These books have really helped me to learn more about trauma and how it affects us:

  • Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence -- from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror, Judith Herman 

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

  • Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, Peter A Levine

  • Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, Pete Walker

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk

These books have taught me some great supportive tools:

  • Parenting from the Inside Out, Daniel J Seigel and Mary Hartzell

  • Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model, Richard C Schwartz

  • How to Do the Work, Dr Nicole LePera

Other resources still on my nightstand:

  • Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy, Pat Ogden

  • Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation, Janina Fisher

  • When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress, Gabor Mate

  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents, Lindsay C Gibson

  • The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication and Self-Regulation, Stephen W Porges