Below the references is a list of some somatic (body-oriented) practitioners who help manage stress and heal trauma. For those of you wanting one-on-one somatic coaching with one of us, you can contact Carlee Adamson here and Anouk Shambrook here. Anouk’s healing work includes somatic work and working with unconscious parts of your personality using the Aware Ego process.
What happened to you? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing (Dr. Bruce Perry & Oprah Winfrey)
Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences (Peter Levine, Ph.D.)
In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness (Peter Levine, Ph.D.)
The Politics of Trauma (Staci Haines)
5 Personality Patterns (Steven Kessler)
Eastern Body Western Mind (Anodea Judith, Ph.D.)
Selection of Somatic Practitioners Who Specialize in Healing Trauma
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain (Zaretta Hammond)
Trauma Proofing your Kids (Peter Levine, Ph.D. and Maggie Kline)
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk)
The Stress-Disease Connection (Dr. Gabor-Maté)
Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds (adrienne maree brown)
The Politics of Trauma (Staci Haines) Unlock the power of somatics to heal individuals and strengthen social change movements
Targeted Universalism: Policy & Practice (john a. powell, Ph.D.)
We scaffold historical, sociological, and scientific understandings of types of trauma associated with oppression, while understanding that without somatic approaches, lasting transformation is unlikely.
Healing the Hidden Wounds of Racial Trauma (Kenneth Hardy, Ph.D.)
Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies (Renee Linklater)
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies (Resmaa Menakem)
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: American’s Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing 3-min video; book (Joy Degruy, Ph.D.)
See No Stranger: A Memoir & Manifesto of Revolutionary Love (Valarie Kaur, J.D.)
European Settlers in the US: Healing Your Thousand-Year-Old Trauma (Resmaa Menakem)
Selection of some research on different race / ethnicities
We welcome other recommendations
Racing ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) “If it's not racially just, it's not trauma-informed.”
Microaggressions and traumatic stress: Theory, research, and clinical treatment. American Psychological Association. Nadal, K. L.
Eliminating race-based mental health disparities: Promoting equity and culturally responsive care across settings. Context Press. Williams, M. T., Rosen, D. C., Kanter, J. W., & Arredondo, P.
Selection of additional Resources
Intersectionality Matters! with Kimberlé Crenshaw
Including resources in different countries, and in different languages.