Books & Other Resources

We have put together the listing of websites, books and other resources below that you might find useful as part of your therapy journey.

Psychology sessions often trigger emotions and bring up past emotional issues. To support you before and after your appointment, we have included a range of free websites and applications for you to use during this time.


Websites and other resources:– crisis support – 13 11 14

Mobile Apps

Free applications to relax the mind and body: 

Smiling Mind 



Ibreathe (iOS only) 

Additional Resources

No-Drama Discipline – Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

The Body Keeps The Score: Mind, brain and body in the transformation of trauma – Bessel Van Der Kolk

Building The Bonds Of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Traumatised Children – Daniel A. Hughes

Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing – David A. Treleaven & Willoughby Britton

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror – Judith Herman

The Drama Of The Gifted Child: A Search for the True Self – Alice Miller

The Heart Of Trauma: Healing the Embodied Brain in the Context of Relationships – Bonnie Badenoch

EMDR Toolbox: Theory and treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation – Jim Knipe

Transforming The Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors and Therapists – Janina Fisher

What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing – Bruce D. Perry & Oprah Winfrey

Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy – Francine Shapiro

EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology – Arielle Schwartz

The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind – Daniel J. Seigel & Tina Payne Bryson

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing – Babette Rothschild

Terror Within and Without: Attachment and Disintegration – Judy Yellin & Orit Badouk Epstein

Treating Trauma Related Dissociation: A Practical, Integrative Approach – Kathy Steele & Onno van der Hart

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving – Pete Walker

Revolutionising Trauma Treatment: Stabilisation, Safety & Nervous System Balance – Babette Rothschild

Treating Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Interpersonal Trauma – Marylene Cloitre, Lisa R. Cohen, Kile M. Ortigo, Christie Jackson and Karestan C. Koenen

Coping With Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists – Suzette Boon, Kathy Steele, Onno van der Hart

The Boy Who Was Raised as A Dog – Bruce D. Perry & Maia Szalavitz

Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered – Maia Szalavitz & Bruce D. Perry

From Nightmares to Peaceful Sleep with the Dream Completion Technique ™ (YouTube)

Australian Childhood Foundation Resources for Professionals

How To Do The Work: Recognise Your Patterns, Heal From Your Past + Create Your Self – Nicole LePera

How To Meet Yourself: The Workbook For Self-Discovery – Nicole LePera

For Couples Trying to Improve Their Relationship
The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work – John Gottman and Nan Silver
After the Honeymoon: How Conflict Can Improve Your Relationship – Daniel B. Wile
What Makes Love Last – John Gottman and Nan Silver
Eight Dates To Keep Your Relationship Happy, Thriving & Lasting – John Gottman PhD, Julie Schwartz Gottman PhD, Doug Abrams, Rachel Carlton Abrams
365 Simple Ideas to Improve Your Relationship – Trish Purnell-Webb and John Flanagan
10 Lessons to Transform Your Marriage – John Julie Schwartz Gottman, Gottman and Joan DeClaire
For Couples Recovering from an Affair
For Separated Couples Co-Parenting Together

Dennis Duckling – Paul Sambrooks

Dennis and The Big Decisions – Paul Sambrooks

My Dad’s In Prison – Jackie Walter & Tony Neal

The Imperfects Podcast – podcast based on Hugh Van Cuhlenbergs Resilience Project

DBT and Me Podcast

Resilient: Find Your Inner Strength – Rick Hanson

My Safety Kit

Arc App (iPhone app) – Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Education Centre Against Violence –

A Podcast Of One’s Own – Julia Gillard, Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership

Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living – Glennon Doyle

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking The Stress Cycle – Emily Nagoski, Amelia Nagoski

Girls Can’t Surf – Documentary

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