The Self-Care Syllabus
Resources for Transformative Embodied Healing

Trauma & The Body

Listen: Stuck Not Broken podcast Justin Sunseri


Watch: The Triune Brain Therapy in a Nutshell 

Read: Window of Tolerance Debbie Augenthaler

Read: Neuroception – Our subconscious ability to detect threats, risks, and safety Noelle Benach

Listen: What Happens in the Brain When We Grieve Shortwave Podcast

Resourcing Yourself

Listen: Complete the Stress Response Cycle Feminist Survival Project

Practice: 13 Steps for Managing Flashbacks Pete Walker

Listen: How Breathing Works Mindful Strength Podcast with Jennifer Snowdon

Practice: 3 Simple Tips to Alleviate Anxiety Jane Clapp 

Practice: Self-Regulation tool kit Jane Clapp

Practice: Alternate Nostril Breathing 

Read: Parts Work Tom Holmes

Practice: Why Not Awaken Bite-sized mindfulness and journaling practices that engage with today’s social, political, and cultural moment


Practice: Liberate mindfulness practices

Read/Interact: You Feel Like Shit - a great interactive flow chart for people who struggle with self care, executive dysfunction, and/or who have trouble reading internal signals

Listen: The Fake Bride Hidden Brain - Who are you underneath your conditioning?

Co-regulation, Connection, & Community

Read: Emotional regulation in relationships – Whose job is it to make me feel OK? Justice Schanfarber 

Read: How Friends Help You Regulate Your Emotions Kira M. Newman

Read: Discover the Gift of Co-Regulation Hayden Lindsey  

Read: Self-care isn't enough. We need community care to thrive Heather Dockray

Read & Practice: So You're Ready to Choose Love a free conflict resolution workbook by Kai Cheng Thom

Read: Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

Read: Loving Laterally: Soft Monogamy & Radical Friendship Margeaux Feldman


Read: How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community Mia Birdsong

Read: All About Love bell hooks

Read: Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma, and Consensual Non-Monogamy Jessica Fern

Practice: Centered Accountability Course and Workbook by Daria Garina