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When the Past Is Always Present

When the Past Is Always Present Author Ronald A. Ruden
ISBN-10 9781135271763
Release 2011-04-27
Pages 232
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When the Past Is Always Present: Emotional Traumatization, Causes, and Cures introduces several new ideas about trauma and trauma treatment. The first of these is that another way to treat disorders arising from the mind/brain may be to use the senses. This idea, which is at the core of psychosensory therapy, forms what the author considers the "third pillar" of trauma treatment (the first and second pillars being psychotherapy and psychopharmacology). Psychosensory therapy postulates that sensory input—for example, touch—creates extrasensory activity that alters brain function and the way we respond to stimuli. The second idea presented in this book is that traumatization is encoded in the amygdala only under special circumstances. Thus, by understanding what makes an individual resistant to traumatization we can offer a way of preventing it. The third idea is that traumatization occurs because we cannot find a haven during the event. This is the cornerstone of havening, the particular form of psychosensory therapy described in the book. Using evolutionary biological principles and recently published neuroscientific studies, this book outlines in detail how havening touch de-links the emotional experience from a trauma, essentially making it just an ordinary memory. Once done, the event no longer causes distress.



Encyclopedia of Trauma

Encyclopedia of Trauma Author Charles R. Figley
ISBN-10 9781506319803
Release 2012-06-19
Pages 904
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Trauma is defined as a sudden, potentially deadly experience, often leaving lasting, troubling memories. Traumatology (the study of trauma, its effects, and methods to modify effects) is exploding in terms of published works and expanding in terms of scope. Originally a narrow specialty within emergency medicine, the field now extends to trauma psychology, military psychiatry and behavioral health, post-traumatic stress and stress disorders, trauma social work, disaster mental health, and, most recently, the subfield of history and trauma, with sociohistorical examination of long-term effects and meanings of major traumas experienced by whole communities and nations, both natural (Pompeii, Hurricane Katrina) and man-made (the Holocaust, 9/11). One reason for this expansion involves important scientific breakthroughs in detecting the neurobiology of trauma that is connecting biology with human behavior, which in turn, is applicable to all fields involving human thought and response, including but not limited to psychiatry, medicine and the health sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, the humanities, and law. Researchers within these fields and more can contribute to a universal understanding of immediate and long-term consequences–both good and bad–of trauma, both for individuals and for broader communities and institutions. Trauma encyclopedias published to date all center around psychological trauma and its emotional effects on the individual as a disabling or mental disorder requiring mental health services. This element is vital and has benefited from scientific and professional breakthroughs in theory, research, and applications. Our encyclopedia certainly will cover this central element, but our expanded conceptualization will include the other disciplines and will move beyond the individual.



Fifteen Minutes to Freedom

Fifteen Minutes to Freedom Author Harry Pickens
ISBN-10 1542581176
Release 2017-02-09
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Havening Techniques(R) students, practitioners, and trainers share how this remarkable neuroscience-based tool is helping their clients: dissolve toxic stress; boost positivity and resilience; recover faster from physical, emotional, and psychological challenges; quickly and permanently heal the emotional residue of trauma; and create lives of fulfillment and freedom. A quiet healing revolution is spreading slowly but surely across the planet. This revolution is taking place not through the latest discoveries in pharmacology, or through new insights in how to manage symptoms of emotional, physical or psychological dis-ease. It is taking place one person at a time, through a simple process that uses the power of touch, attention and imagination to heal emotional (and often, physical) pain that has seemed intractable and unresolvable. This revolution cuts to the core of the cause of much of humanity's suffering, and provides a simple yet profound cure that literally rests in the palm of our hands. This book tells the story of this revolution from the perspective of individuals who have devoted their time and energy to learning and sharing this powerful process with the world.



War Trauma and Its Wake

War Trauma and Its Wake Author Raymond Monsour Scurfield
ISBN-10 9780415506823
Release 2013
Pages 341
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Decades after Charles Figley's landmark Trauma and Its Wake was published, our understanding of trauma has grown and deepened, but we still face considerable challenges when treating trauma survivors. This is especially the case for professionals who work with veterans and active-duty military personnel. War Trauma and Its Wake, then, is a vital book. The editors—one a Vietnam veteran who wrote the overview chapter on treatment for Trauma and Its Wake, the other an Army Reserve psychologist with four deployments—have produced a book that addresses both the specific needs of particular warrior communities as well as wider issues such as battlemind, guilt, suicide, and much, much more. The editors' and contributors' deep understanding of the issues that warriors face makes War Trauma and Its Wake a crucial book for understanding the military experience, and the lessons contained in its pages are essential for anyone committed to healing war trauma.



Treating Traumatic Stress Injuries in Military Personnel

Treating Traumatic Stress Injuries in Military Personnel Author Mark Charles Russell
ISBN-10 9780415889773
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 285
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Treating Traumatic Stress Injuries in Military Personnel offers a comprehensive treatment manual for mental health professionals treating traumatic stress injuries in both male and female veterans. It is the first book to combine the most recent knowledge about new paradigms of combat-related traumatic stress injuries (Figley & Nash, 2006) and offers a practical guide for treating the spectrum of traumatic stress injuries with EMDR, which has been recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense clinical practice guidelines as one of the most studied, efficient, and particularly well-suited evidence-based treatments for military-related stress injuries. Russell and Figley introduce an array of treatment innovations designed especially for use with military populations, and readers will find pages filled with practical information, including appendices that feature a glossary of military terminology, breakdowns of rank and pay grades, and various clinical forms.



School Rampage Shootings and Other Youth Disturbances

School Rampage Shootings and Other Youth Disturbances Author Kathleen Nader
ISBN-10 9781136997679
Release 2013-06-19
Pages 328
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Together, School Rampage Shootings and Other Youth Disturbances and its accompanying CD provide a complete toolkit for using early preventative interventions with elementary-school age children. In ten thoughtful, clearly written chapters, both new and experienced practitioners will find a wealth of research- and evidence-based techniques that link personal child and childhood environmental conditions to a number of symptoms, disturbances, and disorders in youth or adulthood, including the expression of rampage violence. In the second part of this indispensable collection – the accompanying CD – practitioners will find worksheets and handouts that translate useful techniques into reality and are sure to make any practice come alive.



Healing from Trauma

Healing from Trauma Author Jasmin Cori LPC
ISBN-10 9780786732432
Release 2009-04-27
Pages 228
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While there are many different approaches to healing trauma, few offer a wide range of perspectives and options. With innovative insight into trauma-related difficulties, Jasmin Lee Cori helps you: Understand trauma and its devastating impacts Identify symptoms of trauma (dissociation, numbing, etc.) and common mental health problems that stem from trauma Manage traumatic reactions and memories Create a more balanced life that supports your recovery Choose appropriate interventions (therapies, self-help groups, medications and alternatives) Recognize how far you’ve come in your healing and what you need to keep growing Complete with exercises, healing stories, points to remember, and resources, this is a perfect companion for anyone seeking to reclaim their life from the devastating impacts of trauma.



Collective Trauma Collective Healing

Collective Trauma  Collective Healing Author Jack Saul
ISBN-10 9781136903915
Release 2013-07-16
Pages 216
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Collective Trauma, Collective Healing is a guide for mental health professionals working in response to large-scale political violence or natural disaster. It provides a framework that practitioners can use to develop their own community based, collective approach to treating trauma and providing clinical services that are both culturally and contextually appropriate. Clinicians will come away from the book with a solid understanding of new roles that health and mental health professionals play in disasters – roles that encourage them to recognize and enhance the resilience and coping skills in families, organizations, and the community at large.



Healing War Trauma

Healing War Trauma Author Raymond M. Scurfield
ISBN-10 9780415807050
Release 2013
Pages 318
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For those veterans who do not respond productively to, or who have little interest in office-based, regimented, and symptom-focused treatments, the innovative approaches laid out in Healing War Trauma is the guidebook clinicians need to chart new paths to healing.



Getting Past Your Past

Getting Past Your Past Author Francine Shapiro
ISBN-10 9781609619954
Release 2013-03-26
Pages 352
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A totally accessible user's guide from the creator of a scientifically proven form of psychotherapy that has successfully treated millions of people worldwide. Whether we've experienced small setbacks or major traumas, we are all influenced by memories and experiences we may not remember or don't fully understand. Getting Past Your Past offers practical procedures that demystify the human condition and empower readers looking to achieve real change. Shapiro, the creator of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), explains how our personalities develop and why we become trapped into feeling, believing and acting in ways that don't serve us. Through detailed examples and exercises readers will learn to understand themselves, and why the people in their lives act the way they do. Most importantly, readers will also learn techniques to improve their relationships, break through emotional barriers, overcome limitations and excel in ways taught to Olympic athletes, successful executives and performers. An easy conversational style, humor and fascinating real life stories make it simple to understand the brain science, why we get stuck in various ways and what to do about it. Don't let yourself be run by unconscious and automatic reactions. Read the reviews below from award winners, researchers, academics and best selling authors to learn how to take control of your life.



Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health

Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health Author Gertie Quitangon
ISBN-10 9781317644903
Release 2015-02-11
Pages 208
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Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health focuses on the clinician and the impact of working with disaster survivors. Floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, mass shootings, terrorism and other large-scale catastrophic events have increased in the last decade and disaster resilience has become a national imperative. This book explores vicarious traumatization in mental health providers who respond to massive disasters by choice or by circumstance. What happens when clinicians share the trauma and vulnerability from the toll taken by a disaster with the victims they care for? How can clinicians increase resilience from disaster exposure and provide mental health services effectively? Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health offers insight and analysis of the research and theory behind vicarious trauma and compares and contrasts with other work-impact concepts such as burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress. It proposes practical evidence-informed personal strategies and organizational approaches that address five cognitive schemas (safety, esteem, trust, control and intimacy) disrupted in vicarious trauma. With an emphasis on the psychological health and safety of mental health providers in the post-disaster workplace, this book represents a shift in perspective and provides a framework for the promotion of worker resilience in the standard of practice in disaster management.



The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score Author Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
ISBN-10 9781101608302
Release 2014-09-25
Pages 464
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• A New York Times Science Bestseller • “Packed with science and human stories, the book is an intense read. . . . The struggle and resilience of [van der Kolk’s] patients is very moving.” —New Scientist A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Traumatic Stress

Traumatic Stress Author Bessel A. van der Kolk
ISBN-10 9781462507108
Release 2012-03-12
Pages 596
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This bestselling classic presents seminal theory and research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Together, the leading editors and contributors comprehensively examine how trauma affects an individual's biology, conceptions of the world, and psychological functioning. Key topics include why certain people cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not, the neurobiological processes underlying PTSD symptomatology, enduring questions surrounding traumatic memories and dissociation, and the core components of effective interventions. A highly influential work that laid the foundation for many of the field's continuing advances, this volume remains an immensely informative and thought-provoking clinical reference and text. The preface to the 2007 paperback edition situates the book within the context of contemporary research developments.



Transcending Post Infidelity Stress Disorder

Transcending Post Infidelity Stress Disorder Author Dennis C. Ortman
ISBN-10 9780307807809
Release 2011-09-21
Pages 256
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Have you been traumatized by infidelity? The phrase "broken heart" belies the real trauma behind the all-too-common occurrence of infidelity. Psychologist Dennis Ortman likens the psychological aftermath of sexual betrayal to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in its origin and symptoms, including anxiety, irritability, rage, emotional numbing, and flashbacks. Using PTSD treatment as a model, Dr. Ortman will show you, step by step, how to: • work through conflicting emotions • Understand yourself and your partner • Make important life decisions Dr. Ortman sees recovery as a spiritual journey and draws on the wisdom of diverse faiths, from Christianity to Buddhism. He also offers exercises to deepen recovery, such as guided meditations and journaling, and explores heart-wrenchingly familiar case studies of couples struggling with monogamy. By the end of this book, you will have completed the six stages of healing and emerged with a whole heart, a full spirit, and the freedom to love again. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Trauma and the Therapist

Trauma and the Therapist Author Laurie A. Pearlman
ISBN-10 0393701832
Release 1995
Pages 451
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This work explores the role and experience of the therapist in the therapeutic relationship with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse by examining countertransference (the therapist's response to the client) and vicarious traumatization (the therapist's response to stories of abuse told by client after client). The authors use psychoanalytic theory and rely on an empirically based understanding of trauma and its developmental impact.



The Body Remembers The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment

The Body Remembers  The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment Author Babette Rothschild
ISBN-10 9780393703276
Release 2000-10-17
Pages 190
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Relates the impact of trauma on the body to the phenomenon of somatic memory. The book illuminates the value of understanding the psychophysiology of trauma for both therapists and their traumatised clients. It progresses from relevant theory to applicable practice.



Preparing for the Psychological Consequences of Terrorism

Preparing for the Psychological Consequences of Terrorism Author Institute of Medicine
ISBN-10 0309167922
Release 2003-08-26
Pages 184
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The Oklahoma City bombing, intentional crashing of airliners on September 11, 2001, and anthrax attacks in the fall of 2001 have made Americans acutely aware of the impacts of terrorism. These events and continued threats of terrorism have raised questions about the impact on the psychological health of the nation and how well the public health infrastructure is able to meet the psychological needs that will likely result. Preparing for the Psychological Consequences of Terrorism highlights some of the critical issues in responding to the psychological needs that result from terrorism and provides possible options for intervention. The committee offers an example for a public health strategy that may serve as a base from which plans to prevent and respond to the psychological consequences of a variety of terrorism events can be formulated. The report includes recommendations for the training and education of service providers, ensuring appropriate guidelines for the protection of service providers, and developing public health surveillance for preevent, event, and postevent factors related to psychological consequences.