Welcome to BookAbout, the revolutionary platform for book lovers like us! We believe that finding the right book should be an enjoyable and effortless experience. As avid readers ourselves, we understand the frustration of searching through countless books by name or category, only to come up empty-handed.
That's why we created BookAbout, a platform that uses the latest AI technology to search through over 500,000 books to find the one that matches the idea of your query. With BookAbout, you can say goodbye to the traditional way of searching for books and hello to a new way of discovering your next favorite read.
We are dedicated to providing you with the best reading experience possible. We will be constantly updating our database to ensure that we have the latest books, and we're always working to improve our search algorithms to make your experience even better.
We invite you to join us on our journey of discovering the world of books. With BookAbout, you'll never have to settle for a mediocre book again. Start your search today and find your next literary adventure
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.
Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body
Survivors Of Trauma Whether Abuse, Accidents, Or War Can End Up Profoundly Wounded, Betrayed By Their Bodies That Failed To Get Them To Safety And That Are A Source Of Pain. In Order To Fully Heal Fro...m Trauma, A Connection Must Be Made With Oneself, Including One S Body. The Trauma-sensitive Yoga Described In This Book Moves Beyond Traditional Talk Therapies That Focus On The Mind, By Bringing The Body Actively Into The Healing Process. This Allows Trauma Survivors To Cultivate A More Positive Relationship To Their Body Through Gentle Breath, Mindfulness, And Movement Practices. Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga Is A Book For Survivors, Clinicians, And Yoga Instructors Who Are Interested In Mind/body Healing. It Introduces Trauma-sensitive Yoga, A Modified Approach To Yoga Developed In Collaboration Between Yoga Teachers And Clinicians At The Trauma Center At Justice Resource Institute, Led By Yoga Teacher David Emerson, Along With Medical Doctor Bessel Van Der Kolk.^ The Book Begins With An In-depth Description Of Trauma And Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (ptsd), Including A Description Of How Trauma Is Held In The Body And The Need For Body-based Treatment. It Offers A Brief History Of Yoga, Describes Various Styles Of Yoga Commonly Found In Western Practice, And Identifies Four Key Themes Of Trauma-sensitive Yoga. Chair-based Exercises Are Described That Can Be Incorporated Into Individual Or Group Therapy, Targeting Specific Treatment Goals, And Modifications Are Offered For Mat-based Yoga Classes. Each Exercise Includes Trauma-sensitive Language To Introduce The Practice, As Well As Photographs To Illustrate The Poses. The Practices Have Been Offered To A Wide Range Of Individuals And Groups, Including Men And Women, Teens, Returning Veterans, And Others.^ Rounded Out By Valuable Quotes And Case Stories, The Book Presents Mindfulness, Breathing, And Yoga Exercises That Can Be Used By Home Practitioners, Yoga Teachers, And Therapists As A Way To Cultivate Awareness, Tolerance, And An Increased Acceptance Of The Self. Reclaiming Your Body -- Traumatic Stress -- A Brief History Of Traumatic Stress And Trauma Treatment -- Historical Views On Mental Health Symptoms -- Link Between Traumatic Events And Symptoms -- Veterans And Traumatic Stress -- Expansion Of The Application Of The Ptsd Diagnosis -- Modern-day Treatment Models For Post-traumatic Stress -- Complex Trauma And The Limitations Of Available Treatment Models -- More Recent Treatments -- The Future Of Trauma Treatment -- Trauma And The Survival Response -- The Impact Of Trauma -- Yoga As Trauma Treatment -- Yoga -- The Origins Of Yoga -- Yoga In The West -- Trauma-sensitive Yoga -- The Need For Trauma-sensitive Yoga -- Key Themes Of Trauma-sensitive Yoga -- Experiencing The Present Moment -- Making Choices -- Taking Effective Action -- Creating Rhythms -- For Survivors -- Developing A Trauma-sensitive Yoga Practice -- An At-home Practice -- For Clinicians -- Integrating Yoga-based Practices Into The Therapy Office -- Matching Interventions To Goals -- Creating Present-moment Focus -- Developing Mindfulness Skills -- Building Curiosity And Developing Tolerance For Experiencing Sensation -- Changing Relationship With The Body -- Centering -- Grounding -- Building Affect-regulation Skills -- Breathing Practices And Affect Regulation -- Practicing Choice -- Integrating Aspects Of Experience -- Increasing Confidence -- Building Connection To Others -- Addressing Challenges In Introducing Yoga-based Strategies Into The Therapy Office -- For Yoga Teachers -- Building A Trauma-sensitive Yoga Class -- Language -- Assists -- Teacher Qualities -- Environment -- Exercises -- Responding To Triggered Reactions In A Yoga Class -- Conclusions. David Emerson, Elizabeth Hopper ; Forewords By Peter A. Levine And Stephen Cope ; Introduction By Bessel A. Van Der Kolk. Includes Bibliographical References (p. 143-151) And Index.
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
8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing
Safe and effective principles and strategies for recovery from trauma. Library Journal Psychotherapist Rothschild (The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment) here pro...vides a practical explanation of her novel approach to trauma recovery and therapy, which strives to make healing less painful than the traumatic incident. Drawing on her personal experience with trauma and her treatment process, Rothschild realized that treatment does not necessarily require vivid remembering of the originating trauma's level of distress. Her keys to recovery include plotting a course of treatment, realizing that remembering is not required, stopping flashbacks, reconciling forgiveness and shame, taking small steps, and making the best of the situation. In each passionately written chapter, Rothschild provides a description of the key principle, a case example, a lay-oriented discussion of the theoretical underpinnings of the issue, examples of how to apply the principle, and practical exercises. Rothschild's valuable information is not designed to replace established therapeutic approaches but will serve as a nice adjunct. VERDICT Readers who have experienced traumatic events will find this a helpful tool as they work with their professional therapist. Also of interest to self-help readers and professional therapists.—Dale Farris, Groves, TX
Superando el dolor/ Overcoming the Pain: Un libro para y acerca de adultos abusados en la ninez/ A Book for and about Adults who were Abused as a Child
No description available