A SAMPLE OF RECOMMENDED BOOKS...with plenty more to come over time...
"Recovery from trauma involves learning how to restore a sense of visceral safety, and reclaiming a loving relationship with one's self, with one's entire organism."
The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
"It is better to take one seemingly absurdly small step that you can handle and succeed with safely than to overstretch your limits and risk backsliding or a worsening of your symptoms."
8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery, Babette Rothschild
"Recovery unfolds in three stages. The central task of the first stage is the establishment of safety. The central task of the second stage is remembrance and mourning. The central task of the third stage is reconnection with ordinary life."
Trauma and Recovery: The aftermath of violence-- from domestic abuse to political terror, Judith Lewis Herman
"This book is designed to help you focus on one mindfulness quote and practice per week. You can write down the quote and hang it up where you can read it regularly...You might want to memorize the quote, or just keep it in your consciousness."
A Year of Living Mindfully: 52 Quotes & Weekly Mindfulness Practices, Richard Fields, Ph.D., Editor, Co-author
"If we want to live and love with our whole hearts, and if we want to engage with the world from a place of worthiness.we have to talk about the things that get in the way--especially shame, fear and vulnerability."
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, Brene Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.
For information on Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing:
EMDRIA, EMDR International Association
For information on NAMI's local programs and other resources:
NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness