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

Children's book PDF's on trauma:  https://piploproductions.com/stories/once/

Polysecure by Jessica Fern


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) http://handtohandkajukenbo.com/self-defense/

Digital stories (telling stories through multi-media) https://www.storycenter.org/stories

East Bay Meditation Center https://eastbaymeditation.org/

MISSSEY (ending sexual exploitation)  https://misssey.org/

Mujeres Unidas y Activas http://mujeresunidas.net/

Alcoholics Anonymous (East Bay, California) https://eastbayaa.org/

Narcotics Anonymous (Alameda County) https://www.naalamedacounty.org/

Al-Anon East Bay https://www.al-anonbythebay.org/index.htm

Codependents Anonymous SF Bay https://www.sfbaycoda.net/

Recovery Dharma East Bay https://www.recoverydharmaeastbay.org/

Life Ring Secular Recovery https://lifering.org/f2f-meetings/state-and-regional-websites/ca/san-francisco-bay-area/

La Pena Cultural Center https://lapena.org/

National & International Resources

The Dissociative Initiative: https://di.org.au/

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation:  http://isstdworld.isst-d.org/home


Beauty After Bruises (Complex PTSD) ​https://www.beautyafterbruises.org/

The Plural Association https://thepluralassociation.com/