Enjoy exploring, see what resonates with you wherever you are on your journey, and may you find what you need.

This is the most important page on this website: a list of resources for the trauma healing journey–personal and collective. I’ve had varying levels of direct experience with all of these, but since there are so many more out there, use this list as a jumping-off point for your own research. I’ll periodically update this page as I come across new resources. So, feel free to check back again.  Enjoy exploring, see what resonates with you wherever you are on your journey, and may you find what you need along the path to Post-Traumatic Growth.


Trauma Support Books

  • Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds, Thomas Hübl
  • In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, Peter A. Levine
  • It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle, Mark Wolynn
  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menakem
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk
  • The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture, Gabor Maté
  • Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic: How Trauma Works and How We Can Heal from It, Paul Conti
  • Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, Peter A. Levine
  • What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing, Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey

Trauma Support Movies

Trauma Support Websites

Somatics, Mind-Body Practices

Somatics & Mind-Body Practice Books

  • Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory, Deb Dana
  • Awareness through Movement: Easy-to-Do Health Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination, and Personal Awareness, Moshė Feldenkrais
  • Bodyfulness: Somatic Practices for Presence, Empowerment, and Waking Up in This Life, Christine Caldwell
  • Daring to Rest, A 40-Day Program for Women: Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Rest Meditation, Karen Brody
  • Healing: The Act of Radical Self-Care, Joi Lewis
  • Maps to Ecstasy: A Healing Journey for the Untamed Spirit, Gabrielle Roth
  • Mind & Body: Mental Exercises for Physical Wellbeing; Physical Exercises for Mental Wellbeing, The School of Life
  • Radian Rest: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation & Awakened Clarity, Tracee Stanley
  • Sweat Your Prayers: Movement as Spiritual Practice, Gabrielle Roth
  • Your Body Is Your Brain: Leverage Your Somatic Intelligence to Find Purpose, Build Resilience, Deepen Relationships and Lead More Powerfully, Amanda Blake

Somatics & Mind-Body Practice Websites

Mindfulness and Compassion

Mindfulness and Compassion Books

  • A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage, and Wisdom in Any Moment, Spring Washam
  • Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body, Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson
  • Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace, angel Kyodo williams
  • Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being, Linda Graham
  • Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practices to Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity and Joy, Shauna Shapiro
  • Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, Kristin Neff
  • Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us, Justin Michael Williams
  • The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions, Christopher K. Germer
  • The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive, Kristin Neff and Christopher K. Germer
  • Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing, David A. Treleaven

Mindfulness and Compassion Websites

Racial Justice

Racial Justice Books

  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shaped What We See, Think, and Do, Jennifer L. Eberhardt
  • Healing: The Act of Radical Self Care, Joi Lewis
  • How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, Layla F. Saad
  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menakem
  • Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation, angel Kyodo williams, Rod Owens, with Jasmine Syedullah
  • See No Stranger: A Memoir & Manifesto of Revolutionary Love, Valerie Kaur
  • The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities through Mindfulness, Rhonda V. Magee
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo

Racial Justice Websites