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Trauma Stewardship by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky highlights the challenges faced by those providing services to the traumatized and provides a practical approach to recovery: or Trauma Stewardship. A must read.

The Biology of Belief by Bruce H. Lipton

Dr. Bruce H. Lipton, a renowned cell biologist, describes new scientific discoveries about epigenetics, the biochemical effects of the brain’s functioning where the cells of your body are affected by your thoughts!

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

In The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, van der Kolk combines his experience with his clients with recent and evolving scientific studies into a single resource for anyone working with trauma survivors. This is a must read for anyone who is eager to heal from their trauma, which could be from one event (like PTSD) or continual trauma (like Complex PTSD).

Brainstorm by Daniel J. Siegel

Dan Siegel explains why teenagers behave the way they do, why it’s okay, more importantly, how we can behave as parents!

Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn

Prolific education and parenting author Alfie Kohn argues that there is a better way to parent than using rewards and punishments.

Complex PTSD by Pete Walker

A wonderful book that describes CPTSD and how to heal from its devastating effects on daily life.

Untigering by Iris Chen

Untigering is an outstanding intersection of Peaceful Parenting and a deconstruction of systemic trauma in our society.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

James Clear’s book is all about how to build productive habits and how to stop destructive habits.

How Children Learn by John Holt

This is a book that I wish all parents could read before they start getting uptight about their children’s education. The premise is that if you let kids be curious, they will be motivated to learn.



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