The Somatic Trauma Healing Immersion Event

Presented by ERGOS Institute of Somatic Education and The Embody Lab

La Playa Books is honored to be a part of this enlightening convention!

Below please find a list of authors and their books, many of whom will be signing their titles at the event.

To register for this event, please visit this LINK.

Event address: 
Town & Country Resort
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
Books: 
Addicted to Drama: Healing Dependency on Crisis and Chaos in Yourself and Others By Dr. Scott Lyons Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780306925832
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hachette Go - May 2nd, 2023

With empathy, humor, and unique insight, a psychologist examines drama addiction and charts a path for healing in this groundbreaking book.

Do you know someone who seems to thrive on chaos, a person who manufactures crisis where there is none, makes mountains out of molehills, and whose very presence feels like an inescapable whirlwind?
You may even label them a


The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma By Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143127741
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Published: Penguin Books - September 8th, 2015

#1 New York Times bestseller

“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies


Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery: Applying the Principles of Polyvagal Theory for Self-Discovery, Embodied Healing, and Meaningful Change By Arielle Schwartz Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781683735052
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Published: PESI Publishing, Inc. - May 10th, 2022

Trauma recovery is as much about healing the body as it is the mind.

Yet, so often, the focus of healing involves retelling the story of the past without addressing the physiological imbalances that trauma leaves in its wake.


EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment By Arielle Schwartz, Barb Maiberger, Robin Shapiro (Foreword by) Cover Image
$39.95
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ISBN: 9780393713107
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 7th, 2018

A guide to help EMDR practitioners to integrate somatic therapy into their sessions.


The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook: Practical Mind-Body Tools to Heal Trauma, Foster Resilience and Awaken Your Potential By Arielle Schwartz Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683732679
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Published: PESI Publishing & Media - January 14th, 2020

Traumatic life experiences can be devastating and they inevitably shape who you are. Such events can also become a powerful force that awakens you to an undercurrent of your own aliveness. Trauma recovery involves learning to trust in your capacity for new growth. In order to grow, we must make use of our suffering in order to find our happiness.


Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us By Justin Michael Williams, Illustrator Victoria Cassinova (Illustrator) Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781683643722
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Published: Sounds True - February 11th, 2020

A no-nonsense guide to establishing a personal meditation practice, changing your life, and taking hold of your dreams.

CONFESSION: This is not really a meditation book.


How We Ended Racism: Realizing a New Possibility in One Generation By Justin Michael Williams, Shelly Tygielski Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781683648864
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Published: Sounds True - October 24th, 2023

One of Inc.com's 6 New Leadership Books You Need to Read This Fall

“Daring . . . This visionary guide calls for a new form of advocacy that is both radically ambitious and practical.” ―Inc.com

A Next Big Idea Club “Must Read”

“It’s the year 2050… and racism has ended.”


Falling Back in Love with Being Human: Letters to Lost Souls By Kai Cheng Thom Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593594988
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - August 1st, 2023

A national bestseller in Canada, hailed by The New York Times as an “intimate expression of self-acceptance and forgiveness, tenderly written to fellow trans women and others.”

“Required reading.”—Glennon Doyle, #1 bestselling author of Untamed


A THEM AND AUTOSTRADDLE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR


In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction By Gabor Maté, MD, Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. (Foreword by) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781556438806
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Published: North Atlantic Books - January 5th, 2010

A “thought-provoking and powerful” study that reframes everything you’ve been taught about addiction and recovery—from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Myth of Normal (Bruce Perry, author of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog).


When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection By Gabor Maté Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780470923351
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Published: Trade Paper Press - January 1st, 2011

International Bestseller -- Translated into 15 Languages "This is a most important book, both for patient and physician. It could save your life."


Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It By Gabor Maté, MD Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9780452279636
Published: Avery - August 1st, 2000

In this breakthrough guide to understanding, treating, and healing Attention Deficit Disorder, Dr. Gabor Maté, bestselling author of The Myth of Normal shares the latest information on:

• The external factors that trigger ADD
• How to create an environment that promotes health and healing


Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers By Gordon Neufeld, Gabor Maté, MD Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780375760280
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 15th, 2006

This parenting classic is as relevant today as it was when it was first published, shining a light on one of the most misunderstood trends of our time: how the influence of peers, magnified by social media and video game culture, is replacing parents in the lives of children, and what parents can do about it—now featuring a new chapter


The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture By Gabor Maté, MD, Daniel Maté (With) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593083888
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avery - September 13th, 2022

The instant New York Times bestseller

By the acclaimed author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, a groundbreaking investigation into the causes of illness, a bracing critique of how our society breeds disease, and a pathway to health and healing.


In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness By Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., Gabor Maté, MD (Foreword by) Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781556439438
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Published: North Atlantic Books - September 28th, 2010

Unraveling trauma in the body, brain and mind—a revolution in treatment. Now in 17 languages.


Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory By Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. (Foreword by) Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781583949948
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Published: North Atlantic Books - October 27th, 2015

Designed for psychotherapists and their clients, Peter Levine's latest best-seller continues his groundbreaking exploration of the central role of the body in processing—and healing—trauma.

With foreword by Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score


Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parents' Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience By Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., Maggie Kline Cover Image
$17.95
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ISBN: 9781556436994
Published: North Atlantic Books - March 4th, 2008

Understand the different types of upsets and traumas your child may experience—and learn how to teach them how to be resilient, confident, and even joyful


Freedom from Pain: Discover Your Body's Power to Overcome Physical Pain By Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., Maggie Phillips, Ph.D. Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781604076639
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Published: Sounds True - May 1st, 2012

If you are suffering chronic pain—even after years of surgery, rehabilitation, and medication—only one question matters: How do I find lasting relief? With Freedom from Pain, two pioneers in the field of pain and trauma recovery address a crucial missing factor essential to long-term healing: addressing the unresolved emotional trauma held within the body.


Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body By Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781591796589
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Published: Sounds True - October 1st, 2008

Researchers have shown that survivors of accidents, disaster, and childhood trauma often endure lifelong symptoms ranging from anxiety and depression to unexplained physical pain, fatigue, illness, and harmful "acting out" behaviors. Today, professionals and clients in both the bodywork and the psychotherapeutic fields nationwide are turning to Peter A.


Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences By Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., Ann Frederick (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., Ann Frederick (Contributions by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781556432330
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Published: North Atlantic Books - July 7th, 1997

Now in 24 languages.

Nature's Lessons in Healing Trauma...


Trauma Through a Child's Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing By Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., Maggie Kline Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781556436307
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Published: North Atlantic Books - December 26th, 2006

What parents, educators, and health professionals can do to recognize, prevent, and heal childhood trauma, from infancy through adolescence—by the author of Waking the Tiger