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The Ptsd Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms
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If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you know how debilitating the symptoms can be. Many times, people with PTSD will suffer flashbacks, have intense nightmares and difficulty sleeping, and may feel angry, anxious, and constantly “on alert.” Living with PTSD is extremely difficult, but there are ways that you can manage your symptoms and, in time, recover.
In The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, clinical psychologist and yogic scholar Richard C. Miller-named one of the top twenty-five yoga teachers by Yoga Journal-offers an innovative and proven-effective ten-step yoga program for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The deep relaxation meditations in this book will help you overcome the common symptoms of PTSD, such as anxiety, insomnia, and depression, and maintain emotional stability so that you can return to living a full, meaningful life.
The author's iRest protocol is an integrative approach that heals the various unresolved issues, traumas, and wounds that are present in the body and mind. It recognizes the underlying sense of calm that is always present, even amidst all changing circumstances of life. Extensive research has shown that iRest effectively supports the healing process across a broad range of populations. Currently, there are iRest programs in military hospitals across the US, as well as in correctional facilities, hospices, clinics, schools, and organizations supporting personal growth and well-being. iRest has been endorsed by the US Army Surgeon General and Defense Centers of Excellence as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
If you are ready to start healing from your trauma and get back to living the life you once knew-a life free from fear, anxiety, and sleepless nights-this book will help you find your way. To find out more about Richard C. Miller and the iRest program, visit www.irest.us.
Enables post-traumatic stress disorder sufferers to determine the type of trauma they experienced, identify a range of physical and emotional symptoms, and implement techniques and exercises for overcoming trauma-related issues. Original.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is an extremely debilitating condition that can occur after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal. With this workbook, readers determine the type of trauma they experienced, identify their symptoms, and learn effective techniques to overcome them. 30 worksheets.
In The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, clinical psychologist and yogic scholar Richard C. Miller—named one of the top twenty-five yoga teachers by Yoga Journal—offers an innovative and proven-effective ten-step yoga program for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The deep relaxation meditations in this book will help readers overcome the common symptoms of PTSD, such as anxiety, insomnia, and depression, and maintain emotional stability so that they can return to living a full, meaningful life.
In Overcoming Trauma and PTSD, the most effective skills from evidence-based therapies including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) are integrated into one approach for overcoming the effects of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.
In The PTSD Workbook for Teens, a trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) specialist offers worksheets and exercises to help teens recover from traumatic events and symptoms of PTSD, such as insomnia, flashbacks, hypervigilance, and depression. This workbook is based in evidence-based treatments for PTSD, including trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
In The PTSD Workbook, Second Edition, psychologists and trauma experts Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula offer the most effective tools available for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this fully revised and updated edition, readers will learn how to determine the type of trauma they have experienced, identify their symptoms, and learn the most effective strategies they can use to overcome these symptoms. This new edition features chapters focusing on veterans with PTSD, the link between cortisol and adrenaline and its role in PTSD and overall mental health, and the mind-body component of PTSD.
In The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Recovering from Trauma and PTSD, readers learn compassion-focused therapy strategies that can help them overcome symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and shame related to past traumatic experiences and foster a sense of calm and well-being.
Although many people who have survived trauma, abuse, and violent situations understand on a logical level that the traumatic events they experienced were not their fault, shame may still underlie their feelings and fuel post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related psychological difficulties. For example, women who are victims of domestic abuse are often so paralyzed with the stigma of shame associated with their abuse, they don’t seek help. The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Recovering from Trauma and PTSD helps readers reduce the sense of threat they constantly feel and develop a fuller understanding of their reactions to trauma by cultivating compassion for themselves and others. The practical exercises based in compassion-focused therapy (CFT) that are offered in this book help readers gradually confront and overcome trauma-related behaviors. This approach invites readers who have undergone a traumatic experience to develop compassion for themselves and others, a sense of safety, and the ability to self-soothe when difficult memories or emotions arise. Written by an international expert on PTSD treatment, this book will prove to be an essential resource for therapists specializing in the treatment of trauma and anyone in the process of healing from a traumatic experience.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an extremely debilitating anxiety condition that can occur after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal. Although many know that this mental health issue affects veterans of war, many may not know that it also affects victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, natural disasters, crime, car accidents and accidents in the workplace. No matter the cause of their illness, people with PTSD will often relive their traumatic experience in the form of flashbacks, memories, nightmares, and frightening thoughts. This is especially true when they are exposed to events or objects that remind them of their trauma. Left untreated, PTSD can lead to emotional numbness, insomnia, addiction, anxiety, depression, and even suicide.
In The PTSD Workbook, Second Edition, psychologists and trauma experts Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula outline techniques and interventions used by PTSD experts from around the world to offer trauma survivors the most effective tools available to conquer their most distressing trauma-related symptoms, whether they are a veteran, a rape survivor, or a crime victim. Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the book is extremely accessible and easy-to-use, offering evidence-based therapy at a low cost. This new edition features chapters focusing on veterans with PTSD, the link between cortisol and adrenaline and its role in PTSD and overall mental health, and the mind-body component of PTSD.
This book is designed to arm PTSD survivors with the emotional resilience they need to get their lives back together after a traumatic event.
About the Author
Mary Beth Williams, PhD, LCSW, CTS, treats trauma survivors in private practice at Trauma Recovery Education and Counseling Center in Warrenton, VA.
Table of Contents
Ch. 1. A look at trauma: simple and complex — Ch. 2. Before doing the work: safety, security, and intention — Ch. 3. Identifying and writing about what has happened to you — Ch. 4. Helping yourself when you reexperience a trauma — Ch. 5. Coping with trauma with less avoidance and denial — Ch. 6. The physical side of PTSD — Ch. 7. Dealing with associated symptoms of PTSD: Guilt, survivor guilt, shame, and loss — Ch. 8. Difficulty regulating emotion (complex PTSD, category 1) — Ch. 9. Alterations in attention or consciousness: dealing with dissociation and traumatic amnesia (complex PTSD, category 2) — Ch. 10. Somatization: how trauma impacts your body (complex PTSD, category 3) — Ch. 11. How trauma impacts the way you view yourself (complex PTSD, category 4) — Ch. 12. Dealing with your perpetrators (complex PTSD, category 5) — Ch. 13. Alterations in your relationships with others (complex PTSD, category 6) — Ch. 14. Finding meaning (complex PTSD, category 7) — Ch. 15. Final thoughts and exercises.
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