Narcissistic Abuse Hurts: My Top Books about Narcissistic Abuse & Trauma Recovery
Are you struggling with anxiety, Complex PTSD, flashbacks, triggers, or chronic pain? Perhaps, you are a trauma survivor who’s looking for practical ways to cope? Or you want to move beyond merely surviving to fully thriving? If so, you’ve come to the right place. As a trauma survivor, author, speaker, trauma-informed advocate, and Certified Trauma Recovery Coach, I know what it’s like to feel stuck in old patterns. I understand the normal trauma response of being slammed with fight, flight, freeze, or fawn mode. To be told that 'you're the problem.' To have toxic shame and blame dumped onto you. We don’t want to be repeatedly going around and around in a vicious cycle. This is why I have created a professional list of trauma resources in my upcoming book, Soul Rescue: How to Break Free from Narcissistic Abuse & Heal Trauma. Because sometimes asking for help or obtaining emotional support is the first step to our trauma recovery. (Stay tuned for my exciting book launch!) If you are currently in the midst of picking up the shattered pieces of your past abuse, please know that: I hear you. I see you. I believe you. Your life and health matter. You deserve to heal. Remember that the diamond didn’t become a radiant, beautiful diamond easily. Instead, it had to first be refined through the fire. Like a sparkling diamond, you are being refined. May you have the courage and strength to shine brightly.
“A diamond doesn’t start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular.” ~ Solange Nicole My Top Books about Narcissistic Abuse & Recovery
Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Dr. Karyl McBride – Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers: McBride, Dr. Karyl: 9781439129432: Amazon.com: Books
You’re Not Crazy – It’s Your Mother: Understanding and Healing for Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Danu Morrigan -
Narcissistic Fathers: How to Deal With a Toxic Father and Complex PTSD by Caroline Foster - Narcissistic Fathers: How to Deal With a Toxic Father and Complex PTSD (Adult Children of Narcissists Recovery Books): Foster, Caroline: 9798612500094: Amazon.com: Books
Out of the Fog: Moving from Confusion to Clarity After Narcissistic Abuse by Dana Morningstar - Amazon.com: Out of the Fog: Moving from Confusion to Clarity After Narcissistic Abuse (Audible Audio Edition): Dana Morningstar, Dana Morningstar, Morningstar Media: Audible Books & Originals
How to Kill a Narcissist: Debunking the Myth of Narcissism and Recovering From Narcissistic Abuse by J.H. Simon - How To Kill A Narcissist: Debunking The Myth Of Narcissism And Recovering From Narcissistic Abuse (1): Simon, J.H.: 9780648012801: Amazon.com: Books Healing From Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse by Shannon Thoman, LCSW - Amazon.com: Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse (Audible Audio Edition): Shannon Thomas LCSW, Wendy Tremont King, Tantor Audio: Audible Books & Originals
Psychopath Free: Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships With Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other Toxic People by Jackson MacKenzie - Amazon.com: Psychopath Free (Expanded Edition): Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships With Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other Toxic People: 9780425279991: MacKenzie, Jackson: Books
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson -
Healing Adult Children of Narcissists: Essays on The Invisible War Zone and Exercises for Recovery by Shahida Arabi - Amazon.com: Healing the Adult Children of Narcissists: Essays on The Invisible War Zone and Exercises for Recovery: 9780578480060: Arabi, Shahida: Books
Becoming the Narcissist’s Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself by Shahida Arabi -
Amazon.com: Becoming the Narcissist's Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself (Audible Audio Edition): Shahida Arabi, Julie McKay, Audible Studios: Audible Books & Originals
Mind-Body Connection & Trauma Recovery Resources
Dr. Arielle Schwartz – She is a clinical psychologist, author, consultant, and therapist trainer. She has a private practice in Boulder, Colorado providing psychotherapy, supervision, and consultation in Resilience Informed Therapy, which applies research on trauma recovery, EMDR therapy, and Somatic Psychology to form a strength-based, trauma treatment model. In addition, she’s the author of the book, The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook: Practical Mind-Body Tools to Heal Trauma, Foster Resilience, and Awaken Your Potential. Welcome | Dr. Arielle Schwartz (drarielleschwartz.com)
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. – He is the founder and medical director of the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts. He is also a professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and director of the National Complex Trauma Treatment Network. In addition, he’s the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the book, The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. In his book, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both the body and brain, compromising the 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. https://besselvanderkolk.net/index.html
Dr. Gabor Mate’ – He is a renowned speaker and best-selling author who is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics, including child development, addiction, stress, chronic pain, and trauma. Dr. Mate’ is the author of When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress, which explores the mind-body connection of medical conditions linked to stress. https://drgabormate.com/
Dr. John Sarno, M.D. – He was a professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, and attending physician at the Howard A. Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. From 1984 to 2006, Dr. Sarno wrote four books pertaining to pain disorders that he called Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS). Dr. Sarno is the New York Times best-selling author of Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection. https://johnesarnomd.com/
Peter A. Levine, PhD. – He is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing and the Director of The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. Peter holds a doctorate degree in Medical Biophysics and Psychology. During his thirty-five-year study of stress and trauma, he has contributed to a variety of scientific and popular publications. Also, he’s the best-selling author of the book, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma and the book In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness. His book, Unspoken Voice, is based on the idea that trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder, but rather an injury caused by fright, helplessness and loss that can be healed by engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions. Enriched with a coherent theoretical framework and compelling case examples, the book elegantly blends the latest findings in biology, neuroscience and body-oriented psychotherapy to show that when we bring together animal instinct and reason, we can become more whole human beings.
Dana Arcuri, CTRC - I am a captivating author, speaker, YouTuber, advocate, educator, and a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach who writes and speaks about "hard to discuss topics." In 2020, I launched my fifth book, my trauma story, titled Soul Cry: Releasing & Healing the Wounds of Trauma. Here's the description about my memoir. Trauma is soul crushing. It pierces the heart. Transparently, Dana Arcuri bares her soul to support other abuse survivors. Together, they link arms as they say, “Me too.” Her true crime story is sprinkled with suspense, drama, and romance. Her gripping message shares unspeakable things that she's suffered. Child abuse. A dysfunctional family. Sexual assaults. The toll of compounded trauma, including Fibromyalgia, wicked drug withdrawals, a near death nightmare, and Complex PTSD. Bravely, Dana tells her real, raw story. For anyone battling deep wounds, she hears your soul cry. She gives a powerful voice to the voiceless and hope to the hopeless. She empowers you to courageously release and heal your trauma. Dana's captivating memoir will help you to learn:
• You are not alone. • The abuse was not your fault. • Your story matters. • You deserve to heal.
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