TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE RESOURCES

Everyone’s recovery journey is different. Here are books, podcasts and organizations that helped Geralyn in her recovery and may help you.

My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.

JULIA ALVAREZ, CELEBRATED DOMINICAN-AMERICAN WRITER

BOOKS – SURVIVOR STORIES

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REYNOLDS PRICE

A Whole New Life

New York: Scribner, 1982

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KATE BOWLER 

Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved

New York: Random House, 2018

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TRAVIS RIEDER

 In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids

New York: HarperCollins, 2019

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COLLEEN KELLY ALEXANDER 

Gratitude in Motion

New York: Hachette, 2018

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MATT LONG

The Long Run

New York: Rodale Books, 2011

BOOKS – JOY AND HEALING

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BSTAN-’DZIN-RGYA-MTSHO, DALAI LAMA XIV, DESMOND TUTU, DOUGLAS ABRAMS

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

New York: Avery, 2016

BOOKS – THE SCIENCE OF TRAUMA, PAIN AND RESILIENCE

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LAURENCE GONZALES

Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience

New York: Norton, 2012

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MELANIE THERNSTORM 

The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering

New York: Picador, 2010

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BESSEL VAN DER KOLK

The Body Keeps the Score

New York: Viking, 2014

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LINDA HOOPES

Prosilience: Building your Resilience for a Turbulent World

Data Press, 2017

Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.

NELSON MANDELA

PODCASTS

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EVERYTHING HAPPENS, A PODCAST WITH KATE BOWLER

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.

MAYA ANGELOU

ORGANIZATIONS

TRAUMA 
SURVIVORS NETWORK

AMERICAN

TRAUMA SOCIETY

THE NATIONAL

ALLIANCE FOR CAREGIVING

FAMILY

CAREGIVER ALLIANCE