Resources

Below are links to additional resources we use and recommend:

community resources:

Click here for our Community Resources document. This PDF document has a listing of community resources in the Calgary, Alberta area. If you know of others or want to share anything else with us, please let us know via the contact page or by email.

products:

Tune Weighted Blankets - We have found these blankets helpful for our sleep quality! Use the link here or the promo code: empowerment20 to receive $20 off your order. Per the Tune Blanket website, “PTSD can leave suffers feeling anxious and stressed. The warm, hugging sensation, and deep pressure stimulation provided by a heavy blanket can aid in the calming of those suffering from such symptoms.”

Websites & Online Learning:

Palouse Mindfulness – A FREE Online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

Tara Brach – Meditation, Psychologist, Author & Teacher.  Tara has loads of free meditations and self-acceptance podcasts available on her website and also leads retreats and workshops regularly.

Cheri Huber – Zen student, Teacher, & Writer.  Cheri has written 20 books and founded an organization called Living Compassion. One of our favourite books is called There is Nothing Wrong With You.

Live Awake – Sara Blondin provides wonderful podcast episodes and guided meditations.  She says, “Live Awake is about breathing your senses alive, seeing with vivid colour, tasting, smelling and loving with all of your being present and aware.”

Books:

Trauma and Recovery by Judith L. Herman

Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine

True Refuge by Tara Brach

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker

Protecting the Gift by Gavin de Becker

Be the Pack Leader by Cesar Millan and Melissa Jo Peltier

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss

The Secrets of Six Figure Women by Barbara Stanny

Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly