A Practical Guide to Complex Ptsd: Compassionate Strategies to Begin Healing from Childhood Trauma
Reclaim yourself from childhood trauma--evidence-based strategies for healing complex PTSD
Repetitive trauma during childhood can impact your emotional development, creating a ripple effect that carries into adulthood. Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) is a physical and psychological response to these repeated traumatic events. A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD contains research-based strategies, tools, and support for individuals working to heal from their childhood trauma. You don't have to be a prisoner of your past.
Learn the skills necessary to improve your physical and mental health with practical strategies taken from the most effective therapeutic methods, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and somatic psychology. When appropriately addressed, the wounds of your past no longer need to interfere with your ability to live a meaningful and satisfying life.
This book includes:
- Understand C-PTSD--Get an in-depth explanation of complex PTSD, including its symptoms, its treatment through various therapies, and more.
- Address the symptoms--Discover evidence-based strategies for healing the symptoms of complex PTSD, like avoidance, depression, emotional dysregulation, and hopelessness.
- Real stories--Relate to others' experiences with complex PTSD with multiple real-life examples included in each chapter.
Start letting go of the pain from your past--A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD can help show you how.
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About the Author
Arielle Schwartz, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, EMDR therapy consultant, certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and author. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University and her master's degree in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University. She lives and runs a private practice in Boulder, Colorado.