Mary's Favorite Books On
Healing C-PTSD, Childhood Trauma, The
ACE Study, Shame, Guilt, Obesity & Addiction Recovery
Childhood Trauma / Complex PTSD
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, Pete Walker, MA
The Tao of Fully Feeling: Harvesting Forgiveness Out of Blame, Pete Walker, MA
The Soulful Journey of Recovery: A Guide to Healing from a Traumatic Past for ACAs, Codependents, or Those with Adverse Childhood Experiences, Tian Dayton, Ph.D.
Emotional Sobriety: From Relational Trauma to Resilience and Balance, Tian Dayton, Ph.D.
Neuropsychodrama in the Treatment of Relational Trauma, Tian Dayton, Ph.D.
The ACOA Trauma Syndrome: The Impact of Childhood Pain on Adult Relationships, Tian Dayton, Ph.D.
Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect, Jonice Webb, Ph.D., and Christine Musello, PsyD
Running on Empty No More: Transform Your Relationships With Your Partner, Your Parents, and Your Children, Jonice Webb, PhD
Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation, Janina Fisher, PhD
Transforming The Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors and Therapists, Janina Fisher, PhD
The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing In a Toxic Culture, Gabor Maté, M.D.
Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal, Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Healing Your Attachment Wounds: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships, Diane Poole Heller, PhD
What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing, Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry, MD, Ph.D.
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook – What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing, Bruce D. Perry, MD, Ph.D., and Maia Szalavitz
Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential—and Endangered, Bruce D. Perry, MD, Ph.D., and Maia Szalavitz
The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation, Stephen W. Porges
Befriending Your Nervous System: Looking Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory, Deb Dana
Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain, Sebern F. Fisher
The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity, Nadine Burke Harris, MD
No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness With the Internal Family Systems Model, Richard Schwartz, PhD
Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts: Discovering Your True Self Through Internal Family Systems Therapy, Richard Schwartz, PhD
It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle, Mark Wolynn
The Emotionally Absent Mother: How to Recognize and Heal the Invisible Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect, Jasmin Lee Cori, MS, LPC
Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body, Peter A. Levine, PhD
The TurnAround Mom: How an Abuse and Addiction Survivor Stopped the Toxic Cycle for Her Family—and How You Can, Too!, Carey Sipp
Mother Hunger: How Adult Daughters Can Understand and Heal from Lost Nurturance, Protection, and Guidance, Kelly McDaniel
Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—and the Unexpected Solutions, Johann Hari
Silently Seduced: When Parents Make Their Children Partners, Kenneth Adams, PhD
It’s Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self, Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW
The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Workbook: Heal the Hidden Wounds From Childhood Effecting Your Adult Mental & Physical Health, Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D.
The Developing Mind: How Relationships & The Brain Interact To Shape Who We Are, Daniel Siegel
Addiction and Trauma
Trauma and Addiction: Ending the Cycle of Pain Through Emotional Literacy, Tian Dayton, PhD
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, Gabor Maté, MD
Addiction as an Attachment Disorder, Philip J. Flores
Addiction, Attachment, Trauma, and Recovery: The Power of Connection, Oliver J. Morgan
Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction, Judith Grisel
Unspoken Legacy: Addressing the Impact of Trauma and Addiction within the Family, Claudia Black, PhD
It Will Never Happen to Me: Growing Up with Addiction as Youngsters, Adolescents, and Adults, Claudia Black, PhD
Trauma and the 12 Steps: An Inclusive Guide to Enhancing Recovery, Jamie Marich, PsyD
Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol, Holly Whitaker
The Easy Way to Control Alcohol, Allen Carr
Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, Johann Hari
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Big Book, Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous, Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous: Third Edition, Overeaters Anonymous, Inc.
Trauma-Informed Relational Recovery
Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship, Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
We Do: Saying Yes to a Relationship of Depth, True Connection, and Enduring Love, Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Know to Make Love Work, Terrence Real
Fierce Intimacy, Terry Real
Us: Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship, Terrence Real
Conscious Lesbian Dating & Love: A Roadmap to Finding the Right Partner and Creating the Relationship of your Dreams, Ruth L. Schwartz, Ph.D., and Michelle Murrain, Ph.D.