Tools for Transforming Trauma is a wonderfully resourceful handbook for goal-oriented and effective approaches for overcoming cognitive, affective, and behavioral limitations of traumatic experience and the many sequelae of trauma. All therapists of trauma victims will find valuable ideas and useful guidelines for the comprehensive treatment of their patients in this clear and well-written book |o Stephen Lankton, MSW, DAHB Training and Consulting, Phoenix, Arizona In a highly readable and enjoyable style, Robert Schwarz has succinctly assembled a plethera of valuable information on trauma/PTSD in Tools for Transforming Trauma. I highly recommend this book if you are interested in comprehensive understanding and treatment methods for these conditions -- Fred P. Gallo, Ph.D., Author of Energy Psychology and Energy Diagnostic and Treatment Methods and Founder of EDxTM
True to its title, this highly useful book offers an abundance of practical interventions for psychotherapists seeking to provide relief from PTSD symptoms and empower trauma survivors to live healthier, more rewarding, and productive lives. Also included are a series or fresh and innovative ideas for enhancing caregivers' continued personal and professional growth, self-development and self-care -- Yvonne Dolan, MA, Author of Resolving Sexual Abuse, A Path with Heart and One Small Step
Tools for Transforming Trauma is a practical resource manual that will guide clinicans of all persuasions to effectively help PTSD clients reclaim their lives. To effectively treat this tragic problem, Bob Schwarz brings peerless expertise and an integrative perspective, all in eminently readable and easy to digest prose. This is a "must read" for those working in the field of PTSD -- Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D., Director, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation
This book contains a wealth of practical and applicable interventions for clinicians to implement with their PTSD patients. Clinicians will enhance their level of knowledge and gain specific treatment skills...The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with both an integrative framework and practical tools for transforming the negative effects of trauma. Additionally, the tools contained in this book are designed to be readable, easy-to-implement, and yet detailed and comprehensive. The author fully accomplishes his objectives and has provided a welcome addition to the field. -- Nicholas Greco IV, Doody Reviews
This is a fresh and wonderfully crafted guide to helping those who have suffered trauma. The author has made a positive statement with this book and that is this -- complete, well-written, and truly useful books do exist and can do more than merely clutter the field with redundant information. This book adds to the field on many levels and provides relevant information. As an individual who has worked with trauma survivors, I highly recommend this book. -- Nicholas Greco IV, Doody Reviews
Among the many challenges faced by therapists today is the treatment of trauma and abuse. Based upon a framework that integrates a wide range of therapeutic theories of PTSD and techniques, including Ericksonian, solution-oriented and hypnotherapeutic approaches,Tools for Transforming Trauma provides clinicians with specific skills for treating traumatized individuals.
Detailed, how-to instructions and rationales for the implementation of over 30 "tools" throughout the different phases of treatment make this book an ideal resource for anyone working with trauma, abuse, and dissociative disorders.
In this unique intergration of approaches, Dr. Schwarz provides the reader with tools for transforming trauma in diverse areas such as affect dysregulation, ego strengthening, transforming negative memories, the false memory controversy, working with beliefs, cultivating a positive life, energy work, spirituality, and managing the therapeutic relationship during the process of healing. -- from the publisher
Introduction. Understanding How Trauma Leads to PTSD. A Neo-Ericksonian Framework For Treating Trauma. The Tools Framework. Tools For Safety, Ego Support Ego Growth . Tools For Transforming Traumatic Memory. The Use of Thought Field Therapy in Treating Trauma. Tools for the Holistic Self. If You Meet the "Tool" on the Road, Leave It! - Person of the Therapist Issues. Integration and Summary. Epilogue: Tools for Transforming Terrorism. Other Resources.