Overcoming Trauma and PTSD by Sheela Raja is a workbook that comes with components of acceptance and dedication remedy (ACT), cognitive behavioural remedy (CBT), and dialectical behaviour remedy (DBT).
The e book begins with an evidence of the consequences of trauma, together with how trauma reminiscences, that are emotionally charged and situationally accessible, are totally different from verbally accessible reminiscences. It then strikes on to fundamentals of ACT, CBT, and DBT, and there are suggestions of particular methods to strive for numerous signs.
There’s a chapter on managing nervousness, and the writer presents each the CBT method of difficult tough ideas and the ACT method of accepting them. She explains that one may fit higher than the opposite in several contexts, so it’s good to have each in your toolbox. I positively want that sort of pragmatic method to the extra inflexible must-challenge-thoughts method that some CBT-oriented books take.
There’s additionally a chapter that addresses avoidance and publicity, and the writer means that writing is usually a helpful a part of systematic desensitization. The chapter on managing re-experiencing signs covers subjects like mindfulness, grounding, and imagery rehearsal for nightmares (which entails training an alternate ending). The e book additionally offers recommendations on when to hunt assist from a therapist and easy methods to discover one.
This can be a quick e book—the epub model I received from the library was 105 pages. It’s arrange as a workbook with clearly laid out worksheets, and whereas the workouts themselves would take time to work by way of, the written content material is a fast and straightforward learn. I believe this e book is more than likely to be useful for individuals who’ve skilled trauma however don’t have full-blown PTSD, or for individuals who need to attempt to handle on their very own earlier than searching for remedy and are on the lookout for some fundamental steerage to get began. It’s in all probability not going to be all that useful for folks with advanced trauma or extreme PTSD, and that’s not likely the supposed viewers anyway. I believe it makes a fairly good introductory e book, and I appreciated the mixing of methods from ACT, CBT, and DBT.
Overcoming Trauma and PTSD is offered on Amazon (affiliate hyperlink).