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Book Review: The Tao of Trauma Book Review: The Tao of TraumaPsychological trauma doesn’t only affect how a person thinks, feels and behaves, but also how their body responds to the world around them. They can experience hypervigilance, unexplained physical symptoms, muscle tension and exhaustion. And yet, modern medicine so often focuses only on their symptoms. In her ...

Book Review: Trauma Recovery – Sessions with Dr. Matt Book Review: Trauma Recovery - Sessions with Dr. MattAs a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who has nearly recovered from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, books on my shelf about trauma are bread and butter, a dime a dozen. Everyone tries to write about trauma in that one way that will resonate with ...

Book Review: Healing a Community Book Review: Healing a CommunityWhen something as devastating as a mass shooting occurs, it is hard to know where to begin the process of healing. With so many people affected on such a mass scale, there is chaos, uncertainty, confusion — even for mental health providers. “Despite their best intentions, ...

Book Review: Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory Book Review: Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal TheoryClinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory is another work in the Norton series on interpersonal neurobiology. I have come to believe that at least three theories are indispensable in learning and understanding how and why we behave the way we do — attribution theory, attachment theory, ...

Book Review: Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma Book Review: Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of TraumaLike me, you’ve probably seen people crumble and fail to recover from trauma (big or small) and you’ve also probably seen others who come through their experiences with clearer eyes, stronger spirits, straighter backs, and deeper wells of empathy and compassion. Perhaps they are even ...

Book Review: Trauma & the Struggle to Open Up Book Review: Trauma & the Struggle to Open UpOur relationships can be our greatest source of pain, and yet without relationships, we cannot heal from pain. For some people, the pain is too overwhelming and avoidance seems the only option. Others may try to be open about their experiences and find themselves feeling ...

Book Review: The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory Book Review: The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal TheoryI came across the polyvagal theory some time ago in my ongoing study of finding ways to help people recover from trauma. I have come to realize that there is so much to this theory that pervades all of our behavior and feelings. Stephen Porges’ ...

Book Review: The Heart of Trauma Book Review: The Heart of TraumaBetrayal, painful losses, devastating natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and mass shootings can all cast a physiological residue on those left in their wake. A neuroscientific footprint that extends far beyond the experiences that caused it, but into all aspects of our lives, trauma can ...

Book Review: The Ethics of Caring Book Review: The Ethics of CaringCaring is a universal force that compels healers all of kinds, from therapists to bodyworkers. Yet, as much as we are all drawn to the desire to help, really helping someone depends not just on desire, but on truly understanding the ethics of caring. In her ...

Book Review: The Body Remembers, Volume Two Book Review: The Body Remembers, Volume TwoYears ago, a friend of mine told me about a case that still haunted him. It involved a little girl who had been sexually abused whose parents felt she should tell all on the witness stand so that she could recover. When her testimony began, she started ...

Book Review: Hunger Book Review: HungerRoxane Gay is the brilliant author of the New York Times bestseller, Bad Feminist. She holds a prestigious position as a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She’s a novelist, a short-story writer, a professor, and a voice that untold numbers of devoted ...

Book Review: The Posttraumatic Growth Workbook Book Review: The Posttraumatic Growth WorkbookIf you told most people that after a traumatic event, they could feel stronger, more open to new experiences, more appreciative of life, a deepened sense of spirituality and closer, more authentic relationships, they might tell you that it sounds unbelievable. But according to the authors of The Posttraumatic ...

Book Review: The Posttraumatic Growth Workbook Book Review: The Posttraumatic Growth WorkbookThe authors of The Posttraumatic Growth Workbook: Coming Through Trauma Wiser, Stronger, and More Resilient, Richard Tedeschi and Bret Moore, are both practicing psychologists and have been for many years (Tedeschi for over 35 years and Moore for more than 15 years). Their experience ...

Book Review: It's Not Your Journey Book Review: It's Not Your JourneyA memoir, by nature, is an essay on a learned subject or an account written from personal knowledge. Most memoirs are picked up and read to understand a person, their story, and their internal motivations. In the case of It’s Not Your Journey, by Rebecca ...

Book Review: Never Leave Your Dead Book Review: Never Leave Your DeadOn March 7, 1953, Donald Watkins, a WWII veteran and China Marine, shot and killed his wife and mother-in-law. Judged criminally insane, Watkins served his sentence for this crime at Fairview State Hospital in Pennsylvania, one of the most abusive institutions for the mentally ill ...

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