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Journey Through Trauma

Author : Gretchen L. Schmelzer, PhD
ISBN : 9780735216846
Genre : Self-Help
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For survivors of PTSD and repeated, relational trauma -- and the people who love them. Gretchen Schmelzer watched too many people quit during treatment for trauma recovery. They found it too difficult or too frightening or just decided that for them it was too late. But as a therapist and trauma survivor herself, Dr. Schmelzer wants us to know that it is never too late to heal from trauma, whether it is the suffering caused within an abusive relationship or PTSD resulting from combat. Sometimes what feels like a big setback is actually an unexpected difficult step forward. So she wrote Journey Through Trauma specifically for survivors--to help them understand the terrain of the healing process and stay on the path. There are three basic principles that every trauma survivor should know: Healing is possible. It requires courage. And it cannot be done alone. Traumas that happen more than once--child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, gang violence, even war--are all relational traumas. They happened inside a relationship and therefore must be healed inside a relationship, whether that relationship is with a therapist or within a group. Journey Through Trauma gives us a map to help guide us through that healing process, see where the hard parts show up, and persevere in the process of getting well. We learn the five phases that every survivor must negotiate along the way and come to understand that since the cycle of healing is not linear, circling back around to a previous stage does not mean defeat - it actually means progress as well as facing new challenges. Authoritative and accessible, Journey Through Trauma provides support for survivors and their loved ones through one of the most challenging but necessary processes of healing that anyone can face.
Category: Self-Help

Goodbye Mom

Author : George Staursky
ISBN : 9780595332649
Genre : Psychology
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This book is not a biography about a man, but rather it is about a Journey. This is a Journey through life, with this illness, Bipolar Disorder, and all the dynamics that go along with it. This book shows how a man faced the consequences of this disease, and all its pain, bigotry and anguish, but this journey also shows how he defeated the disease. This is a book of his Journey through trauma, tragedy, and recovery. This book is a riveting account of that journey. It includes others who have suffered the indignities of this illness. It brings to life an account of a story that could be written by many different people over time. Destroying a life to save the same life could be construed by many as an oxymoron. However, in this case, it fits the scenario perfectly. As in the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, there had to be destruction of one's inner-self to save everyone from the inner-demons plaguing Dr. Jekyll.
Category: Psychology

Wordsworth S The Prelude

Author : Judith L. Mehlinger
ISBN : 1267182040
Genre : Post-traumatic stress disorder
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Abstract: This thesis argues that William Wordsworth, due to a series of traumatic events experienced throughout his life, may have suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Wordsworth developed coping strategies which included the use of memory-retrieval techniques similar to some treatments for PTSD. These techniques resulted in the composition of the "spots of time" episodes in his autobiographical poem, The Prelude, which describe some of the traumatic events he experienced. The French Revolution was a pivotal event and perhaps the central trauma of his life. The Prelude was published posthumously in 1850, having been repeatedly revised throughout his life, arguably a further indication of fixation related to his traumatic past.
Category: Post-traumatic stress disorder

Eva Figes Writings

Author : Silvia Pellicer-Ortin
ISBN : 1443880620
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book provides a general overview of the life and literary career of the prolific writer Eva Figes, placing her extensive production within the various literary movements that have shaped the last century, and drawing on the main features of her works and the different stages in her production. Having recourse to the tools provided by narratology and using the theoretical background of the disciplines of ethics, Holocaust and trauma studies, together with other related fields such as theories of artistic representation, identity questions concerning Jewishness, contemporary history and philosophy, it carries out a comprehensive analysis of Figes's main works. The main starting hypothesis explored throughout the book is that an evolution may be traced in the aesthetics employed by Figes throughout her career - from her initial Modernist phase to her more realist position - to depict individual and collective traumas. This development is a result of her need to find a mode of representing various traumatic events that have given shape to her personal and family history and to our recent collective history, from the two World Wars and the Holocaust to the social exclusion suffered by minority groups like women or the Jewish immigrant communities. This evolution will be also approached thematically, as there is a development from her early interest in depicting isolated male traumatised characters to the traumas suffered by women under patriarchal structures, and, then, to the encounter with her own suffering as a Holocaust survivor. The author's evolution in the topics and narrative techniques employed mirrors the different stages in the individual and collective processes of recovery from traumatic experiences, from the process of acting out to the eventual healing phase. Thus, the conclusions detailed here will be useful not only to make Figes' work known to a wider audience, but also to gain an insight into the evolution of the literary tendencies of the last few decades in trying to represent some of the most horrible events of the modern age.
Category: Literary Criticism

This Is Not It

Author : Brett Green
ISBN : 1452556873
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Any trauma life or death experience, can either make you stronger or wallow in despair. The choice each individual makes in that situation says a lot of who they are, but more importantly, who they will become! Brett Green continues to strive and improve to meet challenges that doctors once thought impossible. Throughout his journey, his determination that This is Not it has become his mantra and has helped him to heal and rebuild a meaningful and joyful life. Brett has come back from an ordeala journey that few can only imagine! He has persevered when the medical field gave up on him and told him, This was it!-- That there was little chance for further improvement. Brett chose not to accept that prognosis. For nearly six years he has worked through the adversity, the pain, coaxing his body to do what it didnt want to do, the heartbreaking disappointments and also the incredible highs of each success. Despite his remarkable and unpredictable recovery, he may always be in need of some form of rehabilitation. Still, he has chosen to adapt! As he has adapted over time, so has his family, friends and loved ones! People no longer see what Brett may not be able to do they only see what he can do and what he has accomplished! Brett continues to go beyond boundaries - Brett lives! Bretts innermost passion is raising his children; and also helping other survivors in need of court or mental health services. He maintains his business and license to practice therapy. Hopefully this book will offer valuable insight to others facing similar situations. If there is any support that Brett may provide or a service that he can perform to assist you, please feel free to contact him through [email protected] or visit his blog at
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Niki Shisler
ISBN : 0091902622
Genre : Abused wives
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'What's the worst that could happen? Seriously. Where do your darkest fears lie? The one that knots your gut; that you push from your mind with a prayer and a shudder. Probably your loved ones feature; your partner, parents, friends. Or, more likely, your children...' This is the story of an ordinary woman plunged into chaos. After years of abuse and addiction, single mother Niki Shisler had finally found herself with a wonderful new marriage and a perfect baby. When Niki unexprectedly became pregnant with twins life began to spiral out of control with a series of dramatic events. The twins were born mysteriously ill, hanging onto life and, as family life refocused around these two tiny beings in Great Ormond Street Hospital, Niki learnt that there was always light to be found, even on the darkest days. This is a uniquely moving and compelling book. It will grab hold of you, wring your heart and leave you inspired.
Category: Abused wives


Author : Laura Hills-Garner
ISBN : 173153177X
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What's this book about? Well really... that's up to you. Read it slowly.... you might just miss something. Upstairs is a unique and painfully honest insight into the inner workings of a 'normal person' going a little crazy. A mindful, short, story of complex trauma, finding beauty in therapy and the first glimpses of recovery by a girl who laughed to tell the tale. 'Writing has been my constant companion through the years and a form of therapy in itself. I wanted to share my story in the hope that it may help others make sense of theirs and to bring strength and comfort' LHG 10% of all proceeds will be donated to the 'Mind' charity.

Be Happy With Crappy

Author : David W. Yeager
ISBN : 9781477162361
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 68.48 MB
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Be Happy with Crappy is a personal journey through trauma, gambling addiction, and the tools used in recovery. It is a journey of discovery. While the events are my own, many who are in recovery or who seek recovery may well be able to identify with the thoughts, feelings, and actions. It is a joy to be able to share this journey
Category: Self-Help

A Girl Named Trink

Author : Katherine Rubadue
ISBN : 0578469782
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 58.74 MB
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"A Girl Named Trink" is a personal account of Kate Rubadue growing up in an affluent family and experiencing various types of trauma in both her childhood and adulthood. Kate's memoir is both heart-wrenching and inspiring as she shares her journey through adversity towards healing, leaning on her strong faith in God to carry her through.
Category: Biography & Autobiography