‘Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment’ – by Pat Ogden, Janina Fisher
I love this framing of trauma-work, which goes deep into a trusting of the body’s natural intelligence, and working sensitively with that intelligence.
‘Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery: Simple, Safe, and Effective Practices for Therapy’ – by Deirdre Fay + Christopher Germer
Some great resources in here for working with clients with trauma, drawing from yogic and meditation traditions.
Interview with Stephen Porges about Polyvagal Theory
Stephen Porges’s work provides fascinating insight on the role of the vagus nerve in regulating our emotional world. His theory gives a lucid explanation of how we mammals have evolved our brains and nervous systems to pick up threats in the environment, and the importance of finding ‘cues of safety’ to help us regulate ourselves.