Resources

Books

  • Amen, D. (2005). Making a Good Brain Great

  • Germer, C. (2009). The Mindful Path to Self-compassion
  • Herman, J. (1992). Trauma and Recovery
  • Lefort, et. al. (2015). Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain
  • Levine, P. (2011). In an unspoken voice – How the body releases trauma and restores goodness

  • Neff, K. (2011). Self-compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
  • Neufeld, G. & Mate, G. (2006). Hold on to your Kids

  • Rothschild, B. (2010). 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery

  • Van der Kolk, B. (2014). The Body Keeps the Score– Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

  • Wolfelt, A. (2007). Living in the Shadow of the Ghosts of Grief

Look for books and on-line articles by the following people:

*Interpersonal Neurobiology: Dan Siegel, Alan Shore, Steven Porges.

Frankel, H. Helping Your Children During and After a Divorce
www.divorcework.com/tools02a.html

*Positive Psychology: Martin Seligman, Barbara Fredrickson, and others.
www.authentichappiness.com (Check out their diagnostic questionnaires on “VIA Signature Strengths”)

*Sensorimotor Psychotherapy & Trauma Recovery: Pat Ogden.
Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing), Ron Kurtz (Hakomi), Babette Rothchild, Judith Herman, and Bessel van der Kolk. David Baldwin’s www.trauma-pages.com & Peter Levine’s resources section at www.traumahealing.com

Photo: Deborah Barnes

We must change trauma memory,
and all of its triggers,
from representing an ongoing threat
to being only an old event in the past

-R. Scaer