Books

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel Van Der Kolk

In The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.

“The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma & Trauma Treatment”

In Revolutionizing Trauma Treatment, Vol. 2 by Babette Rothschild

Challenging the notion that clients with PTSD must revisit, review, and process their memories to recover from trauma.

Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Happiness

Linda Graham

Resilience is our innate capacity to face and handle life's challenges, whether everyday disappointments or extraordinary disasters. Bouncing Back integrates brain science, relational psychology and mindfulness practices to help you change for the better old patterns of coping encoded in your neural circuity and to develop new ways to respond to pressures and tragedies quickly, adaptively, and effectively. 

Building Resilient Teams

Patricia Fisher

Building Resilient Teams is a workbook designed as a practical, realistic and effective approach to building team resiliency and cohesion through a sequence of safe and respectful guided discussions.

The Compassion Fatigue Workbook

Françoise Mathieu

In addition to a comprehensive description of compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization, The Compassion Fatigue Workbook leads the reader through experiential activities designed to target specific areas in their personal and professional lives. It provides concrete strategies to help the reader develop a personalized plan for identifying and transforming compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization.

Holding Fast: The Struggle to Create Resilient Caregiving Organizations

William A. Kahn

Increasing pressure on caregiving organizations to serve more people with fewer resources means that epidemics of burnout, high staff turnover, dissatisfaction and internal conflict often appear inevitable. Holding Fast focuses on the particular stress of caregiving work, its influences on the people and organizations who do that work, and what they can do about it.

Managing for Resilience: A Practical Guide for Employee Wellbeing and Organizational Performance

Monique F. Crane, Ph.D.

This is the first book to provide managers with a guide to fostering psychological resilience within their teams. It synthesises not only the latest cutting-edge research in the area, but also translates this into practical advice for a range of organizational settings.

Organizational Trauma and Healing

Pat Vivian and Shana Hormann

The intention of this book is to help leaders and members to understand organizational identity, culture, trauma, and traumatization so they can use that information to heal their organizations and promote organizational health.

Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace

Sharon Salzberg

A follow-up to Real Happiness, the New York Times bestseller, Sharon Salzberg’s Real Happiness at Work is a practical guide to improving work life through mindfulness, compassion, and ingenuity. It’s about being committed without being consumed, competitive without being cruel, managing time and emotions to counterbalance stress and frustration. It shows readers how to be more creative, organized, and accomplished in order to do better, more productive work.

Resilience, Balance & Meaning: Supporting Our Lives and Our Work in High Stress, Trauma-Exposed Workplaces

Patricia Fisher

This workbook is designed to provide you with practical help in addressing the effects of workplace stress, burnout and trauma. You will see that it is designed as a highly interactive tool and you are encouraged to make the book your own by responding to the frequent questions, reflections and self-assessments.

Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky and Connie Burk

Trauma Stewardship is written for anyone who is doing work with an intention to make the world more sustainable and hopeful—all in all, a better place—and who, through this work, is exposed to the hardship, pain, crisis, trauma, or suffering of other living beings or the planet itself.