Movement for Trauma Certification Resources:

The first two books are not required reading before the course. If you do feel able to start either of those books, they will be important for your future work. Please be aware that any of the following resources might be dysregulating or triggering. Please DO NOT feel the need to get through all of these prior to the training if you find it overwhelming in any way.

Videos (this is the most important resource to review prior to training)

1 - The Polyvagal Theory: The New Science of Safety and Trauma


1 - “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma”- Sep 25 2014 by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

2 - “Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body” - Oct 1 2008 By Peter Levine

Articles and Papers

1 - “Polyvagal Theory: Trauma as Reptilian Freeze” with Stephen Porges

2 - Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: One Method for Processing Traumatic Memory, Pat Ogden, Ph.D. and Kekuni Minton, PhD.

3 - “Reading Body Signals or What I’m Learning from Pat Ogden”

4 - Our Obsession with Releasing in Hurting Us

Pelvic Floor References

1 - The relationship between involuntary pelvic floor muscle activity, muscle awareness and experienced threat in women with and without vaginismus by van der Velde and Everaerd - Click here to download