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Trauma Pages –  This page briefly summarizes some of what we know about traumatic symptoms and responses, and includes links describing PTSD symptoms and coping strategies. Other links lead to more research-oriented issues, such as measuring treatment efficacy, etc. Succeeding pages at this site provide additional links to more detailed references, online articles, and web resources helpful in understanding trauma responses and treatment.

Francine Shapiro Library- EMDRIA – Created by Dr. Barbara Hensley, the Francine Shapiro Library is dedicated to Francine Shapiro, originator and developer of the Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. The purpose of this Library is to provide information for clinicians, researchers, and lay people on the effectiveness of EMDR Therapy for a wide range of mental health issues. The Francine Shapiro Library (FSL) is the compendium of scholarly articles and other important writings related to the AIP and EMDR Therapy. The intent of the FSL is to maintain an accurate and up-to-date list of citations related to AIP and EMDR Therapy. It does not include citations for any methods developed out of EMDR.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Director of the Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics, University of Washington. Author, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

The Trauma Center at JRI – A list of of trauma informed resources for children, adolescents and adults.

Psychotherapy with Equine Interaction & Healing from Trauma 

Hamilton, A. J. (2011). Zen Mind, Zen Horse: The Science and Spirituality of Working With Horses. North Adams, M. ( 2003).

Kohanov, L. (2003) Riding Between The Worlds: Expanding Human Consciousness Through The Way of the horse.

Kohanov, L. (2007) The Tao of Equus.

Shambo, L. (2013) The Listening Heart.

Shapiro, F & Forrest, M S (2004). EMDR: The breakthrough therapy for overcoming anxiety, stress and trauma.

Trotter, K. A. (2012). Harnessing the power of equine assisted counseling: Adding animal assisted therapy to your practice.

Healing,  Mindfulness, Balance & Safety

Chodron, P. (2009) Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves From Old Habits and Fears.

Brown (2012). Your Turn for Care: Surviving the aging and death of the adults who harmed you.

Burroughs (2013). This is How: Surviving what you think you can’t.

Chodron (2013). How to Meditate.

Eden (2012). My Peace I Give You: Healing sexual wounds with the help of the saints.

Finkelstein (2013). 77 Questions for Skillful Living.

Freyd & Birrell (2013). Blind to Betrayal: Why we fool ourselves we aren’t being fooled.

Gilbert (2010). The Compassionate Mind.

Karr-Morse (2012). Scared Sick: The role of childhood trauma in adult disease.

King (2013). How Animals Grieve.

Maltz (2012). The Sexual Healing Journey: a guide for survivors of sexual abuse. Third edition.

Pogrebin (2013). How to be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick.

Rothschild (2010). 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery.

Rothschild (2011). Trauma Essentials: The go-to guide.

Scaer (2011). 8 Keys to Brain-Body Balance.

Shapiro (2013). Getting Past Your Past

EMDR / Eye Movement Desensitization

Greenwald (2002). Trauma and Juvenile Delinquency: theory, research, and interventions.

Shapiro (2001). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Second Edition. Second edition of the original (1995) EMDR text.

Shapiro (Ed.) (2005). EMDR Solutions: pathways to healing.

Somatic Psychotherapy Approaches

Aposhyan (2004). Body-Mind Psychotherapy: principles, techniques, and practical applications.

Levine (1997). Waking the Tiger: healing trauma. Best Seller

Macnaughton (2004). Body, Breath, & Consciousness: a somatic anthology.

Rothschild (2000). The Body Remembers: the psychophysiology of trauma and trauma treatment. Best Seller

Rothschild (2003). The Body Remembers Casebook: unifying methods and models in the treatment of trauma and PTSD.

Energy” & other New Approaches

Benor (2001). Spiritual Healing: scientific validation of a healing revolution.

Benor (2002). Spiritual Healing: professional supplement.

Parnell, Laurel (2008) Tapping In: A Step By Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation.

Secondary Trauma

Figley (Ed.) (2002). Treating Compassion Fatigue.

Pearlman & Saakvitne (1995). Trauma and the Therapist: countertransference and vicarious traumatization in psychotherapy with incest survivors.

Saakvitne & Pearlman (1996). Transforming the Pain: a workbook on vicarious traumatization.

Mind, Consciousness & Emotion

Damasio, A. (2000) The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness.
van der Kolk, B. (2014) The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.

Safety & Suicide Prevention

Overdose Risk Factors

  • Using alone
  • Mixing drugs such as opioids, benzos and alcohol
  • Reduced tolerance due to weight loss, period of non-use or health issues
  • Surviving past overdose
  • Changes in purity
Substance Abuse Education & Support

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Assoc.),

MOAR (Mass Organization of Addiction Recovery),

MSPP Interface (Mental Health Services for Chelmsford residents) 1 (888) 244-6843 ext 1411 M-F 9 am to 5 pm

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline / Find a Treatment Center 1 (800) 327-5050

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone Number 1 (800) 273-8255

Research and Resources Supporting the Welfare of the Herd Animal

Hoffmann, G., Bentke, A., Rose-Meierhöfer, S., Berg, W., Mazetti, P., & Hardarson, G. (2012). Influence of an active stable system on the behavior and body condition of Icelandic horses. Animal, 6(10), 1684-1693. doi:10.1017/S1751731112000699

McGreevy, P.D., Cripps, P.J., French, N.P., Green, L.E., Nicol, C.J., 1995. Management factors associated with stereotypic and redirected behaviour in the Thoroughbred horse. Equine Vet. J. 27 2., 86–91.

S.M. Pell, P.D. McGreevy, A study of cortisol and beta-endorphin levels in stereotypic and normal Thoroughbreds. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 64 1999. 81–90

Social Relationships d Health House, James S; Landis, Karl R; Umberson, Debra. Science; Washington241.4865 (Jul 29, 1988): 540.

Yarnell, K. Halla, C. Roylea, S. Walker 2015. Domesticated horses differ in their behavioural and physiological responses to isolated and group housing. Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst campus, Southwell, Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG25 0QF.

How Stress Affects a Horse’s General Health Alberta SPCA 2013

Livestock FAQs


Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare Oct 30, 2007 by Donald M. Broom and Andrew F. Fraser

Endocrinology of the stress response Annual Review of Physiology Vol. 67:259-284 (Volume publication date 17 March 2005)

Studies on the carbohydrate metabolism of sheep. XIV. The adrenal response to psychological stress RL Reid and SC Mills Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 13(2) 282 – 295  Published: 1962

Basal and stress response cortisol levels and stress avoidance learning in sheep (Ovis ovis) C.J. Cook Pages 162-163 | Received 04 Jun 1996, Published online: 22 Feb 2011

Social buffering of the stress response: Diversity, mechanisms, and functions. Michael B. Hennessy Sylvia Kaiser Norbert Sachser Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton OH 45435, USA Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Münster, Münster D-48149, Germany

How Much Land is Needed Per Horse?

How much space do you need to raise goats?

Suggested Space and Housing Guidelines for Fully Mature Farm Animals Fact Sheet and Table David C. Seavey, Extension Agricultural Resources Educator and John C. Porter, Extension Dairy Specialist. Updated 6/2009, by John C. Porter, Extension Professor and Dairy Specialist, Emeritus. UNH Cooperative Extension programs and policies are consistent with pertinent Federal and State laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding age, color, handicap, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veterans status.

Sleep Deprivation in Horses

Do Big Animals Always Sleep Standing Up?

5 Types of Animals That Just Can’t Stand Sleeping Alone

Animals & Sleep