Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A GUIDE AND MAP FOR RECOVERING FROM CHILDHOOD TRAUMA

By | October 30, 2019
Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A GUIDE AND MAP FOR RECOVERING FROM CHILDHOOD TRAUMA Author Pete Walker
ISBN-10 1492871842
ISBN-13 9781492871842
Year 2013-12-13
Pages 374
Language English
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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I have Complex PTSD Cptsd and wrote this book from the perspective of someone who has experienced a great reduction of symptoms over the years I also wrote it from the viewpoint of someone who has discovered many silver linings in the long windy bumpy road of recovering from Cptsd I felt encouraged to write this book because of thousands of e mail responses to the articles on my website that repeatedly expressed gratitude for the helpfulness of my work An often echoed comment sounded like this At last someone gets it I can see now that I am not bad defective or crazyor alone The causes of Cptsd range from severe neglect to monstrous abuse Many survivors grow up in houses that are not homes in families that are as loveless as orphanages and sometimes as dangerous If you felt unwanted unliked rejected hated and or despised for a lengthy portion of your childhood trauma may be deeply engrained in your mind soul and body This book is a practical user friendly self help guide to recovering from the lingering effects of childhood trauma and to achieving a rich and fulfilling life It is copiously illustrated with examples of my own and my clients journeys of recovering This book is also for those who do not have Cptsd but want to understand and help a loved one who does This book also contains an overview of the tasks of recovering and a great many practical tools and techniques for recovering from childhood trauma It extensively elaborates on all the recovery concepts explained on my website and many more However unlike the articles on my website it is oriented toward the layperson As such much of the psychological jargon and dense concentration of concepts in the website articles has been replaced with expanded and easier to follow explanations Moreover many principles that were only sketched out in the articles are explained in much greater detail A great deal of new material is also explored Key concepts of the book include managing emotional flashbacks understanding the four different types of trauma survivors differentiating the outer critic from the inner critic healing the abandonment depression that come from emotional abandonment and self abandonment self reparenting and reparenting by committee and deconstructing the hierarchy of self injuring responses that childhood trauma forces survivors to adopt The book also functions as a map to help you understand the somewhat linear progression of recovery to help you identify what you have already accomplished and to help you figure out what is best to work on and prioritize now This in turn also serves to help you identify the signs of your recovery and to develop reasonable expectations about the rate of your recovery I hope this map will guide you to heal in a way that helps you to become an unflinching source of kindness and self compassion for yourself and that out of that journey you will find at least one other human being who will reciprocally love you well enough in that way

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