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Complex Trauma Specific Books

Please be aware: Not all Complex Trauma books are created equal. I was literally on Amazon to order books and discovered 2 books with Complex Ptsd in their title and THEY DO NOT address Complex Ptsd, childhood developmental trauma AT ALL.

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

Workbook: The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery

Author: Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD

Highly recommend for beginner through to advanced recovery

Using the trauma-informed and resilience-building practices in this book, you will:

  • Understand how toxic childhood stress is affecting your health
  • Rewire disturbing imprints in your brain using cutting-edge skills
  • Learn how to regulate stress and emotional arousal
  • Discover why traditional psychological approaches might not be helping
  • Know when and how to find the right kind of therapy 


Childhood trauma doesn’t have to define you for the rest of your life. With this book as your guide, you will be able to make fundamental changes and replace needless suffering with self-care, security, and contentment.

The Body Keeps the Score

Author: Dr Bessel van der Kolk

Highly recommend for understanding the impact on our brain and life from Complex Trauma

In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

Complex Ptsd: Surviving to Thriving

Author: Pete Walker

Highly Recommend for an incredibly relatable book for understanding complex trauma recovery.

“I had literally been searching for decades to questions I could never frame. Walking through life was a continual nagging that my life was being held back, that I wasn’t able to achieve the dreams I had. Even when those dreams were seemingly run of the mill. To be a wife, mum and raise a healthy family. When I first read this book I shed tears of pure relief. Finally, someone understood what I could never put into words.”

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?