Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview
The risk of exposure to trauma has been a part of the human condition since we have evolved as a species. Attacks by saber tooth tigers or twentieth century terrorists have probably produced similar psychological sequelae in the survivors of such violence. more >>
What Is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that follows a terrifying event. Often, people with PTSD have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal and feel emotionally numb, especially with people they were once close to. PTSD, once referred to as shell shock or battle fatigue, was first brought to public attention by war veterans, but it can result from any number of traumatic incidents. more >>
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a relatively new clinical treatment that has been scientifically evaluated primarily with trauma survivors. EMDR’s originator, Dr. Francine Shapiro, describes the procedure in detail in a recent book, and advises that therapists use EMDR only after completing an authorized advanced training in EMDR. more >>
A practical and powerful must-read book for all who have suffered childhood sexual abuse, their family members and loved ones, and for all mental health professionals. As a trained therapist and sufferer of sexual abuse herself, Beverly Engel knows that there is probably no trauma a child can suffer that makes her or him feel more alone than sexual abuse. This helpful book offers hope for recovery with exercises, visualizations, and techniques that support you through a seven-step program, that will aid you in: facing the truth, releasing your anger, confronting those responsible with facts and feelings, forgiving yourself, and more healing advice and information.
Rebuilding the Garden: Healing the Spiritual Wounds of Childhood Sexual Assault
This book offers spiritually-based healing tools for survivors of childhood sexual assault. Going beyond the veneer of surface healing, Rebuilding The Garden outlines a simple series of grounding, centering, and energy-releasing techniques designed to restore the emotional and spiritual boundaries destroyed by sexual trauma. Written in a warm, engaging, and even lively way, Rebuilding The Garden steers clear of lengthy symptom lists and endless depictions of sexual abuse. Instead, this book enters into the underlying trauma of the sexually assaulted soul and offers in-the-moment help, real solutions, and real therapy. Survivors and their families, therapists, spiritual healers, and counselors throughout the country are calling Rebuilding The Garden a “must-read” book for anyone dealing with the aftereffects of childhood sexual trauma.
Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women
Secret Survivors is the first book to expand the definition of incest to include any adult abuser and to focus on what incest does to survivors. E. Sue Blume shows how incest is often at the root of such problems as depression, sexual and eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, and phobias and panic disorders. Using this information and the author’s guidance, survivors can identify themselves, develop alternative, nondestructive survival techniques and begin again on a new path toward a rich and empowered life.
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