Welcome to our new “Bookshelf” page. We are often asked as professionals, what are we reading; what is on our bookshelf? This is such an excellent question as we are passionate about learning, expanding our knowledge to improve our skills, with the goal to better help our patients, families, community and other professionals.
So we will start sharing some of the books on our shelves. Now, we don’t get any endorsement or review money for these books. Some are new, some not so new, but books we are finding helpful in our practice. This list will be expanding regularly. We are starting the list small on August 28, 2019. It is currently organized by the authors last name, but we will reorganize it soon by topic. (We appreciate your patience.)
In our office, we have a monthly book club, generally picked based upon topics that are relevant to our practice. That book will be highlighted at the top. Again, not all books are brand new, but may be “re-reads” for us help us look at a topic again, with perhaps a slightly different view. We have included links to Amazon, but feel free to purchase the book at any bookshop convenient to you. We hope our bookshelf helps you as well.
from amazon: Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he 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. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.
As therapists: We work with individuals that have experienced, or are experiencing trauma in various facets of life: veterans, child or sexual abuse, injury, or illness. An important book in our work, and we won’t skip a page. But in our hallway “pre-club” conversations, we are finding ourselves focusing in on Part Five: Paths to Recovery. We’ll update you in late September after we meet.
OUR BOOKSHELF (Alphabetical by author)
2 Weeks to a Younger Brain by Gary Small, MD & Gigi Vogan