Here are a collection of books related to EMDR and trauma therapy which I have found helpful and highly recommend those of you suffering from emotional difficulties to take a look at. I have attached the book links to Amazon.com and Fishpond.com below. I buy most of my books from Fishpond as I find their prices generally lower than other online bookstores. (All books purchased from Fishpond include free shipping).
Getting Past Your Past
This book by Dr Francine Shapiro, the creator of EMDR therapy, explains how our personalities develop and why we become trapped into feeling, believing and acting in ways that don't serve us. Through detailed examples and exercises readers will learn to understand themselves, and why the people in their lives act the way they do. Most importantly, readers will also learn techniques to improve their relationships, break through emotional barriers, overcome limitations and excel in ways taught to elite athletes, successful executives and performers.
The EMDR Revolution
This book serves as a great introduction for those considering EMDR therapy for themselves or their loved ones, and also those who have just begun seeing an EMDR therapist. It provides a basic understanding of what EMDR is, and what to expect in an EMDR session. Real case examples are used to illustrate the psychologial and emotional change that is possible in a short time. Think of it as a 'Dummies Guide' to EMDR.
The Body Keeps the Score
Renown trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades working with survivors. This title is the culmination of his knowledge and experience working in the field. He transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring - specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through various innovative treatments (one of which being EMDR). The Body Keeps the Score offers proven alternatives to drugs and talk therapy, and ultimately a way to reclaim your life.
Self-Therapy is a step-by-step self-help book based on the principles of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy which helps you to comprehend the complexity of your psyche and resolve deep-seated emotional issues. In particular, it provides a unique way of looking at and addressing the conflicting 'voices' in our heads that we often struggle with. Dr Earley uses simple instruction and guidance to show how IFS can be a vehicle for psychological healing that you can use on your own.