1. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

2. What’s In the Way, Is the Way, Mary O’Malley

3. Trauma and Recovery, Judith Herman

4. Trauma and the Body, Pat Ogden

5. Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal, Belleruth Naparstek

6. 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, Bruce Perry

7. Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain, Sebern F. Fisher

8. Untie the Strong Woman, Clarissa Pinkola Estes

9. Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems, Cathy A. Malchiodi and David A. Crenshaw

10. Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy, David Emerson

11. It's Not You, It's What Happened to You: Complex Trauma and Treatment, Courtois Courtois

12. Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, Peter A. Levine

13. Growing Up Mindful: Essential Practices to Help Children, Teens, and Families Find Balance, Calm, and Resilience, Christopher Willard

Authors I love

Loch Kelly, author of SHIFT into Freedom:

Rick Hanson, author of Resilient:

Richard Schwartz, author of Greater than the Sum of our Parts. IFS

Ann Brode, author of A Guide to Body Wisdom: What Your Mind Needs to Know About Your Body

Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion Step by Step

Harville Hendrix, PhD, author of Finding and Keeping Love

Geneen Roth, author of When Food Is Love

Karla McLaren, author of The Language of Emotions

Parker Palmer, author of the audio program An Undivided Life

Judith Orloff, The Empath’s Survival Guide

Cheri Huber, author of Unconditional Self-Acceptance

Mark Nepo, the Book of Awakening

Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Self-Acceptance

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author of The Neuroscience of Change

Robert Augustus Masters, PhD, author of Knowing Your Shadow

Judith Blackstone, PhD, author of The Realization Process


The only journey is the one within.
— Rainer Maria Rilke