Found the following resources helpful on my journey.
Peter Levine’s first book, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma changed the world of trauma treatment: somatic therapy, specifically Somatic Experiencing, the name of the scientific approach he developed. No longer alternative fringe practice, became a major player in the world of the mainstream psychotherapies.
In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, systematically and engagingly initiates us into the ways of the body and the nervous system that animates it: how it works, what makes it tick, how to make friends with it, how to understand it, how to communicate with it, and, last but not least, how to treat it and release it.
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself was instrumental in helping me to learn to manage the noise in my head. I would highly recommend this.
Trauma through a child’s eyes – a guide to instilling resilience and Trauma Proofing your kids both by Peter Levine are must reads for parents.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bess Van Der Kolk MD is an essential read for understanding the relationship between trauma and the body, mind and spirit.
Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors explains the process of split and therapies.
Books on Boundaries
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