WSIG Participates in a USNA Alumna Survivor Panel for Midshipman, November 2021

A panel from the WSIG recently participated in a USNA Alumna Sexual Assualt survivors’ virtual event for Midshipman focused on the process of healing and recovery. The panel was sponsored by the USNA SAPR Office and the WSIG. A panel open to all USNA Alumnae is forthcoming – stay tuned here.

If you are or know of a sexual assault survivor, below is a list of resources recommended by the panel members to help in the healing and recovery process.

Reading List

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk MD
  • When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress by Gabor Maté (good companion to the Body Keeps the score)
  • Finding True Happiness: Satisfying Our Restless Hearts: Vol 1 by Fr. Robert J. Spitzer (Happiness, Suffering, and Transcendence)
  • Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage Grief by David Kessler
  • The Gift by Edith Eger (how to not let pain define your future)
  • How to do the Work by Nicole LaPera
  • Home Body: Rupi Kaur – I think this book can speak to a lot of survivors
  • Know My Name by Chanel Miller
  • Daring Greatly by Brene` Brown (how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead)
  • Rising Strong by Brene` Brown (how the ability to reset transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead)
  • Will I ever be good enough? by Karyl McBride – highly recommend for anyone that has or may have a narcissistic mother
  • The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns
  • ACT on Life Not on Anger by Georg H. Eifert (ACT therapy works for some)
  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and how it Can Help You Find–and Keep–love by Amir Levine (useful when looking at boundaries)
  • A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle (mindfulness)
  • The Mountain is You by Brianna Wiest

Watch List

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