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Sunny Psychology Maroochydore

Resource Library

What is trauma

Animatie Effects of Trauma

the effects of Childhood trauma in easy to understand terms

The repair of early trauma: a bottom up approach

The impact of childhood events (ACE studies)

How early childhood experiences directly affect children’s futures

How childhood experiences and trauma affect us across the lifespan

The impact of childhood adverse events on the brain, body and behaviour

EMDR Therapy

short animated video that helps to explain EMDR Therapy

EMDR therapy more in depth, including client sharing experiences

What to expect during EMDR sessions

Watch part of a real EMDR session with Dr Roger Solomon

Animation to explain EMDR therapy to Children

*Trigger warning* Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder

60minutes segment of a woman with 2500 personalities

What it's like to live with Dissotive identity disorder

Author Jeni Haynes talks about her experience of extreme childhood trauma, leading to DID

DID explained for children: patchwork quilt

ACE questionnaire

ACE questionnaire

EMDR handouts

EMDR for children

EMDR for teens

EMDR for parents

Resources for kids

Trauma and EMDR explained

DID explained for children: patchwork quilt

Animation to explain EMDR therapy to Children

Book Suggestions

There are so many amazing resources out there and even if you’re “not a big reader”, many of these books are easily accessible and available on audio, so that you can read while cooking, doing the school run or walking the dog. They are in no particular order, but they are certainly highly recommended 🙂

Trauma related

  • All books by Dr Bruce Perry: What happened to me; Born for Love, The boy who was raised as a dog and What happened to you?.
  • The body keeps the score, Dr Bessel vd Kolk
  • Waking the tiger, Peter Levine, PhD
  • EMDR: the breakthrough therapy for overcoming anxiety, stress and trauma by Francine Shapiro (developer of EMDR Therapy)
  • Running on empty, Jonice Webb, PhD.
    Difficult mothers, adult daughters by Karen Anderson
  • Unf—k your brain by Faith Harper, PhD (warning, coarse language)
  • Leaving the fold by Marlene Winell, PhD (religious trauma syndrome)
  • Coping with trauma related Dissociation by Suzette Boon and others

Trauma related for kids

  • A terrible thing happened by Margaret Holmes
  • Help! My feelings are too big by K.L. Aspden
  • The Boy who built a wall around himself by Ali Redford

General mental health

  • A mind of your own by Dr Kelly Brogan
  • The happiness trap + The reality Slap by Russ Harris
  • Breaking the habit of being yourself by Dr Joe Dispenza
  • You can heal yourself by Louisa Hay
  • Molecules of emotion by Dr Candace Pert
  • Braving the wilderness by Brene Brown
  • Wake up! The powerful guide to changing your mind about what it means to really live by Lindsay Teague Moreno

Parenting

  • The postnatal depletion cure by Dr Oscar Serrallach
  • All books by Dr Daniel Siegel, e.g. Parenting from the inside out & No-drama discipline.
  • The Conscious Parent + The awakened family by Shefali Tsabary
  • Well-adjusted babies by Dr Jennifer Barham
  • Raising boys by Steve Biddulph
  • Raising a secure child by Kent Hoffman
  • The loving push by Debra Moore
  • Mothering our boys by Maggie Dent

Dissociative identity Disorder

  • Dear little ones by Jade Miller
  • It’s not me by Anabel Gonzales
  • Coping w trauma related dissociation, Onno van der Hart and others
  • If tears were prayers by Emma Sunshaw
  • Trauma and dissociation-informed psychotherapy by Elizabeth Howell

Relationships

  • Hold me tight by Sue Johnson, PhD.
  • The 7 principles of making a marriage work, by John Gottman, PhD
  • The Five love languages by Gary Chapman (warning: religious context and therefore may be triggering)
  • The journey from abandonment to healing by Susan Anderson
  • The 80/80 marriage by Nate Klemp, PhD & Kaley Klemp
  • The way of the superior man by David Deida
  • Beyond Mars and Venus by John Gray
  • Mating in captivity by Esther Perel
  • Wabi-sabi love by Arielle Ford
  • Getting the love you want by Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt

Masculinity and men's health

  • The way of the superior man by David Deida
  • Beyond Mars and Venus by John Gray
  • Raising Boys +Manhood by Steve Biddulph
  • The Boy Crisis by Warren Farrell, PhD and John Gray, PhD

Femininity and women's health

  • A mind of your own + Own yourself by Dr Kelly Brogan
  • The Wild Woman’s way by Michaela Boehm
  • Woman Code + In the Flow by Alisa Vitti, Holistic Health Coach
  • The fifth vital sign by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
  • Difficult mothers, adult daughters by Karen Anderson
  • The way of the superior man by David Deida
  • Beyond Mars and Venus by John Gray

the effects of Childhood trauma in easy to understand terms