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"The Wisdom of 5 Messengers: Learning to Follow the Guidance of Feelings"

I educate all of my clients, especially trauma survivors, to learn to listen to their bodies, emotions and instincts. This book educates readers all about the importance of your emotions and being able to reconnect with your innate instincts and inner wisdom. It is a very important book for learning to "really" heal and growth.

Books of Interest for:

 

Survivors of Abuse

 
"Adult Children of Abusive Parents: A Healing Program for Those who Have Been Physically, Sexually or Emotionally Abused"

A truly excellent resource for adult children of abusive parents. I highly recommend this book!

 

 
"Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for Adults Abused as Children"

This author is one of my favorites! This is one of the most recommended books in the field! Highly recommend it!

 
"Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy & Reclaiming Your Life"

If you have parents who were abusive, emotionally, physically or sexually, this book is very useful. Great insights for adults abused as children.

           
 
"Splintered Emotions: Aftermath of Child Abuse"

A very "user-friendly" book about being an abuse survivor. Easy to read and relate to! Great place to start!

 
"Bradshaw on The Family"

A "Must Have" book for anyone who had addicted parents or a dysfunctional family with abusive behaviors.

 
"Family Secrets: The Path to Self-Acceptance and Reunion"

Discusses the impact of family secrets on a family, the individual and generations. Very important book!

           
 
"The Abusive Personality"

If you want to learn more about abusers and why they abuse, this is a good book.

 
"Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child"

Good book for healing the "inner child." This book focuses on overcoming early abuse.

 
"When You and Your Mother Can't be Friends: Resolving the Most Complicated Relationship in Your Life"

For people who have a strained relationship with a mother. Important book - highly recommended by clients of mine!

           
 
"Healing the Shame that Binds You"

Easy to read and often revolutionary. This book is a must have!

 
"Homecoming Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child"

Great book for survivors who enjoy doing "inner child" work. A wonderful approach to healing past wounds of childhood.

 
"An Adult Child's Guide to What's 'Normal'"

Fantastic resource for adult survivors! I highly recommend this book! It details out the skills that therapists work on teaching adult survivors. Very helpful!

 

Verbal/Emotional Abuse

 
"The Verbally Abusive Relationship"

This book is one of the most important books on this topic. It can be truly transformative!

 
"Teen Torment: Overcoming Verbal Abuse at Home and at School"

Book about emotional and verbal abuse just for teens! Great for kids who have been abused at home and/or bullied at school! 

 

Emotional Incest Syndrome

 
"Silently Seduced: When Parents Make Their Children Partners - Understanding Covert Incest"

This book deals with the topic if "emotional incest" - when a parent uses a child as a substitute spouse. Important book for anyone whose parent's love felt smothering, demanding and intrusive.

 
"The Emotional Incest Syndrome: What to do When a Parent's Love Rules Your Life"

Another important book about parents who substitutes a parent-child relationship for a spouse.

 

Borderline/Narcissistic Parents

 
"Surviving a Borderline Parent"

If you have a parent who was diagnosed with a Borderline Personality Disorder, this book along with the next book are excellent in helping you understand and cope with your parent's mental illness. Excellent!

 
"Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Love has Borderline Personality Disorder"

One of the best books out on the market! I highly recommend this book!

 
"The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook: Practical Strategies for Living with Someone who has Borderline Personality Disorder"

This workbook will help you put your skills learned in the first book into practice. I recommend buying them both!

           
 
"I Hate You! Don't Leave Me"

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder. This book is helpful for both someone diagnosed with the disorder and someone who loves them.

 
"Emotional Vampires: Dealing with People who Drain You Dry"

Help for dealing with chaotic and crazy-making people who demand too much from you. Help dealing with people who have personality disorders or who are toxically needy.

 
"Why is it Always About You? Saving Yourself From the Narcissists in Your Life"

This book I recommend a lot! It helps you learn about Narcissism and to begin to heal from self-centered parents or other people!

           
 
"Children of the Self-Absorbed: a Grown-Ups Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents"

Very helpful book about having a Narcissistic Parent!

       

 

Sibling Abuse

 
"Sibling Abuse: Hidden Physical, Emotional and Sexual Trauma"

One of a very few books written on this important subject.

 
"What Parents Need to Know About Sibling Abuse"

Only good book on the topic I have seen on the market.

 

Autobiographies

 
"A Child Called 'It'"

A well known first person of neglect, emotional and physical abuse.

 
"The Lost Boy"

Sequel to "A Child Called It." A book about a child's life in foster care.

 
"Charred Souls: A Story of Recreational Child Abuse"

An account of severe emotional and verbal abuse. Important book.

 

           
 
"Wayne: An Abused Child's Story of Courage, Survival & Hope"

A child of a large family with a severely abusive father tells his story of surviving the abuse and learning to heal.

 
"You Don't Know Me"

A 14 year old boy's story of abuse by his mother's boyfriend.

 
"Bastard Out of Carolina"

A Must Read account of the author's life being abused by her mother's boyfriend and her experience of sexual abuse. Important Book!

           
 
"Running with Scissors: A Memoir"

An amazing book about growing up in a household with no rules. Often people don't identify this type of abuse. Great book!

       

 

Teen Survivors

 
"The Me Nobody Knows"

A book about sexual abuse and healing written especially for teens. Great book!

 
"How Long Does it Hurt?"

A book written for teens who are survivors of sexual abuse.

 
"Cut"

This is a book about a teenaged girl who cuts. It is a great book for teens who cut themselves. They really relate to it!

           
 
"A Child Called 'It'"

A well known first person of neglect, emotional and physical abuse.

 
"The Lost Boy"

Sequel to "A Child Called It." A book about a child's life in foster care.

 
"You Don't Know Me"

A 14 year old boy's story of abuse by his mother's boyfriend.