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Healing from Trauma Resource List – Updated


There is so much to learn. And thankfully, many excellent resources are available. Here is a list of some that have helped me enormously. I hope they help you, too. Let me know whether you have another valuable resource that I might investigate and add.

Some Print and Web Resources about PTSD and Trauma

Bass, Ellen, and Laura Davis. The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, 3rd Ed. New York: Collins Living, 2008. Print.

Hay, Louise. You Can Heal Your Life.  Hay House Books. Print.

Herman, Dr. Judith. Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence—from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror. New York City: Basic Books, 1997. Print.

Levine, Dr. Peter, and Ann Frederick. Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma. Berkeley,   CA: North Atlantic Books, 1997. Print.

Maté, Dr. Gabor. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2010. Print.

Murray, Dr. Bob. “PTSD and Childhood Trauma.” Uplift Program. Web. 2013.     <www.upliftprogram.com/articleptsd.html>.

Nesaule, Agate. A Woman in Amber. New York: Penguin Books, 1995. Print.

“The New Traumatology & the Trauma Spectrum: A Conversation between Dr. Robert Scaer and Cultural Animator Anthony ‘Twig’ Wheeler.” Vimeo.com. Vimeo, Web. 27 May 2013. <www.vimeo.com>.

Perry, Dr. Bruce D., and Maia Szalavitz. The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog and Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook: What  Traumatized Children Can  Teach Us about Loss, Love, and Healing. New York: Basic Books, 2006. Print.

Rogers, Annie G. A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy. New York: Penguin Books, 1995. Print.

Scaer, Dr. Robert. The Trauma Spectrum: Hidden Wounds and Human Resiliency. New    York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. Print.

Siegel, Dr. Daniel J. Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation. New York: Bantam Books, 2010. Print.

Terr, Dr. Lenore. Too Scared to Cry: How Trauma Affects Children…and Ultimately Us All.  New York: Basic Books, 1990. Print.

Tinnin, Dr. Louis. Infant Surgery without Anesthesia. Louis Tinnin. 2013. Weblog. <http://ltinnin.wordpress.com/>.

Tinnin, Dr. Louis, and Dr. Linda Gantt. The Instinctual Trauma Response & Dual-Brain Dynamics. Morgantown, West Virginia: Gargoyle Press, 2013. Print.

Vanderbom, Fred. Stories from the Survivors of Early Surgery. Fred Vanderbom. 2013. Weblog. <http://survivinginfantsurgery.wordpress.com>.

Williams, Wendy Patrice. ReStory Your Life – Freedom After Trauma. Wendy Patrice Williams. 2013. Web. <www.restoryyourlife.com>.

 Bodywork Resources

Griffin Toffler. Breath Therapist. Sacramento, California. <http://www.griffintoffler.weebly.com>.

Juerg Roffler. Breath Therapist. San Francisco Bay Area, California. <www.breathexperience.com>.

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