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Related to Trauma

Personal Stories

  • Allen, Phil, Jr. Open Wounds: A Story of

      Racial Tragedy, Trauma, and Redemption,

       Fortress Press, 2021. (BIPOC) 

  • Kander, Jason, Invisible Storm: A Soldier’s

       Memoir of Politics and PTSD, Mariner Books,


  • McConnaughey, Janyne. Brave: A Personal

       Story of Healing Childhood Trauma, Cladach

       Publishing, 2022

  • Miller, Chanel. Know My Name - A Memoir, Viking, 2019.

  • Ritter, Geralyn. Bone by Bone: A Memoir of Trauma and Healing, Core Media Group, 2022.

  • Service, F. Scott. Lines in the Sand: An American Soldier’s Personal Journey in Iraq, Mindstir Media, 2020.

  • Lang, Maya Shanbhag.  What We Carry: A Memoir, Dial Press, 2021. (BIPOC)

  • Sinor, Jennifer. Ordinary Trauma – A Memoir, University of Utah Press, 2017.

Book Resources

General Trauma

  • Fisher, Janina. Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors and Therapists, PESI Publishing, 2021

  • Grand, David. Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change, Sounds True, 2013.

  • Kulk, R.A., Schlenger, W.E., Fairbank, J.A., Hough, R.L., Jordan, B.K., Marmon, C.R., and Weiss, D.S. Trauma and the Vietnam War Generation -Report of Findings from the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study, New York: Brunner-Routledge, 1990.

  • Schiraldi, Glenn. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Workbook: Heal the Hidden Wounds from Childhood Affecting Your Adult Mental and Physical Health, New Harbinger, 2021.

  • Schwartz, Arielle. The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole, Althea Press, 2017. (BIPOC)

  • Treleaven, David A. Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing,  W. W. Norton & Company, 2018.

  • Tick, Edward. War and the Soul – Healing Our Nation’s Veterans from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Wheaton, Illinois: Quest Books, 2005.

  • Van Der Kolk, Bessel. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Penguin Books, 2015.

Racial Trauma

  • Foo, Stephanie. What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma, Ballantine Books, 2022. (BIPOC)

  • Gutierrez, Natalie. The Pain We Cary: Healing from Complex PTSD for People of Color, New Harbinger, 2022. (BIPOC)

  • Linklater, Renee. Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies, Fernwood Publishing, 2014.  (BIPOC) 

  • Menakem, Resmaa.  My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies, Central Recovery Press, 2017. (BIPOC)

  • Methot, Suzanne. Legacy: Trauma, Story and Indigenous Healing, ECW Press, 2019. (BIPOC)

  • Rowe, Sheila, and Rah Soong-Chan. Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience, IVP, 2020. (BIPOC)


Religious Trauma

  • Pasquale, Teresa. Sacred Wounds: A Path to Healing From Spiritual Trauma, Chalice Press, 2015.

  • Peterson, Brooke. Religious Trauma: Queer Stories in Estrangement and Return (Emerging Perspectives in Pastoral Theology and Care), Lexington Books, 2022.

Sexual Trauma

  • Afua, Queen. Sacred Woman: A Guide to Heal the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit, Random House, 2001. (BIPOC)

  • Ainscough, Carolyn. Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse: Practical Self-Help for Adults Who were Sexually Abused as Children, and companion book Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse Workbook, Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2000. 

  • Harding, Kate. Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture - and What We Can Do About It, Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2015. 

  • Maltz, Wendy. The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, 3rd Edition, William Morrow, 2012. 

Online Resources

Helping Survivors

Helping Survivors is a national organization dedicated to helping survivors of sexual assault and abuse. They work towards this goal by providing our website’s visitors with: educational content, legal resources, connection to helpful organizations, and commentary from survivors and professionals.

PTSD Alliance

An association of advocacy and professional organizations for individuals suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Mission to increase awareness of this common and serious health condition to PTSD sufferers, their families, and the general public.

PTSD Foundation of America

Finding hope and healing for the unseen wounds of war.

Trauma and the Spirit

Rev. Leslie Takahashi's website is a repository for some of the resources that can help us understand  how to navigate the spiritual journey around traumatic experience

The Trauma Foundation

Making highly effective treatment modalities more accessible by developing and directly supporting programs, initiatives, and research focused on trauma recovery.

The Wounded Warrior Project

Advocates for veterans and their families.

US Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD

World’s leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress.  Information on treatment options.

Basics on religious abuse: 


The Basics of Religious Abuse



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