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The Ptsd Breakthrough: The Revolutionary, Science-Based Compass Reset Programby Frank Lawlis
Synopses & Reviews
The Proven, Scientific Approach to Conquering PTSD and Defeating the Disorder
We are facing a hidden and growing epidemic. More than a million veterans and everyday citizens have been affected with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of a traumatic event or personal experience. And until now, there has been little understanding of how the disorder truly takes hold and how to reverse its destruction.
Finally, a breakthrough approach has been discovered. Previously PTSD was treated as a psychiatric disorder only, but new scientific research shows that biological factors play just as an important of a role, specifically brain and soft-tissue damage underlying the root causes of the disorder. The PTSD Breakthrough is the first book to describe the true causes of PTSD and provide an effective program for overcoming the disorder.
There is hope.
Through the research conducted by Dr. Lawlis and his colleagues, for the first time those who suffer from PTSD, as well as their families and loved ones, will discover that this disorder can be treated and healed, and that our veterans and all who suffer from PTSD can regain true peace in their lives.
Dr. Frank Lawlis is a renowned psychologist, researcher, and counselor with more than thirtyfive years' experience and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Lawlis is the cofounder of the Lawlis Peavey Psychoneuroplasticity (PNP) Center and is the chief content advisor for the Dr. Phil Show and The Doctors. He is the author of more than one hundred articles and several books, including The ADD Answer and The IQ Answer. He is a contributing blogger for Psychology Today.
Praise for The PTSD Breakthrough
Dr. Lawlis has done it again His latest book offers new hope for PTSD sufferers and their families with approaches that can be used at home where the real problems occur and persist. There is a great deal of insight, strategy, and inspiration for anyone who is dealing with these horrific challenges toward the satisfied life they deserve. A must read for every member of a family touched by PTSD.
-Dr. Phil McGraw
Dr. Frank Lawlis, one of the most gifted and prolific contributors in modern psychology, delivers in The PTSD Breakthrough a highly readable, scientifically grounded, balanced approach to PTSD, zeroing in on the damaging effects of trauma to the brain, psyche, and spirit. By sensitively clarifying various manifestations of PTSD, Dr. Lawlis strengthens those who suffer from PTSD through practical interventions that alleviate the agonizing symptoms and rejuvenate the person. His case discussions are surpassed only by the spot-on information and substantive exercises.
-John Chirban, PhD, ThD, Harvard Medical School and the author of What's Love Got to Do with It: Talking with Your Kids About Sex
"'PTSD is not just a problem for our soldiers... It can truly happen to anyone,' suggests Psychologist Lawlis (Retraining the Brain) in his slim volume on self-healing. After defining PTSD and presenting illustrative case studies, Lawlis discusses current treatments and consequences. Basing suggestions on the concept that PTSD results from an injury to the brain, he delves into six treatment steps, beginning with healing the brain with a hyperbaric chamber, sleep, and stress management. For detoxification, he suggests certain whole foods and supplements. The PTSD sufferer can, Lawlis believes, regain control over brain processes through breathing exercises and mental activities like games; release fear and rage through biofeedback and aromatherapy; and create a sense of connection through a new beginning and reentry to their community. Containing a number of quizzes to aid in self-diagnosis, exercises to do alone or in teams, a brief workbook, and a mindfulness-based stress reduction script, The PTSD Breakthrough will be of interest to the PTSD sufferer who is seeking a non-pharmaceutical path to recovery. Readers who rely on medically-oriented self help guides as a starting place for further research, however, will be disappointed by the lack of references here (surprising for a method that claims a basis in science).
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Book News Annotation:
Lawlis, a psychologist and researcher, is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and cofounder of the Lawlis Peavey PsychoNeuroPlasticity Center. Here, he uses language accessible to general readers to outline a new biological approach, as opposed to a psychiatric approach, for treating PTSD induced by combat and other traumatic events. The new approach integrates biology, nutrition, psychology, spirituality and values clarification. Chapter topics include nurturing and healing the brain, cleansing the brain of toxins and poisons, taking control of the disoriented brain, relinquishing fear and rage, and creating a new beginning. The book includes a stress reduction script. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The research uncovered by Dr. Lawlis and his colleagues presents new hope andtreatment for those who suffer from PTSD, as well as their families and lovedones, that this disorder can be treated and healed, and that veterans and allwho suffer from PTSD can regain true peace in their lives.
The Revolutionary, Science-Based Approach to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Recovery
A breakthrough, medically-based approach to PTSD from the chief content advisor for the Dr. Phil show and The Doctors
Previously, PTSD was treated as a psychiatric disorder only, but new scientific research shows that biological factors play just as important a role. The PTSD Breakthrough is the first book to describe the true causes of PTSD, and provide an effective program for overcoming the disorder.
The research uncovered by Dr. Lawlis and his colleagues presents new hope and treatment for those who suffer from PTSD, as well as their families and loved ones, that this disorder can be treated and healed, and that our veterans and all who suffer from PTSD can regain true peace in their lives.
Based on my trust in Dr. Lawlis and my respect for his integrity and unselfish desire to help people, I have every confidence that you will find powerful answers in this important book.-Dr. Phil McGraw
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