Life After Trauma: A Workbook For Healing

Paperback | March 10, 2010

byDena Rosenbloom, Mary Beth Williams, Barbara E. Watkins

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Trauma can turn your world upside down--afterward, nothing may look safe or familiar. This compassionate workbook has already helped tens of thousands of trauma survivors start rebuilding their lives. Full of practical strategies for coping and self-care, the book guides you toward reclaiming a solid sense of safety, self-worth, trust, and control, as well as the capacity to be close to others. The focus is on finding the way forward in your life today, no matter what has happened in the past. The updated second edition has a new section on managing emotions through mindfulness and an appendix on easing the stress of health care visits. Dozens of step-by-step questionnaires and exercises are included; you can download and print additional copies of these tools for repeated use.

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Trauma can turn your world upside down--afterward, nothing may look safe or familiar. This compassionate workbook has already helped tens of thousands of trauma survivors start rebuilding their lives. Full of practical strategies for coping and self-care, the book guides you toward reclaiming a solid sense of safety, self-worth, trust,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:295 pages, 10.5 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:March 10, 2010Publisher:Guilford PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1606236083

ISBN - 13:9781606236086

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compassionate and helpful When I rated this, I accidentally pressed 3 stars instead of 5, and couldn't figure out how to undo that. Anyway, this is the most helpful book I've read so far on this topic. It's step-by-step approach is very helpful, the authors are compassionate and explain what is happening and why. The authors can be long-winded, but this is, I think, due to their approach of acknowledging that one size does not fit all, and hence they provide many alternative solutions for each potential symptom of ptsd that one might be going through. This book has, for me, been much more effective than therapy. I have gained insights, just by answering the questions that they asked, that I could not have gotten through therapy. Thank you!
Date published: 2013-02-22

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition,Laurie Anne Pearlman

Prologue. Before You Begin

1. After Trauma: Why You Feel Thrown for a Loop

2. Ways of Coping after the Trauma

3. Thinking Things Through

4. Feeling Safe; Being Safe

5. What Does It Mean to Trust?

6. Regaining Control in Your Life

7. Valuing Yourself and Others

8. Feeling Close to Others

Epilogue. Healing for the Long Term

Appendix A. Taking Care of Yourself in Health Care Settings

Appendix B. Recommended Resources

Appendix C. About Psychotherapy

Appendix D. How Mental Health Professionals Can Use This Workbook