RECOMMENDED BOOKS ON TRAUMA
The Body Keeps The Score | Bessel van der Kolk
Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence | Matthew Sanford
Exercise augmentation compared with usual care for posttraumatic stress disorder: A randomized control trial | Rosenbaum, Sherrington, & Tiedemann
The Polyvagal Perspective | Stephen Porges
Physical activity interventions for people with mental illness: A systematic review and meta-analysis | Rosenbaum, Tiedemann, Sherrington, Curtis, & Ward
Weightlifting therapy: A preliminary report | Auchus & Kaslow
Let's get physical: A contemporary review of the anxiolytic effects of exercise for anxiety and its disorders | Asmundson, Hopkins, Fetzner, & Powers
The anxiolytic effects of resistance exercise | Strickland & Smith
INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS AND GYMS DOING IMPORTANT WORK
Women’s Strength Coalition: Our mission is to build stronger communities through increased access to strength training. We envision a world where everyone has equal opportunity to express their voice and embrace their power.
Decolonizing Fitness: Decolonizing Fitness seeks to reimagine what it means for marginalized folks to engage in fitness/wellness practices that promote healing. We are here to offer a platform of support by providing resources and apparel to all bodies!
Radically Fit Oakland: The Bay Area's body positive community gym for all queer, trans, POC, big bodied and fat identified folx and their allies, regardless of experience or ability.
Well For Culture: An indigenous wellness initiative.
Laura Khoudari - Trauma Informed Personal Training: Strength training for women living with trauma, anxiety, depression and chronic pain.
Let us know who else should be listed here. We would love to hear about your work.