Abuse and Trauma

Help YourShelf to...Books

Have a look at some of our books related to abuse and trauma. All of the titles are available in our RGU Library collection, so you can borrow them whenever you would like. Just click on the title of the book and you will be taken to the book page on our LibrarySearch tool.

The Verbally Abusive Relationship

You learn why verbal abuse is more widespread than ever, and how you can deal with it. You'll get more of the answers you need to recognize abuse when it happens, respond to abusers safely and appropriately, and most important, lead a happier, healthier life.


In Lucky, a memoir hailed for its searing candour and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus. 

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery

This book gives self help readers, therapy clients, and therapists alike the skills to understand and implement eight keys to successful trauma healing.

Traumatic Stress

This fully revised and updated edition includes: clear explanations of the symptoms of trauma and how to recognize them, guidance on seeking specialist psychological help and more.

Recovering from Trauma Using Compassion Focused Therapy

This book uses the groundbreaking Compassion Focused Therapy to help the reader to not only develop a fuller understanding of how we react to trauma, but also to deal with any feelings of shame and start to overcome any trauma-related difficulties.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

Overcoming Anger and Irritability

Constant irritability or flashes of bad temper can cause difficulties in relationships with friends, family or colleagues and leave us feeling unhappy and exhausted. This title is for anyone struggling to control their rage and regretting inappropriate reactions.

Help YourShelf to...Videos

There are numerous self-help and awareness-raising videos about abuse and trauma, but these were some of our favourites. We hope they will help you! Have you stumbled upon a video which helped you? Let us know and we'll share it here!

Understanding Relationship Abuse in the Digital Age

Trauma and Addiction

Return from Chaos: Treating PTSD

It's Time to Talk about Psychological and Verbal Abuse

Help YourShelf to...Podcasts

Healing After an Abusive Relationship

Kate has grown a career and community as the direct result of the safe space she created online. We want to have this conversation in the hope that folks listening would feel less alone and that we can challenge the stigma and stereotyping around abuse and mental health that prevents successful survival.

 Not All Abuse Leaves Marks

He chose her clothes, insisted she went to the gym & constantly corrected her posture. In her powerful memoir, 'Look What You Made Me Do', Helen Walmsley-Johnson describes how she was coercively controlled by her partner.

Help YourShelf to...Online Help