Below are a suggestion of books, websites, videos, and podcasts that have been influences on my thinking and work in trauma awareness and creative expression. All book links are affiliate links. I’ll continue to add to this list as I discover new resources to share.

Trauma and Healing



Trauma, Healing and the Brain: Community Learning Event - Dr. Gabor Mate

How Childhood Trauma Can Make you a SIck Adult - Mental Health

“What Happened to You?” - A short documentary about the impact of trauma on our lives, featuring Dr. Rob Anda, co-researcher of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (A.C.E.) Study.  Produced by the Central Mass Recovery Learning Community, in partnership with Digital Eyes Film.

Psychiatry Must Stop Ignoring Trauma - with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Trauma Healing - Modalities

These are modalities that I have found personally helpful or that have been recommended by several reputable sources. Always ask questions, do your research, and trust your gut when working with any practitioner.

Trauma Awareness


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

Aces Too High - Resource and blog about initiatives designed to address the high prevalence of trauma in our world.

ACEs Connection - Join the movement to prevent ACEs, heal trauma, build resilience

Community Resilience Cookbook - Resources for trauma-aware community building

Dr. Gabor Maté - International trauma and addictions expert

Sidran Institute - Traumatic stress education and advocacy

Suicide and Self Harm


Alternative mental health



 Beyond Meds (blog with resources on holistic well-being)




The voices in my head  Eleanor Longden

Introducing Ekhaya’s Transformation - Crazywise film excerpt




Online classes

Women on Writing - ongoing writing classes