INNER HEALING RESOURCES
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk M.D.
#1 New York Times bestseller
“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies
A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times bestseller
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Lack of Focus, Anger, and Memory Problems by Daniel G. Amen M.D.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this completely revised and updated edition, neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen includes effective “brain prescriptions” that can help heal your brain and change your life.
“Perfection in combining leading-edge brain science technology with a proven, user-friendly, definitive, and actionable road map to safeguard and enhance brain health and functionality.”—David Perlmutter, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain
In Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Amen, M.D., includes new, cutting-edge research gleaned from more than 100,000 SPECT brain scans over the last quarter century and scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures work in your brain. Dr. Amen’s “brain prescriptions” will help you:
- To quell anxiety and panic: Use simple breathing techniques to immediately calm inner turmoil
- To fight depression: Learn how to kill ANTs (automatic negative thoughts) and use supplements targeted to your brain type
- To curb anger: Follow the Amen anti-anger diet and learn the nutrients that calm rage
- To boost memory: Learn the specific steps and habits to decrease your risk for Alzheimer’s disease that can help you today
- To conquer impulsiveness and learn to focus: Develop total focus with the One-Page Miracle
- To stop obsessive worrying: Follow the “get unstuck” writing exercise and learn other problem-solving exercises
You’re not stuck with the brain you’re born with.
Experiencing the Father’s Embrace by Jack Frost
HERE IS A BOOK THAT WILL HELP YOU
EXPERIENCE THE LOVE OF GOD!
Experiencing Father’s Embrace shows you how you can personally feel your Father’s loving and comforting embrace, and points out areas that may be hindering you from experiencing a more intimate relationship with your Creator.
Jack Frost, ministry leader and teacher, reveals the love that God has for each of His children. His love is not doled out by age, race, gender, politics, or denomination–His embrace is for all.
The author offers many ways to bring both new and seasoned believers closer to Him. The truths shared in this book will make a positive difference in your life, in the lives of your loved ones and especially in your relationship with God the Father—who yearns for your companionship.
Experiencing Father’s Embrace is not based on hearsay but on Scripture and powerful life experiences of a man whose personal testimony will encourage and inspire you to pursue God’s eternal loving embrace.
The Renewal of the Mind by John L. Sandford & R. Loren Sandford
Its revolutionary approach will still the battleground where carnal thoughts and feelings rage. There’s is a solution –a process of spiritual transformation by the renewing of your mind. As you read, new peace and life will fill your innermost being.
Identity Theft by Lauri Dodds (Devotional)
Identity Theft – Devotional Study Guide. Do you see yourself as uniquely created and completely loved? Today’s women come in assorted packages — various ages and sizes, different faiths and denominations, and varied economic backgrounds. We are different but we have one unique similarity: we have questions. Who am I? Why am I here? Do I have a purpose? Do I have a divine purpose? Can I make a difference in my world? What is my value and worth? God has the answers to all of these questions. He invites us to find our true identity. When we discover how we are “wonderfully made,” we will understand how unique and irreplaceable we are. God is our Creator and He built into each one of us a purpose and a plan. This seven-week Devotional Study Guide will help you become fully aware of the enemy’s plans to steal your God-given identity and to help you safeguard your life. This study is an inspirational resource for your personal devotional time and a powerful tool for women to study together. Gather a few of your friends in a small group or in a weekly women’s Bible study and discover how to live in your true identity.
4 Truths & A Lie Journal by Laura Bradshaw
The 4 TRUTHS & A LIE RECOGNITION JOURNAL contains everything you need to help you successfully stay on track and walk out your sanctification in Christ. The verses and thoughts of the day will prompt you to search your heart to keep you moving forward in your journey. Each day is a unique opportunity to utilize the key elements of Christianity: Recognize, Repent, Let Go and Let God. This journal is the perfect accompaniment to the 4 Truths & a Lie Recognition class and to help you continue to walk it out long after the class has ended.
Come Up Higher by Paul L. Cox
People are hungry for greater spiritual freedom in their life. In our ministry at Aslan’s Place we’ve seen this evidenced in hundreds of requests for our manual, Prayers for Generational Deliverance. Whats the connection? God has used these prayers to bring remarkable freedom to people. As requests have grown and more prayers have been added, God led Paul L. Cox to compile them into a new book, Come Up Higher. Written and edited by Paul L. Cox of Aslan’s Place along other contributing authors, this book explores the biblical, theological, and historical settings of forty-two prayers that God has used to impact lives. Discover more of the freedom God can bring through prayers in the pages of Come Up Higher. This is a great resource whether for personal use, or as a reference manual for prayer ministry with others.
Letters From God by Ivan Tait
LETTERS FROM GOD was born from a desire to see people encouraged and comforted on a daily basis. This book is part faith and part hope, mixed with the promise of realizing God’s will for everyday. Letters from God carries miraculous potential to change and encourage our lives, and to build us up. Our days should be clothed with God’s blessings of power and wisdom. We are all on different journeys but headed to the same destination, which is to be found fulfilling the will of God and enjoying His presence along the way. These letters are prophetic in nature and spoken directly to you. Allow them to penetrate your heart; they will mend wounds, erase pain, bring clarity, open your soul to soar, and bring peace to your every day. May they be a source of daily wisdom, comfort, and understanding. And may they make your footsteps lighter and more purpose-filled. When God speaks we are revived.
Seeing Yourself in the Mirror of Truth by Laura Shoemaker
No one would use a “funhouse” mirror that distorts reflections or a broken mirror that impairs images to apply makeup or style hair. Why, then, do we see the worldly mirrors of others’ opinions and our own presumptuous thoughts to view our inner selves? These types of mirrors not only give us a false perception of ourselves, but also they wound us and hold us captive the reflected ugliness of fear, guilt, worry, condemnation, and perfectionism. Many of us see and feel the paralyzing effects of these ugly burdens, but we have no idea how to take them off. Consequently, we continually live in the destructive trap of insecurity, knowing deep down there is more to life than what we are experiencing. Seeing Yourself in the Mirror of Truth illuminates the destructive impact that deception and lies have on your identity. Not only will you become acquainted with the truth that sets you free from this trap, but also you will be taught how to tame, shape, and polish your personality using God’s mirror. Just like you partner with the mirror each morning to polish your appearance, you will learn how to partner with God through His Word to see and remove your ugly insecurities as you willingly let God transform you into a beautiful woman in Jesus Christ. Are you ready to look into the mirror of truth?
Healing from the Heart: Restoring Alignment to Revitalize Your Body, Soul, and Spirit by Dana Grindal
Life can hurt, but complete healing is possible.
We have all been wounded. The pain can hit deep and settle into our bodies and souls. In reaction to our pain, beliefs and patterns emerge that hinder the way we see ourselves, relate to others, and move through life. Pain slows us down and drains our mental and emotional energy.
Pain holds us back.
Modern society provides many opportunities to numb, hide or escape symptoms of pain without addressing the root cause. However, until the source of our pain is identified and remedied, it will stay alive in us, manifesting as physical and emotional pain, toxic thoughts, anxiety, depression, and more.
Everyone is unique in his or her response to life’s hurts, but as explained in Healing from the Heart:
- We can recognize our pain and respond in a way that puts us on the path to healing—and keeps us there.
- Healing happens in layers; each chapter guides us through these layers simply and concisely.
- Soul Connection questions provide valuable tools to connect us to our own heart at a deeper level while Spirit Connection exercises offer the opportunity to release the pain in prayer.
- Practical applications empower us to heal from the heart level (the soul), which not only relieves pain but provides the freedom needed to live the abundant life for which we are designed!
The principles and processes found throughout Dana’s authentic telling of her own journey from pain to wellness have helped hundreds experience the life-changing power of inner healing. Furthermore, Healing from the Heart features a refreshing combination of story, instruction and journaling prompts that lead to the peace and revitalization for which we’ve been searching.
Healing from the Heart is ideal for group study as well as individual discovery.
It’s Time To Uncover Your Original Blueprint: 10 Steps To Re-discover The Real You and Your Purpose by Sonyia Graham
Passive assimilation is a silent and unspoken epidemic- one in which a person gets lost in someone else’s dreams, aspirations, and purpose while sacrificing their own. When I started writing this book eleven years ago, I thought this would be for women. But, the more I came to understand this epidemic and the more research I did. I came to the realization that gender has nothing to do with it. What determines whether or not someone becomes a victim of this epidemic is the role a person- male or female- chooses to take in their relationship. That being said, this is not a relationship-bashing book. It is a book written to promote self-rediscovery, self-empowerment, self-love and self-awareness in partnership with God.
Have you ever thought about who you could become despite your pain and struggles?
Your trials do not have to define you. When you embrace God’s love in the midst of life’s pressures, you are able to overcome them! In this book, you will learn how to:
- Overcome a calloused heart from offenses and life’s painful experiences.
- Overcome paralyzing fears, deceptive lies and unhealthy environments.
- Overcome your old identity, limited understanding and compromise.
- Overcome your own plans, judgments, condemnation and dependencies.
- Overcome fretting, worry, impatience, striving and weariness.
- Overcome isolation, passivity, pride and old ways of fighting.
- Overcome self-righteousness, self-protection and selfish ambitions.
“You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God.” ~Isaiah 62:3As you journey with God in His love through the faulty layers, deep crevices, wounded fragments, and broken places within yourself, He will use the heat and pressure of this life to transform the limitations and shortcomings of those unrefined “carbon atoms” within to mold you into a beautiful diadem for the King’s Crown. Not only will you become a sparkling splendor in the Lord’s hand, but even more, you will become one with Him in glory and in making Him known to the world.