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Recommended Reading . . . 
For The Book Lovers Among Us

Trauma and Mind-Body Approaches to Healing

  • The Body Keeps the Score:  Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

  • A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD: Compassionate Strategies to Begin Healing from Childhood Trauma by Arielle Schwartz, PhD

  • The Body Remembers:  The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment by Babette Rothschild

  • When the Body Says No:  The Cost of Hidden Stress by Gabor Mate, M.D.

  • Getting Past Your Past:  Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy by Francine Shapiro, PhD

  • It Didn’t Start With You:  How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are And How To End The Cycle by Mark Wolynn

  • Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers:  The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping (Revised Ed.) by Robert M. Sapolsky


  • Trauma and The 12 Steps by Dr. Jamie Marich

  • Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy:  A Trauma-Focused Guide by Dr. Jamie Marich

  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts:  Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Mate, M.D.

  • Facing Love Addiction by Pia Mellody


Interpersonal Relationships

  • The State of Affairs:  Rethinking Infidelity by Ester Perel

  • Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody

  • Healing Developmental Trauma:  How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image and the Capacity for Relationship by Laurence Heller Ph.D. & Aline LaPierre Psy.D.

  • The Highly Sensitive Person:  How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine N. Aron, PhD

Yoga and Mental Health

  • Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga:  Reclaiming Your Body  by David Emerson

  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapy:  Bringing the Body Into Therapy by David Emerson

  • Yoga for Depression:  A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga by Amy Weintraub

  • Yoga Skills for Therapists:  Effective Practice for Mood Management  by Amy Weintraub

Mindfulness and Mental Health

  • The Mindful Way Through Depression:  Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness by J. Kabat-Zinn, M. Williams, J. Teasdale, & S. Zindel

  • Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition):  Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • Real Change:  Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World  by Sharon Salzberg

  • Radical Compassion:  Learning To Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN by Tara Brach, PhD

  • The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace by Jack Kornfield, PhD

Journals and Workbooks

  • My Day Begins and Ends with Gratitude:  A Gratitude Journal by Brends Nathan

  • Trauma and the 12 Steps: Daily Meditations and Reflections Workbook by Dr. Jamie Marich 

  • The Complex PTSD Treatment Manual:  An Integrative, Mind-Body Approach to Trauma Recovery by Arielle Schwartz, PhD

  • Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma:  A Workbook for Survivors by Janina Fisher, PhD

  • The Trauma Tool Kit by Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW

  • Life After Trauma:  A Workbook for Healing (2nd Ed.) by D. Rosenbloom, M.B. Williams, & B.E. Watkins

  • Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists by S. Boon, K. Steele, O. Van Der Hart


“There is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there’s still a sureness ... a seamlessness … where there is a confidence and tranquility... “
- John O’Donohue, Poet/Philosopher

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