Horrific Traumata

Horrific Traumata

by William M Clements, Norma J R Sinclair
     
 

Horrific Traumata shares the stories of persons whose meaning, hope, and faith were ripped from them by others or traumatic events and who live with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Since the Vietnam War, therapists have come to understand victims of severe emotional trauma with new understanding and, with better ability, have come to learn how to heal the awful

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Horrific Traumata shares the stories of persons whose meaning, hope, and faith were ripped from them by others or traumatic events and who live with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Since the Vietnam War, therapists have come to understand victims of severe emotional trauma with new understanding and, with better ability, have come to learn how to heal the awful effects of their traumas. Now the ranks of traumatized Vietnam veterans are joined by others who have also experienced horrific traumata and need help to rebuild their lives from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)—victims and survivors of incest and rape, hostage situations, and other events outside the range of ordinary human suffering.

Duncan Sinclair provides direct insight into the clinical and psychological aspects of PTSD. He presents a clear and workable understanding of the nature of PTSD which gives clergy and other involved persons direct insight into the causes of many behaviors. Horrific Traumata focuses on the church’s readiness and obligation to incorporate traumatized victims into the center of grace and healing. Clergy of all specialities now have a means of seeing behind the masks of hurt and isolation to the long-standing and disabling trauma. Sinclair shows how to promote the healing process through a range of parish activities as well as in clinical settings. Guidelines for promoting healing include the key concepts of how to listen compassionately and how to create safe places in which victims may heal during the rebuilding of hope and faith. Scriptures used throughout develop a hopefulness that must be maintained for healing.

Based on the quintessential understanding that current life stressors open past wounds in ways that leave them open, Sinclair guides professionals and clergy in treating the whole traumatized person. Clergy of all specialities, pastors, chaplains, pastoral counselors, seminary students, clinical pastoral educators, and students will find healing words for hurting people in this book. Clinical specialists in all disciplines who wish to view clients’lives from a clinical and faith position will find the stories and clinical suggestions in this book to be a modern goldmine.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560242932
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction1
Ch. 1The Nature of Trauma7
The Story of Kate7
The Story of Tony8
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder10
The History of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder11
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Today13
Types of Traumata and Their Victims14
The Story of Ann16
Psychological Trauma and Historical Events17
The Story of Duncan20
Ch. 2The Results of Trauma25
The Story of Clyde25
The Story of Jane26
Duncan's Journey27
Clinical Diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder35
The Story of Alice38
The Story of Lloyd40
The Story of Maria40
The Legacy of Trauma42
Losses and Separations43
Spiritual Effects45
Physical Effects47
Ch. 3Trauma Delayed49
Memory and the Now49
Timelessness and the Present Moment50
Past into Present - The Intrusion of Trauma52
The Story of Julia54
Reexperiencing55
Rolfing56
State-Dependent Learning57
Recreating the Moment58
Forgetting59
The Beginning of Healing61
The Story of Burt62
The Story of Peter62
The Ego and the I63
Ch. 4Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - A Spiritual Diagnosis65
Spiritual Losses67
The Story of Bill72
The Story of James76
Ch. 5Multiple Personality Disorder79
The Story of Janet79
Multiple Personality Disorder82
Understanding and Grace: The Pastor and Multiple Personality Disorder82
Healing85
Ch. 6The Victim and the Family89
Mark's Dream90
Trauma and the Family93
What Is a Healthy Family?93
Ch. 7Pastoral Counseling and the Treatment Process99
The Family of Humankind99
God with Us101
Prayer103
Healing in the Gospels105
The Helper and Trauma Relationships107
Rules for Healing108
The Healing Process109
Ch. 8Pastoral Response - A View from Scripture113
Index117

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