Resources for Therapy

Below are a list of books and links that relate to therapy.
Trauma and Recovery, by Judith Lewis Herman, MD
One of the classics because it documents so clearly the stages of recovering from trauma.

Molecules of Emotion, by Candace B. Pert
Pert is one of the pioneers in the discovery of the biological component of emotions. In this book she has two parallel tracks. She explains in a fairly readable style what happens in the body to create emotions. At the same time, she tells the story of her experience as a woman in the male world of science in the 70's and 80's.

Healing Journeys: The Power of Rubenfeld Synergy, edited by Vicki Mechner
This is a compilation of 40 accounts by Rubenfeld Synergists telling their experience of what can happen when the body's story is a part of therapy.

The Power of Myth, by Bill Moyers
This book came out of Moyers's PBS series of interviews with Joseph Campbell. Full of art and myth, this book is a good companion for anyone trying to make sense of a difficult history.

Healing the Mind by Bill Moyers
This book followed a Moyers interview series on the body-mind component of healing. Moyers speaks with some of the leaders in the field to understand an essential aspect of healing that western medicine has ignored until recently.

The Listening Hand, by Ilana Rubenfeld
Rubenfeld, the Grande Dame of body-mind therapy has written a book that includes exercises for the curious client.

EMDR: The Breakthrough "Eye Movement" Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma, by Francine Shapiro and Margot Silk Forrest
This book is one of the early lay introductions to EMDR by the founder of the EMDR therapy. It gives a sense of the power of the work but it tends to make the therapy appear to be a one-shot, magic bullet, treatment. In addition, many of the stories describe graphic trauma. They may be unsettling to read.

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences, by Peter A. Levine and Ann Frederick
Levine lays out some of the principles of body-mind therapy, specifically the idea that the body needs to discharge trauma in order to heal.

Embracing Ourselves: The Voice Dialogue Manual, by Hal Stone and Sidra Stone
The Stones developed Voice Dialogue, a process for engaging the sometimes competing needs and desires and we all have. I often recommend this book to clients who want to get a running start on therapy.

A General Theory of Love, by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard Lannon
This is a useful book for getting a model of why we are attracted to repeating our histories and how we can move in a new direction.

Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster, by Peggy Huddleston
For anyone anticipating surgery, this is a good book for impacting healing. I've heard from doctors that they are surprised at the difference they see in patients who have followed the ideas in it. The book is only available online. Tapes and CDs are also available and reasonably priced.

EMDR Solutions: Pathways to Healing, by Robin Shapiro
Oriented toward EMDR therapists, each chapter in this book describes the application of EMDR in the treatment of a variety of issues.

Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy,
     by J. Scott Rutan, Walter N. Stone, and Joseph Shay
For therapists interested in leading relational therapy groups, this is a good primer.

The following links will take you to information of interest. These links are not offered as endorsments:

Trauma and PTSD

Guide to PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction

Effects of PTSD on the Family

Women and Trauma

Information on Anxiety

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Understanding Depression

PTSD and the Veteran

Information on Specific Drugs

Drug Interaction

Information about Addiction

Information about Alcoholism

Alcohol's Impact on Your Health

Teen Drug Evolution: A Parents Resource Guide

Suicide Awareness for Students

Medical Dictionary

Body Mind Spirit Directory
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