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BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

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“We read to know we're not alone.”
― William Nicholson, Shadowlands
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Sexual Abuse – for women survivors

 

Secret Survivors  (E. Sue Blume)

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (Bass & Davis, 1988)

One Small Step  (Yvonne Dolan)

The Sexual Healing Journey (W. Maltz)

Incest and Sexuality:  A Guide to Understanding and Healing  (W. Maltz)

Reach for the Rainbow:  Advanced Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse (L. Finney)

 

 

Sexual Abuse – for male survivors

 

Abused Boys:  The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse (M. Hunter)

Broken Boys/Mending Men:  Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse (S. Gruban-Black)

Men Surviving Incest:  A Male Survivor Shares His Process of Recovery (T. Thomas)

Victims No Longer:  Men Recovering from Incest and Other Childhood Sexual Abuse (M. Lew and E. Bass)

 

Sexual Abuse – for families, partners & friends

 

Allies in Healing: When the person you love was sexually abused as a child, a support book (Laura Davis)

Ghosts in the Bedroom: A guide for partners of incest survivors (Ken Graber)

Partners in Recovery:  How mates, lovers and other pro-survivors can learn to support and cope with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse (Beverly Engel)

 

Depression and Anxiety

 

Depressed and Anxious: The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook for Overcoming Depression & Anxiety (Thomas Marra)

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression and Create a Life Worth Living (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)  (Kirk D. Strosahl PhD)

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy  (David Burns)

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (Daniel G. Amen)

Hardcore Self Help: F**k Depression (Robert Duff)

The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress (John Teasdale, J. Mark Williams, Zindel Segal, and John Kabat-Zinn)

The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living: A Guide to ACT (by Russ Harris) 

 

Trauma and PTSD

 

Trauma and Recovery (Judith Hermann)

The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms  (Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula)

Traumatic Stress (Bessel Van der Kolk)

The Body Keeps the Score (Bessel Van der Kolk)

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga (David Emerson)

Waking the Tiger (Peter Levine)

In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness (Peter Levine)

Getting Through the Day (Nancy Napier)

I can’t get over it:  A Handbook for Trauma Survivors  (Aphrodite Matsakis)

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma Paperback (by Pete Walker)

The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming ( Arielle Schwartz PhD)

Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship (Aline LaPierre and Laurence Heller)

Healing the Shame That Binds You (John Bradshaw)

Recovery of Your Inner Child: The Highly Acclaimed Method for Liberating Your Inner  (Lucia Capacchione)

Relationships and Marriage

Healing the Child Within (Charles Whitfield)

A Gift to Myself (companion workbook to Healing the Child Within (Charles Whitfield)

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (John Gottman)

The Relationship Cure: a 5 step guide for strenghtening your marriage (John Gottman)

A Couples Guide to Communication (John Gottman)

Getting the Love you Want (Harville Hendrix)

Keeping the Love you Find (Harville Hendrix)

How to Break your Addiction to a Person (Howard Halper)  Note:  although this title seems like the book would be for getting over a break-up - and it is very helpful for that- it's actually equally about why a person is attracted to the same type of person who is not healthy for them.  This is a great book for understanding relationship dynamics and a theory of attraction.

Grief and Loss

The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career (John W. James)

Why Do I Feel So Sad?: A Grief Book for Children (Tracy Lambert-Prater LPC)

Surviving the Holidays Without You: Navigating Grief During Special Seasons (Gary Roe)

Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart Paperback – Alan D. Wolfelt (Creator)

Comfort for the Grieving Spouse's Heart: Hope and Healing After Losing Your Partner  (Gary Roe)

Bearing the Unbearable (Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief) (Joanne Cacciatore)

Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child (Good Grief Series)  (Gary Roe)

Grief's Courageous Journey: A Workbook (Sandi Caplan) 

Inner Child Work

Recovery of Your Inner Child: The Highly Acclaimed Method for Liberating Your Inner  (Lucia Capacchione)

Healing the Shame That Binds You (John Bradshaw)

Healing the Child Within and A Gift to myself (workbook)  (Charles Whitfield)

Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child (John Bradshaw)

Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child - Audiobook (Thich Nhat Hanh)

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents  (Lindsay C. Gibson)

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