Embodied Healing | Resources
The Breathe Network strives to provide a range of information for survivors of sexual violence and their supporters related to understanding how the holistic healing arts can facilitate healing. We also share a list of trusted emergency resources available both over the phone and online. Our recommended organizations and books below can provide information to support your journey, enhance your knowledge of the innate capacity to heal, or connect you with local options for action or activism. These resources also benefit those who support survivors whether as friends and family, or as healing arts practitioners who want to engage more specifically with the movement to end sexual violence. If you have a recommendation for a book or organization that has been a resource to you in sexual trauma recovery, please visit our Contact Page. We continue to update our this list as we expand our connections with organizations, allies and experts in the fields of sexual violence and trauma resilience.
Emergency Resources – Phone and Online
The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN provides live help for survivors sexual violence that is free, confidential and secure. Operation is 24 hours a day. Volunteers and staff at this call center are trained on issues surrounding sexual violence and can provide support and information about individual or group counseling, medical attention, reporting a crime to law enforcement as well as many other services.
Telephone: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Medical & Legal Advocacy and Counseling
Locate the sexual assault crisis center nearest to you.
Safe Helpline services are provided by RAINN through a contract with the Department of Defense’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office — however, your information will remain confidential. RAINN will not share your name or any other personally identifying information with SAPRO or your chain of command.
FAQs and Other Information
Frequently Asked Questions From Survivors
On this page you will find information about the resources we provide and both the rationale and the research behind our mission and vision. We include information about what, in our perspective, constitutes an embodied approach to healing, how holistic healing practices differ from and also complement conventional health, wellness, and medical practices, understanding resilience and non-linear healing, describing trauma-informed care, the spectrum of sexual violence and sexual trauma, and more. For a summary of our services and information about our work, you are also welcome to download this pdf copy of our brochure.
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Frequently Asked Questions From Practitioners
Are you curious about joining The Breathe Network and curious as to how being aligned with our organization might complement your existing practice? Would you like to learn more about our work of connecting survivors across the country to sliding-scale, trauma-informed, holistic health and healing practitioners? Perhaps you are trained in more conventional medical practice and you hold interest in bringing a more trauma-informed approach to your work?
We have compiled a list of questions from health and healing professionals that we have received with the most frequency. Read on to learn more about the application process, experience and education expectations, trauma training, and support we offer our practitioners.
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- Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach
- Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self by Susan J. Brison
- ReThinking Rape by Ann J. Cahill
- When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
- True Balance: A Commonsense Guide for Renewing Your Spirit by Sonia Choquette
- Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy
- Fault Line by C. Desir
- Trauma Stewardship by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
- Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body by David Emerson
- Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit by Donna Farhi
- Yoga for Emotional Balance by Bo Forbes
- Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice by Paul Grilley
- Simply Color by Diantha Harris
- You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
- Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Herman
- Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith
- The Sevenfold Journey: Reclaiming Mind, Body & Spirit Through the Chakras by Anodea Judith & Selene Vega
- Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn
- Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine
- In An Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter A. Levine
- Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body by Peter A. Levine
- In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Mate
- My Grandmother’s Hands – Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
- Anatomy of the Spirit by Carolyn Myss
- Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup
- Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy by Pat Ogden
- Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement edited by Jennifer Patterson
- Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
- Lived Through This by Anne K. Ream
- The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment by Babette Rothschild
- 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing by Babette Rothschild
- Waking by Matthew Sanford
- The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well Being by Daniel Siegel
- The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
- The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. Van der Kolk
- Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society by Bessel A. Van der Kolk, Alexander C. McFarlane, Lars Weisaeth
- After Silence: Rape & My Journey Back by Nancy Venable Raine
- Yoga for Depression: A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga by Amy Weintraub