A therapeutic workbook that will activate your mind and body in healing Complex-PTSD.
Those affected by complex PTSD commonly feel as though there is something fundamentally wrong with them - that 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 one's PTSD from unresolved childhood trauma is a brave, courageous act - and 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. Schwartz's knowledgeable guidance helping you find your way.
In The Complex PTSD Workbook, you'll 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 behaviours.
Examples and exercises through which you'll discover your own instances of trauma through relating to PTSD experiences other than your own, such as the following:
* 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.
This is a practical guide for all those who have experienced childhood trauma. Drawing upon her extensive practice as a body-centered psychotherapist, Dr. Schwartz has created a self-care plan that includes reflective questions and easy to use mindfulness exercises that can be implemented immediately. - Barb Maiberger, author of EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists and founder of the Maiberger Institute, an EMDRIA-approved provider of EMDR Trainings
Dr. Arielle Schwartz combines simplicity, compassion, humility, and deep knowledge of the field in this book for sufferers of Complex PTSD. The Complex PTSD Workbook is an immensely useful guide to negotiating the turbulent waters of this all too common human malady. - Betty Cannon, Ph.D., author of Sartre and Psychoanalysis and Founder of Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)
I highly recommend this book to anyone who struggles with childhood trauma and neglect, and their painful aftermath. Step-by-step, you will find rich resources to help yourself on your journey to wholeness. Therapists who work with both mind and body will also find this a welcoming and integrative book. - Kathy Steele, MN, CS, private practice and co-author of Treating Trauma-related Dissociation, Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation, and The Haunted Self
The Complex PTSD Workbook offers powerful somatic therapy tools