I have included books, videos and websites below as useful resources for you. I’ll add to these over time.
The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma Bessel van der Kolk https://www.amazon.co.uk/Body-Keeps-Score-Transformation-Trauma/dp/0141978619/ref=sr_1_1?crid=OBPIR2TBAQNS&keywords=bessel+van+der+kolk+the+body+keeps+the+score&qid=1578325773&sprefix=bessel%2Caps%2C136&sr=8-1
This is considered to be one of the best books to read about trauma. It’s long and has a lot of information but is written for the general public and well worth the read.
Internal Family Systems Therapy, Second Edition Richard C. Schwartz https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internal-Family-Systems-Therapy-Guilford/dp/1462541461/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2KXET66OH0SSB&keywords=richard+schwartz+internal+family+systems&qid=1578341777&s=books&sprefix=Richard+schw%2Cstripbooks%2C133&sr=1-1
This is a wonderful book that gives a comprehensive overview of the Internal Family Systems Model of Therapy and how it can be used to improve your connection to your internal system. I highly recommend it.
Greater than the sum of our Parts: Discoverining Your True Self through Internal Family Systems Therapy Richard C Schwartz https://www.amazon.co.uk/Greater-Than-Sum-Our-Parts/dp/B07D4MWM6R/ref=sr_1_1?crid=34A0GOAO3XDWW&keywords=greater+than+the+sum+of+our+parts&qid=1578341846&s=books&sprefix=greater+than+the%2Cstripbooks%2C132&sr=1-1
This is an audiobook where the founder of Internal Family Systems walks you through the model. He includes lots of guided meditations and simple suggestions for incorporating IFS into your daily life.
When the Body Says No: The HiddenCost of Stress Gabor Mate
This is another excellent book about how stress and trauma can show up in the body and lead to various illnesses and addictions.
The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy Deborah A. Dana
This is an excellent book about how our nervous system works and offers simple techniques that help to regulate the nervous system.
Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors Janina Fisher
This is another excellent book about the impact of trauma on people’s lives.
In An Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness Peter Levine
This is a really good book about the way in which trauma gets stored in the body and how to tap into the body’s natural capacity to release it safely.
The Power of Vulnerability Brene Brown https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Vulnerability-Teachings-Authenticity-Connection/dp/B00D03UHMK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=74D1215FA6MC&keywords=the+power+of+vulnerability+brene+brown&qid=1578331512&s=books&sprefix=the+power+of+vul%2Cstripbooks%2C136&sr=1-1
This is an audiobook that encourages us to see our vulnerability as a strength rather than a weakness. Brene Brown is a Social Researcher who discovered that people who were able to live from a place of vulnerability were whole-hearted and experienced greater well-being.
Focusing: How to Gain Direct Access to your Body’s Knowledge Eugene Gendlin https://www.amazon.co.uk/Focusing-Direct-Knowledge-Feelings-Intuition/dp/184413220X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=39DA8561AUIUN&keywords=eugene+gendlin+focusing&qid=1578337609&sprefix=Eugene+gendlin%2Caps%2C124&sr=8-1
This is a short, practical book with profoundly helpful information about how to connect to your “felt sense”. The capacity to do this is foundational for all growth in awareness and healing.
Healing Your Attachment Wounds: How to Create Deep and Lasting Relationships Diane Poole Heller
This is an audiobook about understanding the attachment styles you developed as a result of your early childhood, how these impact on your relationships and how to move towards secure attachment.
The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression Alex Korb https://www.amazon.co.uk/Upward-Spiral-Neuroscience-Reverse-Depression/dp/1626251207/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3V9TP7DB0WM7U&keywords=the+upward+spiral+by+alex+korb&qid=1578332543&s=books&sprefix=the+upward+spiral%2Cstripbooks%2C138&sr=1-1
The title of this book promises a lot but it does give excellent information about what’s happening in the brain during depression and how to make small daily changes to create an upward spiral. The key is to practice what is suggested daily so the brain gradually rewires.
Polyvagal Theory with Dr. Stephen Porges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmBmK4O-sUs&list=PLtjmKyHNC3alm40ytBvnVX8r0NlC2yde2&index=75
Trauma Treatments with Bessel van der Kolk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbrmcD2F2pA&list=PLtjmKyHNC3alm40ytBvnVX8r0NlC2yde2&index=8
Polyvagal theory, the new science of safety with Seth Porges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br8-qebjIgs&list=PLtjmKyHNC3alm40ytBvnVX8r0NlC2yde2&index=26
Treating Trauma: 2 ways to help a client feel safe with Peter Levine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7zAseaIyFA&list=PLtjmKyHNC3alm40ytBvnVX8r0NlC2yde2&index=27
Breathing techniques to help you sleep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz4G31LGyog&list=PLtjmKyHNC3alm40ytBvnVX8r0NlC2yde2&index=62
Rethinking Anxiety: Learning to face fear with Dawn Huebner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jryCoo0BrRk&list=PLtjmKyHNC3alm40ytBvnVX8r0NlC2yde2&index=66
What is Internal Family Systems? with Richard Schwartz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym8o762U7uc
Development of the Internal Family Systems Model with Richard Schwartz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB2vDEhoTw0
The Cause of Anxiety and What to do with Gabor Mate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39RyGEVRbWk
Memory Reconsolidation: Key to transformational change in Psychotherapy with Bruce Ecker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V_rI2N6Fco&list=PLtjmKyHNC3alm40ytBvnVX8r0NlC2yde2&index=97
The Felt Sense in Focusing with Eugene Gendlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pUoFQLLZE8&list=PLtjmKyHNC3alm40ytBvnVX8r0NlC2yde2&index=89