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Open Book


Trauma-Informed Care and Healing-Centered Practices

Some Favorite Books

Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve by Stanley Rosenberg

Body, Breath, and Being by Carolyn Nicholls

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

Building Resilience in Children and Teens by Ken Ginsburg

How Emotions are Made by Lisa Feldman-Barrett

It Didn't Start with You by Mark Wolynn

Moving Beyond Posture by Judith Aston

My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem

The Four Pivots by Shawn Ginwright

SelfReg by Stuart Shanker

Trauma and the Unbound Body by Judith Blackstone

What Happened to You? by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D Perry

When the Body Says No by Gabor Mate M.D.

Some Favorite Websites

Community Resilience Initiative – Wonderful materials for building trauma-informed and resilient communities.

ACES Too High – Get your ACEs and Resilience Score and find resources.

Zero to Three - Excellent resources on Early childhood connections and parenting.

Center on the Developing Child - Harvard site, all videos and their briefs are excellent.

Alberta Family Wellness Initiative - Videos and free online trauma-informed care course, 30 hours.

Conscious Discipline - Conscious Discipline resources for schools.

Sesame Street in Communities - Sesame Street Community Toolkits on Trauma and Resilience

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) - CDC website prevention guidelines, research and resources.

PACES Connection - A community of practice and social network for resilient communities.

Neural Education - Offers programs for teachers integrating brain science and education.

Participatory Leadership Resources​

Some Favorite Books

The Circle Way- A Leader in Every Chair by Christina Baldwin & Ann Linnea

The World Café: Shaping Our Future through Conversations that Matter by Juanita Brown & David Isaacs

Appreciative Inquiry: Rethinking Human Organization Toward a Positive Theory of Change by David and Srivastva Cooperrider 

The Tao of Holding Space by Chris Corrigan

Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity by Peggy Holman

The Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision Making  by Sam Kaner, et. al. 

Wave Rider: Leadership for High Performance in a Self-Organizing World by Harrison Owen

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change by Dianna Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom, 

Leadership and the New Science by Margaret Wheatley

Walk Out Walk On by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze

Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future by Margaret Wheatley


Some Favorite Websites

Art of Hosting – Global community for participatory leadership and hosting conversations that matter..

Liberating Structures – Bring out the creativity and brilliance of your team or meeting. Find engaging and fun dialogue practices.

Open Space Technology  – Support groups in self-organizing swiftly and effectively around what they care about. 

The World Café  – An excellent participatory process where we meet around small tables of 4-5 people with questions that matter.

The Circle Way – Circle methodology is core to my practice and life. Beautiful video and downloadable resources for circle basics.

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