Trust After Trauma: A Guide to Relationships for Survivors and Those Who Love Them

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Trauma survivors are often dismayed to find that traumatic events not only shatter their internal sense of well-being, but also leave them withdrawn or isolated. In this new book, psychologist Aphrodite Matsakis guides survivors through a process of strengthening existing bonds, building new ones, and ending self-perpetuating cycles of withdrawal and isolation. Step-by-step exercises help you learn how to manage emotions, handle unresolved issues, accept realistic limitations, and find ways to make your ...

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Overview

Trauma survivors are often dismayed to find that traumatic events not only shatter their internal sense of well-being, but also leave them withdrawn or isolated. In this new book, psychologist Aphrodite Matsakis guides survivors through a process of strengthening existing bonds, building new ones, and ending self-perpetuating cycles of withdrawal and isolation. Step-by-step exercises help you learn how to manage emotions, handle unresolved issues, accept realistic limitations, and find ways to make your relationships a context for healing.

"Written for trauma survivors who have completed therapy or who are working toward recovery, this compassionate & honest resource will also benefit loved ones of those coming to terms with relationships after trauma."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572241015
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Series: Unassigned Series
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 304,545
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Aphrodite T. Matsakis, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert in trauma and the author of several books dealing with traumatic reactions, including I Can't Get Over It!, Trust After Trauma, The Rape Recovery Handbook, and Vietnam Wives: Women and Children Facing the Challenge of Living with Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Matsakis has over thirty-five years of experience working with veterans, abused persons, and other trauma survivors; has taught at several major universities; and has conducted dozens of seminars for trauma survivors and trauma therapists.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2009

    Trust After Trauma, A Guide to Relationships for Survivors and Those Who Love Them by Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D.is a must read for those seeking information and help to deal with a devastating/traumatic personal experience.

    Each chapter in this book deals with concrete fears and imagined fears. It helps the reader to understand many fears of being a trauma victim and how to articulate and work with those devastating fears. Very importantly, there is a chapter for "Significant Others" and how they can relate to the trauma victim as well as understand their own role in relationship to the traumatized one. The book is written with clarity, is concise, and very practical. A "do-able" approach to a heart rending problem.

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