I am a reader, I always have been; so it was natural for me to immediately look to books once I was diagnosed with C-PTSD and became aware of how my childhood of abuse was affecting my life.
I spent over 20 years of my life dissociated from the realities of my abusive childhood, to the point that I had repressed and disconnected from nearly all emotions and the majority of memories around that time.
Books help me keep a balance and provide additional information and logic when I need clarity and understanding.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.
I Can’t Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors by Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D.
Recovery in Real Time: A Trauma Survivor’s Anti-Workbook by Gail Dickert
EMDR: The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma by Francine Shapiro Ph.D and Margot Silk Forrest
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