Recommended Reading List

Throughout the course of my studies in both traumatology and the inter-related field of the human body's inherent health and wisdom, I have read countless books authored by many leading authorities within these fields of work. The following list of books are amongst my favorites from all that I have read. For those who wish to study more deeply, the science, the psychology and the laws of both trauma and inherent health, you will find a treasure trove of helpful knowledge and wisdom within the pages of these books.
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"In this culmination of his life's work, Peter A. Levine draws on his broad experience as a clinician, a student of comparative brain research, a stress scientist and a keen observer of the naturalistic animal world to explain the nature and transformation of trauma in the body, brain and psyche."

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"Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, one of the world's foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In "The Body Keeps the Score" , he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and mind, compromising sufferers' capacities for pleasure , engagement , self control and trust."

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"Drawing on more than 30 years of experience as a Craniosacral therapist and Rolfer, Stanley Rosenberg explores the crucial role that the vagus nerve plays in determining our psychological and emotional states and explains that a myriad of common psychological and physical symptoms - from anxiety and depression to migraines and back pain - indicate a lack of proper functioning of the Vagus nerve."

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"Heller and LaPierre introduce the NeuroAffective Relational Model  (NARM) ,a method that integrates bottom-up and top-down approaches to regulate the nervous system and resolve distortions of identity such as low self-esteem, shame ,and chronic self-judgment that are the outcome of developmental and relational trauma. While not ignoring the past, NARM emphasizes working in the present moment to focus on clients' strengths, resources and resiliency in order to integrate the experience of connection that sustains our physiology, psychology and capacity for relationships."

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"Dr. Levine takes on the next step in his work as a scientists, storyteller, and master clinician, tackling one of the most difficult and complex questions of trauma therapy: Can we trust our memories? While trauma therapy work frequently addresses "explicit" memories, less attention has been paid to how the body itself stores "implicit" memory, and how much of what we think of as "memory" actually comes to us through our interoceptive bodily sense. By learning how to better understand this complex interplay of past and present, brain and body, we can adjust our relationship to past trauma and move into a more balanced, relaxed state of being and wholeness."

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"Grounded in cutting - edge science and over thirty five years of clinical experience, " Scared Sick" offers a revolutionary view of the impact of childhood trauma on adult health."

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"Lisa Feldman Barrett. PH.D. , is a university distinguished professor of psychology at Northeastern university, with appointments at Harvard Medical school and Massachusetts general hospital in psychiatry and radiology. She received an NIH director's Pioneer award for her research on emotion in the brain."

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"Drawing on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology, "Breath" turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological functions on its head. You will never breath the same again."

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"When the Body Says No" provides transformative insights into how disease can be the body's way of saying no to what the mind cannot or will not acknowledge - and how we can heal."

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"The general reader will travel travel through many perspectives that bridge the themes of body breath and consciousness. The material is intended to be used for the general reader interested in human development."

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