BOOKS I RECOMMEND 

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma -

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

Revolutionary Trauma Release Process, Transcend Your Toughest Times by David Berceli. - TRE

Life is stressful, anxiety provoking, and frequently traumatic. The result is that many of us are hurting, and often we are unaware of how deep our pain runs. These experiences aren't simply over and done with once they have passed. They each leave their mark, etched deep into both the psyche and the body. This affects how well we function from this point onward. The Revolutionary Trauma Release Process shows what stress, anxiety, and trauma do to our mental well-being and physical health. Despite the suffering we experience in life, Dr. Berceli argues that even the most damaging events can become a pathway to a more fulfilling and meaningful life. The magic of The Revolutionary Trauma Release Process is that it can be utilized by anyone, any place on the planet. The process can reestablish a person's equilibrium, stabilize their life, and turn them to an emotionally healthy place.

Journey to the Heart: 365-Day Guide to Thriving After Trauma by Svava Brooks -

Are you a survivor of abuse or trauma? Are you tired of feeling angry, depressed, anxious, or sad all the time? This book was written as a 365-day guide for your healing journey. Each day features a little bit of “truth.” Consider how the truth for that day applies to your past, present, and the trauma you survived. After 365 days, you will have made measurable progress on your healing journey. You won’t be the same person you used to be. You’ll no longer be a Survivor. You’ll be a Thriver. You’ll finally be free. Free from the trauma of your past. Free of limitations. Free to create the life you desire!

Justice Denied, What America Must Do to Protect Its Children by Marci A. Hamilton - 

Justice Denied predicts a coming civil rights movement for children and explains why it is in the interest of all Americans to allow victims of childhood sexual abuse a chance to see justice whenever they are ready to come forward.