Healing Book Club

Join us each week as we read and discuss trauma related healing books from world renown authors

Registration is Open

If you like to read, and you’re interested in increasing your knowledge of trauma recovery while interacting in a safe group with other survivors, our Healing Book Club is for you!

What we're reading...

Currently the book club is reading through, “Journey Through Trauma, by Gretchen L Schmelzer, Ph.D.”

It’s available in Audiobook, Kindle, Paperback, & Hardcover– New and Used

 

Excerpt from Amazon listing – Dr. Schmelzer wants us to know that it is never too late to heal from trauma, whether it is the suffering caused within an abusive relationship or PTSD resulting from combat. Sometimes what feels like a big setback is actually an unexpected difficult step forward. So she wrote Journey Through Trauma specifically for survivors–to help them understand the terrain of the healing process and stay on the path.

There are three basic principles that every trauma survivor should know: Healing is possible. It requires courage. And it cannot be done alone.

Journey Through Trauma gives us a map to help guide us through that healing process, see where the hard parts show up, and persevere in the process of getting well. We learn the five phases that every survivor must negotiate along the way and come to understand that since the cycle of healing is not linear, circling back around to a previous stage does not mean defeat – it actually means progress as well as facing new challenges.

How Does the Healing Book Club Work?

We meet every Saturday at 4pm eastern

Join us online at the same time, every week.

Held in our secure, online conference room

Join us each week from any device with an internet connection

Catch up or Replay any call.

All book club calls are recorded and saved for later viewing in our members area.

Affordable Monthly Membership

For only $5.00 per month you can join us. *See below why we charge a fee.

Knowledgeable Leaders

All book club calls are lead by a foundation staff member

Resources Applicable to Healing

We always read and discuss trauma healing related material.
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We value your input

You help us decide on upcoming books by sharing your input, and giving us feedback to make the calls the best they can be.

Safe Atmosphere

Our book club is free from invalidation and judgement. Everyone’s opinion is valued and appreciated. See our Rules & Guidelines.

Your amazing book club leader and moderator, is Sabra Cain.

Sabra has been a part of CPTSD Foundation since 2017, and thoroughly enjoys reading and learning about trauma informed care and sharing her knowledge to help others. Sabra Cain

Healing Book Club Leader & Moderator

If you have questions, suggestions, or concerns about the book club, please log in to your members area and click on the “how are we doing” button on the side of the page.

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Stay Up to Date

Check the Healing Book Club Calendar

We meet every Saturday at 4pm eastern. We keep the calendar updated with progress,  and upcoming talking points so you always know where we are in the current resource.

Ways to obtain the books we read

We understand that books can sometimes be expensive, and not everyone can afford to purchase a new copy, so we’ve outlined some additional ways to obtain new and used copies of the resources we cover.

Amazon

This is perhaps the most convenient and one of the most affordable ways. You can purchase new and used copies of books for very low or free shipping.

Kindle

If you have the Kindle app for your phone (it’s free), or any kindle device, you can purchase a book and have it immediately sent to your device or app. This method is usually much less expensive than traditional paperback.

Local Library

You’d be surprised at what you can find at your local library, especially when it comes to books that are not new releases. Consider contacting your library to see if they carry what you’re looking for.

Book Exchange

Resources that allow you to borrow a book for a period of time, and then simply return it when you’re done. These can be free or very low cost.

Why is there a membership fee?

We ask that all members who register, agree to pay a small fee of $5.00 per month. There is no contract and you can safely cancel at any time.

 

All proceeds from the healing book club membership go to our general scholarship fund, which provides access to not only the book club, but also the Daily Recovery Support Calls, and other CPTSD Foundation educational materials to those in need of financial support.

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