If you would like to see Somatic Experiencing in practice look at these:-





I am often asked for recommended reading on working with trauma and high anxiety states. I find the following books very helpful in understanding some of the causes of stress and anxiety, their contributions to trauma and complex PTSDisorder/Injury, and how to work with people to help bring life-enhancing changes. I hope you may find some of them helpful, too:-

Peter A Levine, In An Unspoken Voice - How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness.

Robert Sapolski, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

Gabor Maté,  When the Body Says No -The Hidden Cost of Stress; + Scattered - How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It

Robin Karr-Morse, Scared Sick - The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease

Kathy Kaine + Stephen Terrell, Nurturing Resilience

Ian Macnaughton, Body, Breath + Consciousness - A Somatics Anthology

John T Cottingham, Healing Through Touch

Stephen Porges, The Pocket Guide to The Polyvagal Theory - The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe

Laurence Heller and Aline LaPierre, Healing Developmental Trauma

Bonnie Badenoch, The Heart of Trauma - Healing the Embodied Brain in the Context of Relationships

Bessel van der Kolk: The Body Keeps The Score.

(Excellent for brain theory, and the physiological impact of trauma; developmental trauma; the quintessential and primary importance of being and restoring calm with clients. See below).

Eugene T Gendlin, Focusing

Additional references and amazing material:-

Dr Frank Corrigan


(via Linked-in).

Lisa Schwarz and CRM - the model we’ve been using along with SE and psychotherapy: http://www.comprehensiveresourcemodel.com/crm-the-comprehensive-resource-model/

Peter Levine on ADHD:


(It’s just interesting). 

Laurence Heller, Developmental Trauma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPhasHMSyas

Daniel Siegel: http://www.drdansiegel.com/about/mindsight/

Useful for becoming more aware of mind/body/emotions tracking and therefore to CRM and whole person recovery. Mindsight is mindfulness linked to brain awareness.

Paul Maclean - Triune brain: http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/d/d_05/d_05_cr/d_05_cr_her/d_05_cr_her.html

Whole Being Films: Trauma, Memory and the Restoration of Self, DVD/Memory stick set


Iain MacGilchrist, Psychiatrist and Researcher