The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole

The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole Author Arielle Schwartz PhD
ISBN-10 1623158249
ISBN-13 9781623158248
Year 2017-01-10
Pages 190
Language English
Publisher Althea Press
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This book is a valuable resource for all those affected by complex PTSD allowing them to be informed and active as partners in the therapeutic healing process from the foreword by Jim Knipe PhD author of EMDR Toolbox Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and DissociationThose affected by complex PTSD commonly feel as though there is something fundamentally wrong with themthat 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 ones PTSD from unresolved childhood trauma is a brave courageous actand 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 Schwartzs knowledgeable guidance helping you find your way In The Complex PTSD Workbook youll 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 behaviors Useful features of The Complex PTSD Workbook include Examples and exercises through which youll discover your own instances of trauma through relating to PTSD experiences other than your own such as the following Example Diane was very skilled at avoiding dealing with her traumatic past To survive she had learned to bury her painful feelings and memories preferring not to talk about her childhood It simply hurt too much Exercise In what ways can you relate to Dianes story Take some time to write down any associations you have 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

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