Being In My Body: What You Might Not Have Known About Trauma, Dissociation & The Brain

Thank you for your interest in promoting embodiment and this book.

You are invited to join me in a book signing event at:

Natural Health & Home in Crystal City, MO.

I’ll be there on Tuesday, November 14, from 11:00 am -1:00 pm

Being In My Body is about trauma and dissociation and was written with the client in mind, but it’s also highly relevant for the loved ones of trauma survivors, counselors and therapists and other people in caring professions, such as nurses and hospital staff, etc.  The book also serves as a call for a trauma-informed society, which can’t be emphasized enough in our world today.

Originally from Hillsboro, MO, Toni Rahman, LCSW  is a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and attachment.  She is a writer, a mother, a sister, a teacher, a traveler, and a lifelong learner.  Her passions include Eastern and indigenous healing practices, psychology, spirituality and gender issues, as well as issues of social and economic justice. She is passionate about exploring ways to support others in making profound shifts in their life experience.  She is a Trauma-Informed Care Practitioner, a Certified EMDR Practitioner, trained in CranioSacral Therapy & SomatoEmotional Release, Chinese Five Element Theory, Dream Interpretation, Quantum Touch and Energy Balancing.  She is the author of Being In My Body: What You Might Not Have Known About Trauma, Dissociation & The BrainTahòle: The Politics of Love; Boundaries: Learning to Recognize, Honor and Communicate Your Personal Limits; and  Self Abuse and the Inner Drama Triangle, an Online Course

Toni now lives in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she has a small private practice.  Her latest passion is living authentically what she teaches, particularly with regard to being embodied.  Her life is characterized by satisfying and gentle rhythms, self-care, and increasingly balanced, joyous and authentic connections.  

You can learn more about the book and purchase a copy here.

Here’s what readers are saying about Being In My Body

“Toni has gifted us with a readable and rich handbook on how to deal with trauma. She carefully weaves well-researched information with examples and healing techniques. Toni stays with you as you read and you can feel her compassion coming through.”

David Richo, PhD: Author of When the Past is Present (Shambhala)

“Being In My Body is a testimony both to Toni Rahman’s personal work and her professional and clinical skills. This book is not only easy to read and understand, but interesting and informative.

“Toni does an excellent job of explaining the different kinds of trauma, which is an important contribution to field of traumatology.

“I found myself feeling comfortable in my own body as I read her book, which told me that she was in HER body as she was writing it.

“Most of all, I appreciate Toni’s open-hearted writing style, and her compassionate approach towards herself, her family, her clients and her readers.”


Janae B. Weinhold, PhD LPC, Co-author of Developmental Trauma: The Game Changer in the Mental Health Profession, Counterdependency: The Flight From Intimacy & Breaking Free of the Codependency Trap

“Toni presents a unique and well-thought-out perspective on healing from trauma and attachment disorders. As a couple therapist whose business it is to put the dyad first, I nonetheless respect the importance she gives to individual healing. Toni offers a comprehensive primer on some of the key concepts for healing that are derived from neuroscience, attachment theory, and somatization/embodiment. And she brilliantly puts them together in a way that creates more than the sum of the whole.”                                  

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT is a clinician and teacher; he developed A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT), which integrates attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation, and founded the PACT Institute.

Being In My Body offers a way for us to integrate with our bodies, not just to discover historic trauma, but also to obtain daily awareness of what is going on in our lives.  It seems so obvious, but we completely ignore our bodies instead of listening to them.”

“I feel like your book reached me in many different ways. So it was really a privilege to live with it over the last few weeks. I don’t think I’ll ever feel the same about or deal with my body in quite the same way (not that I disliked my body). It has opened new avenues for me to reconsider how I work with my body and perhaps bring out in the open locked memories and finally release them. Definitely serendipity for me at this time.”

– Stephanie Brooks, Business Manager, MSSD

“Being In My Body is a beautiful synthesis of powerful teachings, practices, and stories that have helped me tremendously in my still-unfolding journey towards greater self-understanding, self-acceptance, and embodiment. Toni Rahman has helped me understand the ways in which I experienced developmental trauma, how it has impacted me, and perhaps most importantly, what I can do about it in the present moment. This book has left me feeling empowered, supported, and deeply understood.  I have read many books that touch on these topics and themes, and what I found most unique about this book was Toni’s willingness to be vulnerable and open with her readers. As I read Being In My Body, I felt like I was being accompanied through difficult terrain by a gentle guide who was willing to share her own journey in the hopes that it would help others along on theirs. In my case, it certainly has, and I hope that many others will benefit as well.”

– Megan Farmer, Postgraduate Psychology Student, Calif.