If you have experienced childhood trauma, you can speak with a Blue Knot Helpline trauma counsellor including for support and applications around national redress

1300 657 380
Monday - Sunday
between 9am - 5pm AEDT
or via email helpline@blueknot.org.au

 

Do you need support for the Disability Royal Commission?
Contact our National Counselling & Referral Service on

1800 421 468
9am - 6pm AEDT Mon- Fri
9am - 5pm AEDT Sat, Sun & public holidays


Resources for Survivors

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Books for survivors

Some survivors of childhood trauma and child abuse who we have supported have found the following books helpful.

•      Babette Rothschild: 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing (8 Keys to Mental Health)

•      Babette Rothschild: The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment, 2000

•      Bessel van der Kolk: The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma

•      Beverley Engel: It Wasn’t Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion

•      Janina Fisher: Healing the fragmented selves of trauma survivors

•      Alice Miller: The Body Never Lies

•      Peter Levine: Waking the Tiger – Healing Trauma


Some sexual abuse survivors have found the following books helpful:


•      Ellen Bass & Laura Davis: The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (20th Anniversary edition)

•      Mike Lew: Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse

•      Daniel Siegel & Marion Solomon: Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body and Brain