Trauma and Recovery: The aftermath of violence – from domestic abuse to political terror by Judith Herman, M.D., Basic Books 2015.
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., Delacorte Press 2011.
Waking the Tiger: Healing trauma by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., North Atlantic Books 1997.
In an Unspoken Voice: How the body releases trauma and restores goodness by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., North Atlantic Books 2010. This book describes how the body and nervous system cooperate to keep us safe, how we can support recovery from life-saving reactions like fight, flight and freeze, and how to enable the nervous system to release the hold of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine, PhD. This small book has graded exercises aimed at healing the effects of trauma and includes a CD.
Scared Sick: The role of childhood trauma in adult disease by Robin Karr-Morse with Meredith S. Wiley, 2012. Explains how the revolutionary Adverse Childhood Experiences Study was developed and how events in childhood can continue to affect our health as adults.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. The author uses modern neuroscience to demonstrate that trauma affects the brain and the body, causing anxiety, rage, and an inability to concentrate, and less dramatically, problems remembering, trusting, and forming relationships. War veterans are not the only population experiencing PTSD. Abused children, domestic violence victims and victims of violent crime suffer as well. Using a combination of traditional therapy techniques and alternative treatments such as EMDR, yoga, neurofeedback, and theater, patients can regain control of their lives and “rewire” their brains. This easy-to-read book offers hope and inspiration both to those who suffer because of trauma and those who care for them.
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