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Sexual abuse and the reactions to it affect mothers’ whole lives—from thinking about having children all the way to being grandmothers. Survivor Moms was written to help break down the isolation pregnant women and their caregivers often feel—as though they were the only ones having to…Read More
This book helps veterans and their families understand how the trauma associated with war can cause problems with self-esteem, communication, sexuality, and parenting.Read More
Living with a veteran who suffers the effects of Post-Vietnam Stress is like running blindfolded with weights on. Nothing is easy; the smallest tasks become monumental. Nothing is reliable; the rules change the minute you understand them.
-the wife of a Vietnam veteran (p. 2)
Chosen as one of 1998’s Outstanding Academic Books by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. “In a word, this book is powerful!…A thoughtful and compassionate discussion of trauma therapy that demonstrates how sensitive listening to traumatic stories can make them more bearable for the narrators. One of the important books written on trauma in this decade.” -L.S. Beall, Choice, July/August 1998Read More
The Twenty-Four Carat Buddha is a collection of original fairy tales set in imaginary space and time but with a piercing relevance for modern life. Each story follows a hero or heroine on a quest of self-discovery, a quest that sometimes ends with a new challenge, sometimes with a hopeful awakening, and sometimes with a painful and unanticipated realization. Like many fables, each story tries to share a lesson about living life in a complicated and busy world. But also, like many fairy tales, each story can be enjoyed and appreciated even if its particular message does not strike a relevant chord.Read More
The road to contentment demands that we make healthy choices. Without guidance and direction we are often predisposed toward familiar, predictable, and often unproductive approaches to life’s challenges. Fortunately, messengers are available to us in the form of the five basic emotions…Read More
Revised, expanded edition includes a new preface and introduction, a revised chapter on telehealth, a new chapter on moderating secondary traumatic stress through administrative and policy action, an extensive bibliography, and a new index!Read More
Research in the emerging field of traumatology demonstrates that many of our most difficult-to-treat, suicidal, and self-injuring patients have histories of childhood trauma. Understanding the psychological consequences of early trauma, as well as state-of-the art treatment practices, will result in mental health care that is more clinically effective and significantly cost-saving.Read More
This newest book in Sidran Institute’s Risking Connection® training curriculum series focuses on the healing role that clergy of all denominations can play in the lives of trauma survivors in their congregations. As many as one in four of the people you encounter may have been deeply wounded by life experiences.Read More
Understanding how childhood trauma overwhelms adult well-being is at the cornerstone of Restoring Hope and Trust: An Illustrated Guide to Mastering Trauma.Read More
This free download is a generous contribution provided by Gene Sessions.
A welcome contribution that demystifies dissociative disorders and acknowledges that children need special support.
– Barbara W. Boat, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati
In this unique book, persons with Dissociative Disorders and their significant others address the complex issues of diagnosis, therapy, and maintaining personal relationships. “Viewed from the inside out,” Dissociative Identity Disorder takes on an impassioned voice as those who struggle with dissociation share their experiences, obstacles, and triumphs.Read More
This workbook is a valuable, practical, and above all useful contribution to the abuse recovery field. Through a series of artwork exercises, survivors of trauma are offered an opportunity to enhance present-day mastery in a grounded, creative, and gentle way. The more I read, the more excited I got about being able to recommend this fine workbook to clients and workshop participants.Read More
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