Bibliography – Resources

Trauma and Somatic Healing

-Caldwell, C. (1996). Getting our Bodies Back. Recovery, healing and Transformation through Body-centered Psychotherapy. Boston, MA. Shambala.

-Eckberg, M. (2000). Victims of Cruelty. Somatic Psychotherapy in the Treatment of PTSD. Berkeley, CA. North Atlantic Books.

-Gibson, R. (2008) My Body, My Earth. The Practice of Somatic Archeology. Bloomington, IN. IUniverse, Inc.

-Heller, D. Poole, and Heller, L. S. (2001). Crash Course: A Self-Healing Guide to Auto Accident Trauma and Recovery. Berkeley, CA. North Atlantic Books.

-Herman, J. (1992). Trauma and Recovery. New York. N.Y. Basic Books (Harper Collins)

-Hubl, T. (2020) Healing Collective Trauma. A process for integrating our intergenerational and cultural wounds. Boulder, CO. Soundstrue.

-Johnson, D., and Grand, I. (1998). The Body in Psychotherapy. Inquiries in Somatic Psychology. Berkeley, CA. North Atlantic Books.

-Levine, P. A. (2015). Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past – A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory. Berkeley, CA. North Atlantic Books.

-Levine, P. (2005). Healing Trauma. A Pioneer Program for restoring the Wisdom of the Body. Boulder, CO. Soundstrue.

-Levine, P. (2010). In An Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness. Berkeley, CA. North Atlantic Books.

-Levine, P. A. and Frederick, A., (1997). Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences. Berkeley, CA. North Atlantic Books.

-Levine, P. A. and Kline, M. (2008). Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parent’s Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience. Berkeley, CA. North Atlantic Books.

-Maté, G. (1999). Scattered. How attention deficit disorder originates and what you can do about it. New York, N.Y. Plume books

-Maté, G. (2003). When the body says NO. Exploring the stress-disease connection. Hoboken, N.J. Wiley and Sons.

-Macnaughton, I. (2004). Body, Breath and Consciousness. A Somatic Anthology. Berkeley, CA. North Atlantic Books.

-Macnaughton, I. Editor (1997). Embodying the Mind and Minding the Body. Vancouver, BC. Canada. Integral Press.

-Menakem, R. (2017). My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. Las Vegas, NV. Central Recovery Press.

-Ogden, P. (2015) Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment. New York, NY. W.W. Norton & Company.

-Polatin, B. (2020) Humanual: A Manual for being Human. Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA. Waterside Productions.

-Rothschild, B. (2000). The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment. New York, NY. W. W. Norton & Company.

-Scaer, R. (2007). The Body Bears the Burden. Trauma, Dissociation and Disease. New York, N.Y. the Haworth Medical Press.

-Scaer, R. (2005). The Trauma Spectrum, Hidden Wounds and Human Resiliency. New York, NY. W.W. Norton and Company 

Developmental Trauma/Attachment

-Changaris, M. (2015). Touch: The Neurobiology of Health, Healing, and Human Connection. Mendocino, CA. LifeRhythm.

-Fisher, J. (2017). Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors. New York. N.Y. Routledge.

-Heller, L. S. and LaPierre, A. (2012). Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image and the Capacity for Relationship. Berkeley, CA. North Atlantic Books.

***-Kain, K., and Terrell, S. (2018). Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma. Berkeley, CA. North Atlantic Books.

-Kalsched, D. (2013). Trauma and the Soul. A psycho-spiritual approach to human development and its interruption. New York. Routledge.

-Karr-Morse, R. and Wiley, M. S. (2012). Scared Sick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease. New York, NY. Basic Books.

-Karr-Morse, R. and Wiley, M. (1997). Ghosts from the nursery. Tracing the roots of violence. New York, N.Y. The Atlantic Monthly Press

-Lewis, T., Armini, F., Lannon, R. (2001). A General Theory of Love. New York. Vintage Books

-Paris, Ginette. (2011). Heartbreak. New Approaches to Healing. Recovering from lost love and mourning. Minneapolis, MN. Mill City Press

-Perry, B. D. and Szalavitz, M. (2017). The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog. New York, NY. Basic Books.

-Rapson, J and English, C. (2006). Anxious to Please. Seven revolutionary practices for the chronically nice. Naperville, Ill. Sourcebooks, Inc.

-Schore, A. (1994). Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self: The Neurobiology of Emotional Development. Hillsdale, N.J., LEA Associates.

-Schore, A. (2003). Affect Dysregulation and disorders of the Self. New York, W.W. Norton and Company

-Schore, A. (2003). Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self. New York, W.W. Norton and Company

-Siegel, D. (1999). The Developing Mind. How relationships and the brain interact to shape who we are. New York. The Guilford Press

-Siegel, D, and Hartzell, M. (2004). Parenting from the Inside Out. New York. Penguin books.

-Schwartz, H (2013). The Alchemy of Wolves and Sheep. New York.  Routledge.

-Schwartz, R. (2001). Introduction to the Family Systems Model. Oak Park, Illinois. Trailheads Publications.

-Solomon, M. and Siegel, D. editors (2003). Healing Trauma. Attachment, mind, body and brain. New York, NY. W.W. Norton and Company.

-Terr, L. (1990). Too Scared to Cry. How trauma affects children and ultimately us all. New York, N.Y. Basic Books. Perseus Books group.

-Van Der Kolk, B. (2014). The Body Keeps the Score. Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. New York, NY. Viking/Penguin Books

-Van der Kolk, B., Mc Farlane, A., Weisaeth, L. Editors (1996). Traumatic Stress. The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body and Society. New York, NY. The Guilford Press.

-Walls, J. (2005). The Glass Castle. New York, N.Y. Scribner Books.

-Wolynn, M. (2016). It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle. New York, NY. Viking Books.   


-Boon, S., Steele, K., Van der Hart, O. (2011). Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation. Skills training for patients and therapists. New York, N.Y. W.W. Norton & Company.

Primitive Reflexes

-Brandes, B. (2015). The Symphony of Reflexes. North Charleston, S.C. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

-Goddard, S. (2002). Reflexes, Learning and Behavior. Eugene, OR. Fern Ridge Press.

-Walker, S. (2013). Retained Neonatal Reflexes. Self Published.

Addiction/Mental Illness

– Boriskin, J. (2004). PTSD and Addiction. A practical guide for clinicians and counselors. Center City, Minnesota. Hazelden.

-Carnes, P. (1983). Out of the Shadows. Understanding Sexual Addiction. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Compcare Publishers.

-Jay, J., and Boriskin, J. (2007). At Wit’s End. What you need to know when a loved one is diagnosed with addiction and mental illness. Center City, Minnesota. Hazelden

-Mate, G. (2008). In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. Berkeley, CA. North Atlantic Books.


-Broucek, F. (1991). Shame and the Self. New York, N.Y. The Guilford Press.

-Kaufmann, G. (1980). Shame: the Power of Caring. Rochester, Vermont. Schenkman Books, Inc.

East-West meets Trauma/Attachment

-Campbell, M. (2003). Quinta-Essentia. The Five Elements. London, UK. Masterworks International.

-Cowan, S. (2012). Fire child, water child. Oakland, CA. New Harbinger Publications.

-Duncan, A. D. (2019). The Tao of Trauma: A Practitioner’s Guide for Integrating Five Element Theory and Trauma Treatment. Berkeley, CA. North Atlantic Books.

East-West meets Body

-Goldman, J. (2014). Gift of the Body. A multi-dimensional guide to energy anatomy, grounded spirituality and living through the heart. Bend, OR. Essential Light Institute.

-Marin, G. (2006) Five Elements, Six Conditions. A Taoist Approach to Emotional Healing, Psychology, and Internal Alchemy. Berkeley, CA. North Atlantic Books. 


-Fehmi, L. and Robbins, J. (2007). The open Focus Brain. Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body. Boston. MA. Trumpeter.

-Fisher, S. (2014). Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma. New York, N.Y. W.W. Norton and Company.

War and PTSD

-Hedges, C. (2002). War is a force that gives us meaning. New York, NY. Anchor Books.

-Hillman, J. (2004). A Terrible Love of War. New York, NY. Penguin Books.

-Tick, E. (1989). Sacred Mountain. Encounters with the Vietnam Beast. Santa Fe. N.M. Moon Bear Press.

-Tick, E. (2005). War and the Soul. Healing our nation’s veterans from PTSD. Wheaton, Ill. Quest Books.

-Tick, E. (2014). Warrior’s Return. Restoring the Soul after War. Boulder, CO. Sounds True.

Drugs and Meds

-Catell, P. (2004). Drugs and Clients. Petaluma, CA. Solarium Press.

Neuroplasticity/Polyvagal Theory

-Dana, D. (2018) The Polyvagal theory in therapy. Engaging the rhythm of regulation.  New York, NY. W.W. Norton & company.

-Dana, D. (2021) Anchored: How to befriend your nervous system using polyvagal theory. Boulder, CO. SoundsTrue.

-Damasio, A. (2003). Looking for Spinoza. Joy, Sorrow and the Feeling Brain. New York, NY. A Harvest Book Harcourt.

-Doidge, N. (2015). The Brain’s Way of Healing:  Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity . London. Penguin Books.

-Lipton, B. (2005). The Biology of Belief. Santa Rosa. Mountain of Love/Elite books.

-Pert, C. (1999). Molecules of Emotion. The Science behind Mind-Body Medicine. New York, NY. Touchstone Books

-Porges, S. W. (2018). Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies. New York. W. W. Norton & Company.

-Porges, S.W. (2021) Polyvagal Safety: Attachment, Communication, Self-Regulation. New York, NY. W.W. Norton & Company.

-Sapolski, R. (1994). Why Zebras don’t get ulcers. New York, NY. Holt Paperbacks.

Couples Therapy

-Fisher, R. (2002). Experiential psychotherapy with Couples. Phoenix, AZ. Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc.

-Johnson,S.(2008). Hold me tight. Seven conversations for a lifetime of love. New York, NY. Hachette Book Group USA

-Tatkin,S. (2011). Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship. Oakland, CA. New Harbinger Publications.


-Grinstead, S. (2008). Addiction-Free Pain management. Independence. MO. Herald House.

-Scarry, E. (1985). The Body in Pain. New York, NY. Oxford University Press.

-Gordon, A. (2021) The Way Out. A Revolutionary Scientifically Proven Approach to Healing Chronic pain. New York, NY. Avery Publishing.

Neurodivergence/Sensory Processing

-Nerenberg, J. (2021) Divergent Mind: Thriving in a world that wasn’t designed for you. New York, NY. HarperCollins Publishers.

-Kranowitz, C. (2005) The Out-of-sync child: Recognizing and coping with Sensory Processing Disorder. New York, NY. Penguin Random House.

Eating Disorders

-Hornyak, L. and Baker, E. Editors (1989). Experiential Therapies for Eating Disorders. New York, N.Y. The Guilford Press.

-Johnston, A. (2000). Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myths, Metaphors & Storytelling. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books.

-Lock, J. and Le Grange, D. (2005). Help your teenager beat an eating disorder. New York, N.Y. The Guilford Press.

-Seubert,A. and Virdi,P. Editors (2019). Trauma-Informed Approaches to Eating Disorders. New York, NY. Springers Publishing Company.  

Mental health/Specific issues

-Jamison, K. (1995). An unquiet Mind. London, UK. Picador Books.

-Linehan, M. (1993). Skills Training Manual for treating Borderline personality Disorder. New York, NY. The Guilford Press.

-Mason, P. Kreger, R. (1998). Stop Walking on Eggshells. Taking your life back when someone you care about has Borderline personality disorder. Oakland, CA. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

-Phillips, K. (2005). The Broken Mirror. Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Oxford University Press.

-Rogers, A. (1996). A Shining Affliction. A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy. New York, NY. Penguin Books.

-Rogers, A. (2006). The Unsayable. New York. NY. Ballantine Books

-Schwartz-Salant, N. (1998). The Borderline Personality. Vision and Healing. Wilmette, Illinois. Chiron Publications.

-Walker, P. (2013) Complex PTSD: from surviving to thriving. Azure coyote books

Energy Healing

-Brennan, B. (1987) Hands of light. A guide to healing through the human energy field. New York, NY. Bantam Books.

-Dale, C.  (2009). The Subtle Body. An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy. Boulder, CO. Soundstrue.

-Jain, S. (2021) Healing Ourselves.  Biofield Science and the Future of Health. Boulder, CO. SoundsTrue.

-McKusick, E. (2014). Tuning the Human Biofield. Rochester, VT. Healing Arts Press.

-McKusick, E. (2021). Electric Body, Electric Health. New York, NY. St Martin’s Publishing Group.

-Sills, F. (1989). The Polarity Process. Energy as a Healing Art. Dorset,UK. Element Books Limited

-Stone,R. (1985). Health Building. The Conscious Art of Living well. Sebastopol, CA. CRCS Publications.

-Verny, T. (2021) The embodied mind: understanding the mysteries of cellular memory, consciousness and our bodies. New York, NY. Pegasus Books.

Pre- and Perinatal Readings

-Appleton, M. (2020) Transitions to Wholeness. Integrating prenatal, Transpersonal and Somatic Psychology. Athens, Greece. Cosmoanelixis publications.

-Bainbridge, B. (2018) Basic neurocellular patterns exploring developmental movement. El Sobrante, CA. Burchfield Rose Publishers.

-Birth Book (1972). Palo Alto, CA. Genesis Press.

-Brook, A. (2014). Birth’s Hidden Legacy: Volume 1 How surprising Beliefs from Infancy Limit Successful Child and Adult behavior. Boulder, CO. Smart Body Books.

-Brook, A. (2014). Birth’s Hidden Legacy: Volume 2. Treat earliest Origins of Shock and Attachment trauma in Adults, Children. Boulder, CO. Smart Body Books.

-Chitty, J. (2016). Working with Babies. Boulder, CO. Polarity Press.

-Chitty, J. (2013). Dancing with Yin and Yang. Boulder, CO. Polarity Press.

-Gaskin, I. (1975). Spiritual Midwifery. Summertown, TN. Book Publishing Company.

-Hrdy, S. (1999). Mother Nature. Maternal Instincts and how they shape the Human Species. New York, NY. Ballantine Books.

-Linn, S, Emerson, W. Linn, D. Linn, M. (1999). Remembering our Home. New York, NY. Paulist Press.

-Maguire,M. and Peralta, F. and M. (2019). Infant and Toddler Development from conception to Age 3. What babies ask of us. New York, NY. Teachers College Press.

-Simkin,P. and Klaus, P. (2004). When survivors give birth. Understanding and healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women. Seattle, WA. Classic Day Publishing.

-Soll, J. (2005) Adoption Healing, a path to recovery. Baltimore,MD. Gateway Press,Inc.

-Terry, K. (2002). The Egg Journey, the Sperm Journey.

-Trout, M. (2021). Four decades in Infant mental health. This Hallowed Ground. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Cambridge Scholars Publishing

-Weinstein, A. (2016). Prenatal Development and Parents’ Lived Experiences. New York, NY. W.W.Norton and Company.

-Wolf, J. (2009). Deliver me from pain. Anesthesia and Birth in America.  Baltimore, NJ. The John Hopkins University press. 


-Bach, G., and Goldberg, H. (1974). Creative Aggression. The Art of Assertive Living. New York. N.Y. Avon Publishing.