“Books were safer than other people anyway.” Neil Gaiman

Do you love reading?

I’ve had a love of books, a love of reading books, since before I can remember. They took me into worlds I could only imagine, a life beyond the pain of growing up in a family where communication was more about what wasn’t said, than anything that was said.

Even as a mum I continued to read and took up journalling as well. It was the only way I knew how to get my thoughts and feelings out. Journalling for years definitely gave me so many personal insights and understandings to help me grow as I continued to look for real life answers for why my life wasn’t coming together in a healthy way.

And now? The discovery of Complex Trauma specific books, well, lets just say I have a couple of bookshelves almost full….

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Complex Trauma Specific Books

If I haven’t had time to write a long review check out the reviews on the book page from other readers and trust your gut instinct whether or not it’s for you. Also, you can drop into our beautiful Facebook Group and ask their opinions on a book you’re thinking of purchasing. 

My goal on this page is to bring you books to help you throughout the many stages of your recovery journey. The links will open up in Amazon.  Where possible they’ll be affiliate links where I may earn enough to buy myself a cup of coffee on a qualifying purchase as I recently became an Amazon Affiliate. 

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Workbook

Author: Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD

Highly recommend

The Body Keeps the Score

Author: Dr Bessel van der Kolk

Highly recommend

Complex Ptsd: Surviving to Thriving

Author: Pete Walker

Books for

Emotional Neglect

For men who struggle with emotional awareness, expression and connection, often a result of CEN, this book is a compassionate and enriching view of what that struggle is like and how to get out of it.

If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life.

The Emotionally Absent Mother: A Guide to Self-Healing and Getting the Love You Missed.Men and women who were “undermothered” as children often struggle with intimate relationships, in part because of their unmet need for maternal care.

Practical ways to help you heal the invisible wounds caused by immature parents, nurture self-awareness, trust your emotions, improve relationships, and stop putting others’ needs ahead of your own.

Did you suffer from emotionally immature parents or think you have a dysfunctional family? Are you curious about learning new ways to recover from childhood trauma? Do you want to know what emotional maturity is and how to develop in this area?