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Further Reading and Research

Book Review: Anti-Diet by Harrison

I just finished reading Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison.  LOVED IT.  The book begins with an overview of how "diet culture" has infiltrated our way of life for hundreds of years as a result of famines, wars, medical theories, and beliefs about women.  Harrison clearly documents (with many a scientific study) how "diets" as we know them DON'T WORK, and in fact do more harm than good.

Finally, she offers a guide to "Intuitive Eating" as the anti-diet.  Making peace with food and our bodies, integrating our self-worth and body image.  So many who suffer from PTSD experience dissociation, which can disconnect you from your own body.  Some of us even transfer the hatred we feel towards our perpetrators to loathing of our own bodies.  Intuitive eating and learning to honor ALL BODIES, just as they are, are  bold steps to heal dissociation.  I felt so validated; I've been fighting my body for so long.

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Books & Workbooks: PTSD & Resilience

How Emotions are Made by Lisa Feldman Barrett

Codependent No More by Melodie Beattie

Resilience by Linda Graham

Healing Trauma by Peter Levine (workbook with audio exercises)

In an Unspoken Voice by Peter Levine

The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller

The Intuitive Eating Workbook by Tribole & Resch

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk

Books & Workbooks: Mindfulness

Mindfulness Magazine

Radical Compassion by Tara Brach

The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh

Yin Yoga; Essential Poses and Sequences for Balanced Energy by Diane R. Paylor

Real Change; Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World by Sharon Salzberg

The Intuitive Eating Workbook by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness by David Treleaven

Books & Workbooks: Christian Faith & Trauma Healing

Meditations on Christ; A 5-minute Guided Journal for Christians by Benjamin Decker

Heel Catcher; The Story of Jacob Revisited for Those who are Anxious, Tired, and Struggling to Make Life Work  by Steve Foster

 

Videos

Felitti, Dr. Vincent—Adverse Childhood Experiences presentation—Canada 2009

Shelter documentary film on youth homelessness
WARNING: strong language, drug use, descriptions of violence

Gurus to Follow on Social Media

Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble

BoysTown_la

Brandon J. Johnson

Brene Brown

Covenanthousenola

Freenola

iwes_nola

Jack Kornfield

Joe Truss @trussleadership

Lama Rod Owens

Lorenzo Lewis @theconfessproj

Sharon Salzberg

Simone Biles

Somatopia (Dr. Albert Wong )

Tara Brach

toniblackman

More Institutions that Help

BoysTown

New Orleans Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies
They conducted a landmark study on the effects of trauma in NOLA kids.  Very interesting.

National Resources

Local/NOLA Resources