Resources for Trauma Healing

Resources for Trauma Healing

Hello my dear friends,

I feel so fortunate to have come across so many wonderful resources on my own personal journey of healing from trauma, anxiety, and panic disorder and wanted to share a few of my favorite trauma recovery resources with those of you who may be looking for a flashlight in the dark for yourself or a loved one.


Brogan, Kelly. A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives. New York: Harper Wave, 2016.

Campbell-McBride, Natasha. Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D, Depression, and Schizophrenia. Cambridge, UK: Medinform Publishing, 2004.

Chapman, Alexander, Kim Gratz, and Matthew Tull. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety: Breaking Free from Worry, Panic, PTSD & Other Anxiety Symptoms. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2011.

Emerson, David, and Elizabeth Hopper. Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming your Body. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic, 2011.

Herman, Judith. Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence—from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror. New York: Basic Books, 1992.

Korn, Leslie. Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health: A Complete Guide to the Food-Mood Connection. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.

Levine, Peter. Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of your Body. Boulder, CO: Sounds True, 2008.

Levine, Peter. In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic, 2010.

Levine, Peter. Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic, 1997.

Mate, Gabor. When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection. New York: Random House, 2011.

Mayer, Emeran. The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health. New York: Harper Wave, 2016.

Perlmutter, David. Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers. New York: Hachette, 2013.

Ratey, John. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. New York: Hachette, 2008.

Scott, Trudy. The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood & End Cravings. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2011.

van der Kolk, Bessel. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. New York: Viking, 2014.

Wolynn, Mark. It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We are and How to End the Cycle. New York: Viking, 2016.

National Hotlines

National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 422-4453

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233 (SAFE) or 1 (800) 787-3224

National Parent Helpline
(855) 427-2736

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
(866) 331-9474

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Hotline
(800) 656-4673 (HOPE)

Trevor Lifeline
(866) 488-7386
24/7 crisis support for LGBTQ youth

Veterans Crisis Line
(800) 273-8255, press 1 or text to 838255

Yoga & Mindfulness Programs

Give Back Yoga Foundation
A national non-profit organization offering yoga programs for underserved populations, including veterans, incarcerated men and women, cancer survivors, people with eating disorders, and those in recovery for drug and alcohol addictions.

900 Baseline Road 13B
Boulder, CO 80302

Integrative Restoration Institute (iRest)
A non-profit organization offering iRest Yoga Nidra programs in schools, yoga studios, community centers, hospitals, hospice, VA hospitals, military bases, and homeless shelters across the United States.
900 Fifth Avenue, Suite 204
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 456-3909

Mindful Yoga Therapy
An organization that supports veterans and others with PTSD through mindful yoga practices.
122 Market Square
Newington, CT 06111
(860) 757-3200

Purple Dot Yoga Project
A non-profit organization supporting and empowering individuals impacted by domestic violence and trauma using yoga as a healing tool.

Warriors at Ease
A non-profit organization supporting the health and resiliency of military communities across the globe through evidence-based yoga and meditation.

8400 Cedar St.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(512) 516-5031

Trauma Education, Research, Treatment Modalities, and General Support

EMDR Institute
National database to find EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) clinicians.

A community and resource hub founded and facilitated by author, somatic experiencing practitioner, and sexological body worker, Kimberly Johnson, for new moms who want natural and empowering solutions to the physical pain + emotional madness that can accompany childbirth as well as a home for progressive conversations about professional development.

National Center for PTSD
Government resource for research and education on trauma and PTSD.

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
Provides training, support, and consultation to advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, legal professionals, and policymakers.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Provides resources, education, and services for children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.

National Institute of Mental Health
Largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
Offers somatic psychotherapy education, practice, and research worldwide.

Somatic Experiencing
A body-oriented approach to healing trauma and other stress disorders, founded by Dr. Peter Levine.

The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute
A non-profit organization founded by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk offering resources for special populations, various trauma treatment approaches, research, lectures, and courses.

Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)
A body-based modality to release muscular patterns of stress, tension, and trauma founded by David Berceli.