Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD: A 10-Week Program for Healing After Trauma

Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD: A 10-Week Program for Healing After Trauma

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by Stanley H. Block, Carolyn Bryant Block
     
 

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It may not seem possible at first, but you can make a full recovery after trauma

Many traumatic experiences naturally heal with time and become part of your past, like old scars. But when you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumas flare up in your life again and again, causing stress and making it difficult to focus on the here

Overview

It may not seem possible at first, but you can make a full recovery after trauma

Many traumatic experiences naturally heal with time and become part of your past, like old scars. But when you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumas flare up in your life again and again, causing stress and making it difficult to focus on the here and now. Months and even years may pass, but the memories don't fade and let you move on.

A clinically proven therapeutic method called mind-body bridging can help you to finally heal and recover from these difficult experiences. Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD is a straightforward, self-guided mind-body bridging program that you can complete in ten weeks. You'll use your body to settle your mind, develop the skills you need to recover from PTSD, and start to feel connected, confident, and in charge of your life.

• Stop feeling detached and numb and start feeling alive again
• Notice the tension in your body and experience it melting away
• Reduce flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia, and restlessness
• Keep track of your progress as you move toward making a full recovery

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"While on active duty at the Bamberg US Army Base in Germany, I saw hundreds of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat and operational stress reaction (COSR). In my professional opinion, the mind-body bridging technique featured in Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD is the single most effective method for the treatment PTSD and COSR."
—Major Philip Davis, PhD, US Army Reserve

"Without the mind-body bridging tools in Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD, I would be dead. Not only has it saved my life, but made it better than it was before I was deployed."
—Sergeant First Class Kip Day, Utah National Guard and combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom

"Drawing upon recent advances in the field of trauma recovery, the authors have created a unique holistic approach to helping trauma survivors. Their step-by-step method of helping readers better understand and cope with the all-important mind-body connection and its relationship to the low self-esteem, anxiety, anger, sleeping difficulties, and other common emotional, physical, social, and mental aftereffects of trauma, is truly brilliant."
—Aphrodite Matsakis, PhD, author of I Can’t Get Over It, Trust After Trauma, and eight other books on trauma

"This scientifically sound and comprehensive Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD has broken new ground by offering highly effective strategies for mental health treatment. In my twenty years of clinical experience working with complex PTSD and other mental disorders, I have found mind-body bridging, the method taught in this self-help book, to be the most tolerated and effective treatment approach among other evidence-based models, including cognitive processing therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, prolonged exposure, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Results have been impressive compared to the evidence-based treatments used in my practice. This workbook is compelling and instructive in its ability to help clients develop sufficient resources for sustainable self-healing and empowerment. I have been using mind-body bridging for the past three years in individual and group treatments. I have treated over 100 clients using mind-body bridging and have had no clients terminate treatment."
—Lois Waldron, LCSW, Springfield, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608821792
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
879,706
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Stanley H. Block, MD, is adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and a board-certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He is a consultant on the medical staff at US Army and Veterans Administration Hospitals. He lectures and consults with treatment centers worldwide, and is coauthor of Mind-Body Workbook for Stress, Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD, Mind-Body Workbook for Anger, and Come to Your Senses. He and his wife, Carolyn Bryant Block, live in Copalis Beach, WA. Find out more about his work online at www.mindbodybridging.com.
Carolyn Bryant Block is coauthor of Bridging the I-System, Come to Your Senses, Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD, Mind-Body Workbook for Stress, and Mind-Body Workbook for Anger. She is codeveloper of mind-body bridging.

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