Resources

The following are a selection of texts and clips, which have been recommended as useful for processing and integrating personal experiences relevant to a history of connection to Centrepoint.
Written Resources
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What Happened to You?

Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce Perry. Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road. This book provides powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioural patterns so many of us struggle to understand.

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A book about the two most important words in the English language - I’m sorry - and why it is so hard for many people to say them.

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The line between delusion and what the rest of us believe may be blurrier than we think.

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This book by Brene Brown explores how to build the courage we need to be vulnerable, and how this courage can transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

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The Body Keeps the Score

The urgent work of the brain after a traumatic event is to suppress it, through forgetting or self-blame, to avoid being ostracised. But the body does not forget. This excellent book by psychiatrist Bessel Van Der Kolk unpacks the neuroscience.

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Clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable.

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This books examines the issues surrounding the effects of childhood sexual abuse and charts a course for personal healing and change.

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‘It never stops shaping you’: the legacy of child sexual abuse – and how to survive it

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The Soul of Shame

Retelling the stories we believe about ourselves. This book by Curt Thompson explores the alienating power of shame, and how we can take action to combat its isolating and disconnecting effects on our lives.

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This book by Janja Lalich & Madeleine Tobias explores the seductive draw that leads people into cults, provides guidelines for assessing what happened, and tools for getting back on track.

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The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog

What traumatized children can teach us about loss, love, and healing - a book by Bruce D Perry & Maia Szalavitz.

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ICSA provides information, education, and help to those adversely affected by or interested in cultic and other high-control groups and relationships.

Video Resources
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Dr Gabor Mate gives a new vision of a society which understands how trauma shapes people.

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Harriet talks about the power of apologies, and how we can respond to serial non-apologisers.

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Brene Brown discusses why vulnerability is important in life, and what the research says about shame.

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Dr Harris outlines how childhood trauma affects a person across their whole life-span.

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Lilia Tawara
TED Talk

Lilia Tarawa grew up in a cult, at Gloriavale on the West Coast of New Zealand. She tells her story.

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Fire-Brown discuss how she turned a childhood of abuse and tragedy into triumph and advocacy. 

Audio Resources
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Brene Brown talks to Harriet Lerner in a 2 part podcast about how to talk to people who have deeply hurt us.

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A safe space for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to receive support, resources, and share their stories

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