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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Joy DeGruy

Healing the Soul Wound: Counseling with American Indians and Other Native Peoples by Eduardo Duran

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine

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

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook -- What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing by Bruce D Perry, Maia Szalavitz

The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne, PhD

Responsible Drinking: A Moderation Management Approach for Problem Drinkers by Rotgers, F., Marc F. Kern, & Hoeltzel, R. 

The Power of Now: A guide to spiritual enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

Polysecure by Jessica Fern

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Children's book PDF's on trauma:


The Wisdom of Trauma-Dr. Gabor Mate


System Speak (Dissociative Identity Disorder)

Look Again (meditation) 

Unlocking Us with Brene Brown

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel


Meditation app....Insight Timer

Meditation app....Calm


Crisis Support:

Dial 411

Alameda County Crisis Support Warm-line 1-800-309-2131

Berkeley Mobile Response 510-981-5900

Alameda County Mobile Crisis 510-891-5600

National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line:  Text “HOME” to 741741

Crisis & Suicide Prevention call 866-488-7386 or text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200

Child Protective Services Alameda County 510-259-1800

Local SF Bay Area Organizations & Programs:

Cherryhill Detox Center: 1-866-7496

Oakland-based self-defense classes (includes emotional self-defense)

Digital stories (telling stories through multi-media)

East Bay Meditation Center

MISSSEY (ending sexual exploitation)

Mujeres Unidas y Activas

Alcoholics Anonymous (East Bay, California)

Narcotics Anonymous (Alameda County)

Al-Anon East Bay

Codependents Anonymous SF Bay

Recovery Dharma East Bay

Life Ring Secular Recovery

La Pena Cultural Center

National & International Resources

The Dissociative Initiative:

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation:


Beauty After Bruises (Complex PTSD) ​

The Plural Association

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