Resources


211info (dial 2-1-1) A confidential, free information & referral line that connects people with social service organizations and community resources, including assistance with food, utilities, housing and rent. Serves all 36 Oregon counties and Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties in Southwest Washington


24/7 CRISIS LINE

Multnomah County Crisis Line 503-988-4888

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women’s Crisis Line) 503-235-5333

Lines for Life (suicide intervention) 503-972-3456

Trans Lifeline (crisis line by and for the transgender community) 1-877-565-8860

Alcohol and Drug HelpLine 1-800-923-4375


LGBTQIA+ SERVICES & SAFETY

Q Center

Bravespace

Basic Rights Oregon


BIPOC SUPPORT & ADVOCACY

Clinicians of Color

Don’t Shoot PDX


MEDITATION GROUPS

Portland Insight Meditation Community

Dharma Rain Zen Center

Shambala Meditation Center of Portland

Queer Dharma

Pause Meditation


RELATIONAL SKILL BUILDING

Wise Heart PDX Mindful Non-Violent Communication Workshops & Classes


LOW-COST COUNSELING

Family Ties Counseling Center

William Temple House

River’s Way Process Work Clinic

Books

MINDFULNESS & SELF-COMPASSION

Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power and Thrive by Kristin Neff, PhD

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff, PhD

The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive by Christopher Germer, PhD & Kristin Neff

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach, PhD

Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practices to Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity, and Joy by Shauna Shapiro, PhD


SOCIAL & RACIAL JUSTICE

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation: by Angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens and Jasmine Syedullah


TRAUMA

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences by Peter Levine

In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter Levine

Trust Surrender Receive: How MDMA Can Release Us from Trauma and PTSD by Anne Other

It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn

The Emotionally Absent Mother, Updated and Expanded Second Edition: How to Recognize and Heal the Invisible Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect (Second Edition) by Jasmin Lee Cori, LPC

Healing from Trauma: A Survivor’s Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life by Jasmin Lee Cori, LPC

Tapping In: A Step-by-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation by Laurel Parnell, PhD

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Wendy Malz


SPIRITUALITY/SENSITIVITY

Managing Psychic Abilities: A Real World Guide for the Highly Sensitive Person by Mary Mueller Shutan

The Body Deva: Working with the Spiritual Consciousness of the Body by Mary Mueller Shutan

Belonging Here: A Guide for the Spiritually Sensitive Person by Judith Blackstone


INTIMACY & ATTACHMENT

The Power of Attachment: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships by Diane Poole Heller, PhD

Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship by Stan Tatkin


PARENTING

Buddhism for Mothers: A Calm Approach for Caring for Yourself and Your Children by Sarah Napthali

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

The Highly Sensitive Parent by Elaine Aron, PhD