Trauma can turn your world upside down--afterward, nothing may look
safe or familiar. This compassionate workbook has already helped
tens of thousands of trauma survivors start rebuilding their lives.
Full of practical strategies for coping and self-care, the book
guides you toward reclaiming a solid sense of safety, self-worth,
trust, and control, as well as the capacity to be close to others.
The focus is on finding the way forward in your life today, no
matter what has happened in the past. The updated second edition
has a new section on managing emotions through mindfulness and an
appendix on easing the stress of health care visits. Dozens of
step-by-step questionnaires and exercises are included.
"Step by guided step, this Workbook offers a careful, caring assist out of the emotional tangle that can result from trauma...Clear, comprehensive, well-grounded, and well-organized - real help for those in a vulnerable place." - Kirkus Reviews (on the prior edition) "This practical Workbook explains the impact of trauma and provides resources for coping. Survivors will benefit from the empathic tone and the personalized worksheets. Most important, this is a hopeful book that emphasizes that healing is possible, a much-needed message." - Christine A. Courtois, author of Healing the Incest Wound; in private practice, Washington, USA "Life After Trauma is written by two attuned, experienced trauma professionals who connect with their readers' pain, resources, and determination. The reader feels seen, held, guided, and respected all along the way." - from the foreword by Laurie Anne Pearlman "Anyone who chances on this Workbook or is referred to it is extremely fortunate. It offers hope and guidance, speaking to the reader in personal ways that open paths for growth. I am especially impressed by the number and diversity of practical, realistic exercises. The authors provide concrete direction as they share their collective wisdom and experience." - Carroll Ann Ellis, Director of Victim Services, Fairfax County (Virginia) Police Department, USA "A thorough and compassionate workbook. The authors combine basic information, exercises, and examples in a highly readable and accessible format. This book will be particularly useful for readers taking their first steps on the journey of recovery from trauma." - Maxine Harris, coauthor of Healing the Trauma of Abuse
Dena Rosenbloom, PhD, a clinical psychologist in private practice in Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA, specializes in supporting people through the healing process following traumatic life events. She also conducts trainings and workshops for a broad range of audiences as well as critical incident stress debriefings for groups of people who have shared a traumatic experience. Mary Beth Williams, PhD, LCSW, CTS, is in private practice in Warrenton, Virginia, USA, specializing in the treatment of trauma-related disorders. She is a former school social worker and also does adoption home studies for international and domestic adoptions. She is widely published in the field of trauma and is an instructor for the Office for Victims of Crime at the U.S. Department of Justice. Barbara E. Watkins is a writer and editor living in Boston.