Please find on this page details of Dr Treisman’s books, toys, and cards. Some free worksheets and resources are also available at the bottom of this page. Other resources are found under the organisational page and the Covid page.
Please also note we run bespoke online and face-to-face training courses, workshops, and Q and A on all of these resources! Please see our training and online pages for more info.
Our very own amazon page discussing all of the resources in one place!– https://www.amazon.co.uk/stores/page/BD57A40E-2602-44B5-A3A8-F72EA04950C4
The books and workbooks are also available as ebooks and pdfs here-https://www.ebooks.com/en-gb/searchapp/searchresults.net?term=karen+treisman
Bulk orders of books and cards:
Please contact email@example.com for bulk order discounts on all of my Jessica Kingsley Publications. The toys (depending of availability of stock as limited editions) can be bulk ordered directly through firstname.lastname@example.org
Books and cards (Dr Treisman currently has 6 children’s workbooks, 6 standalone stories from the workbooks, 5 sets of therapeutic cards, the therapeutic treasure box book, the trauma informed organisational book, and her working with relational and developmental trauma book- please see below the details of these:
Check out our very own amazon page discussing all of the resources in one place!- https://www.amazon.co.uk/stores/page/BD57A40E-2602-44B5-A3A8-F72EA04950C4
The Therapeutic Treasure Box Book (in black and white)
The bestselling “Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma: Creative Activities and Tools” by Dr Karen Treisman (September, 2017) is available to purchase from a range of stockists including Amazon, Waterstones, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, and Foyles) http://amzn.to/2nOIPlZ
Like a treasure box, this resource overflows with valuable resources – information, ideas and techniques to inspire and support those working with children who have experienced relational and developmental trauma.
Drawing on a range of therapeutic models including systemic, psychodynamic, trauma, sensory, neurobiological, neurocognitive, attachment, cognitive behavioural, and creative ideas, Dr Karen Treisman explains how we understand trauma and its impact on children, adolescents, and their families. She details how it can be seen in symptoms such as nightmares, sleeping difficulties, and behavioural and emotional dysregulation.
Theories and strategies are accompanied by a treasure trove of practical, creative, and ready-to-use resources including over 100 illustrated worksheets and handouts, top tips, recommended sample questions, and photographed examples (in black and white not colour).
See the Home Page for some reviews and endorsements of this bestselling book.
Pre-order now and being released in March 2024- Trauma-Informed Health Care: A Reflective Guide for Improving Care and Services
This comprehensive reflective resource explores the values, principles and practical applications of trauma-informed and -infused health care. Trauma-Informed Health Care introduces the different types of trauma – including medical and health trauma – and the impact of adversities, social inequalities and stressors. It explores their effects on health and the body, and on people’s relationships with health providers. Key issues addressed include the importance of cultural humility, the effects of secondary and vicarious trauma, burnout and moral injury. It also covers the critical issue of organizational trauma: how to avoid practice which has potential to traumatize or retraumatize, and the role of cultural understanding, language, leadership, staff wellbeing and the physical environment.
Drawing substantially on the experiences of people who use services and active practitioners, this book spans diverse settings — from doctor’s surgeries to hospitals and allied health services. It reveals how “every interaction can be an intervention” and provides you with practical examples, graphics and reflective exercises to support you to bring about positive change
“A Treasure Box for Creating Trauma-Informed Organizations: A Ready-to-Use Resource for Trauma, Adversity, and Culturally Informed, Infused and Responsive Systems” (Therapeutic Treasures Collection) by Dr Karen Treisman is available from a range of stockists including amazon and Jessica Kingsley Publishers- https://rb.gy/unc5dz
Please click here for a brochure about the contents of the books including a flavour of what is inside- LOW RES – A Treasure Box for Creating Trauma-Informed Organizations – Brochure
This 2 volume full colour treasure box book is packed full of valuable resources from bestselling and award-winning author, trainer, organizational consultant, and Clinical Psychologist Dr. Karen Treisman, and will show you how to weave a deep understanding of trauma and adversity into the daily practice and into the whole fabric of your organization.
This expert knowledge is presented in a bright and easy to understand way. Every chapter contains a huge array of colour photocopiable worksheets, downloadable materials, practical ideas, reflective questions, and exercises ready to use both individually and organizationally.
Covering guidance on policies, recruitment, supervision, language, cultural humility, co-production, team meeting ideas, staff wellbeing and more, this is the ultimate treasure trove for getting your organization truly and meaningfully trauma-informed.
There are also contributors from all over the world within different contexts, from prisons to social care to schools to residential homes and much more, which illustrate how to take the ideas and apply them into real world practice. https://rb.gy/unc5dz
You can watch the recording of the book launch attended virtually by over 400 people including an interview with the author and some readings from Karen and 2 of the contributors- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQOC0bHhbUE&feature=youtu.be
“Working with Relational and Developmental Trauma in children and adolescents” by Dr Karen Treisman (2016) is available from a range of stockists including Amazon, Waterstones, Routledge, and Foyles) http://amzn.to/2r8vrgW
Working with Relational and Developmental Trauma in Children and Adolescents focuses on the multi-layered complex and dynamic area of trauma, loss and disrupted attachment on babies, children, adolescents and on the systems around them. The book explores the impact of relational and developmental trauma and toxic stress on children’s bodies, brains, relationships, behaviours, cognitions, and emotions.
The book draws on a range of theoretical perspectives through reflective exercises, rich case studies, practical applications and therapeutic strategies. With chapters on wider organisational and systemic dynamics, strength-based practices and the intergenerational transmission of relational trauma; Dr Treisman provides a holistic view of the pervasive nature and impact of working with trauma.
Working with Relational and Developmental Trauma in Children and Adolescents will be of interest to professionals working with children and families in the community, in-patient, school, residential, and court-based settings, including Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, social workers, teachers, and students.
A Therapeutic Treasure Deck- Sentence Completion and Feelings Cards (Available from JKP or from http://amzn.to/2u6Upw0)
The perfect tool to add to any ‘therapeutic treasure box’, this set of 68 cards provide a way to help open conversations and structure discussions with children and adolescents aged 6+.
The treasure deck offers a fun, non-threatening way to help to build understanding and forge relationships. It also provides a safe, playful way for children to articulate and make sense of their feelings, thoughts, experiences and beliefs. The deck comes with two different types of card – the ‘feelings cards’ and the ‘sentence-completion cards’ – which can be used separately or together, and the cards are accompanied by a booklet which explains some of the different ways in which they can be therapeutically used.
You can see a video of me talking about these cards here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2EflAHyCQA
A Therapeutic Treasure Deck of Grounding, Soothing, Coping and Regulating Cards (Therapeutic Treasures Collection)- Available from JKP or from http://amzn.to/2taWYRp
A pack of 70 cards and explanatory guide offers a playful, non-threatening way to explore explore feelings, and to form effective coping, regulating, soothing, and grounding strategies through a range of games and activities. Designed to work with both the brain and body, the cards address a wide range of common issues including anxiety, stress, low mood, sleep difficulties and emotional dysregulation. To do so, they employ a range of proven strategies including cognitive techniques, nurturing activities, sensory strategies, body-based activity and creative exercises.
You can see a video of me talking about these cards here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfw_bGIcMcM
The Parenting Patchwork Treasure Deck: A Creative Tool for Assessments, Interventions, and Strengthening Relationships with Parents, Carers, and Children- https://amzn.to/2SurC2D
This versatile deck features 100 colourful cards and a detailed instruction manual. Developed by Dr. Karen Treisman for professionals working with parents, carers and families, it is a proven, easy to use tool to help explore relationships and aid assessments and interventions.
The deck is designed to be comprehensive and adaptable, covering child-parent/carer relationships; parenting experiences; parenting capacity; trauma; and childhood development. It is divided into three sections. The first explores children’s needs and parenting skills. The second offers sample questions to help adults to learn about child development and the impact of trauma. The third provides questions to ask during psycho education, interventions and assessments.
A valuable tool which covers the breadth of the ‘Parenting Patchwork’, this deck will provide opportunities for reflection, and encourages empathic, curious, compassionate practice.
Video introduction to cards found here-https://youtu.be/5IEeQX48B8k
Free series of video modules supporting the use are here- https://library.jkp.com/id004325868/The-Parenting-Patchwork-Treasure-Deck
A Therapeutic Treasure Deck of Strengths and Self-Esteem Cards (Therapeutic Treasures Collection)- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Therapeutic-Strengths-Self-Esteem-Treasures-Collection/dp/1787757854/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=karen+treisman&qid=1626469651&sr=8-5
Dr Treisman’s deck of 70 cards offers creative ways to help develop self-esteem, strengths, hope, positive qualities, and resilience.
Suitable for use with all ages – from children aged 6+ to adults – and for one-to-one, group or team settings, the cards provide an approachable way to explore wishes, hopes, dreams, identity and much more. The pack is organized into three different card types: 1) illustrated strengths cards; 2) strengths-based sentence completion cards; and 3) fun activities. Together, they provide an easy way to engage in self-reflection, whether through inspiring conversations or a more structured activity.
The deck is accompanied by a helpful booklet which explains the many ways in which the pack can be used – from the simple to the inspiring and creative
The Trauma Treasure Deck: A Creative Tool for Assessments, Interventions, and Learning for Work with Adversity and Stress in Children and Adults Cards- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trauma-Treasure-Deck-Assessments-Interventions/dp/1839971371/ref=sr_1_2?crid=22QHJN7CPEXUJ&keywords=trauma+cards+treisman&qid=1641391610&sprefix=trauma+cards+treisman%2Caps%2C48&sr=8-2
Intro video about cards- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqcu_L5Znvw
Dr Karen Treisman has designed this versatile and colourful card deck to enable practitioners supporting children, teens or adults who have experienced trauma, stress or adversity.
The cards are organized into four different types: sentence completion cards, survival response cards, signals/signs cards and different types of trauma cards. In combination, the cards provide you with a rich resource which enables you to:
· Increase understanding of the multi-layered impact of trauma, stress, and adversity – including common sensory, physical, emotional, cognitive and relational aspects.
· Deepen assessment and information-gathering
· Reflect on progress and the journey
· Inform goals and focus interventions
· Identify survival responses, feelings and experiences
· Use metaphors, analogies and symbols to support Find new ways to name, label or describe experiences or feelings
· Increase empathy, understanding and compassion
· Support reflection and curiosity
· Explore the wider lens of trauma – including cultural, intergenerational, medical, war trauma etc.
And much more!
Developed to be inclusive of a variety of learning styles, abilities and language skills, the pack can be used with individuals, groups, teams and organizations. Accompanied by a comprehensive explanatory booklet, they will enable you to create assessments, psycho-education and interventions which are playful, enriching and creative.
Children’s workbooks and standalone stories (Neon, Presley, Gilly, Cleo, Binnie, and Ollie)
All stories can now be bought separate to the workbooks as standalone books as well- all available from JKP, Amazon or many other book stockists. Please check description and price to ensure purchasing the correct product. They have different front covers.
Please note currently all toys have SOLD OUT and are not available- we will only be restocking if we receive a large bulk order.
Neon the Ninja: Activity Book for Children who Struggle with Sleep and Nightmares: A Therapeutic Story with Creative Activities Aged 5-10– https
Neon the Ninja has a very special job. He looks after anyone who finds the night time scary. Lots of us have nightmares, but Neon loves nothing more than using his special ninja powers to keep the nightmares and worries far away, and to keep the magical dreams and positive thoughts close by.
This story, activity, and guide book combines a fun illustrated story to show children how Neon the Ninja can reduce their nightmares and night worries with fun activities and therapeutic worksheets to make night times feel safer and more relaxed. This workbook contains a treasure trove of explanations, advice, and practical strategies for parents, carers and professionals. Based on creative, narrative, sensory, and CBT techniques, it is full of tried and tested exercises, tips and techniques to aid and alleviate nightmares and sleeping difficulties. This is a must-have for those working and living with children aged 5-10 who experience nightmares or other sleep-related problems.
Watch a video about Neon here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q86WADrAF30
Gilly the Giraffe Self Esteem Activity Book: A Therapeutic Story with Creative Activities for Children Aged 5-10- https://amzn.to/2JzTxak
Even though Gilly the Giraffe has many wonderful things in her life, she sometimes lacks confidence. Why does she have to stand out so much with her long neck, her long black tongue and her mosaic patches? Why do some of the other animals point and laugh at her? Can it be possible to be different and to be cool?
This activity book developed by child psychologist Dr Karen Treisman combines a colourfully illustrated therapeutic story about Gilly the Giraffe to help start conversations, which is followed by a wealth of creative activities for children to explore and build upon some of the ideas raised in the story, and beyond! The activities are accompanied by extensive advice and practical strategies for parents, carers and professionals on how to help children aged 5-10 boost their self-esteem, self-belief, and confidence.
Watch a video of Karen talking about Gilly here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3cE090hswA
Cleo the Crocodile: An Activity Book for Children Who Are Afraid to Get Close: A Therapeutic Story with Creative Activities about Trust, Anger, and Relationships for Children Aged 5-10- https://amzn.to/2HXsvwg
Cleo the Crocodile loved having fun with all of the other animals, until Hogan the Hippo started being mean, even though Hogan was meant to look after Cleo. Scared of being hurt again, Cleo had to leave the swamp, and he swung, snapped and stared at all the others animals so that he would be left alone. Would he ever be happy again and make friends? How would he feel safe and ready for new adventures? This activity book and workbook developed by expert child psychologist Dr Karen Treisman combines a colourfully illustrated therapeutic story about Cleo the Crocodile to help start conversations about rejection, anger, and relational difficulties- including difficulties with trust and lettings others close. This is followed by a wealth of creative activities for children to explore and build upon some of the ideas raised in the story, and beyond! The activities are accompanied by extensive advice and practical strategies for parents, carers and professionals on how to help children aged 5-10 to feel safe, learn to trust more, and to build healthier relationships.
Presley the Pug Relaxation Activity Book: A Therapeutic Story with Creative Activities to Help Children to Regulate their Emotions and to Find Calm https://amzn.to/2HBI0qh
Like all dogs, Presley the Pug loves to play, run, and snuggle up under his warm blanket. But sometimes, Presley gets gets so excited that his feelings take over. Sometimes it’s anger, sometimes stress, sometimes worry. He doesn’t know how to calm down! What can Presley do when he feels like this? Luckily Presley’s canine friends are nearby with some wise words and they share some of the tricks that have worked for them! This therapeutic activity book was developed by expert child psychologist Dr Karen Treisman. It features a colourful therapeutic story designed to help start conversations about coping with big feelings and how to find calm. It explains how Presley (and the reader!) is able to create a ‘mind retreat’ – an imaginary safe space where he can relax. The activity book is also packed with creative activities and photocopiable worksheets to help children to explore the ideas raised in the story, including regulating and coping tools like sensory boxes, relaxation exercises and easy yoga poses. It also features advice and practical strategies for parents, carers and professionals supporting children aged 5-10.
You can see a video of Karen talking about Presley the Pug here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhjZHu1MjeY
Binnie is an energetic baboon, who bounces around the lush green mountains of Rwanda in East Africa. But like many of us, Binnie often feels worried and stressed, and these worries can get in her way! What if she gets lost in the jungle, or her family gets sick? What if no one likes her? Sometimes she even worries about the fact she’s worried; and if she isn’t worried, well why not?!
This activity book has been developed by expert child psychologist Dr Karen Treisman. The first part of the book is a colourful illustrated therapeutic story about Binnie the Baboon, with a focus on worry and anxiety. This is followed by a wealth of creative activities and photocopiable worksheets for children to explore issues relating to anxiety, worry, fears, and stress, and how to find ways to understand and overcome them. The final section of the book is full of advice and practical strategies for parents, carers, and professionals on how to help children aged 5-10 to start to understand why they experience feelings of anxiety, and what they can do to help reduce and navigate it.
You can see Karen talking about Binnie the book and toy here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWEGxbnNe4E
Downloadable Worksheets and Resources: (For specific ones on trauma-informed organisations, please see other tab).
Please be respectful and honouring that these cost money and take a lot of time, thought, and energy to create- Please use them respectfully and fully cite them- please do not change or alter them.
Questions and reflection points for organisations enquiring about trauma-informed training (great document to read before enquiring, doing tenders, booking training etc)- Trauma informed queries and requests points to reflect on
Some of the advantages and strengths of virtual and online training events- Some of the advantages and positives of virtual training and events
Alternative to the term and word “triggers” worksheet- alternatives to the word triggers
Behaviour as Communication- Behaviour Kaleidoscope of Questions- behaviour as communication- behaviour is a kaleidoscope
Every interaction is an intervention poster-every interaction is an intervention
Relational trauma requires relational repair-relational trauma relational repair word
Model the model-model the model with feet 1
7 E model-7 E WORD
Images and worksheets around hope- hope all together
Take what you need tokens-take what you need pdf
When I am feeling unsafe worksheet–feeling safe & putting up defenses
Summary infographic by Emma Paxton (Imagistic) on Dr Treisman’s relational and developmental trauma training for Barnardo’s- day 1 relational and developmental trauma emma barnardos -compressed
Summary infographic by Emma Paxton (Imagistic) on Dr Treisman’s wellbeing and “self-care” training for Barnardo’s- day 2 barnardos emma self care and trauma in orgs-compressed
Summary infographic by Emma Paxton (Imagistic) on Dr Treisman’s trauma-informed organisations training for Barnardo’s- day 3 trauma organisations birmigham barnardos emma_compressed
Summary of a keynote on therapeutic re-parenting by Clare Mills (listenthinkdraw.co.uk) captured at an Adoption UK event- clare mills therapeutic re-parenting infographic _compressed
Summary infographic by Rio Holaday on hope, relationships and connections- keynote for Trauma conference in Philadelphia 2021- HOPE AND CONNECTIONS PHILADELPHIA KEYNOTE
Summary infographic by Emma Paxton (imagistic) from a day on the power of language by Dr Karen Treisman- for a multidisciplinary group across Wales- more on this topic in the trauma informed organization book, power of language training, and the power of language abridged online module- The Power of Language – Dr Karen Treisman low res
Some tips and tools on team meeting “check-ins”- check-ins
Relational treasures and ways of being images (from Trauma Informed Organization books- created by Dr Karen Treisman and illustrated by Emma Paxton- relational treasures and key ways of being-compressed
Summary infographic by Emma Paxton (imagistic) from an intro half day on psychologically informed physical buildings, spaces and environments by Dr Karen Treisman- for a multidisciplinary group across Wales- more on this topic in the trauma informed organization book, physical environment training, and the online module- trauma informed physical environments infographic- event for NEST- by Dr karen reisman- illustrated by imagistic
Examples of how the ideas from the therapeutic treasure collection have been used- part 1- therapeutic treasure art examples- part 1
Examples of how the ideas from the therapeutic treasure collection have been used- part 2- examples of art work from my resources from my books- JKP
A spotlight on organisational trauma/ organisational memory written for research in practice- extract from Karen’s trauma-informed organizations book-