Resources

These are resources that I have found useful in managing symptoms. I am not a professional and do not recommend one technique/book over another.

Books:

Complex PTSD by Pete Walker

Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine

Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk

The Courage to Heal by Laura Davis

The Courage to Heal Workbook by Laura Davis

Complex PTSD workbook

Recover is the Best Revenge

The Stranger in the Mirror

Unshame

Links:

13 Steps for Managing Emotional Flashbacks

Understanding-CPTSD (1)

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grounding techniques

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Complex PTSD

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Art of Peace and relaxation workbook:  https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/artofpeaceandrelaxation.pdf?token=AWw_ayU93c79z5K-L-ze-aL58rQLfdJpnwDTOrg6KTC7dph4zpLc6EKUwiPLvOY8CUsL5xPiGeLcUY853e2tSPW3UuW4TjsSFhz_-EsPUtn2uYHTOj2UPbTP9nbIvAfUTTZy4B1YkYFcVjz-JaQzQc5G

PTSD during the holidays: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/red-room/emtama-lane-psydem-why-pt_b_4311983.html

Nightmares and night terror: http://blogs.plos.org/mindthebrain/2013/11/19/what-dreams-may-come-treating-the-nightmares-of-ptsd/

Dissociation: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/PTSD-overview/Dissociative_Subtype_of_PTSD.asp

Crisis lines: 1-800-273-8255 or text hello to 741741 for crisis or start to 741741 for sexual assault survivors

self injury: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/self-injury/symptoms-causes/syc-20350950

Aceptance: https://blogs.psychcentral.com/relationships/2012/04/the-ten-steps-of-acceptance-healing-yourself-when-forgiveness-of-the-other-is-not-the-best-option/

Forgiveness: https://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/23/your-money/why-its-not-always-good-to-forgive.amp.html

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional families: https://adultchildren.org/mtsearch/?fbclid=IwAR3yEePMNNYaT6sGFj9derZGF12VojqVPL6g0v8rAJ0geTScYjpKLN-Bdlo

Emotional abuse effects on the brain: https://nypost.com/2017/11/02/brain-scans-reveal-how-badly-emotional-abuse-damages-kids/?fbclid=IwAR2GoIkPiVreTX4mFxUbH2l7BG0fCWS5A25QNpJFXav9rRtF7MoqmsUTyUs

CPTSD foundation: https://cptsdfoundation.org/?fbclid=IwAR2KgY9D8DgvStWLfVTLURaj7zyvx9EhhNF_CF5rhsnhGmOLRKfOpJe3Yxw

Article on long term abuse: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/03/225607/leaving-neverland-safechuck-robson-child-sexual-abuse-ptsd?fbclid=IwAR2QLMX0zGlcWMGuhFHTOyV3wwOdqL8j7jwaRQpuDKJN792MPwu7uTig4yg

Documentary on PTSD: https://www.peacefulimpact.fi/en/sustainable-psychiatry/documentary-about-trauma-and-dissociation/?fbclid=IwAR2km7WvmHmmJa_x99xJuYvYeZG-qv9-AG2govwHIr3LT6IxVQX8dR1bUCc

Mighty articles: https://themighty.com/2018/12/why-tough-love-doesnt-work-for-trauma-survivors/?fbclid=IwAR2wyhbUwt4JEbOloWGvnFdYoTcx08FnguqszK13Ct2FvsGR9XdnKFPjmjg

and

My Rallying Cry to Everyone With PTSD

and

https://themighty.com/2018/07/complex-trauma-how-to-live-with-chronic-suicidality-ptsd/?fbclid=IwAR0OU58waDLHPe3MZAU4ToK0XjaBheYVOn9XqzMlX5Xqkg6ww5mdMKFqWZU

and

Anger Management and PTSD

Somatic experiencing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmJDkzDMllc&fbclid=IwAR1VKkWrfgO-JqrsZJLF3xdlGNyf-gCna5JMoMajiGiEbNapJhmQHNS3opI

Bottom up approach to healing: https://beaconhouse.org.uk/developmental-trauma/the-repair-of-early-trauma-a-bottom-up-approach/?fbclid=IwAR1SC8-nFXEFjbDQaCC25GlvSbCJzwGz0x-zfTvg-0ZtGQpyg1kl7BT4pUU

Vagal nerve stimulation: https://drarielleschwartz.com/natural-vagus-nerve-stimulation-dr-arielle-schwartz/?fbclid=IwAR2FULD6PTPbn_GqGmnn-TDtvWOiqpQEje9z8Cf2PnXNxgFa28R3DwcM9Rs#.XTT51o8pBhE

Insomnia apps: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/10/08/654883409/some-apps-may-help-curb-insomnia-others-just-put-you-to-sleep?fbclid=IwAR3aYgk71-MgP33YyU5_V1QfvvQSPwF7Bz88inmemVqmYNh2uWaWEyDMnlc

Mindfulness: https://www.mindful.org/the-science-of-trauma-mindfulness-ptsd/?fbclid=IwAR1bh12dRIpBfE-oxF2t0YmldHAVX9-bPPyzEUCz9WDhef35UNVPIKhuQy0

Inner child meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm9mJUwrLi4&fbclid=IwAR3s-TI0xVOeHqp_l1ag7Gbc3iypnNjsvDgiA3AuZ-v07PG5x9LTpmnV6pA

Relational trauma: https://anniewrightpsychotherapy.com/all-the-little-fragments-understanding-complex-relational-trauma/?fbclid=IwAR1mvD-f40w5Brro2AP-L8dnl8xZzFOLspHW7FU9fDf3e4OofVVduCWq2Lw

Self help books: http://guidetoselfhelpbooks.com/childhood-abuse.htm?fbclid=IwAR1gFoY8il-HYCBl6iwB_ClWE77-uARRm1lsD_CKw8DLarcpw1e6zZEwkww

Healing from trauma: https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/06/20/the-body-keeps-the-score-van-der-kolk/?fbclid=IwAR3C6rYrMPvXxMSFOygvp5qY2WEkgFHzH0_U6Ir0hDQdVhwZtd8E7v0SmYE