For survivors of PTSD and repeated relational trauma - and the people who love them. Gretchen Schmelzer watched too many people quit during treatment for trauma recovery. They found it too difficult or too frightening or just decided that for them it was too late. But as a therapist and trauma survivor herself, Dr. Schmelzer wants us to know that it is never too late to heal from trauma, whether it is the suffering caused within an abusive relationship or PTSD resulting from combat. Sometimes what feels like a big setback is actually an unexpected difficult step forward. So she wrote Journey Through Trauma specifically for survivors - to help them understand the terrain of the healing process and stay on the path. There are three basic principles that every trauma survivor should know: Healing is possible. It requires courage. And it cannot be done alone. Traumas that happen more than once - child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, gang violence, even war - are all relational traumas. They happened inside a relationship and therefore must be healed inside a relationship, whether that relationship is with a therapist or within a group. Journey Through Trauma gives us a map to help guide us through that healing process, see where the hard parts show up, and persevere in the process of getting well. We learn the five phases that every survivor must negotiate along the way and come to understand that since the cycle of healing is not linear, circling back around to a previous stage does not mean defeat - it actually means progress as well as facing new challenges. Authoritative and accessible, Journey Through Trauma provides support for survivors and their loved ones through one of the most challenging but necessary processes of healing that anyone can face. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adenrele Ojo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003869/bk_peng_003869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book examines the effects and impacts of intergenerational trauma. It also explores the effects of both single-event traumas and multigenerational trauma in addition to examining the history of traumatic events that have affected entire cultures and societies. The book examines the development of treatments for trauma-related disorders. Additionally, the author explains how a few therapeutic approaches can be applied to intergenerational trauma. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Whalen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054814/bk_acx0_054814_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Survivors of trauma - whether abuse, accidents, or war = can end up profoundly wounded, betrayed by their bodies that failed to get them to safety and that are a source of pain. In order to fully heal from trauma, a connection must be made with oneself, including one’s body. The trauma-sensitive yoga described in this book moves beyond traditional talk therapies that focus on the mind, by bringing the body actively into the healing process. This allows trauma survivors to cultivate more positive relationships to their bodies through gentle breath, mindfulness, and movement practices. Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga is a book for survivors, clinicians, and yoga instructors who are interested in mind/body healing. It introduces trauma-sensitive yoga, a modified approach to yoga developed in collaboration between yoga teachers and clinicians at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, led by yoga teacher David Emerson, along with medical doctor Bessel van der Kolk. The book begins with an in-depth description of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including a description of how trauma is held in the body and the need for body-based treatment. It offers a brief history of yoga, describes various styles of yoga commonly found in Western practice, and identifies four key themes of trauma-sensitive yoga. Chair-based exercises are described that can be incorporated into individual or group therapy, targeting specific treatment goals, and modifications are offered for mat-based yoga classes. Each exercise includes trauma-sensitive language to introduce the practice. The practices have been offered to a wide range of individuals and groups, including men and women, teens, returning veterans, and others. Rounded out by valuable quotes and case stories, the book presents mindfulness, breathing, and yoga exercises that can be used by home practitioners, yoga teachers, and therapists as a way to cultivate awareness, tolerance, and an in 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Marcin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006140/bk_rand_006140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity. It asks and answers an intriguing question: Why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized? By understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed. Waking the Tiger normalizes the symptoms of trauma and the steps needed to heal them. People are often traumatized by seemingly ordinary experiences. The listener is taken on a guided tour of the subtle, yet powerful impulses that govern our responses to overwhelming life events. To do this, it employs a series of exercises that help us focus on bodily sensations. Through heightened awareness of these sensations trauma can be healed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Sorensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006601/bk_tant_006601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Choosing Change: Reclaiming Life After Childhood Trauma provides the guidance and inspiration for those living with the long-term effects of childhood trauma, drama, and dysfunction. Using the true story of the author’s life from trauma through to recovery, she identifies the key factors and steps needed to reclaim your power, your potential, and teaches you how to learn to live the life you never dreamed of. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nora Helbich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131811/bk_acx0_131811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed by anxious feelings and racing thoughts? Are you struggling to let go of a painful past experience? Then, you need to keep reading...According to recent surveys, one in four girls and one in six boys worldwide will endure significant trauma before they turn 18. Trauma can take many forms. Once experienced, it can be difficult to move on and reclaim our lives. Studies have proven, however, that regular meditation practice can reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety. In some cases, it can even eliminate the need for medication.Here's a short preview of what you'll discover:Powerful guided meditation sessions to instantly release trauma and feel emotionally renewed (Regain control over every aspect of your life and jump-start a brighter beginning).Quick and easy meditations for immediate stress relief.Mindful scanning sessions to unwind and relinquish mental stressors.Mindfulness practices for post-trauma patients to accelerate physical healing.Breathing exercises to reclaim the body and quiet the mind - now (Sleep soundly and peacefully with these genius relaxation methods).And much, much more...Even if you feel overwhelmed by your trauma and every attempt to meditate has failed, the extensive research behind this guide will help you identify the recovery methods you never knew you needed and cultivate life-altering emotional strength that only gets stronger over time.If you want to access these expert techniques and finally transition from "on edge" to "on top", then you should listen to this audiobook! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Collins, Helen Hills. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/174737/bk_acx0_174737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From elementary schools to psychotherapy offices, mindfulness meditation is an increasingly mainstream practice. At the same time, trauma remains a fact of life: The majority of us will experience a traumatic event in our lifetime, and up to 20 percent of us will develop post-traumatic stress. This means that anywhere mindfulness is being practiced, someone in the room is likely to be struggling with trauma. At first glance, this appears to be a good thing: Trauma creates stress, and mindfulness is a proven tool for reducing it. But the reality is not so simple. Drawing on a decade of research and clinical experience, psychotherapist and educator David Treleaven shows that mindfulness meditation - practiced without an awareness of trauma - can exacerbate symptoms of traumatic stress. Instructed to pay close, sustained attention to their inner world, survivors can experience flashbacks, dissociation, and even retraumatization. This raises a crucial question for mindfulness teachers, trauma professionals, and survivors everywhere: How can we minimize the potential dangers of mindfulness for survivors while leveraging its powerful benefits? Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness offers answers to this question. Part I provides an insightful and concise review of the histories of mindfulness and trauma, including the way modern neuroscience is shaping our understanding of both. Through grounded scholarship and wide-ranging case examples, Treleaven illustrates the ways mindfulness can help - or hinder - trauma recovery. Part II distills these insights into five key principles for trauma-sensitive mindfulness. Covering the role of attention, arousal, relationship, dissociation, and social context within trauma-informed practice, Treleaven offers 36 specific modifications designed to support survivors' safety and stability. The result is a groundbreaking and practical approach that empowers those looking to practice mindfulness in a safe, transformativ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Brion. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011397/bk_tant_011397_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a follow-up to the successful Connecting Paradigms, Talking About Trauma & Change: A Connecting Paradigms' Supplement provides analogies and models to help people understand the complexity of changing behavior and healing psychological trauma. Talking About Trauma & Change presents the approaches that Matthew Bennett has used in his training and clinical work in a format that is easily integrated into individual or group conversations. Change and trauma are sensitive and complex topics; the use of these straightforward analogies and simple models helps people see their past, the present situation, and their future in a whole new positive light. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathan W. Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108590/bk_acx0_108590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In every hospital emergency department there is a room reserved for trauma. It is a place where life and death are separated by the thinnest of margins. A place where some families celebrate the most improbable of victories while others face the most devastating of losses. A place where what matters the most in this life is revealed. Trauma Room Two is just such a place. In this collection of short stories, Dr. Green takes the listener inside the hidden emotional landscape of emergency medicine. Based on 15 years of experience as an ER physician, he reveals the profound moments that often occur in emergency rooms for patients, their families, and the staff that work there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David de Vries. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008433/bk_tant_008433_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.