*Resources on this website are not substitutes for professional therapy/counseling. If you believe you or someone you know needs help, please contact a professional counselor or psychotherapist. In addition, many resources used for personal growth or change are best navigated with the accompaniment of a professional counselor or psychotherapist. 



  • Herman, Judith Lewis. Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence—From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror. **A classic, one of the first and most influential books on treatment of trauma.

  • Van der Kolk, Bessel. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Sexual Assault

  • Benedict, Helen. Recovery: How to Survive Sexual Assault for Women, Men, Teenagers, and their Families

  • Raine, Nancy Venable. After Silence: Rape and My Journey Back

Domestic Violence

  • Bancroft, Lundy. Why Does He Do That? Informative look at abusive men. Comprehensive exploration of warning signs, tactics, techniques. Checklists.

  • Evans, Patricia. The Verbally Abusive Relationship. How to recognize and respond to verbal abuse. Numerous examples of interactions and appropriate responses.

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Bass, Ellen; Laura Davis. The Courage To Heal: A Guide for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

  • Lew, Mike. Victims No Longer: Men Recovering From Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse

Bioenergetics Analysis - Body Oriented

  • The Language of the Body (1958) by Alexander Lowen

  • Love and Orgasm (1965) by Alexander Lowen

  • The Betrayal of the Body (1967) by Alexander Lowen

  • Pleasure (1970) by Alexander Lowen

  • Depression and the Body: The Biological Basis of Faith and Reality (1972) by Alexander Lowen

  • Bioenergetics (1975) by Alexander Lowen

  • The Way to Vibrant Health: A Manual of Bioenergetic Exercises, co-author Leslie Lowen (1977) by Alexander Lowen

  • Fear of Life (1980) by Alexander Lowen

  • Narcissism: Denial of the True Self (1984) by Alexander Lowen

  • Love, Sex and Your Heart (1988) by Alexander Lowen

  • The Spirituality of the Body (1990) by Alexander Lowen

  • Joy (1995) by Alexander Lowen

  • Honoring the Body: The Autobiography of Alexander Lowen, M.D. (2004) by Alexander Lowen

  • The Voice of the Body (2005) by Alexander Lowen

  • Myth & The Body: A Colloquy with Joseph Campbell by Keleman, Stanley (1999)

  • Love: A Somatic View by Keleman, Stanley (1994)

  • Patterns of Distress: Emotional Insults and Human Form by Keleman, Stanley (1989)

  • Emotional Anatomy by Keleman, Stanley (1985)

  • Somatic Reality by Keleman, Stanley (1979)

  • Your Body Speaks Its Mind by Keleman, Stanley (1981)

  • Living Your Dying by Keleman, Stanley (1974) 

  • Human Ground: Sexuality, Self and Survival by Keleman, Stanley (1971)


Trauma & Violence

  • A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret Holmes

  • The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside

Sexual Assault


  • A Place in My Heart – Understanding Bereavement by Annette Aubrey

  • Isaac and the Red Jumper by Amanda Seyderhelm.