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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

 

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Testimonials

“Blue Knot Foundation has a key role to play in the building of community capacity in care provision to those who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma in any environment.”

NIALL MULLIGAN Manager, Lifeline Northern Rivers

“I think Blue Knot Foundation is a fantastic support organisation for people who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse, for their families/close friends and for professionals who would like to learn how to more effectively work with these people.”

Psychologist Melbourne

“It's such a beautiful thing that you are doing. Helping people to get through this.”

ANONYMOUS

“It was only last September when I discovered the Blue Knot Foundation website and I will never forget the feeling of support and empathy that I received when I finally made the first phone call to Blue Knot Helpline, which was also the first time I had ever spoken about my abuse.”

STEVEN

"At last there is some sound education and empathetic support for individuals and partners impacted by such gross boundary violations.”

TAMARA

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