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Out of all the resources available, these are the ones Deborah most regularly recommends to clients. Find an EMDR Therapist near you.

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  • Books
    EMDR-specific Books Getting Past Your Past, Francine Shapiro; Rodale, 2012 EMDR: The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma, Francine Shapiro and Margot Silk Forrest; Basic Books, 2016 Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma and Dissociation: An Illustrated Guide for EMDR Therapists and Clients, Sandra Paulsen; Booksurge, 2009 Recovering from Trauma The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk; Penguin, 2014 Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence— From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror, Judith L. Herman; Basic Books, 2015 It’s Not You, It’s What Happened to You: Complex Trauma and Treatment, Christine A. Courtois; Telemachus Press, 2014 Healing from Trauma: A Survivor’s Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life, Jasmin Lee Cori; Marlowe & Company, 2007 The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole, Arielle Schwartz; Althea, 2016 A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD: Compassionate Strategies to Begin Healing from Childhood Trauma, Arielle Schwartz; Rockridge, 2020 Journey Through Trauma: A Trail Guide to the 5-Phase Cycle of Healing Repeated Trauma, Gretchen L. Schmelzer; Avery, 2018 Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client-Centered Practices, Deb Dana; W. W. Norton, 2020 Internal Family Systems Therapy (2nd ed.), Richard C. Schwartz and Martha Sweezy; Guilford, 2020 Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors and Therapists, Janina Fisher; PESI Publishing & Media, 2021 Coping with Dissociation Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists, Suzette Boon, Kathy Steele, Onno van der Hart; W. W. Norton, 2011​ Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation, Janina Fisher; Routledge, 2017 Attachment/Attachment Styles The Power of Attachment: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships, Diane Poole Heller; Sounds True, 2019 Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love, Amir Levine and Rachel S. F. Heller; TarcherPerigee, 2010 Emotions and Defenses It’s Not Always Depression: A New Theory of Listening to Your Body, Discovering Core Emotions, and Reconnecting with Your Authentic Self, Hilary Jacobs Hendel; Penguin Life, 2018 Living Like You Mean It: Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want, Ronald J. Frederick; Jossey-Bass, 2009
  • Informational Videos
    Introduction to EMDR Therapy by EMDR International Association How EMDR Works? (Animation) by Ven EMDR What is EMDR Therapy by EMDRAA Thinking about EMDR Therapy? by EMDR International Association
  • Other Resources - General
    Myths vs. Facts: Dispelling Common Misunderstandings about EMDR Therapy: A guide to help dispel common misunderstandings about EMDR and learn the truth about this healing therapy. Aeon E-zine Article: How EMDR Helps to Reprocess Traumatic Memories at Warp Speed Experience Life Article: How EMDR Helps to Treat Trauma
  • Other Resources - Veterans
    From The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Scientific Status of EMDR Therapy for Combat-related PTSD (review of research) EMDR Therapy Helps Military Families (resource links and handout) Let's Talk EMDR Podcast Episode 12, Season 1 "Veterans and Services Members" From The National Center for PTSD/US Department of Veterans Affairs: Treatment Decision Aid (comparison of evidence-based treatments) EMDR Whiteboard (explanation of EMDR) AboutFace (video testimonials) Make the Connection (1 minute video) From The American Psychological Association: EMDR Therapy Case Example: Iraq War Veteran with PTSD
  • Podcasts
    The Trauma Therapist Therapy Chat Therapist Uncensored Resiliency Within Stuck Not Broken Trauma and Resilience The Healing Trauma Podcast The Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Podcast Black Girls Heal Therapy Show Therapy and the Body System Speak Being Well
  • Websites
    EMDR International Association Trauma Recovery/EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs EMDR Institute Francine Shapiro Library PACEs Connection (Positive & Adverse Childhood Experiences) “Got Your ACE Score?” ACEs Too High International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies The National Child Traumatic Stress Network ​ US Department of Veterans Affairs—National Center for PTSD Sidran Institute: Traumatic Stress Education & Advocacy An Infinite Mind MaleSurvivor CPTSD Foundation Trauma Survivors Network American Psychological Association—Psychologist Locator Psychology Today—Find a Therapist Service The Trauma Research Foundation
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