Fika Mental Health
Book Suggestions: Trauma
Sometimes knowledge is power.
Here are a list of books that we at Fika love or have had recommended to us by colleagues in the past that do a good job at exploring trauma, how the roots of these experiences follow us into the present day, how it may be passed on generationally, and the brain-body connection.
1. "The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma" by Bessel van der Kolk
2. "Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror" by Judith Herman
3. "Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma" by Peter A. Levine
4. "The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity" by Nadine Burke Harris
5. "Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving" by Pete Walker
6. "In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness" by Peter A. Levine
7. "The Trauma of Everyday Life" by Mark Epstein
8. "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" by Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz
9. "Healing from Trauma: A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life" by Jasmin Lee Cori
10. "The Unsayable: The Hidden Language of Trauma" by Annie Rogers
11. "It Didn't Start With You" by Mark Wolynn
It's important to remember that healing from trauma or adverse experience can be a long and complex journey, and seeking the support of a therapist is often helpful. Claim your free consultation today.
Reading is not a replacement for therapy or treatment - we advise against beginning a trauma-healing process if you do not feel emotionally and physically safe at this time. If you are in crisis, please call your closest's crisis line, a person of support, or visit your closest emergency room.