Safe and effective principles and strategies for recovery from trauma.
Trauma recovery is tricky; however, there are several key principles that can help make the process safe and effective. This book gives self help readers, therapy clients, and therapists alike the skills to understand and implement eight keys to successful trauma healing: mindful identification of what is helpful, recognizing survival, having the option to not remember, creating a supportive inner dialogue, forgiving not being able to stop the trauma, understanding and sharing shame, finding your own recovery pace; mobilizing your body, and helping others.
This is not another book promoting a new method or type of treatment; rather, it is a necessary adjunct to self-help and professional recovery programs. After reading this book, readers will be able to recognize their own individual needs and evaluate whether those needs are being met. They will have the tools necessary to put themselves in the drivers seat, navigating their own safe road to recovery.
Endorsements and Reviews:
“Readers who have experienced traumatic events will find this a helpful tool as they work with their professional therapist. Also of interest to self-help readers and professional therapists.” — Library Journal
Preface: Common Sense and Trauma Recovery
KEY # 1: Plot Your Course with Mindfulness
KEY # 2: Begin With Your Epilogue . . . You Made It!
KEY # 3: Remembering is Not Required
KEY # 4: Stop Flashbacks
KEY # 5: Reconcile Forgiveness and Shame
KEY # 6: Take Smaller Steps for Bigger Leaps
KEY # 7: Get Moving
KEY # 8: Make Lemonade
Afterword: Evaluating Recovery Progress
Notes to Self-Help Readers
Notes to Past, Present, and Future Clients of Trauma Therapy
Notes to Trauma Treatment Professionals
About the Author:
Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW, has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1976. Author of 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery and the best-selling The Body Remembers, and member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, she gives lectures and professional trainings around the world.