Resources on Trauma Healing You Should Know About

The world of Trauma-Informed Care was a small field of forward thinking individuals. However, now that this field is growing, there have been many doctors, researchers, teachers, and therapists who have written insightful work about the integration of embodied healing, social justice and nutrition.  

Here at Integrate! we are passionate about providing trustworthy resources for those who seek healing with tools that are trauma-informed, safe, and approachable, so we put together a list of lesser known voices, primarily women in Trauma-Informed Care below that are accessible to clinicians, survivors and trauma-informed human service providers.


Here are some books to put inside your trauma toolkit: 

Journey Through Trauma by Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD

Intuitive, compassionate and creative, Gretchen Schmelzer has created a user friendly guide for anyone going through trauma therapy based on her 5-Phase Cycle of Healing Repeated Trauma, she lovingly calls "The Trail Guide."

You can purchase the book here

Please check out Gretchen's Blog here


The Deepest Well by Nadine Burke Harris, MD

“If we put the right protocols into place in pediatric offices across the city, country, and world, we could intervene in time to walk back epigenetic damage and change long-term health outcomes for the roughly 67 percent of the population with ACEs and their children. And, someday, their great-grandchildren.” - Nadine Burke Harris

Nadine Burke Harris has written a very scientifically sound, yet compassionate and inclusive book about how Adverse Childhood Experiences impacts the overall health and wellness of children and families from the perspective of a trauma-informed pediatrician. 

You can purchase the book here


Healing Your Attachment Wounds by Diane Poole Heller, PhD

Recorded as an audio book, Diane Poole Heller, Phd, expert in understanding the intersection of attachment and trauma, shares some rich insight on creating healthy intimate relationships despite developmental trauma and attachment challenges.

You can purchase the audio book here


Unkind Gifts: An Insider's Guide to Trauma and Loss by Ellen Ranney, PhD

"Recovery is not just possible, but can be rich with discovery and opportunities for growth" - Ellen Ranney

A creatively compiled narrative that combines insights from the author's own healing experiences from cancer, and the strategies she uses to guide her psychotherapy clients through a very hope filled trauma healing process. 

You can purchase the book and read her blog here.


Healing from Trauma: A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life by Jasmin Lee Cori, MS, LPC

“When you feel that you aren’t like everyone else or feel tainted by what has happened to you, it’s hard to be optimistic about the future. In fact, for many survivors, it’s nearly impossible to imagine the future at all. Many of us are caught in a state where we’re still just trying to survive (our sole focus during trauma) and can’t think much beyond that. Time for us is frozen and the future feels hazy at best.” - Jasmin Lee Cori

Specifically geared towards survivors, Jasmine Lee Cori helps survivors identify symptoms of their trauma while providing different models for appropriate mental health interventions that are approachable, accessible, and supportive. She offers incredibility helpful exercises, stories of healing, and resources on transcending trauma through mind and body.

You can purchase the book here

You can read her blog here

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