Trauma And Memory

Author: Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 158394995X
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In Trauma and Memory, bestselling author Dr. Peter Levine (creator of the Somatic Experiencing approach) tackles one of the most difficult and controversial questions of PTSD/trauma therapy: Can we trust our memories? While some argue that traumatic memories are unreliable and not useful, others insist that we absolutely must rely on memory to make sense of past experience. Building on his 45 years of successful treatment of trauma and utilizing case studies from his own practice, Dr. Levine suggests that there are elements of truth in both camps. While acknowledging that memory can be trusted, he argues that the only truly useful memories are those that might initially seem to be the least reliable: memories stored in the body and not necessarily accessible by our conscious mind. While much work has been done in the field of trauma studies to address "explicit" traumatic memories in the brain (such as intrusive thoughts or flashbacks), much less attention has been paid to how the body itself stores "implicit" memory, and how much of what we think of as "memory" actually comes to us through our (often unconsciously accessed) felt sense. By learning how to better understand this complex interplay of past and present, brain and body, we can adjust our relationship to past trauma and move into a more balanced, relaxed state of being. Written for trauma sufferers as well as mental health care practitioners, Trauma and Memory is a groundbreaking look at how memory is constructed and how influential memories are on our present state of being.

Emerging Ritual In Secular Societies

Author: Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503444
Size: 22.60 MB
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The growing absence of meaningful ritual in contemporary Western societies has led to cohesive research on the history of ritualizing behaviour in different cultures. The relatively new field of ritology, which includes neuroscience, anthropology, cultural psychology, psychotherapy and even art and performance, raises questions about the significance and practice of ritual today. This book is the first of its kind to discuss the importance of secular rituals for cultural and personal growth. Using a transdisciplinary approach, a range of contributors provide an authoritative account of the science and history of rituals and their role in creating healthy societies in the modern age.

Childhood Abuse Body Shame And Addictive Plastic Surgery

Author: Mark B. Constantian
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317328914
Size: 44.31 MB
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Childhood Abuse, Body Shame, and Addictive Plastic Surgery explores the psychopathology that plastic surgeons can encounter when seemingly excellent surgical candidates develop body dysmorphic disorder postoperatively. By examining how developmental abuse and neglect influence body image, personality, addictions, resilience, and adult health, this highly readable book uncovers the childhood sources of body dysmorphic disorder. Written from the unique perspective of a leading plastic surgeon with extensive experience in this area and featuring many poignant clinical vignettes and groundbreaking trauma research, this heavily referenced text offers a new explanation for body dysmorphic disorder that provides help for therapists and surgeons and hope for patients.

Understanding And Loving A Person With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Author: Stephen Arterburn
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 0830772294
Size: 25.15 MB
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This book is a compassionate companion to those who love someone who has experienced severe trauma that left his or her brain changed by PTSD. As someone who suffered from PTSD herself, Becky Johnson knows what is most helpful on the path to recovery. Becky teams up with Stephen Arterburn to offer: • Insight into what is happening in the brain • Background on treatments such as EMDR • Ideas on what to say and what not to say • Suggestions for calming a loved one during a PTSD episode A personal coach and a compassionate companion, this book helps readers become a healing presence in their loved one’s life while practicing self-care as well.

Coping With Concussion And Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Author: Diane Roberts Stoler Ed.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101631619
Size: 48.82 MB
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A comprehensive guide for improving memory, focus, and quality of life in the aftermath of a concussion. Often presenting itself after a head trauma, concussion— or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)— can cause chronic migraines, depression, memory, and sleep problems that can last for years, referred to as post concussion syndrome (PCS). Neuropsychologist and concussion survivor Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler is the authority on all aspects of the recovery process. Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is a lifeline for patients, parents, and other caregivers.

Unspeakable Truths And Happy Endings

Author: Rebecca Coffey
Publisher: Sidran Pr
ISBN: 9781886968059
Size: 22.45 MB
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With the electrifying tales of 15 survivors of catastrophic human cruelty at its narrative core, "Unspeakable Truths & Happy Endings" resoundingly illuminates both the necessity and difficulty of compassionate, sensible listening to survivors' tales of trauma.The book journalistically explores the affects of survivors's stories on compassionate listeners -- a group that includes therapists but that also includes friends, family, and even survivors themselves as they work and re-work the realities of their own experience. Along the way, the book addresses the flip side of compassionate listening; squabbles about victimhood and recovered memory. The book concludes that, as thinking and caring inhabitants of a menacing world, we must all learn to hear unspeakable truths. At the same time that we risk accepting the truths about violence and degradation that survivors' memories hold, we must reasonably engage critical thinking when memories of violence and degradation stretch the limits of our credulity. We owe it to survivors to listen compassionately; we owe it to ourselves to listen prudently.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Author: Jennie Ponsford
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1136181385
Size: 13.38 MB
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Research into the rehabilitation of individuals following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the past 15 years has resulted in greater understanding of the condition. The second edition of this book provides an updated guide for health professionals working with individuals recovering from TBI. Its uniquely clinical focus provides both comprehensive background information, and practical strategies for dealing with common problems with thinking, memory, communication, behaviour and emotional adjustment in both adults and children. The book addresses a wide range of challenges, from those which begin with impairment of consciousness, to those occurring for many years after injury, and presents strategies for maximising participation in all aspects of community life. The book will be of use to practising clinicians, students in health disciplines relevant to neurorehabilitation, and also to the families of individuals with traumatic brain injury.

Brain Injury Medicine

Author: Nathan Zasler
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781888799934
Size: 61.87 MB
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Covers the full continuum from early diagnosis and evaluation through rehabilitation, post-acute care, and community re-entry. Includes assessment and treatment, epidemiology, pathophysiology, neuroanatomy, neuroimaging, the neuroscientific basis for rehabilitation, ethical and medicolegal issues, life-care planning, and more.

Trauma Practice

Author: Anna Baranowsky
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
ISBN: 1616764716
Size: 27.39 MB
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An essential reference and tool-kit for treating trauma survivors – now updated and even more comprehensive. Trauma Practice, now in its 3rd edition, is back by popular demand! Filled with new resources, this book based on the tri-phasic trauma treatment model is a guide for both seasoned trauma therapists and newer mental health professionals seeking practical approaches that work. Clearly written and detailed, Trauma Practice provides the reader with an array of techniques, protocols and interventions for effectively helping trauma survivors. This book will help you address the (cognitive, behavioral, body-oriented, and emotional/ relational) aftermath of trauma using impactful care approaches. In addition to presenting the foundations of CBT trauma treatment, the authors also provide step-bystep explanations of many popular and effective CBT techniques developed through the lens of phased trauma therapy. Interventions include Trigger List Development, 3-6 Breath Training, Layering, Systematic Desensitization, Exposure Therapy, Story-Telling Approaches, as well as new approaches inspired by recent research on neuroplasticity such as Picture Positive, Corrective Messages from Old Storylines, and Thematic Map.Completely new sections are devoted to forward-facing trauma therapy, and clinician self-care. This is a manual that you will find useful everyday in your trauma practice.