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Waking the Tiger : Healing Trauma : The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences, 1997, by Peter Levine.
In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, 2010, by Peter Levine.
Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory, 2015, by Peter A. Levine Ph.D. and Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D.
Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma -- An Integrative Somatic Approach, 2018,by Kathy L. Kain and Stephen J. Terrell.
The Tao of Trauma: A Practitioner's Guide for Integrating Five Element Theory and Trauma Treatment, January 2019, by Alaine D. Duncan and Kathy L. Kain.
Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body, 2008, by Peter Levine.
Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parents’ Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience, 2008, by Peter Levine.
It Won’t Hurt Forever: Guiding Your Child Through Trauma, 2004, by Peter Levine.
Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing, 2006, by Peter Levine.
Freedom from Pain: Discover Your Body’s Power to Overcome Physical Pain, 2012, by Peter Levine and Maggie Phillips.
Sexual Healing, Transforming The Sacred Wound(Audio CD), 2005, by Peter A. Levine.
The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation, and Disease, 2007, by Robert Scaer.
The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation, 2011, by Stephen Porges.
The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe, 2017, by Stephen W. Porges.
The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology), 2018, by Deb A. Dana and Stephen W. Porges.
Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve: Self-Help Exercises for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Autism, 2017, by Stanley Rosenberg and Stephen W. Porges.
Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship, 2012, by Laurence Heller Ph.D. and Aline Lapierre Psy.D.
Crash Course: A Self-Healing Guide to Auto Accident Trauma and Recovery, 2001, by Diane Poole Heller and Laurence Heller.
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 (3rd Edition), 2017, by Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz.
Shattered Soul?: Five Pathways to Healing the Spirit after Abuse and Trauma, 201, by Patrick Fleming and Sue Lauber-Fleming.
Emotional Harmony: Using SomEx – A Somatic Experiential Intervention to Repair and Transform Your Life, 2015, by Kent D. Fisher.
"This book is dedicated to those who have been tormented by the hungry ghosts of trauma. To these people, who live in a cage of anxiety, fear, pain and shame, I hope to convey a deeper appreciation that their lives are not dominated by a "disorder" but by an injury that can be transformed and healed! (p. 12).
"In general, the capacity for self-regulation is what allows us to handle our own states of arousal and our difficult emotions, thus providing the basis for the balance between authentic autonomy and healthy social engagement. In addition, this capacity allows us the intrinsic ability to evoke a sense of being safely "at home" within ourselves, at home where goodness resides." (p. 13)
"When we are released from the trauma of pain and past events, we recover our full instincts and the energies that have been trapped in the prison of constriction and collapse. Recovery from trauma means rediscovery of the missing parts of our being that allow us to feel whole and complete, or maybe discover for the very first time. Then, we can begin to come alive and thrive, finding freedom from the pain of brokenness.
It is this sense of vital aliveness that gifts us with the enduring restoration of wholeness and a sustaining connection with our deep self. Even though we have suffered, and will most certainly suffer again, we can trust our inner knowing and our embodied experience. Given the right tools and the confidence to use them, unnecessary (self-inflicted) suffering becomes just that -- unnecessary." (p. 150).
“What we have observed, however, is that trauma, of whatever kind, can alter and sometimes sever your connection with your soul. Abuse and trauma can obscure your vision of your soul’s inner light. They can block your ability to hear its whispers of wisdom and guidance. They can prevent you from knowing the truth of who you are and from seeing and feeling your innate value and worth.” (p. 30).
“Shame has three primary, powerful spiritual effects. First, it blocks you from knowing and experiencing the infinite value of your True Self, your essence, your soul. Second, shame blocks, inhibits, and distorts your very relationship with your soul. It is a major contributor to creating any inner disconnection from your soul that you experience as a result of abuse. Finally, shame deeply affects, and can even destroy, your relationship with God.” (p. 57).
"Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence. Not only can trauma be healed, but with appropriate guidance and support, it can be transformative. . . . However, trauma is not, will not, and can never be fully healed until we also address the essential role played by the body."(pp. 2-3)
"When people are traumatized, our internal systems remain aroused. We become hypervigilant but are unable to locate the source of this pervasive threat. This situation causes fear and reactivity to escalate, amplifying the need to identify the source of the threat. The result: we become likely candidates for re-enactment -- in search of an enemy." (P. 226)
"THERE IS A QUIET REVOLUTION taking place in how we provide help to those who have experienced trauma in their earliest years. Theories relating to developmental trauma have been slowly moving to the forefront within psychotherapy communities, trauma therapists, neuroscientists, and perhaps most of all, clients who are seeking help for their lifelong challenges. In this book, we explore that body of knowledge, and propose a body-oriented, somatic approach to reaching and healing the core of developmental trauma." (p. 1).
"This book is to help you understand why post-traumatic stress response may feel "crazy-making" but that you are not crazy! Given what happened to you, your trauma symptoms, if you have them, do make sense and often can be significantly reduced when understood and respected. The body is intelligent in its inherent wisdom regarding its own capacity to heal with the proper support. if I could build a billboard for trauma survivors it would say in bold letters: YOU ARE NOT CRAZY! Under that, I might add, YOU CAN HEAL! Your body knows how to heal." (p. 4)