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Book recommendation; ‘The Body Keeps the Score’ by Besel Van der Kolk

This book comes strongly recommended from our patients with lived experience.

From the publisher; ‘With stories of his own work and those of specialists around the globe, The Body Keeps the Score sheds new light on the routes away from trauma – which lie in the regulation and syncing of body and mind, using sport, drama, yoga, mindfulness, meditation and other routes to equilibrium.’

Book recommendation; ‘Complex PTSD – from surviving to thriving’ by Pete Walker

From the author; ‘I have Complex PTSD (CPSTD) and wrote this book from the perspective of someone who has experienced a great reduction of symptoms over the years. I also wrote it from the viewpoint of someone who has discovered many silver linings in the long, windy, bumpy road of recovering from Cptsd.’.

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EMDR is a proven therapy for complex and single incident PTSD


MindSpot is based at Macquarie University, Sydney. It is an excellent evidence based free online mood management program for depression, anxiety, PTSD or chronic pain. It has youth, adult, seniors and ATSI specific programs and offers assessment, management and information. Well worth a look

Francine Shapiro, Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy (Rodale, New York, 2012).

This book is referenced in the Blue Knot Foundation’s Practice Guidelines for Clinical Treatment of Complex Trauma. It can be downloaded as an ebook or purchased as hard copy from Booktopia

The Blue Knot Foundation – National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma

Complex trauma most often occurs during childhood and is usually a result of abuse or neglect. The Blue Knot Foundation is Australia’s National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma. Search the ‘Survivors’ and ‘Resources’ sections