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The Ptsd Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptomsby Mary Beth Williams
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an extremely debilitating anxiety disorder that can occur after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Often individuals with PTSD repeatedly re-experience the ordeal in the form of flashback episodes, recurring memories, nightmares, or frightening thoughts. PTSD symptoms include emotional numbness and sleep disturbances, poor concentration, depression, anxiety, and irritability or outbursts of anger. In this workbook, two psychologists gather together 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. If youíve suffered a traumatic event, use The PTSD Workbook to determine the type of trauma you experienced, identify your symptoms, and learn the most effective techniques and interventions you can use to overcome them.
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 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 available 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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -237)
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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