The Compassionate-mind Guide to Recovering From Trauma and PTSD

The Compassionate-mind Guide to Recovering From Trauma and PTSD

Using Compassion-focused Therapy to Overcome Flashbacks, Shame, Guilt, and Fear

Book - 2011
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Although many people who have survived trauma, abuse, and violent situations understand on a logical level that the traumatic events they experienced were not their fault, shame may still underlie their feelings and fuel post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related psychological difficulties. For example, women who are victims of domestic abuse are often so paralyzed with the stigma of shame associated with their abuse, they don't seek help. The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Recovering from Trauma and PTSD helps readers reduce the sense of threat they constantly feel and develop a fuller understanding of their reactions to trauma by cultivating compassion for themselves and others. The practical exercises based in compassion-focused therapy (CFT) that are offered in this book help readers gradually confront and overcome trauma-related behaviors. This approach invites readers who have undergone a traumatic experience to develop compassion for themselves and others, a sense of safety, and the ability to self-soothe when difficult memories or emotions arise. Written by an international expert on PTSD treatment, this book will prove to be an essential resource for therapists specializing in the treatment of trauma and anyone in the process of healing from a traumatic experience.

Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : New Harbinger Publications, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781572249752
Branch Call Number: 616.8521 LEE
Characteristics: xiii, 200 pages :,illustrations ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: James, Sophie 1971-
Alternative Title: Recovering from trauma and PTSD


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