Restoring your sense of self after trauma.
The experience of trauma, whether a single incident, like a car accident, or more chronic, systemic exposure, like childhood sexual abuse, is life altering. Added to the primal emotions of fear, shame, rage, and uncertainty about how to cope is the unsettling sense that you are not quite who you used to be. What does a post-trauma identity look like? How does one come to accept this new identity? And what are the healing strategies that can help to recover a sense of self?
In this book, trauma coach Michele Rosenthal, herself a PTSD survivor, offers a practical workbook of insightful treatment strategies for survivors and their therapists. Exercises, checklists, and self-assessment tools walk readers through the process of self-reclamation, demonstrating how you can understand and appreciate the “PTSD self” while moving on to find healing and renewal.
About the Author:
Michele Rosenthal, author, speaker, and trauma coach, hosts the weekly radio program Changing Direction. A faculty member at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, she lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.