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Resources for Survivors


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