The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole
Activating your mind and body in healing Complex PTSD―a therapeutic workbook Those affected by complex PTSD commonly feel as though there is something fundamentally wrong with them―that somewhere inside there is a part of them that needs to be fixed. Though untrue, such beliefs can feel extremely real and frightening. Facing one's PTSD from unresolved childhood trauma is a brave, courageous act―and with the right guidance, healing from PTSD is possible. Clinical psychologist Dr. Arielle Schwartz has spent years helping those with C-PTSD find their way to wholeness. She also knows the territory of the healing firsthand, having walked it herself. This book provides a map to the complicated, and often overwhelming, terrain of C-PTSD with Dr. Schwartz's knowledgeable guidance helping you find your way. In The Complex PTSD Workbook , you'll learn all about C-PTSD and gain valuable insight into the types of symptoms associated with unresolved childhood trauma, while applying a strength-based perspective to integrate positive beliefs and behaviors. The Complex PTSD Workbook includes: Examples and exercises through which you'll discover your own instances of trauma by relating to PTSD experiences other than your own. Information about common PTSD misdiagnoses such as bipolar disorder, ADHD, anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, and substance abuse, among others. Explorations of common methods of PTSD therapy including somatic therapy, EMDR, CBT, DBT, and mind-body perspectives. Chapter takeaways that encourage thoughtful consideration and writing to explore how you feel as you review the material presented in relation to your PTSD symptoms. The Complex PTSD Workbook can help you make informed choices about the path to healing that is right for you.