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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
An Expert On Traumatic Stress Outlines An Approach To Healing, Explaining How Traumatic Stress Affects Brain Processes And How To Use Innovative Treatments To Reactivate The Mind's Abilities To Trust,... Engage Others, And Experience Pleasure. --publisher's Description. Facing Trauma -- The Rediscovery Of Trauma. Lessons From Vietnam Veterans ; Revolutions In Understanding Mind And Brain ; Looking Into The Brain : The Neuroscience Revolution -- This Is Your Brain On Trauma. Running For Your Life : The Anatomy Of Survival ; Body-brain Connections ; Losing Your Body, Losing Your Self -- The Minds Of Children. Getting On The Same Wavelength : Attachment And Attunement ; Trapped In Relationships : The Cost Of Abuse And Neglect ; What's Love Got To Do With It? ; Developmental Trauma : The Hidden Epidemic -- The Imprint Of Trauma. Uncovering Secrets : The Problem Of Traumatic Memory ; The Unbearable Heaviness Of Remembering -- Paths To Recovery. Healing From Trauma : Owning Your Self ; Language : Miracle And Tyranny ; Letting Go Of The Past: Emdr ; Learning To Inhabit Your Body : Yoga ; Putting The Pieces Together : Self-leadership ; Filling In The Holes : Creating Structures ; Rewiring The Brain : Neurofeedback ; Finding Your Voice : Communal Rhythms And Theater -- Epilogue : Choices To Be Made -- Appendix. Consensus Proposed Criteria For Developmental Trauma Disorder. Bessel A. Van Der Kolk, M.d. Includes Bibliographical References (pages 363-421) And Index.
Trauma and Recovery
Traumatic Disorders. A Forgotten History -- Terror -- Disconnection -- Captivity -- Child Abuse -- A New Diagnosis -- Stages Of Recovery. A Healing Relationship -- Safety -- Remembrance And Mourning -...- Reconnection -- Commonality -- Afterword. The Dialectic Of Trauma Continues. Judith Lewis Herman. First Published: Basicbooks, 1992. Includes Bibliographical References (p. -282) And Index.
Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma
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Charlie Weir grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in a supremely dysfunctional family: his father absenting himself, his mother battling depressive illness, his brother fighting him for whateve...r comfort remained. So no wonder he studied psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, eventually establishing a practice back in New York just as the first brutalized veterans of Vietnam started returning home with a world of hurt. Agnes, the sister of one of these men, soon became his wife, though her brother's death ended their marriage just as surely, stranding their daughter in between them and leaving Charlie to endure alone as his city fell further into a stupor of violence and mayhem. Then, years later, things begin to happen. His mother's death brings Agnes back into his life at last, and Walt, his brother, introduces him to a woman who first enlivens and then endangers everything Charlie hoped might restore his dwindling faith in himself, his calling, and his future. This novel is like watching a ghastly accident in slow motion, with an expert voice over made by one of its participants. Physician, heal thyself is an expression that comes increasingly to mind as events spiral madly out of control and this story races, heedlessly and heart-strong, toward its shocking conclusion. It encapsulates the themes -- family, passion, madness -- that by now have become synonymous with Patrick McGrath.The Washington Post - Michael DirdaBeautifully crafted and paced, Trauma can be viewed as either a superb psychological thriller or as a masterly evocation of modern alienation and despair—assuming, of course, there is any difference. The contemporary novel of terror typically focuses on the breakdown of personality, the return of the repressed, the untimely mixing of memory and desire. Happily for us wimps, McGrath eschews splatter or gruesomeness, instead relating Charlie Weir's story in clear, quick-flowing prose, as if Dick Francis had rewritten Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier…Trauma is, in short, a terrific literary entertainment, one that will keep you on edge, worried and guessing for 200 pages.
The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms
In The PTSD Workbook, two psychologists and trauma experts gather together techniques and interventions used by PTSD experts from around the world to offer trauma survivors the most effective tools av...ailable to conquer their most distressing trauma-related symptoms. Readers learn how to determine the type of trauma they experienced, identify their symptoms, and learn the most effective strategies they can use to overcome them.
Trauma is Really Strange
What Is Trauma? How Does It Change The Way Our Brains Work? And How Can We Overcome It? When Something Traumatic Happens To Us, We Dissociate And Our Bodies Shut Down Their Normal Processes. This Uniq...ue Comic Explains The Strange Nature Of Trauma And How It Confuses The Brain And Affects The Body. With Wonderful Artwork, Cat And Mouse Metaphors, Essential Scientific Facts, And A Healthy Dose Of Wit, The Narrator Reveals How Trauma Resolution Involves Changing The Body's Physiology And Describes Techniques That Can Achieve This, Including Trauma Releasing Exercises That Allow The Body To Shake Away Tension, Safely Releasing Deep Muscular Patterns Of Stress And Trauma. Steve Haines ; Art By Sophie Standing. Includes Bibliographical References.
A Woman in Amber: Healing the Trauma of War and Exile
Agate was six when she and her family fled their comfortable parsonage in rural Latvia to avoid the Russian advance. First interned in Germany, they were sent to work at an institute in East Germany w...here they were bombed and then captured after all by brutal Russian Mongolian troops. A witness to rape, torture and executions, Agate and her sister played among the corpses as the family starved, awaiting death. Time and again it was their mother who kept them going, and yet it was one moment in which she lost hope that changes their relationship and haunts Agate. Ultimately the family is admitted to a Displaced Persons Camp in the British Zone. There Agate goes to school once more. It is her mother's wish for her daughters that they be well-educated; that although she was deprived of her chance, that the life of the mind will be theirs. In her spare time Agate reads a battered paperback first volume of Gone With the Wind, in Latvian. Five years later the Nesaules arrive, penniless, in Indianapolis where Agate teaches herself to read English from a library copy of the book. The Latvian community in exile clings together but Agate wins a scholarship to the university, fulfilling her mother's dream. Yet, though she assimilates, part of Agate is still frozen in the past, still overcome with the shame of "not being worth feeding," and the terror of captivity, never at ease with her mother, always missing the affection they once shared. And she in unable to choose fulfillment over degradation in her private life... until she begins to tell her story. Library Journal A woman in amber is one trapped and preserved in her past. Nesaule (literature and women's studies, Univ. of Wisconsin) tells a moving story to promote the reader's understanding and her own healing. As a child in Latvia, she endured the terror and dislocation of World War II at the hands of both Soviets and Germans, lived in a postwar refugee camp, and became an immigrant to the American Midwest, establishing a life there shaped by survivor's guilt and a sense of victimization. Integral to her life are family relationships, especially estrangement from her mother, stemming from the war years and the author's own unhappy marriage. In middle age, Nesaule at last comes to terms with her past, builds a new life, and offers her audience a well-written and insightful memoir. For subject collections and general readers.-Rena Fowler, Humboldt State Univ., Arcata, Cal.
The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth
For the millions who suffer from the effects of a traumatic experience, this book offers help and hope and provides the diverse elements needed for lasting recovery. Trauma can take many forms, from t...he most disturbing of circumstances such as witnessing a murder or violent crime to the subtle trauma of living with the effects of abuse or alcoholism. Deep emotional wounds often seem like they will never heal, but Schiraldi has helped and witnessed survivors recover, grow, and find happiness. By helping people recognize the coping mechanisms and by dealing directly with the effects of a traumatic experience, there is a great reason for hope. The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook is a guide for both survivors and their loved ones, helping them to see that on the other side of their pain is recovery and growth. Explains the psychic defenses that can go into effect to protect a victim from further emotional harm Provides information on triggers and the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder Addresses how the healing process can begin and how fear diminishes through a variety of medic and nonmedicinal treatment methods Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D., has served on the stress management faculty at the U.S. Pentagon and the University of Maryland, where he received the Outstanding Teacher Award in the College of Health and Human Performance. He is the author of various articles and books on human mental and physical health, including Conquer Anxiety, Worry and Nervous Fatigue: A Guide to Greater Peace; Hope and Help for Depression: A Practical Guide; Facts to Relax By: A Guide to Relaxation and StressReduction; and Building Self-Esteem: A 125-Day Program. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and holds graduate degrees in Health Education from Brigham Young University and the University of Maryland.
Healing from Trauma: A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life
For survivors rather than professionals — from a therapist who is also a trauma survivor Publishers Weekly Psychotherapist Cori (The Tao of Contemplation: Re-Sourcing the Inner Life) translates ...the dark language of trauma in this primer of agony and recovery, with a deep understanding of the tortuous journey many suffer after sexual assault, war, violence and childhood abuse. Skillfully, she avoids the bevy of usual tales of misery found in self-help books on trauma, focusing instead on the resilience of the spirit, regaining control and resuming a renewed life. Very timely and informative, Cori's guidebook includes a long segment on PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), recognizing the emotional and moral conflicts faced by troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and attempting to reintegrate into society. The author offers solid information on types of trauma disorders and stresses the importance of selecting caring, sensitive health practitioners and therapists as critical to speed the healing quest (she offers sensible specifics on choosing a therapist). Concluding with her own story as an incest survivor (based on recovered memories), the book is a compact, knowing work of atonement, grace, compassion and healing. (Nov.)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists
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