I have some books that I consistently recommend to my clients. I am doing a post now so that these recommendations can easily all be found in one place. I have it set up as amazon links so if you buy after clicking through I do receive some compensation. Feel free to access the books in another manner. These are all books I highly recommend!
The first book is the Body Keeps Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk. This book is pretty accessible to both clients and clinicians. He talks about trauma and how it is stored in the body using substantial research to make his points. He also talks about different treatments for trauma.
The second book is Healing the Fragment Self. Janina Fisher goes into a lot more depth about structural dissociation and this book is not always accessible for everyone. I did better listening to it on audio than I did reading it.
The third is a favorite. We all Have Parts. Colleen West’s book on working with parts is geared towards clients. It is super accessible and explains working with parts. I recommend it to all of my clients. You can also buy it from her directly here.
The fourth book is Complex PTSD From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma. Pete Walker is both a therapist and a person who has survived CTSD.
Healing Your Attachment Wounds is an audio book and Diane Poole talks to you like you are in the room with her. It explains a lot about early childhood wounding manifests later in life. She talks a lot about different attachment styles.
I would love people to comment and recommend any books that they have found helpful in their journey to heal from trauma.