Books for Trauma Survivors and People in Mourning


Sometimes it can help to read about other people's experiences of trauma and grief, and how they came through those experiences intact. There are also many terrific books by clinicians who have guided therapy clients through their own negative experiences. Here are some of my favorite books that Id like to share with you:

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Herman (May 30, 1997)

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine and Ann Frederick (Jul 7, 1997)

The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment (Norton Professional Book) by Babette Rothschild (Oct 17, 2000)

Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse (Guilford Substance Abuse) by Lisa M. Najavits (Dec 14, 2001)

The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce... by John W. James and Russell Friedman (Mar 3, 2009)

Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart by Alan D. Wolfelt (Feb 1, 2004)

When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses... by John W. James, Russell Friedman and Leslie Matthews (Jun 4, 2002)
Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying by Stephen Levine and Ondrea Levine (Jan 18, 1989)

Useful website for grief: http://orphanwisdom.com/

For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence by Alice Miller, Hildegarde Hannum and Hunter Hannum (Nov 14, 2002)

Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents by Nina Brown EdD LPC (Apr 1, 2008)

I can help you make sense of the feelings that come up while reading these books; I'd be happy to help you if you call 661-233-6771.