Unshame: Healing Trauma-Based Shame Through Psychotherapy
Author: Carolyn Spring
This book explores Carolyn’s pathway towards ‘Unshame’. Suitable for both professionals and survivors alike, it is a fascinating insight into that most private and mysterious of places – the therapy room, and the mind.
Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation
Author: Janina Fisher
This book integrates a neurobiologically informed understanding of trauma, dissociation, and attachment with a practical approach to treatment. Readers will be exposed to a model that emphasizes “resolution” – a transformation in the relationship to one’s self, replacing shame, self-loathing, and assumptions of guilt with compassionate acceptance. Readers will close this book with a solid grasp of therapeutic approaches to traumatic attachment, recognizing undiagnosed dissociative symptoms and disorders, and much more.
Recovery is my Best Revenge
Author: Carolyn Spring
Topics covered include shame, denial, child sexual abuse, the complex meanings of ‘madness’ and the multi-layered subjective experience of a dissociative mind. It is a series of standalone chapters or essays which build on one another to provide not only a unique insight into trauma, attachment and dissociation, but also the long and arduous – but ultimately fulfilling – recovery journey.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and the Body in the Healing of Trauma
Author: Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.
Uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. The author 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, This book exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal – and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.
HOPE Mental Health Foundation
Organization offers financial assistance for therapy. Through donations, and grants, HOPE awards financial aid to applicants based on need and commitment to services. HOPE also works to increase community awareness of mental health issues through educational collaborations with schools, churches, and civic-minded organizations. Mental health services are provided by state-licensed therapists that are chosen by clients and vetted by HOPE Board of Directors.
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA)
ASCA is an innovative and effective support program designed specifically for adult survivors of physical, sexual, or emotional child abuse or neglect. The program was designed to support and assist survivors of child abuse, irrespective of their financial situation, in moving on with their lives.
Designed to help victims become survivors, and communicate in the recovery of sexual violence. Our mission is to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors, as well as their families and supporters. The core of our organization is a support group, message board, and chat room where victims and survivors come together online in a mutually supportive and safe environment.
This project was supported by Grant Number 90CA1855 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.