Recommendations for CPTSD Recovery
This page is routinely updated with recommendations from CPTSD Foundation to help you on your healing journey. The information on this page contains books, blogs, YouTube channels, podcasts, and courses that can be beneficial to both survivors and practitioners.
This list is not exhaustive, and does not supersede the direction of any medical or mental health provider. These recommendations are provided purely for informational purposes only.
If you have a resource you feel would be helpful, please contact us for consideration.
World renown authors that focus on understanding, educating, and healing from trauma. The authors included here have books that are widely considered recommended reading for both survivors and practitioners. Each section highlights a few of each of their books, with a link to their library. We recommend talking with your mental health professional about books they recommend that are applicable to your specific healing.
- Complex PTSD, from Surviving to Thriving
- The Tao of Fully Feeling
- Full listing of books by Pete Walker
Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Cloud and Townsend
- Safe People, and Those that Aren’t.
- Full listing of books from Cloud & Townsend
Lisa A. Romano
- The Road Back to Me – Healing & Recovery
- Full listing of books by Lisa Romano
Peter Levine, Ph.D.
- Waking the Tiger – Healing Trauma
- In an Unspoken Voice
- Trauma and Memory
- Full listing of books by Peter Levine
Dr. Ramani Durvasula
- Don’t You Know Who I Am?
- Should I Stay or Should I Go?
- Full listing of books by Dr. Ramani Durvasula
- Daring Greatly
- Braving the Wilderness
- Rising Strong
- Victims No Longer. Male Survivors
- Leaping Mountains. Male Survivors
- Full listing of books by Mike Lew
Dr. Daniel Siegel
- The Developing Mind
- Full listing of Dr. Siegel’s books.
Dr. Arielle Schwartz
- The Complex PTSD Workbook
- Full listing of books by Dr. Arielle Schwartz
- The Drama of the Gifted Child
- Full listing of books by Alice Miller
- The Language of Letting Go
- Full listing of books from Melody Beattie
Dr. Gabor Maté
Diane Langberg, Ph.D.
- On the Threshold of Hope
- Full listing of books from Diane Langberg, Ph.D.
Blogs & YouTube Channels
These channels and blogs are highly recommended by members of our community, those who have taken our programs, or participated in our annual CPTSD Awareness Day virtual summit. The resources cover a wide range of topics relevant to trauma recovery.
If you have a blog or YouTube recommendation, relevant to any aspect of trauma recovery, please contact us for consideration.
Affiliates & Partners
If you offer programs focusing on trauma recovery or any aspect of mental health, please contact us to become an affiliate of CPTSD Foundation. We are always on the lookout for like minded organizations who have a heart for survivors of all types of trauma.
Clinicians, Counselors, & Coaches
As an affiliate, Illuma Health provides discounted access their library of courses and programs to mental health professionals. Topics include trauma-informed facilitation, fundamentals, relational somatics, group workshops, and more!
Partners in Men’s Health
Toxic Abusive Relationship Help
Partners in Men’s Health helps all partners and spouses locked into Toxic Abusive Relationships while focusing on men who lack the number of mental health services. Partners in Men’s Health supports men to open up and heal with dignity through the concealed pandemic of Emotional Abuse at the hands of Personality Disordered loved ones.
Recommended Courses & Programs
The following resources are not affiliated directly with CPTSD Foundation. These programs are highly recommended learning tools for both survivors and practitioners, as suggested by our members, partners, and guests speakers of our CPTSD Awareness Day virtual summits.
Lisa A. Romano
Breakthrough Life Coach and Author, Lisa offers books, courses, and programs to help the wounded adult child end their codependency upon others so they may learn to love the self and live life more abundantly.
Coach, Speaker, & Survivors, Svava offers private coaching to abuse survivors, and teaches classes and workshops on inner child work, Reiki, TRE (Tension & Trauma Release Exercises), as well as an extensive blog and video collection.
In addition to her YouTube videos and blog, Kim Saeed offers courses to help survivors of narcissistic abuse, break free and thrive after their trauma. Kim’s programs are so effective, therapists are referring their own clients to it.
In addition to her private practice as an LCSW, her books, and videos, Jodi Aman offers a library of courses and group programs on anxiety, parenting, CEU’s for therapists, empaths, and courses designed for teens.
As a sexual abuse recovery coach, and author, Rachel Grant works with survivors everyday to help them break free from their trauma. Her course, Beyond Surviving, offers a combination of live sessions in a 7 module program.
Angie offers narcissistic abuse recovery services including private & group coaching, support groups, and courses in her Life Makeover Academy program. These courses cover a range of strategies for narcissistic abuse recovery.
In addition to her blog & YouTube channel, The Crappy Childhood Fairy offers a library of courses designed to help you heal from childhood trauma, covering CPTSD, dysregulation, connection, dating, & more.
Very well known for his Trauma Therapist Project podcast, Guy Macpherson, Ph.D. also offers courses for trauma therapists on topics including inner-work, the heart-centered therapist, early psychosis, and more.
CPTSD Foundation Programs & Resources
We offer a variety of programs for survivors, designed to help supplement individual therapy. All of our programs affordably priced and some are Free. Our goal is to empower the healing journey of survivors of trauma and equip them with skills, information, and compassionate support.
Become an Affiliate of CPTSD Foundation
If you have programs, courses, books, or resources focusing on trauma recovery or any aspect of mental health, we want to hear from you. Consider becoming and affiliate of CPTSD Foundation to have your resources listed here. In addition, if you have an affiliate program with your organization, please contact us to discuss partnership opportunities.