The Complex PTSD Workbook

The Complex PTSD Workbook
Author : Arielle Schwartz
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2020-07-09
ISBN 10 : 9781529312157
ISBN 13 : 1529312159
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complex PTSD Workbook Book Description:

Those affected by complex PTSD commonly feel as though there is something fundamentally wrong with them - that somewhere inside there is a part of them that needs to be fixed. Though untrue, such beliefs can feel extremely real and frightening. Difficult as it may be, facing one's PTSD from unresolved childhood trauma is a brave, courageous act - and with the right guidance, healing from PTSD is possible. Clinical psychologist Dr Arielle Schwartz has spent years helping those with C-PTSD find their way to wholeness. She also knows the territory of the healing firsthand, having walked it herself. This book provides a map to the complicated, and often overwhelming, terrain of C-PTSD with Dr. Schwartz's knowledgeable guidance helping you find your way. In The Complex PTSD Workbook, you'll learn all about C-PTSD and gain valuable insight into the types of symptoms associated with unresolved childhood trauma, while applying a strength-based perspective to integrate positive beliefs and behaviours. Examples and exercises through which you'll discover your own instances of trauma through relating to PTSD experiences other than your own, such as the following: * Information about common PTSD misdiagnoses such as bipolar disorder, ADHD, anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, and substance abuse, among others. * Explorations of common methods of PTSD therapy including somatic therapy, EMDR, CBT, DBT, and mind-body perspectives. * Chapter takeaways that encourage thoughtful consideration and writing to explore how you feel as you review the material presented in relation to your PTSD symptoms. The Complex PTSD Workbook aims to empower you with a thorough understanding of the psychology and physiology of C-PTSD so you can make informed choices about the path to healing that is right for you and discover a life of wellness, free of C-PTSD, that used to seem just out of reach.

Complex PTSD

Complex PTSD
Author : Pete Walker
Publisher : CreateSpace
Total Pages : 376
Release : 2013-12-13
ISBN 10 : 1492871842
ISBN 13 : 9781492871842
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex PTSD Book Description:

I have Complex PTSD [Cptsd] and wrote this book from the perspective of someone who has experienced a great reduction of symptoms over the years. I also wrote it from the viewpoint of someone who has discovered many silver linings in the long, windy, bumpy road of recovering from Cptsd. I felt encouraged to write this book because of thousands of e-mail responses to the articles on my website that repeatedly expressed gratitude for the helpfulness of my work. An often echoed comment sounded like this: At last someone gets it. I can see now that I am not bad, defective or crazy…or alone! The causes of Cptsd range from severe neglect to monstrous abuse. Many survivors grow up in houses that are not homes – in families that are as loveless as orphanages and sometimes as dangerous. If you felt unwanted, unliked, rejected, hated and/or despised for a lengthy portion of your childhood, trauma may be deeply engrained in your mind, soul and body. This book is a practical, user-friendly self-help guide to recovering from the lingering effects of childhood trauma, and to achieving a rich and fulfilling life. It is copiously illustrated with examples of my own and my clients' journeys of recovering. This book is also for those who do not have Cptsd but want to understand and help a loved one who does. This book also contains an overview of the tasks of recovering and a great many practical tools and techniques for recovering from childhood trauma. It extensively elaborates on all the recovery concepts explained on my website, and many more. However, unlike the articles on my website, it is oriented toward the layperson. As such, much of the psychological jargon and dense concentration of concepts in the website articles has been replaced with expanded and easier to follow explanations. Moreover, many principles that were only sketched out in the articles are explained in much greater detail. A great deal of new material is also explored. Key concepts of the book include managing emotional flashbacks, understanding the four different types of trauma survivors, differentiating the outer critic from the inner critic, healing the abandonment depression that come from emotional abandonment and self-abandonment, self-reparenting and reparenting by committee, and deconstructing the hierarchy of self-injuring responses that childhood trauma forces survivors to adopt. The book also functions as a map to help you understand the somewhat linear progression of recovery, to help you identify what you have already accomplished, and to help you figure out what is best to work on and prioritize now. This in turn also serves to help you identify the signs of your recovery and to develop reasonable expectations about the rate of your recovery. I hope this map will guide you to heal in a way that helps you to become an unflinching source of kindness and self-compassion for yourself, and that out of that journey you will find at least one other human being who will reciprocally love you well enough in that way.

EMDR Toolbox

EMDR Toolbox
Author : James Knipe, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2014-08-05
ISBN 10 : 9780826171269
ISBN 13 : 0826171265
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EMDR Toolbox Book Description:

"[R]eading this book has given me a whole host of new ideas about working with complex and dissociative clients... Clear and engaging, peppered with relevant case histories, this book would make an important addition to anyone's EMDR-related book collection." -- Dr. Robin Logie, EMDR UK & Ireland This book is the first to bring together in one volume an overview of the principal issues in treatment of dissociative disorders in complex PTSD, and a description of the integration of specific EMDR-related interventions or "tools" with other psychotherapeutic treatments. These tools can significantly extend the therapeutic power of EMDR-related methods. Each intervention is examined in detail with accompanying transcripts illustrating the nuances and variations in how the intervention is applied. It is written by a highly esteemed EMDR scholar, trainer, international speaker, and author who is an EMDRIA-designated "Master Clinician." The book discusses how the concepts and vocabulary of other models of dissociation (particularly the Theory of Structural Dissociation of the Personality, and the Internal Family Systems model) translate directly into EMDR’s Adaptive Information Processing language. It presents detailed descriptions of specific EMDR-related tools that are useful in facilitating and safely accelerating therapeutic progress with clients suffering from Complex PTSD. These include such standard EMDR procedures as Trauma Processing and Resource Installation, several conceptual/cognitive/phenomenological models of dissociative personality structures and symptoms, and specific EMDR interventions for resolving dysfunctionally stored post-traumatic elements. The book will be of great value to therapists who wish to extend their use of basic EMDR with "easier" clients to using it effectively with more complex clients. Key Features: Provides a theoretical framework to guide assessment and treatment of clients with Complex PTSD Serves as a "hands-on" resource for using specific EMDR procedures Describes each intervention in detail, illustrating the nuances and variations in different applications Includes specific "AIP" tools, actual therapy scripts, and client drawings Covers DSM-V PSTD criteria

Summary of Pete Walker s Complex PTSD

Summary of Pete Walker s Complex PTSD
Author : Swift Reads
Publisher : Swift Books LLC
Total Pages :
Release : 2021-02-25
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Pete Walker s Complex PTSD Book Description:

Buy now to get the insights from Pete Walker's Complex PTSD. Sample Insights: 1) Pete Walker suffers from Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or CPTSD. CPTSD is not a genetic disease, but it is caused by your environment. The most common cause of CPTSD is an abusive household, and this affects 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys. 2) Emotional flashbacks are the most common side effect for patients who struggle with CPTSD. Unlike PTSD, there are no visual components to these flashbacks, but rather emotional ones. Men and women will regress to the feeling-states they had as an abused child, resulting in bouts of anxiety, depression, fear, and alienation.

A Practical Guide to Complex Ptsd

A Practical Guide to Complex Ptsd
Author : Arielle Schwartz
Publisher : Rockridge Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2020-05-12
ISBN 10 : 1646116143
ISBN 13 : 9781646116140
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Complex Ptsd Book Description:

Reclaim yourself from childhood trauma--evidence-based strategies for healing complex PTSD Repetitive trauma during childhood can impact your emotional development, creating a ripple effect that carries into adulthood. Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) is a physical and psychological response to these repeated traumatic events. A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD contains research-based strategies, tools, and support for individuals working to heal from their childhood trauma. You don't have to be a prisoner of your past. Learn the skills necessary to improve your physical and mental health with practical strategies taken from the most effective therapeutic methods, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and somatic psychology. When appropriately addressed, the wounds of your past no longer need to interfere with your ability to live a meaningful and satisfying life. This book includes: Understand C-PTSD--Get an in-depth explanation of complex PTSD, including its symptoms, its treatment through various therapies, and more. Address the symptoms--Discover evidence-based strategies for healing the symptoms of complex PTSD, like avoidance, depression, emotional dysregulation, and hopelessness. Real stories--Relate to others' experiences with complex PTSD with multiple real-life examples included in each chapter. Start letting go of the pain from your past--A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD can help show you how.

Complex PTSD and Recovery

Complex PTSD and Recovery
Author : Mike Proctor
Publisher : Mike Proctor
Total Pages : 80
Release : 2021-03-13
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex PTSD and Recovery Book Description:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is debilitating. Life seems to be on hold. Accomplishing the smallest of tasks takes all the stamina you can muster. Without treatment the symptoms get worst. Many suffer in silence. They simply don't have the energy or will power to leave the house and face the public to attend therapy appointments for help with their PTSD. That is where books come in handy. You can work on your healing in the privacy of your own home. I've written this book to help you on your road to recovery. I've written this book in an easy to follow format without a lot of unnecessary medical jargon. I've written this book precise and to the point to make it easy to read in one sitting so you will be able to apply the strategies I've shared right away. This book was written to help all those struggling to overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and problems surrounding PTSD. It is human nature to dream. When we go to sleep at night, we dream of things only our brains could scope out. And as it is usual to dream, it is also usual to day dream. Day dreaming is different from dreaming in the sense that all outside stimuli can directly affect what goes on in your daydream, sounds, scents, what the wind feels like. But imagine what life would be like if you had constant and unending nightmares instead of dreams? Nightmares that are vivid and complete in all their lucidity. And even worse, if you were seeing these nightmares as day dreams in waking life and will all the accompaniment of sound, scents, and feeling that may not be to your benefit. Post-traumatic stress disorder, depending on any specific person, may be triggered by absolutely anything and these triggers when outside in society cannot exactly be predicated to happen or fully avoided. Post-traumatic stress disorder can be very difficult to deal with as it chooses neither time nor place and is caused by deep rooting trauma which may be far gone and hard to get rid of. This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to fully understand the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder, its causes, symptoms, and tests to diagnose its inhabitance in a person. This book also includes a list of treatment options in order to make the reader aware of all the choices he has.

Restoring the Shattered Self

Restoring the Shattered Self
Author : Heather Davediuk Gingrich
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Total Pages : 264
Release : 2020-03-03
ISBN 10 : 9780830831890
ISBN 13 : 0830831894
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restoring the Shattered Self Book Description:

Many counselors are not adequately prepared to help those suffering from complex posttraumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). In this updated text, Heather Davediuk Gingrich provides an essential resource for Christian counselors, ably integrating the established research on trauma therapy with insights from her own thirty years of experience and an understanding of the special concerns related to Christian counseling.

Treatment of Complex Trauma

Treatment of Complex Trauma
Author : Christine A. Courtois
Publisher : Guilford Publications
Total Pages : 378
Release : 2015-09-21
ISBN 10 : 9781462524600
ISBN 13 : 1462524605
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treatment of Complex Trauma Book Description:

The research base on complex psychological trauma has grown significantly in recent years. Yet even with the development of more effective techniques for treating complex trauma survivors, therapists often struggle to build strong relationships with these severely distressed clients. In this guide, the authors present an approach for helping adult clients move through the three phases of posttraumatic recovery -- and for managing the inevitable roadblocks and relationship issues that occur. The introductory chapters explore how complex trauma emerges from chronic victimization and the disruption of attachment bonds in childhood or adulthood and review diagnostic considerations. Two extended case examples highlight clinical issues that arise with this population and, running throughout the chapters, show how to use a secure therapeutic alliance as a foundation for utilizing evidence-based treatment strategies. The authors demonstrate ways to weave together elements of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, relational, and systemic therapies, along with other proven approaches, in the service of working toward clearly defined therapeutic goals. In Phase 1, the emphasis is basic safety and personal stabilization. Phases 2 and 3 address trauma processing and the challenges of creating a new, more satisfying life. Strategies for tailoring interventions to each individual's needs and strengths, aided by ongoing assessment, are detailed. Applications in group, couple, and family therapy are also discussed.

Rebuilding Shattered Lives

Rebuilding Shattered Lives
Author : James A. Chu
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2011-04-26
ISBN 10 : 9780470768747
ISBN 13 : 0470768746
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebuilding Shattered Lives Book Description:

Praise for Rebuilding Shattered Lives, Second Edition "In this new edition of Rebuilding Shattered Lives, Dr.Chu distills the wisdom he has gained from many years spentbuilding and directing an extraordinary therapeutic community in amajor teaching hospital. Both beginners and experienced clinicianswill benefit from this book's unfailing clarity, balance, andpragmatism. An invaluable resource."—Judith L. Herman, MD,Director of Training for the Victims of Violence Program, CambridgeHealth Alliance, Cambridge, MA "The need for this work is immense, as is the reward. Thank you,Dr. Chu, for continuing to share your sustaining insight and wisdomin this updated edition."— Christine A. Courtois, founder andprincipal, Christine A. Courtois PhD & Associates, PLC,Washington, DC; author of Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivorsin Therapy and Recollections of Sexual Abuse Praise for the first edition: "Dr. James Chu charts a deliberate and thoughtful approach tothe treatment of severely traumatized patients. Written in astraightforward style and richly illustrated with clinicalvignettes, Rebuilding Shattered Lives is filled withpractical advice on therapeutic technique and clinical management.This is a reassuring book that moves beyond the confusion andcontroversies to address the critical underlying issues andintegrate traditional psychotherapy with more recent understandingof the effects of trauma and pathological dissociation."—Frank W. Putnam, MD A fully revised, proven approach to the assessment andtreatmentof post-traumatic and dissociative disorders—reflectingtreatment advances since 1998 Rebuilding Shattered Lives presents valuable insightsinto the rebuilding of adult psyches shattered in childhood,drawing on the author's extensive research and clinical experiencespecializing in treating survivors of severe abuse. The new edition includes: Developments in the treatment of complex PTSD More on neurobiology, crisis management, and psychopharmacologyfor trauma-related disorders Examination of early attachment relationships and their impacton overall development The impact of disorganized attachment on a child's vulnerabilityto various forms of victimization An update on the management of special issues This is an essential guide for every therapist working withclients who have suffered severe trauma.

COMPLEX PTSD TRAUMA and RECOVERY

COMPLEX PTSD TRAUMA and RECOVERY
Author : Elise Van der Kolk
Publisher : Elise Van der Kolk
Total Pages : 187
Release : 2021-04-03
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

COMPLEX PTSD TRAUMA and RECOVERY Book Description:

Ptsd trauma In our modern times, it’s a challenge to escape from the world. Soldiers and civilians alike are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) struggling to survive on the street. Some opioid addicts feel as if there is no hope left. There are survivors of school shootings, Wal-Mart shootings, and music festival shootings. Countless millions suffer at the hands of a loved one. A challenge of trauma is that it does not strike and then vanish. It lingers on for years, leeching the energy and hope of its victims with merciless precision. This book provides a way out. It reviews the symptoms, causes, and challenges involved in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It covers the issues of Post Incarceration Syndrome. It works through the many ways of creating new pathways including meditation, self-awareness, grounding techniques, and more. By participating in the worksheet activities throughout this book, you will be guided to take that next step, create a path, and reach the happiness that was meant to be. ★★★In This books you will discover:★★★ ✓ How to distinguish PTSD from other related trauma-induced conditions, and what your plan of action should be in order to recover accordingly for a happier, healthier life ✓ A breakdown of the five stages of PTSD recovery, as well as what identifying clues you should look out for that signify positive development in your healing process ✓ The underestimated power of this number-one tool in your journey towards recovery, and how to incorporate it into your everyday routine to gain the most benefits (bonus: no extra spending is involved!) ✓ The transformative thinking skill you need in your life that will not only help you heal faster, but will also lay a solid foundation for a practical, forward-thinking mindset ✓ Why scheduling alone-time into your day will prove to be one of the best approaches when it comes to rebuilding yourself, and how you should utilize that time to promote optimum health ✓ The backlash PTSD can have on an individual’s personal relationships, and what you can do to lessen your condition’s impact while also strengthening your beloved connections ✓ The key to imagining and creating a life beyond recovery, opening your eyes to the endless possibilities your future has to offer you ...and much more!!! If you’ve already tried one method of treatment for PTSD yet experienced no positive results, there are still multiple other options available for you to test out, so don’t get discouraged. Every person heals uniquely to the next, which means you need to find the method that works solely for you. Keep in mind that treatment doesn’t automatically mean having to go to therapy - plenty of alternative ways to heal exist, allowing you to choose whatever feels most comfortable for you. This also means that it doesn’t matter whether you have the funds to support expensive approaches or not, as you will be able to get the help you need regardless. Don’t let the past get in the way of your future. Just scroll up to the top and click on the “Buy Now” button!