- The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma Author: Bessel van der Kolk, Md
He transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust.
- Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body Authors: David Emerson, Elizabeth Hopper, Bessel van der Kolk, and Peter A. Levine
This book presents mindfulness, breathing, and yoga exercises that can be used by home practitioners, yoga teachers, and therapists as a way to cultivate awareness, tolerance, and an increased acceptance of the self.
- Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society Authors: Bessel van der Kolk, Alexander C. McFarlane, and Lars Weisaeth
Key topics include why certain people cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not, enduring questions surrounding traumatic memories and dissociation, and the core components of effective interventions.
- In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness Authors: Peter A. Lavine and Gabor Mate
This book is based on the idea that trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder, but rather an injury caused by fright, helplessness and loss that can be healed by engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions.
- Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parents’ Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience Authors: Peter A. Lavine and Maggie Kline
It offers simple but powerful tools to keep children safe from danger and to help them “bounce back” after feeling scared and overwhelmed.
- Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) Authors: Pat Ogden, Kenkuni Minton, Clare Pain, and Daniel J. Siegel
By synthesizing bottom-up and top down interventions, the authors combine the best of both worlds to help chronically traumatized clients find resolution and meaning in their lives and develop a new, somatically integrated sense of self.
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment Authors: Pat Ogden and Janina Fisher
A book for clinicians and clients to use together that explains key concepts of body psychotherapy.