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Empowering Books On Trauma Recovery To Assist Your Healing

Learn to develop the strength to overcome traumatic experiences.

A traumatic experience is defined as a singular event that exposes a person with a significant amount of both physical and emotional pain. The latter being more likely to persist long after the fact and leave severe sequels.

Pain, danger, and horror is a part of life and so are traumatic events. The possibility exists of them happening to every one of us, rich and working class alike. No one is spared by the seeming randomness with which they might occur.

As with any difficult situation that arises knowing how to deal with it is the key, and guidance on how to deal with trauma and come out on top is what these books provide you with.

#1 The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk

The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk
This book is an incredible look into the way the mind and body process trauma from a scientific perspective, explaining why we need more than talk therapy to heal based on the way our brain stores trauma. Van Der Kolk does an incredible job of simplifying his research for us using stories and real-life examples from his years working with veterans suffering from PTSD and other trauma victims to help us understand his breakthrough discoveries towards healing trauma.

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#2 Reasons to Live One More Day, Every Day by Jas Rawlinson

Reasons to Live One More Day, Every Day by Jas Rawlinson
As the author of ‘Reasons to Live,’ I wrote this book to give hope, insight, and inspiration to those who have faced severe adversity or mental illness, and who are searching for relatable lived-experience stories from people who have found a way to recover from their trauma. Topics include eating disorders/body image issues, chronic illness, domestic violence, disabilities, and sexual-orientation. I believe this book is a must-have for anyone who has suffered trauma, and is looking for inspiration and hope.

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#3 An Imperfect Pilgrim by Suzanne Ludlum

An Imperfect Pilgrim by Suzanne Ludlum
This memoir details Ludlum’s struggle with mental illness and her journey towards healing and recovery. Ludlum details her harrowing experiences with multiple tragedies, traumas, loss, sexual abuse and mental decline throughout her life and how her pain and suffering felt like a dark abyss that appeared unrecoverable and unescapable.

Through the use of yoga, meditation, other mind-body practices and the help of compassionate mental health professionals, she discovered that recovery was not a destination but a journey that required bravery, courage, inner strength and above all else, hope. As an advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, her words offer inspiration to those who may be on their own personal journey towards healing and remind them that they are not alone. Through her story, readers will find a message of hope and gain an understanding that peace and recovery is always possible.

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#4 Surviving to Thriving by Sheryl Green

Surviving to Thriving by Sheryl Green
This is the self-help book that’s going to help you not only survive the storms, but come out the other side happier, stronger, and with a mean left hook. If you are going through a traumatic time in your life and need some guidance (and some laughs), you need to read this.

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#5 Hindsight: Coming of age on the streets of Hollywood

Hindsight: Coming of age on the streets of Hollywood
My name is Sheryl Recinos and I wrote a memoir about my own experiences surviving childhood trauma. I wrote the story because I realised that people didn’t have a resource to better understand what it’s like to be a youth experiencing homelessness or struggling with many of the life obstacles that I faced when I was a teenager. It’s been well received so far.

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Contributors to this article
Ashley Jones from Love Not Lost

Jasmine Rawlinson from JasRawlinson

Courtney Vasquez from Lavidge

Sheryl Green from Sheryl Green Speaks

Sheryl Recinos

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