The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms

The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an extremely debilitating anxiety condition that can occur after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal. Although many know that this mental health issue affects veterans of war, many may not know that it also affects victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, natural disasters, crime, car accidents and accidents in the workplace. No matter the cause of their illness, people with PTSD will often relive their traumatic experience in the form of flashbacks, memories, nightmares, and frightening thoughts. This is especially true when they are exposed to events or objects that remind them of their trauma. Left untreated, PTSD can lead to emotional numbness, insomnia, addiction, anxiety, depression, and even suicide.

In The PTSD Workbook, Second Edition, psychologists and trauma experts Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula outline techniques and interventions used by PTSD experts from around the world to offer trauma survivors the most effective tools available to conquer their most distressing trauma-related symptoms, whether they are a veteran, a rape survivor, or a crime victim. Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the book is extremely accessible and easy-to-use, offering evidence-based therapy at a low cost. This new edition features chapters focusing on veterans with PTSD, the link between cortisol and adrenaline and its role in PTSD and overall mental health, and the mind-body component of PTSD.

This book is designed to arm PTSD survivors with the emotional resilience they need to get their lives back together after a traumatic event.

Title:The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781608827039
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    The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms Reviews

  • Jennifer

    *I received my copy of this workbook through First Reads. That does not guarantee a positive or rave review, just because it was free.*By no means should a person self diagnose a psychological or medi...

  • Lisa Wright

    I was disappointed in this workbook. There was a lot of great information for recognizing and understanding the symptoms of PTSD, but not so much on how to overcome them. The questionnaires are helpfu...

  • Brian Satterfield

    A very easy and yet difficult workbook to go through. I chose to unlearn the toxicity of my childhood sexual abuse with the help of an LPC and weekly assignments from this book for about 5-6 months. ...

  • Liaken

    Of the range of books I looked at, this is only one with a solid discussion of C-PTSD....

  • Leonard

    This is a workbook which means that if you really want to get the most out of it you have to have your own copy and fill all the blanks and answer the questions. It's big, over 350 pages, and will tak...

  • Lorraine Coleman

    *I received my copy of this workbook through First Reads. That does not guarantee a positive or rave review, just because it was free.*I found the exercises helpful and it is a good workbook to have i...

  • Donna Hines

    Clear , Precise, Informative would best describe this workbook.Ideal for workers in the field, for victims of PTSD, and for those simply interested in the area of self help and inner wellness and reco...

  • Miles

    *I received my copy of this workbook through First Reads. That does not guarantee a positive or rave review, just because it was free.*This book gives some great real life examples of how to work thro...

  • Julie

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I refer to it constantly in my work with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence; it's highly informative and readable. My only critique is that...

  • Ashlie Gillis Nelson

    Great workbook for those in the mental health field. I think this would be great to use in classrooms for teaching also. The techniques are explained very well and I think this would also be wonderful...