The Body Keeps The Score | Bessel van der Kolk

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror | Judith Herman

In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness or Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma | Peter Levine

Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence | Matthew Sanford

When The Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection | Gabor Mate


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

Mind and Muscle: Considering Weightlifting as a Contemplative Practice | Vernon

The effects of aerobic exercise on childhood PTSD, anxiety, and depression | Newman & Motta

The anxiolytic effects of resistance exercise | Strickland & Smith


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.

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