May 29

Trauma Healing Books List

The following are what I consider the top books on healing trauma. Most deal primarily with developmental trauma (C-PTSD / Complex PTSD), but much of what they contain also applies to regular PTSD (shock or event trauma).

This list is here in the first article (post) so as to be readily available while more articles and information are made available on the site. I’ve studied these books and used many of the principles and exercises both for healing my own trauma and in working with clients.

  • How to Rebuild Yourself – Think different, know yourself, feel better – by George Alexandru Amazon Link

  • Self-Therapy – Free yourself from anxiety and depression, heal post-traumatic stress disorder and emotional trauma, deconstruct your Ego – George Alexandru Amazon Link

  • Healing Developmental Trauma – How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relatonship. by Laurence Heller Phd. Amazon Link

  • In An Unspoken Voice – How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness. by Peter A. Levine Phd.  Amazon Link

  • The Body Keeps Score – Brain Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma. by Bessel van der Kolk MD Amazon Link

  • Complex PTSD – From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map For Recovering From Childhood Trauma. Pete Walker Amazon Link

  • The Tao of Fully Feeling – Harvesting Forgiveness Out of Blame. Pete Walker Amazon Link

  • Deep Healing – The Essence of Body / Mind Medicine. Emmett Miller M.D. Amazon Link

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

  • Wherever You Go, There You Are – Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life. Jon Kabat-Zinn Phd. Amazon Link

  • Guided Imagery for Self-Healing – An Essential Resource for Anyone Seeking Wellness. Martin L. Rossman M.D. Amazon Link

  • Shadow Dance – Liberating the Power and Creativity of Your Dark Side. David Richo Amazon Link

  • Somatics – Reawakening The Mind’s Control Of Movement, Flexibility, And Health. Thomas Hanna Amazon Link

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