If you’ve ever faced trauma in your life – of any kind – please share this to take a stand against continued suffering.
We never teach people how trauma affects us or what we can do to better process trauma. It’s the stark realization after reviewing hundreds (if not thousands) of hours of training materials, books, articles, and webinars. We know so much about how trauma – including secondary trauma – changes us, sticks to us, and harms us, but we don’t teach how to process it. We don’t teach how to move to the other side of trauma, to release compartmentalization and move to processed trauma.
We’re so honored to change this. We’re going to be teaching a workshop on how trauma impacts first responders and what they can do about it. We’ll talk about how to avoid PTSD and how to move towards post-traumatic growth (PTG). We’re going to share simple techniques that first responders can use for themselves and share with their peers.
To celebrate this work and to ensure that the resources that we’ll be providing in class are freely available, we’ll be posting a book review for a trauma book every day from November 27th through December 1st. Be on the lookout for the tools that you can use to address the trauma that you’ve experienced. Estimates place the number of people who will experience in their lifetime over 90% – effectively all of us will experience trauma. We’re hoping that you’ll know what to expect and what to do when it happens – or learn it now so you can process trauma no matter how old it is.
Here’s the list of the trauma books that we’ve already reviewed along with those publishing this week. (The links will automatically start working when they’re posted at 8AM EST each day.)
- The Assault on Truth
- Becoming Trauma Informed
- The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
- Fighting Fires: How Emotional Trauma Sparks an Inferno [publishing Tuesday, Nov 28]
- Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship
- In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
- Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal [publishing Friday, Dec 1]
- The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture
- Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story
- Posttraumatic Growth: Theory, Research, and Applications
- Reducing Secondary Traumatic Stress: Skills for Sustaining a Career in the Helping Professions [publishing Thursday, Nov 30]
- Restoring Sanctuary: A New Operating System for Trauma-Informed Systems of Care
- Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma
- Transformed by Trauma: Stories of Posttraumatic Growth
- Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in Search for the Living Past
- Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
- Trauma-Informed Healthcare Approaches
- The Trauma of Everyday Life
- Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others
- Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic: How Trauma Works and How We Can Heal from It [publishing Wednesday, Nov 29]
- Trauma Therapy and Clinical Practice: Neuroscience, Gestalt, and the Body [publishing Monday, Nov 27]
- Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society