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Books, Videos, & Organizations To Help You Out

The more you understand how trauma affects you, the more you will be able to release it.  These are some of the best books I know of to help you in your understanding and healing of trauma.
The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk
In An Unspoken Voice by Peter Levine
Trauma And The Body by Pat Ogden
Bouncing Back by Linda Graham
Just One Thing by Rick Hanson
Trauma And Recovery by Judith Herman
Ecopsychology is the study of the relationship between humans and nature.  A solid bond with nature can help restore you to your true self and your Wild Way.  Some of these books changed my life.
Ecopsychology by Theodore Roszak, Mary Gomes, and Allen Kanner
Ecopsychology by Peter Kahn and Patricia Hasbach
Feral by George Monbiot
Love Letter To The Earth by Thich Nhat Hanh
Awake In The Wild by Mark Coleman
The Nature Principle by Richard Louv
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
What it means to be a "Man" is changing.  More than ever, men need to bond to grow, heal, redefine, and redirect in healthy and effective ways.  Here's a few places to begin all that.
Men's Leadership Alliance
Way of the Superior Man by David Deida
Groups run by Gary Howard, Wild Ways Integration
Differences between people are what makes things so interesting, so challenging, and so important to appreciate if we are to prosper together in our communities and on our planet.  We all deserve to feel safe and respected as our Wild Selves.
Explorations In Diversity by Sharon Anderson and Valerie Middleton
The Colors Of Nature by Alison Deming and Lauret Savoy
Easy, they are not.  Essential, they are.  Most of us were not taught by parents, teachers, mentors, or society how to create and maintain a healthy relationship.  Better late than never!  Here are a few excellent teachers worth reading.
Wired For Love by Stan Tatkin
Attached by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
"The only constant is change."  Guess we ought to get good at it, right?  Easier said than done but, with practice, we can get better at letting go, riding out uncomfortable "in-between" phases, and embracing new beginnings.  Some of my favorites here.
Transitions by William Bridges
The Smell Of Rain On Dust by Martin Prechtel
Callings by Gregg Levoy
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
Meditation and Spiritual
Without mindfulness and loving connection to power greater than my little ego, I would be a mess.  May these books lift you as they have me.
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
A Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield
The Mindfulness Solution by Ronald Siegel
Already Free by Bruce Tift
Sabbath by Wayne Muller
I take the view that we can get addicted to anything and that most of us have been or are addicted to something or someone.  It's a powerful thing, addiction, but it's not the most powerful thing there is.  If you suffer addiction, please check these out.
In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate
Addiction As An Attachment Disorder by Philip Flores
Alcoholics Anonymous by Bill Wilson, et al.
Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions by Bill Wilson
Sabbath by Wayne Muller

Groups and Videos

Here are a few places to connect or watch and learn.
Alcoholics Anonymous
On Fear
Simplifying Life
Local Support Groups
Grief Support
Adventure Motorcycling
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