Welcome to #write28days of Nervous System Regulation! Like yesterday, I didn’t know what to do with today’s suggested word, which was “crevice.” How about “I’m ready to hide in a crevice after posting 10 days in a row” LOL. No? Ok, how about I post some more recommended books on healing from trauma, brain retraining, healing of “self,” and nervous system regulation. I think that’s better. 😉
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The following books have come recommended to me, but I either haven’t read them yet or haven’t finished them, so I cannot vouch personally for their quality. If you have read them, let me know what you think in the comments!
Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight by Sharon Heller, PhD
From the Amazon description: “[Sensory Defensive Disorder] has generally been unidentified in adults who think they are either overstimulated, stressed, weird, or crazy. These sensory defensive sufferers live out their lives stressed and unhappy, never knowing why or what they can do about it. Now, with Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight, they have a compassionate spokesperson and a solution–oriented book of advice.”
The Call of the Wild by Kimberly Ann Johnson
From the Amazon description: “From trauma educator and somatic guide Kimberly Ann Johnson comes a cutting-edge guide for tapping into the wisdom and resilience of the body to rewire the nervous system, heal from trauma, and live fully.“
Unbound by Neal Lozano
From the Amazon description: “In Unbound, Lozano shows readers how to…find and close any doors they may have opened to evil influence–and, consequently, Satan’s underhanded strategies. Balanced and full of hope, Unbound is a practical, thorough, and easy-to-follow guide to deliverance and freedom. It also includes practical instruction on praying for others to be set free.”
Loved As I Am by Miriam James Heidland, SOLT
From the Amazon description: “When Sr. Miriam James Heidland’s life as a successful college athlete proved unfulfilling, she went searching for something deeper and ended up falling in love with Jesus. In Loved as I Am, Heidland shares her struggles—learning she was adopted, battling alcoholism, and healing from childhood sexual abuse—as signs of hope that anyone who desires to know Christ can find him and be loved intimately by him in return.”
The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller
From the Amazon description: “This bestselling book examines childhood trauma and the enduring effects it has on an individual’s management of repressed anger and pain. Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided millions of readers with an answer–and has helped them to apply it to their own lives.“
Be Healed by Bob Schuchts
From the Amazon description: “Do you suffer from spiritual or emotional wounds that are keeping you from reaching that goal? The bestselling book Be Healed is based on retired Catholic therapist Bob Schuchts’s popular program for spiritual, emotional, and physical healing. Incorporating elements of charismatic spirituality and steeped in scripture and the wisdom of the Church, this book offers hope in the healing power of God through the Holy Spirit and the sacraments.”
The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge, MD
From the Amazon description: “[Doidge’s] revolutionary new book shows, for the first time, how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing really works. It describes natural, noninvasive avenues into the brain provided by the forms of energy around us – light, sound, vibration, movement – which pass through our senses and our bodies to awaken the brain’s own healing capacities without producing unpleasant side effects.“
Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve by Stanley Rosenberg
From the Amazon description: “Through a series of easy self-help exercises, the book illustrates the simple ways we can regulate the vagus nerve in order to initiate deep relaxation, improve sleep, and recover from injury and trauma.“
Do you have any favorite books on brain retraining and healing from trauma? Have I missed any? Let me know in the comments!