Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Manual
By Deirdre Fay, MSW (Author), Foreword by Janina Fisher, PhD (2012)
From Amazon.com – For most clients with a trauma history, especially those grappling with dissociation, living inside their own skin is challenging. Most clients struggle between sessions, needing the connection to the therapist in order to feel contained. Our trauma clients tread water between therapy sessions, often feeling incapacitated and lost in figuring out a way to help themselves. The results of therapy once or twice a week can fade quickly when faced with the rest of the hours of a week besieged with overwhelming anxiety or despair. The skills in this manual are the foundation of the Becoming Safely Embodied experiential skill set developed to help clients learn step by step ways of being with themselves, especially when they are on their own, between therapy sessions. Nine easy to learn skills are presented and can easily be taught in a group format or to individual clients. Described for groups, the skills can be used individually. In addition there is curriculum for how to open and close the group.
Between Therapy Sessions: 3 Handy Coping Skills for Trauma
March 5, 2015
By Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC, Posttraumatic Stress Topic Expert Contributor
Posted: 4/25/2014; Updated: 5/8/2014
Better Days – A Mental Health Recovery Workbook, by Craig Lewis, CPS. (2015)
After the Tears: Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Heal Their Childhood Trauma, by Jane Middelton-Moz, MS, Lorie Dwinell, MSW. (2010)
I Thought We’d Never Speak Again: The Road from Estrangement to Reconciliation, by Laura Davis. ( 2013)
From Amazon.com – In her bestselling classic The Courage to Heal, Laura Davis helped millions heal from the pain of child sexual abuse. Now, in I Thought We’d Never Speak Again, she tackles another critical, emerging issue: reconciling relationships that have been damaged by betrayal, anger, and misunderstanding.
With clarity and compassion, Davis maps the reconciliation process through gripping first-person stories of people who have mended relationships in a wide variety of circumstances. In these pages, parents reconcile with children, embittered siblings reconnect, angry friends reunite, and war veterans and crime victims meet with their enemies. Davis weaves these powerful accounts with her own experiences reconciling with her mother after a long, painful estrangement.
Making a crucial distinction between reconciliation and forgiveness, Davis explains how people can make peace in relationships without necessarily forgiving past hurts. In addition to a special section called “Ideas for Reflection and Discussion,” she includes a self-assessment quiz, “Are You Ready for Reconciliation?”
Whether you want to reconcile a relationship that has ended, improve a relationship that is difficult or distant, or learn the skills you need for dealing with the inevitable conflicts we all face in life, this book will teach you to mend troubled relationships and find peace.