Abuse, Trauma, and Attachment Books and Resources

Bessell van der Kolk (2015). The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. New York: Penguin Publishing Group.

Cohen, B. M., Barnes, M., & Rankin, A. B. (1995). Managing traumatic stress through art: Drawing from the center. Baltimore, MD: The Sidran Press.

Dana, D. (1994). The polyvagal theory in Therapy: Engaging the rhythm of regulation. New York: Norton Professional Books.

Eger, E. (2020). The Gift: Twelve lessons to save your life. Scribner: New York. – The Gift

Evans, P. (1996). The verbally abusive relationship: How to recognize it and how to respond.  Massachusetts: Adams Media.

Grof, C. (1964). The thirst for wholeness: attachment, addiction, and the spiritual path. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Harris, N. (2019). The Deepest Well: Healing the long-term effects of childhood adversity. Mariner Books.

Herman, J. (1992). Trauma and recovery: The aftermath of violence-from domestic abuse to political terror. New York: Basic Books.

Karen, R. (1998). Becoming Attached: First relationships and how they shape our capacity to love. Oxford University Press.

Levine, A., & Heller, R (2019). Attached: The new science of adult attachment and how it can help you find – and keep- love. Penguin Randon House.

Levine, Peter, A. (1997). Waking the tiger: healing trauma. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books.

Miller, J. (1992). The Drama of the Gifted Child: The search for the true self. Basic Books.

Nakazawa, J. D. (2020). The Angel and the Assassin: The tiny brain cell that changed the course of medicine. Penguin Random House.

Nakazawa, J. D. (2016). Childhood Disrupted: How your biography becomes your biology, and how you can heal. Atria Paperback.

Perry, B., & Szalavitz, M. (2017). 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. Basic Books

Perry, B. (1995). Children, youth and violence: searching for solutions. New York: The Guildford Press.

Stevens, M. (2017). Scared Selfless: My journey from abuse and madness to surviving and thriving. G. P. Putnam’s Sons: New York. – Scared Selfish