Self Advocacy: Books

Self Advocacy: Books

Resources, not an endorsement. Find what works for you.

  • Healing the Shame that Binds You By John Bradshaw

"In Healing the Shame that Binds You, John Bradshaw shows how unhealthy toxic shame, often learned young and maintained into adulthood, is the core component in our compulsion, co-dependencies, addictions and drive to super achieve.  While positive shame empowers us and sustains the fabric of our social system, inappropriate or misdirected shame results in the breakdown of our self-esteem, the destruction of the family system and an inability to move forward with our lives."   -excerpt from back cover.

  • Bradshaw on: The Family By John Bradshaw

".....Bradshaw...demonstrates how to make conscious choices that will transform your life and the lives of your love ones. He helps you heal yourself and then, using what you have learned, helps you heal your family."   -excerpt from back cover.

  • The Body Keeps The Score By Bessel Van Er Kolk, MD

"The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of relationships both to hurt and to heal - and offers new hope for reclaiming lives."  -excerpt from back cover.

  • The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav

"The Seat of the Soul will change the way you see the world,  interact with other people, and understand your actions and motivations."  -excerpt from back cover.

  • Trauma and Recovery By Judith Herman, MD

"Trauma and Recovery is essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we heal and are healed."   -excerpt from back cover.

  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome By Dr Joy Degruy

"Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome helps to lay the necessary foundation to ensure the well-being and sustained health of future generations and provides a rare glimpse into the evolution of society's beliefs, feelings attitudes and behavior concerning race in America." -excerpt from back cover.


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