Trauma Books

On this page, you will find helpful resources for Mental Health. Not all resources are specifically about Complex Trauma, but are in some way related to the topic. For example, a website about healthy childhood development might not have anything about Complex Trauma, but understanding what healthy development looks like for a child may be helpful for parents who were never taught these concepts in their development.

Further Reading

Recommended Books

Facing the Shadow, Patrick Carnes, Ph.D

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk, MD

The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition: The Power of Radical Self-Love, by Sonya Renee Taylor and Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy, Jessica Fern

The Ethical Slut, Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love, Janet W. Hardy, Dossie Easton

Becoming Cliterate, Dr. Laurie Mintz

Wired for Love, Stan Tatkin, Psy.D.

Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love, Pia Mellody, Andrea Wells Miller, J. Keither Miller

Codependent No More, Melody Beattie

Prodependence, Robert Weiss

Help her Heal: An Empathy Workbook for Sex Addicts to Help their Partners Heal, Carol Juergensen Sheets, Allan J. Katz

Mending a Shattered Heart, Second Edition, Edited by Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D

Don’t Call It Love, Patrick Carnes, Ph.D

Closer Together, Further Apart, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S and Jennifer Schneider, M.D., PhD

Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships, Kelly McDaniel

Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn and Love Addiction Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S

The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships, Patrick Carnes, Ph.D

Always Turned On: Sex Addiction in the Digital Age, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S and Jennifer Schneider, M.D., PhD

Addictive Thinking; Understanding Self-Deception, Abraham J. Twerski, M.D.

Silently Seduced: When Parents Make Their Children Partners, Kenneth Adams, Ph.D

Healing The Shame That Binds You, John Bradshaw

The Hero With A Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell

Ending the Struggle Against Yourself by Stan Taubman, D.S.W.

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