Reversing the Trauma of War: PTSD Help for Veterans, Active Duty Personnel and Their Families

Reversing the Trauma of War: PTSD Help for Veterans, Active Duty Personnel and Their Families

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Overview

Reversing the Trauma of War offers you new hope and healing by harnessing the power of your mind

Your mind no longer needs to be a "war zone."

Reversing the Trauma of War is for all veterans and active duty personnel who have witnessed and survived combat and are still struggling with PTSD. Just as you trained for battle, you can now retrain your mind for civilian life This book is for you if you have experienced any or all of these devastating PTSD symptoms:

• Addiction • Guilt • Anxiety • Hypervigilance • Anger • Insomnia • Depression • Flashbacks • Nightmares • Pain

Reversing the Trauma of War empowers you to become calmer, more confident, and form healthy relationships

Designed specifically for military personnel, this book introduces you to safe and effective visual imagery exercises that help you cope with stressful situations and turn around the automatic reactions that arise in PTSD.

Reversing the Trauma of War is also a great resource for family members of present and former military personnel as well as healthcare practitioners.

INCLUDES A SPECIAL SECTION FOR CLINICIANS

“A must read for Vets suffering from PTSD . . .”

– Brian J. Masterson, MD Ret. Col. USAF

Phyllis Kahaney, MSW, PhD

Worked as a readjustment counselor at the San Diego Vet Center treating veterans with PTSD.

Rachel Epstein, LAc, JD

Is the Director of the American Institute for Mental Imagery and a healthcare practitioner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781883148263
Publisher: ACMI Press
Publication date: 06/01/2020
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Phyllis Kahaney, MSW, worked as a readjustment counselor at the San Diego Vet Center treating veterans with PTSD.

Rachel Epstein, L.Ac. is the Director of the American Institute for Mental Imagery (www.drjerryepstein.org/AIMI), a and a healthcare practitioner.

Dr. Gerald Epstein was one of the foremost practitioners of integrative medicine. Trained as a Freudian analyst, he abandoned this direction in 1974 to study therapeutic uses of the imagination under the guidance of Madame Colette Aboulker-Muscat in Jerusalem. Early in his career, he pioneered the use of mental imagery for treating both physical and emotional problems. As his work evolved over the years, he become a leading exponent of the Western spiritual tradition and its application to healing and therapeutics. He was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NYC and founded the American Institute for Mental Imagery (AIMI). He conducted successful research in the efficacy of mental imagery in the treatment of asthma and heart strength. www.drjerryepstein.org

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Preface: Phyllis' Story

Preface: Rachel's Story

Chapter 1: What Is Mental Imagery

Chapter 2: Healing As Freedom

Chapter 3: How to Practice Mental Imagery

Chapter 4: Hypervigilance

Chapter 5: Anxiety and Fear

Chapter 6: Anger

Chapter 7: Triggers

Chapter 8: Isolation

Chapter 9: Depression

Chapter 10: Guilt

Chapter 11: Insomnia and Nightmares

Chapter 12: Loss and Grief

Chapter 13: Physical Pain

Chapter 14: Concussions and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Chapter 15: Overcoming Addiction

Chapter 16: Military Sexual Trauma

Chapter 17: Life Plan and Stopping Exercises:

Using Your Will

Chapter 18: For the Families of Vets

Chapter 19: Creating Your Own Exercises

Chapter 20: Choosing to Live Life Well

Chapter 21: Notes for Healthcare Professionals: Mental Imagery

as a Therapeutic Modality

Chapter 22: For Clinicians: Techniques to Reverse Nightmares,

Flashbacks, and Intrusive Memories

Endnotes

Sources of Imagery

References

Main Index

Index of PTSD Patient Stories

Index of Mental Imagery Exercises

About the Authors

Customer Reviews