Healing Book Club

Join us each week as we read and discuss trauma related healing books from world renown authors

Registration is Open

If you like to read, and you’re interested in increasing your knowledge of trauma recovery while interacting in a safe group with other survivors, our Healing Book Club is for you!

What we're reading...

Our next book will begin on September 26th, 2020 – “The Body Keeps the Score. Brain, Mind, and Body in Healing of  Trauma”.

by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Excerpt from Amazon listingTrauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors.

In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.

Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

How Does the Healing Book Club Work?

We meet every Saturday at 4pm eastern

Join us online at the same time, every week.

Held in our secure, online Zoom room

Join us each week from any device with an internet connection

Catch up or Replay any call.

All book club calls are recorded and saved for later viewing in our members area.

Affordable Monthly Membership

For only $7.00 per month, you can join us. Click here to see why we charge a fee.

Knowledgeable Leaders

All book club calls are lead by a foundation staff member

Resources Applicable to Healing

We always read and discuss trauma healing related material.
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We value your input

You help us decide on upcoming books by sharing your input, and giving us feedback to make the calls the best they can be.

Safe Atmosphere

Our book club is free from invalidation and judgement. Everyone’s opinion is valued and appreciated. See our Rules & Guidelines.

Your amazing book club leader, is Sabra Cain.

Sabra has been a part of CPTSD Foundation since 2017, and thoroughly enjoys reading and learning about trauma-informed care and sharing her knowledge to help others. She is also currently in graduate school seeking her Masters in Social Work (MSW).

Sabra Cain

Healing Book Club Facilitator

If you have questions, suggestions, or concerns about the book club, please log in to your member’s area and click on the “how are we doing” button on the side of the page.

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Stay Up to Date

Check the Healing Book Club Calendar

We meet every Saturday at 4pm eastern. We keep the calendar updated with progress,  and upcoming talking points so you always know where we are in the current resource.

Ways to obtain the books we read

We understand that books can sometimes be expensive, and not everyone can afford to purchase a new copy, so we’ve outlined some additional ways to obtain new and used copies of the resources we cover.

Amazon

This is perhaps the most convenient and one of the most affordable ways. You can purchase new and used copies of books for very low or free shipping.

Kindle

If you have the Kindle app for your phone (it’s free), or any kindle device, you can purchase a book and have it immediately sent to your device or app. This method is usually much less expensive than traditional paperback.

Local Library

You’d be surprised at what you can find at your local library, especially when it comes to books that are not new releases. Consider contacting your library to see if they carry what you’re looking for.

Book Exchange

Resources that allow you to borrow a book for a period of time, and then simply return it when you’re done. These can be free or very low cost.

Why is there a membership fee?

We ask that all members who register, agree to pay a small fee of $7.00 per month. There is no contract and you can safely cancel at any time. Please reference our Cancellation & Refund Policy.

 

All proceeds from the healing book club membership go to our general scholarship fund, which provides access to not only the book club, but also the Daily Recovery Support Calls, and other CPTSD Foundation educational materials to those in need of financial support.

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