Therapy Chat Episode 300

Understanding Trauma and the Healing Process

Journey Through Trauma: A Trail Guide to the 5 – Phase Cycle of Healing Repeated Trauma by Dr. Gretchen Schmelzer.

Find the book on Amazon here. 

Read her blog here. 

Listen to her Therapy Chat Interview on the process of trauma therapy here.  

The Trauma Map: Five Steps to Reconnect With Yourself by Dr. Karol Darsa

Find the book on Amazon here. 

Listen to her Therapy Chat Interview on integrative trauma therapy here. 

Dr. Karol Darsa is also the founder of ReConnect Center, an integrative intensive outpatient trauma treatment center in Los Angeles, California. Learn more here.

The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind & Body In The Healing of Trauma by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Find the book on Amazon website here. 

When The Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress by Dr. Gabor Maté 

Find the book on Amazon here. 

Listen to his Therapy Chat Interview here. 

Find his courses here. 

Chronic Illness & Trauma Studies- Dr. Veronique Mead

Find her website here.

Listen to her Therapy Chat Interview here. 

Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up by Dr. Robert T. Muller

Find Robert’s book on Amazon here.

Find The Trauma & Mental Health Report Blog Newsletter here.

Listen to Robert’s Therapy Chat Interview here.

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath Of Violence – From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

by Dr. Judith Herman

Find Dr. Herman’s book on Amazon here.

The Trauma Toolkit: Healing PTSD From The Inside Out by Susan Pease Banitt 

Find the book on Amazon here.

Learn more about her upcoming events and offerings at her website here.

Find Susan’s Therapy Chat Interview here.

Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness by Dr. David Treleaven

Purchase on Amazon here. 

Find David’s Therapy Chat Interview here. 

Robyn Brickel, LMFT– blog

Find her blog here

Hear Robyn’s First Therapy Chat Interview here

Listen to Robyn’s Second Therapy Chat Interview here

Sarah Peyton – her website is here.

Your Resonant Self – find her first book here.

Your Resonant Self Workbook – find her newest book here.

Listen to Sarah’s first interview on Therapy Chat here.

Hear Sarah’s second interview on Therapy Chat here.

Sarah’s most recent Therapy Chat interview is here. 

Deirdre Fay, MSW– her website is here.

Becoming Safely Embodied- find her book here.

Releasing Triggers Digital Workbook- find it here.

Listen to Deirdre’s Interview on Therapy Chat here. 

Dr. Jonice Webb – articles and more on Childhood Emotional Neglect.

Running On Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect – find the book  on Jonice Webb’s website here. 

Running On Empty No More- find the book here. 

Running On Empty Course.

Listen to Jonice’s first Therapy Chat interview here.

Hear Jonice’s second Therapy Chat interview here.

Find a CEN Therapist.

Sharon Martin, LCSW– her website is here. 


Psych Central Blog

Navigating the Codependency Maze- access the book here. 

The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism- access the book here. 

The Better Boundaries Workbook- access the book here. 

Listen to Sharon’s Therapy Chat Interview on Perfectionism.

Listen to Sharon’s Therapy Chat Interview on The Holidays + Family Dysfunction.

Listen to Sharon’s Therapy Chat Interview on Dysfunctional & Abusive Family Dynamics.

Michelle Farris, LMFTCodependency

Find Michelle’s blog here

Listen to Michelle’s Therapy Chat Interview on Codependency here. 

Self Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind To Yourself by Dr. Kristin Neff

Find the book here on Amazon.

The Mindful Self Compassion Workbook by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer

Find the book here on Amazon.

Fierce Self Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power and Thrive by Dr. Kristin Neff

Find the book here on Amazon.

Additionally, many free guided meditation downloads for Self Compassion & Lovingkindness are found here on the Self Compassion website. 

Listen to Dr. Kristin Neff’s interview about Fierce Self Compassion on Therapy Chat here. 

Transcending Sexual Trauma With Yoga by Zabie Yamasaki – 

Resources Including Yoga For Survivors Audio Course 

Trauma Informed Yoga For Survivors of Sexual Assault: Practices for Healing And Teaching With Compassion

Find the book on Amazon here.

Healing Sexual Trauma Workbook: Somatic Skills To Help You Feel Safe In Your Body, Create Boundaries and Live With Resilience by Erika Shershun, MFT

Find the book on Amazon here. 

The Many Ways To Ground (free ebook)

Access it here on her website.

Her Therapy Chat Interview will be linked here when released. 

Notes From Your Therapist by Allyson Dinneen, MFT. 

Find the book on Amazon here. 

Listen to Allyson’s Therapy Chat Interview here. 

The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole by Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Found on Amazon here.

Access her website here.

Courses via The Embody Lab

Listen to Dr. Arielle Schwartz’s Therapy Chat Interview here. 

The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook: Practical Mind-Body Tools to Heal Trauma, Foster Resilience and Awaken Your Potential by Dr. Arielle Schwartz 

Found on Amazon here.

Letting Go Of Self Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook Of Hope & Healing, by Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA 

Found on Amazon here. 

Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch by Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA

Found on Amazon here.

Listen to Lisa’s Therapy Chat Episode on how Trauma is Held in the Body here. 

Listen to Lisa’s Therapy Chat Episode on Connecting With Your Inner Wisdom To Process Emotions & Access Self-Compassion Using Journaling here. 

Transforming The Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors & Therapists by Dr. Janina Fisher 

Found on Amazon here.

Dr. Fisher’s website is here.

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Online Circle for learning about and practicing IFS (open to all) –

Find information here.

Self Therapy: A Step By Step Guide to Creating Wholeness And Healing Your Inner Child, Using IFS, A New, Cutting Edge Psychotherapy by Dr. Jay Earley 

Find the book here on Amazon.

No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma And Restoring Wholeness With The Internal Family Systems Model by Dr. Richard C. Schwartz.

Find the book here on Amazon.

Listen to Dr. Dick Schwartz’s Therapy Chat Interview here. 

For Partners & Families of Trauma Survivors

Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science And Compassion to Understand And Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges by Dr. Mona Delahooke

Find the book on Amazon here.

Listen to Mona’s Therapy Chat Interview here.

Strengthening You – A guide for loved ones of persons with complex trauma by Heather Tuba      

Find the ebook here. 

Tender Encouragement for Loved Ones of Trauma Survivors by Heather Tuba 

Find the ebook here. 

Listen to Heather’s Therapy Chat Episode on Supporting Partners of Trauma Survivors here. 

Listen to Heather’s Therapy Chat Episode on Finding Support for Partners & Families of Trauma Survivors here. 

Podcasts Episodes

For Everyone 

Trauma Chat by Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

Women In Depth by Dr. Lourdes Viado

Closing the Chapter by Kristen D. Boice, LMFT

Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness by Dr. David Treleaven

System Speak – by Emma Sundshaw (pseudonym)

Geared Toward Therapists 

Therapy Chat
The Trauma Therapist by Dr. Guy MacPherson
Therapist Uncensored
Attachment Theory In Action


Irene Lyon
– Nervous System Regulation Exercises 

 Irene’s website can be found here.

Listen to Irene’s Therapy Chat episode here.

Resources for Therapists To Learn Trauma-Focused Treatment

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA The Ferentz Institute

Link to the Ferentz Institute Trauma Certificate Program

Treating Self Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors– find the book here. 

Eliana Gil, LCSW

Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery & Education

Starbright Institute

Starbright Training Institute

Dr. Arielle Schwartz
The Complex PTSD Treatment Man
ual: An Integrative, Mind-Body Approach to Trauma Recovery by Arielle Schwartz, PhD.
Find the book here on Amazon.
Find Arielle’s Trainings here.

Find Artielle’s Consultations/ Supervisions here. 

Listen to Arielle’s Therapy Chat Interview on Somatic Trauma Psychotherapy Yoga here.

Attachment-Based Yoga and Meditation for Trauma Recovery: Simple, Safe and Effective Practices by Deirdre Fay, MSW
Find the book on Amazon here.

Janina Fisher, PhD
Webinar Series
Trauma Certificate Course Through PESI
Books & Other Resources 

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors- purchase on Amazon here. 

Internal Family Systems
Learn about the training for therapists and others here.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
Learn about their trainings for therapists here. 

Founder Pat Ogden’s Books Are Found here. 

Susan Pease Bannit 

Find Susan’s Therapy Chat Interview here

Find Susan’s books here.

Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Dr. David Treleaven

TSM Podcast – Listen here. 

Listen to Dr. David Treleaven’s Interview on Therapy Chat here.

Online Training in Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness from Dr. Treleaven’s website is here. 

Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Podcasts About Trauma Sensitive Yoga from TCTSY website’s resource page here.

Resources for Finding Therapists Specializing in Trauma 

Trauma Therapist Network:

Find a Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) Therapist 

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Therapist Finder

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Directory

Internal Family Systems Therapist Finder

Brainspotting Therapist Finder

EMDRIA Therapist Finder

Episode Details

Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week we are celebrating 300 episodes. Therapy Chat Podcast started six years ago in August, 2015. Since then the show has been downloaded – as of today, which is October 18, 2021 – 4,296,070 times. Host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C thanks everyone who has listened, whether this is your first time or you’ve listened from the start, and everyone in between.

Today, to celebrate the 300th episode Laura shares some of the resources she recommends to people again and again. This list will be published on the Resources page of the Trauma Therapist Network site and will be updated as more resources are developed and as Laura learns about more resources that are out there.

The information is organized into groupings based on whether the resource is focused on healing after trauma; training for therapists wanting to work with children and adults who have experienced trauma; and finding a therapist to help after experiencing trauma.

Listener participation opportunity: 

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Original Date

October 22, 2021

About the Host

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and owner of a group practice, the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She is also the host of Therapy Chat and Trauma Chat podcasts and the founder of the Trauma Therapist Network, a website for learning information about trauma and finding resources and help for trauma.

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