Resilience and Trauma-Informed Resources:

Some Favorite Books:

Beyond Behavior by Mona Delahooke

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

Building Resilience in Children and Teens by Ken Ginsburg

Body, Breath, and Being by Carolyn Nicholls

Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve by Stanley Rosenberg

SelfReg by Stuart Shanker

Trauma and the Unbound Body by Judith Blackstone

Some Favorite Websites: Community Resilience Initiative – wonderful materials for building ttrauma-informed and resilient communities. – get your ACEs and Resilience Score and find resources. Excellent resources on Early childhood connections and parenting. Harvard site, all videos and their briefs are excellent.  videos and free online trauma-informed care course, 30 hours. Conscious Discipline resources for schools. Sesame Street Community Toolkits on Trauma and Resilience CDC website prevention guidelines, research and resources. ACEs Connection: A Community of Practice Social Network. Offers programs for teachers integrating brain science and education.

Participatory Leadership Resources

Art of Hosting – The Art of Hosting website has lots of resources, see dates for future 3-day training sessions, or sign up to the listserv.
Liberating Structures – has a beautiful set of practices that can be used in person or online.  Great descriptions on their website.
Open Space Technology  – excellent methodology to support groups in self-organizing swiftly and effectively around what they care about. This links to my favorite set of resources by Chris Corrigan for how to do OS well.
The World Cafe  – an excellent participatory process where we meet around small tables of 4-5 with questions that matter.
The Circle Way – Circle methodology is core to my practice and life. Beautiful video and downloadable resources for circle basics.

Selected Participatory Leadership Articles:

The Art of Powerful Questions: A brilliant guide to creating and working with powerful questions. The basis for all good participatory design.
Using Emergence to take Social Innovations to Scale:    Describes how change happens in networks and the importance of connecting the innovators/pioneers as networks and communities of practice.
The Work of Leadership:   Key insights by Ron Heifetz describing the different kinds of leadership needed in adaptive challenges verse more technical problem-solving challenges. The dialog practices we use are especially useful in addressing adaptive change.
The Tao of Holding Space:   The essence of Open Space Technology facilitation is known as “holding space.” This e-book by Chris Corrigan explores the practice of holding space by reinterpreting the Tao te Ching.

Poetry – a few favorites.

What to Remember When Waking  – David Whyte
Everything you do is Sacred  – Hafiz
the Doorframe – Adrienne Rich– Adrienne Rich
Everything is Waiting for you  – David Whyte
Start Close In  – David Whyte
The Journey – Mary Oliver
Now I Become Myself – May Sarton

Fire  – Judy Brown
Mary Oliver – Invitation – Mary Oliver
The Guest House  – Rumi
Our Greatest Fear – Marianne Williamson
Under The Noise – Mark Nepo
In the Other kind of Time – Mark Nepo
When Despair for the World Grows in Me – Wendell Berry