Book Resources


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Here are some of my favorite books on healing trauma and recovering from a painful past. These resources are useful for survivors and healthcare providers (psychologists, counsellors, social workers, yoga teachers, movement therapists) who are involved in trauma healing work:


  1. The Body Keeps the Score, Bassel Van Der Kolk

  2. Trauma and Recovery, Judith Herman

  3. Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, Pete Walker

  4. The Tao of Fully Feeling, Pete Walker

  5. Overcoming Trauma through Yoga, David Emerson, Elizabeth Hopper, PhD

  6. Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the Body into Treatment, David Emerson

  7. Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery, Deirdre Fay

  8. Meditations for Healing Trauma, Louanne Davis, PsyD

  9. Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness, David Treleaven

  10. Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress & Trauma, Gail Parker, Ph.D​

  11. The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self, Alice Miller

  12. Recovery of Your Inner Child: The Highly Acclaimed Method for Liberating Your Inner Self, Lucia Capacchione

  13. My Grandmother's Hands: Radicalized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menakem

  14. Waking the Tiger, Peter Lavine

  15. Sexual Healing: Transforming the Sacred Wound, Peter Levine

  16. In an Unspoken Voice, Peter Lavine

  17. It Didn't Start With You, Mark Wolynn

  18. The Journey from Abandonment to Healing, Susan Anderson

  19. The Tao of Trauma, Alaine D. Duncan with Kathy L. Kain

  20. Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve: Self-Help Exercises for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Autism