioner, which resulted in the Windhorse Approach.
  • Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry (2007)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.
  • Brilliant Sanity: Buddhist Approaches to Psychotherapy (2008), (University of the Rockies Press), Chuck Knapp’s chapter, “Windhorse Therapy: Creating Environments that Arouse the Energy of Health and Sanity”  provides a succinct yet in-depth explanation of the Windhorse treatment approach.
    • Also in Brilliant Sanity, 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.”
  • Religion and Spirituality in Psychiatry (2009), Cambridge University Press, Chuck Knapp’s chapter, Psychiatric Treatments Involving Religion: Psychiatric Care Using Buddhist Principles, presents an overview of the modern Windhorse Approach.
  • The Windhorse Project: Recovering from Psychosis at Home, Jeffrey Fortuna, Journal of Contemplative Psychotherapy, 1994, vol. IX. (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).
  • Therapeutic Households, Fortuna, Jeffrey, 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.)
  • Transforming Madness: New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness, Neugeboren, Jay, William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1999. [extended reference to Windhorse approach]
  • Windhorse Guide for Families, Packard, Constance, (available at Windhorseimh.org)
  • Protecting Recovery from Psychosis in Home Environments, Podvoll, Edward, MD., Naropa Institute Journal of Psychology, 1985, vol. III.
  • Sanity Recovered, Stark, David, 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.
  • Windhorse Treatment: Group Dynamics Within Therapeutic Environments, published in Group—The Journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society (2015), Chuck Knapp and Jack Gipple offer an in-depth discussion of the subtle systemic workings of a Windhorse team.
  • That’s How The Light Gets In (2018), Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Chuck Knapp discusses his view of the causes for extreme-state mental health challenges, and how the Windhorse Approach creates environments that invite people back into a life that reflects their unique intrinsic sanity.
  • Windhorse Legacy Project. For those interested in exploring further, Jeffrey Fortuna and his team have created a comprehensive and beautifully rich learning environment featuring like-minded luminaries, archival works, and new publications. Highly recommended.