Here are a few resources which I like and you may find helpful. It is by no means exhaustive and you may find your own useful resources – I encourage you to look. None of these is a substitute for therapy but may support you on your way.

The Highly Sensitive Person – Sensitivity and Overwhelm

The Highly Sensitive Person, How to thrive when the world overwhelms you, by Elaine Aron

Are You Highly Sensitive? (a self-test on the HSP scale by Elaine Aron) “a website run by researchers dedicated to sharing reliable and evidence-based knowledge on the human trait of sensitivity.”

Unapologetically Sensitive podcast from the US

Guided Focusing for dealing with overwhelm


Getting the Love you Want, A guide for couples, by Harville Hendrix

The 5 Love Languages, The secret to love that lasts, by Gary Chapman

Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent videos


Good Grief Rituals, by Elaine Childs-Gowell

The Wild Edge of Sorrow, Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief, by Francis Weller

Racial Trauma

My Grandmother’s Hands, Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem

Free Racialized Trauma course, Cultural Somatics Institute

Somatic practices

Guided Focusing practices from The International Focusing Institute

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen on YouTube

Focusing Resources Online Library from Ann Weiser Cornell


Janina Fisher’s Psychoeducational Trauma Flip Charts

Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma, by Peter Levine and Ann Frederick

Deb Dana’s Beginner’s Guide to Polyvagal Theory (pdf)

Social Justice/Activism

Embodied Activism, Rae Johnson