Trauma & Neuroscience of Mind-Body


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The body keeps score: brain, mind and body in the healing of trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

How does traumatic stress reshape the brain and the body? World renowned trauma expert discusses decades of clinical work in trauma and attachment injuries using simple language. Further explorations into innovative treatment methods are offered.


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The body remembers: the psychophysiology of trauma and trauma treatment by Babette Rothschild

“It is [known] that people who have been traumatized hold an implicit memory of traumatic events in their brains and bodies. That memory is often expressed in the symptomatology of posttraumatic stress disorder. This book illuminates that physiology, shining a bright light on the impact of trauma on the body and the phenomenon of somatic memory.”


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Parts work: an illustrated guide to your inner life by Tom Holmes

Understanding our sense of self and responsive patterns in different non-pathological parts is both holistic and adaptive. Based on Internal Family System model, this book offers insight and practical examples of positively utilizing our inner psychological resources.  


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The brain that changes itself by Norman Doidge

Highly focused on neuroscience discoveries and its implications on brain neuroplasticity. Case histories of individuals who rewired their brain overcoming learning and emotional disorders.


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Heroes in my head by Judy Rebick

Author and activist, Judy Rebick tells the story of the eleven personalities she developed in order to help her cope with childhood sexual abuse. She talks about her struggle with depression and how her memories began to surface and became too persistent to ignore in adulthood.

 

Trauma-Informed Parenting


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Trauma proofing your kids by Peter Levine

Trauma specialist Peter Levine offers an antidote to trauma and integrates discoveries of neuroscience into parenting worried, withdrawn, hyperactive and/or depressed kids.


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Attachment-based parenting: effective strategies to care for children by Daniel Hughes

Attachment specialist, Daniel Hughes, shows how it is better to focus on the connection rather than correction when it comes to parenting. He explains that behavioral interventions only work if there’s a strong and healthy connection between the parent and child. This book offers progressive techniques and practices that build and strengthen family relationships.


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The conscious parent by Shefali Tsabary

Dr. Shefali has made several appearances on Oprah Winfrey. Her book looks into new attachment-informed parenting style that helps to develop emotionally attuned and settled caregiving relationships with children.