Your Life After Trauma

With this book by your side, it is possible to regain a sense of calm, confidence, and control on your road to recovery.

Your Life After Trauma

Restoring your sense of self after trauma. “In 1981 as a thirteen-year-old child I was given a routine antibiotic for a routine infection and suffered anything but a routine reaction. An undiscovered allergy to the medication turned me into a full-body burn victim almost overnight. By the time I was released from the hospital I had lost 100% of my epidermis. Even more importantly, I had completely lost myself.” Now a professional coach who specializes in helping trauma victims rebuild their lives, Michele Rosenthal struggled with the effects of medically-induced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for over 25 years before reaching a full recovery. Today, she is 100% free of symptoms of PTSD. In this book, she applies her personal experience and professional wisdom to offer readers an invaluable roadmap to overcoming their own trauma, in particular the loss of sense of self that often accompanies it. If you suffer from the effects of trauma or PTSD, whether it was caused by a single-incident like a car accident, or from chronic childhood abuse, domestic violence, illness, or war trauma, you are well aware of how disconnected you feel from the person you most deeply wish to be. Trauma interrupts—even hijacks—your identity. To cope, you may rely on mechanisms to keep your emotions, triggers, and responses in check, but these very habits can often prevent the true restoration of safety, stability, and inner connection. How can you rediscover your sense of self so that you honor who you were before the trauma (even if that trauma began at birth), understand who you are at this very moment, and determine who you want to be going forward? Like a therapist in your back pocket, Your Life After Trauma guides you in finding answers to these tough questions. Expertly written by a helping professional who keenly understands the post-trauma identity crisis that is so common among trauma and PTSD sufferers, it is a simple, practical, hands-on recovery workbook. Filled with self-assessment questionnaires, exercises, tips, and tools—not to mention insightful personal and professional vignettes—it takes readers through a step-by-step process of healing the identity crisis, from understanding some of the basic brain science behind trauma and why you feel the way you do, to recognizing who you were (or had the potential to be) before the trauma, who you are today, after the trauma, and who you want to become. With this book by your side, it is possible to regain a sense of calm, confidence, and control on your road to recovery.

Your Life After Trauma Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity

Your identity—how you envision, define, and experience yourself—becomes stuck in the trauma loop. At this moment you may see and feel yourself as a small, powerless trauma victim still struggling to survive. Developing a posttrauma ...

Your Life After Trauma  Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity

Restoring your sense of self after trauma. “In 1981 as a thirteen-year-old child I was given a routine antibiotic for a routine infection and suffered anything but a routine reaction. An undiscovered allergy to the medication turned me into a full-body burn victim almost overnight. By the time I was released from the hospital I had lost 100% of my epidermis. Even more importantly, I had completely lost myself.” Now a professional coach who specializes in helping trauma victims rebuild their lives, Michele Rosenthal struggled with the effects of medically-induced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for over 25 years before reaching a full recovery. Today, she is 100% free of symptoms of PTSD. In this book, she applies her personal experience and professional wisdom to offer readers an invaluable roadmap to overcoming their own trauma, in particular the loss of sense of self that often accompanies it. If you suffer from the effects of trauma or PTSD, whether it was caused by a single-incident like a car accident, or from chronic childhood abuse, domestic violence, illness, or war trauma, you are well aware of how disconnected you feel from the person you most deeply wish to be. Trauma interrupts—even hijacks—your identity. To cope, you may rely on mechanisms to keep your emotions, triggers, and responses in check, but these very habits can often prevent the true restoration of safety, stability, and inner connection. How can you rediscover your sense of self so that you honor who you were before the trauma (even if that trauma began at birth), understand who you are at this very moment, and determine who you want to be going forward? Like a therapist in your back pocket, Your Life After Trauma guides you in finding answers to these tough questions. Expertly written by a helping professional who keenly understands the post-trauma identity crisis that is so common among trauma and PTSD sufferers, it is a simple, practical, hands-on recovery workbook. Filled with self-assessment questionnaires, exercises, tips, and tools—not to mention insightful personal and professional vignettes—it takes readers through a step-by-step process of healing the identity crisis, from understanding some of the basic brain science behind trauma and why you feel the way you do, to recognizing who you were (or had the potential to be) before the trauma, who you are today, after the trauma, and who you want to become. With this book by your side, it is possible to regain a sense of calm, confidence, and control on your road to recovery.

Heal Your PTSD

Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity. New York: W. W. Norton, 2015. Rothschild, Babette. 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing. New York: W. W. Norton, 2010.

Heal Your PTSD

Self-help measures to supplement PTSD recovery: “Excellent.”—Mary Beth Williams, PhD, MCSW, co-author of The PTSD Workbook Following a critical illness, Michele Rosenthal struggled with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for twenty-five years. Now a post-trauma coach and award-winning writer, Rosenthal shares the program that helped her and others. Trauma and recovery have never been easy, and with different trauma disorders, there is no one solution. Whether it’s psychological trauma or emotional trauma, by exerting self and emotional control, readers can examine how, when, and in what way to move toward recovery. Find stages and exercises to build a flexible, unique system that strengthens trauma recovery. Inside, learn how to: · Connect to your own power and authentic self · Apply self-help measures like mindfulness and meditation · Handle trauma symptoms and recovery obstacles

Materializing Silence in Feminist Activism

Your life after trauma: Powerful practices to reclaim your identity. W.W. Norton & Company. Rucht, D., Koopmans, R., & Neidhardt, F. (1999). Introduction: Protest as a subject of empirical research. In D. Rucht, R. Koopmans, ...

Materializing Silence in Feminist Activism

This book examines how rhetorically effective uses of silence and materiality mediate feminist activism and discusses the implications of these dynamics for pedagogy. Specifically, the text establishes a theoretical foundation for what the author terms “psychosocial composing,” or “the metaphorical composing and revising of individual participants and society, and the contribution of written and visual texts as an input and output of the relationships between individuals and social culture.” This idea is examined through primary research on the Clothesline Project, an international event that invites ​people who have experienced gender violence (directly or indirectly) to decorate tee shirts that get hung on clotheslines in public places. Through looking at values and roles of silence in global cultures and the use ​of material arts in activist efforts, the author argues for the unique value of silence and materiality in individual and collective spaces. The manuscript includes discussion questions and sample teaching materials. Overall, making connections among composition and rhetoric, psychology, sociology, politics, women’s studies, art and design, pedagogy, and history, this book further demonstrates the potential interdisciplinary approaches to rhetoric and communication.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Prolonged exposure therapy for adolescents with PTSD: Emotional processing of traumatic experiences: Therapist guide. ... Handbook of PTSD: Science and practice. ... Your life after trauma: Powerful practices to reclaim your identity.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

MBCT for PTSD provides solid principles, practical tools, and numerous case examples for integrating mindfulness into PTSD treatment. Based on the authors’ experience in the first randomized controlled clinical trial, this pioneering book expands the range of potential treatment options. MBCT has been growing in popularity, and has solid research support, but this is the first text to apply it to trauma survivors This pioneering text is based on the authors’ experience in using MBCT for PTSD in the first randomized controlled clinical trial Containing numerous case examples, it expands the range of potential treatment options and lends new hope for trauma survivors to lead more fulfilling lives The authors combined have a unique set of expert skills; Dr Chard is a well-known expert on PTSD, and Dr Sears is an expert on mindfulness and MBCT

Sacred Wounds

—Michele Rosenthal, Author of Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity “The author speaks from both personal and professional experience, and her ideas are well grounded in academic theory. Her writing is both ...

Sacred Wounds

Trauma therapist Teresa B. Pasquale offers healing exercises, true-life examples, and life-giving discussion for anyone suffering from the very real pain of church hurt. Pasquale, a trauma survivor herself, understands the immeasurable value of our wounds once we've acknowledged them and recovered in community. That's why the wounds are "sacred," and the hope this book offers is a powerful message to anyone suffering from this widespread problem. This book explores the nature of emotional wounds, trauma, and spiritual hurt that come from negative religious experience. Some of the features are: Stories from a wide range of persons hurt by negative religious experience Healing and contemplative practices to help readers explore their own spiritual story and practical ways to move towards personal healing A journey through the experience of trauma in religious settings and how it is both relatable to other forms of trauma and distinctive -- outlining both facets An exploration of the author's own personal and professional understanding of hurt, trauma, PTSD, and the power of resiliency and healing

Once We Flew

Joay BoBo Machain joins the author and Moleman in celebration after a mortar attack . ( Author's private collection ) . ** PTSD ** Michelle Rosenthal , Your Life Afier Trauma : Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity , W.W. Norton ...

Once We Flew

In 1958, a helicopter flew across a March sky, bringing wonderment to an eight-year-old boy. Eleven years later, that wonderment became reality as the young man enlisted and completed the US Army’s helicopter flight training. Fifty years later, his story comes to life in Once We Flew.Sepesy straps the reader into his Huey helicopter, and shares vivid accounts of his journey from know-nothing new guy to Aircraft Commander and Flight Leader. With insight extracted from 2,200 combat flight hours, Sepesy introduces his brave band of brothers who served at his side, those who taught him how to fly and survive, as well as those who were indifferent or foolhardy. Then, Sepesy leads the reader through his monumental struggles as a civilian, embarking down a new path to battle the scars of war, including PTSD. Meet those who earned the respect of fellow soldiers—warrant officers with big mustaches, big watches and bad attitudes. They were aviators, nineteen years old who were going to life forever—youths in command of quarter-million-dollar aircraft, equipped with machine guns shooting real bullets, flying at 120 knots, nap of the earth. And, enjoy the unique, inherent humor of military life and lighter moments of youthful pilots goofing off, their shenanigans and devil-may-care attitudes. Returning to civilian life, and no longer indestructible, Sepesy faced new situations and responsibilities. But, the wounds and scars of war, the physical injuries and PTSD, along with a continued military mindset, presented new challenges and complicated every-day routines. Muddling through the more mundane obstacles of college and home, and family and career, became another struggle to overcome. During the next five decades, numerous operations plagued the author, and the insidious ways of PTSD went undetected—a new journey of survival and accomplishment, would begin.

The Complex PTSD Coping Skills Workbook

This workbook offers an integrative approach for coping with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, ...

The Complex PTSD Coping Skills Workbook

Reclaim your life from C-PTSD with this powerful and compassionate workbook. If you’ve experienced long-term or repeated trauma—such as childhood abuse or neglect, domestic violence, betrayal, or prolonged emotional abuse—you may struggle with intense feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety, shame, and distrust toward others. You should know that you aren’t alone, your pain is real, and there are ways to improve your mental health and begin to heal. This compassionate and evidence-based workbook can help you get started. This workbook offers an integrative approach for coping with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, mentalization, and relational therapy. You’ll learn the most effective strategies to manage symptoms, overcome painful memories, and build self-confidence. Most importantly, you’ll find validation that your feelings aren’t “crazy” or “outsized,” and discover the skills needed to help you reclaim your life. This empowering workbook will help you: Identify and understand the root cause of your C-PTSD Overcome fear, hypervigilance, and avoidance Balance emotions before they interfere with daily life Seek out and maintain relationships based in equality and respect

Ritual as Remedy

You can set yourself free by cultivating a true sense of identity where your inner power is activated—crystal clear and in alignment with your soul's calling. You can begin to reclaim your personal sovereignty by becoming aware of how ...

Ritual as Remedy

• Explains how ritual can serve as a way to ground yourself, invite in the new, let go of what needs to be shed, and tap into your own inner powers • Shares ancient and modern rituals, ceremonies, and practices to connect with the seasons, the lunar cycles, and the five elements, as well as open your heart, dance with your shadow self, grow your intuition, and connect with your body • Offers detailed instructions for each ritual, ceremony, and transformative healing practice In this evocative and inspiring guide to ritual as healing balm for the psyche and soul, Mara Branscombe shares potent self-care and soul-care rituals that awaken freedom, joy, depth of spirit, and wild, untamed self-love. Harnessing the power of imagery and poetry, she shows how ritual can serve as a way to ground yourself, invite in the new, let go of what needs to be shed, and tap into your own inner powers. She explains how ritual invokes a unique magic that allows you to step outside of time and experience something beyond the mundane, connecting you to your inner mystic, the unseen realms, the sacred turning points in your life, and the truth of your soul’s calling. The author offers rituals, ceremonies, and practices to connect with the pagan wheel of the year and the five elements, revealing how to harness the power of each element to invoke transformation. Exploring the transformational wisdom of the moon’s cycle, Branscombe explains how to attune to the moon’s rhythms and offers rituals for drawing energy from both full moon and new moon. She shares ancient and modern rituals and specific spiritual formulas to embody a loving existence, adapt to change, dance with your shadow self, work with grief, grow your intuition, dismantle limiting beliefs, heal toxic patterns, and connect with your body to find peace, inner strength, unconditional love, and happiness. She offers detailed instructions for each ritual and ceremony as well as for the many transformative and healing practices in the book, such as guided meditations and visualizations, breathwork, altar creation, and discovery of your personal empowerment mantras. Presenting an invitation to awaken your inner powers, and reclaim your soul’s purpose, this guide to ritual as spiritual self-care offers practices to help you activate heart-centered living, generate lasting transformation, and manifest your dreams.

Art into Life

When you're little, you might talk about your fanny or whatever, but you never talk about your hole. ... who have sought, in various ways, to reclaim the vagina as an active and powerful symbol of female identity and experience.

Art into Life

Tracey Emin has undergone an extraordinary metamorphosis from a young, unknown artist into the 'bad girl' of the Young British Art (yBA) movement, challenging the complacency of the art establishment in both her work and her life. Today she is arguably the doyenne of the British art scene and attracts more acclaim than controversy. Her work is known by a wide audience, yet rarely receives the critical attention it deserves. In Art Into Life: Essays on Tracey Emin writers from a range of art historical, artistic and curatorial perspectives examine how Emin's art, life and celebrity status have become inextricably intertwined. This innovative collection explores Emin's intersectional identity, including her Turkish-Cypriot heritage, ageing and sexuality, reflects on her early years as an artist, and debates issues of autobiography, self-presentation and performativity alongside the multi-media exchanges of her work and the tensions between art and craft. With its discussions of the central themes of Emin's art, attention to key works such as My Bed, and accessible theorization of her creative practice, Art into Life will interest a broad readership.

If I touch the Depth of Your Heart The Human Promise of Poetry in Memories of Mahmoud Darwish

Treating your neighbor with dignity requires you to accept his/her desire for selfdetermination, requires you to interrogate yourself to see whether and how you have impeded her/his right to civil and political liberties and economic ...

   If I touch the Depth of Your Heart           The Human Promise of Poetry in Memories of Mahmoud Darwish

This 2009 (VII) special issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge entitled “‘If I touch the depths of your heart’: The Human Promise of Poetry in Memories of Mahmoud Darwish,” is a commemorative issue on the life and poetry of the late Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish, co-edited by a group of UMass Boston faculty and alumni. Other than keynote opening statements, the special issue is comprised of a selected series of longer and shorter poems by Mahmoud Darwish, followed by commemorative poetry and essays/articles that directly or indirectly engage with Mahmoud Darwish’s work and/or the subject matter of his passion and love, Palestine and human rights and dignity. Contributions include: Selections from the poetry of the late Mahmoud Darwish in two recently published collections: If I Were Another: Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009) translated by Fady Joudah, and another, A River Dies of Thirst: Journals (Archipelago, 2009), translated by Catherine Cobham; keynote contribution by UMass Boston Provost Winston Langley, keynote contribution of a poem by Martha Collins; and commemorative poetry or prose by the Palestinian-American poet, writer, and scholar Lisa Suhair Majaj, Amy Tighe, Dorothy Shubow Nelson, Robert Lipton, Joyce Peseroff, Shaari Neretin, and Jack Hirschman; included are also essays/articles by Leila Farsakh, Rajini Srikanth, Erica Mena, Kyleen Aldrich, Nadia Alahmed, and Patrick Sylvain. Co-editors of the special issue were (alphabetically) Anna D. Beckwith, Elora Chowdhury, Leila Farsakh, Askold Melnyczuk, Erica Mena, Dorothy Shubow Nelson, Joyce Peseroff, Rajini Srikanth, and Mohammad H. Tamdgidi (journal editor-in-chief). This “Class-Book” was a student/instructor self-publishing experiment in a course offered at Binghamton University (SUNY) taught by Mohammad H. Tamdgidi in Spring 1997 when he was a graduate student enrolled in BU’s doctoral program in Sociology. The course was freshly designed and titled, “Soc 280Z: Sociology of Knowledge: Mysticism, Science, and Utopia.” The class-book was designed and printed in less than two weeks by the instructor in order to make it available to students as soon a possible after the class. The “fake” publisher name proposed by a contributing student author (Ingrid Heller) and adopted by the contributors was the “Crumbling Façades Press.” The class-book experiment was one that eventually inspired and contributed to the launching of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge (ISSN: 1540-5699, 2002-). It was dedicated to the living memory of the late Professor Terence K. Hopkins (d. 1997), the founding Director of the Graduate Studies program of the Department of Sociology at SUNY-Binghamton. Contributors to the volume include: Shannon Martin, Ian Hinonangan, Nicholas Jezarian, Jeff Alexander: Tears of a Clown, Meghan Murphy, Heather Mealey, Daniel B. Kaplan, Ingrid Heller, Martin Magnusson, Arturo Pacheco, Keira Kaercher, and Mohammad H. Tamdgidi.

Glow in the F cking Dark

Tara clawed her way out of the darkness and recovered her shine, and in this book, she shows how to • recognize trauma reactions and choose new ways to respond • find what’s really under your anxiety • repair your relationship with ...

Glow in the F cking Dark

The author of the runaway hit Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies shares honest and practical lessons for healing your past and owning your future so you can radiate strength, bravery, and joy when life gets dark. For the past decade, Tara Schuster worked like hell to repair the emotional wounds inflicted during what she refers to as her neglected, "mess-wreck disaster" of a childhood. She brought radical self-care, healing rituals, and self-love into her life, and on most days, she was a grateful, happy, and stable adult. She even wrote a book about it! But then she lost her job, the one on which she had staked her entire adult identity. Cue an out-of-body-panic-attack-doom-spiral and deep depression that brought her harshest childhood traumas to the surface. Isolated at home during a global pandemic, she experienced piercing loneliness and a lack of purpose like she had never known. Finally, after a particularly dangerous dissociative episode while driving down the highway, she realized that enough was enough; she needed to slow down and pull over, to stop the relentless hustling that had gotten her this far, and to recover her innermost self. This book is a guide to healing your deepest soul wounds, getting off your “good enough” plateau, developing habits that will give you lasting courage and resolve, and creating the spectacular life that you actually want. Full of practical, free baby-steps we can take today, it's for people who are ready to liberate themselves from their emotional suffering, discover their purpose, and finally sit in the driver's seat of their experience. It's for anyone who is tired, hurting, and feeling like their essential brightness is gone. It's for people who are ready to glow in the f*cking dark.

The Talking Stick Diaries

This book acts like a well-informed friend who asks questions that we often fail to ask ourselves." ~Rebecca Turner, Editor

The Talking Stick Diaries

The Talking Stick Diaries are a series unlike any other self-help books. Embody Your Power takes you through your own psychology through journaling exercises designed to teach you more about yourself and your own life while assisting you to heal your own deeper issues that lead to struggles in your life. Take a look at what some professionals have to say about it:"Embody your power will take you on a delightful exploration of the self...By journaling, the reader will explore his or her values, beliefs, and goals, increasing ones will power and self-esteem during the process. Rebekah Gamble has provided a fresh perspective on healing third energy center issues, including working with archetypal images and symbols. A must read if you wish to empower yourself so you can be free to live the life you deserve!" ~ Linda Capobianco, M., Ph.D, Healer and Educator, Founder of Northern Star Academy of Holistic Studies"Embody Your Power compellingly invites readers to roll up our sleeves, explore and ultimately claim the quintessential gem of self-empowerment- the manipura- on the pathway of healing. This book is for those who are ready to do the work necessary to obliterate doubt, fear and insecurities and replace them with radiant self-esteem and joy. Using simple, practical exercises from her own life experiences, Mrs. Gamble helps us expertly navigate the muddy waters of our own soul through honest self-analysis and ultimately to the recognition of our innate brilliance." ~ Carole Obley, author of I'm Still With You and Soul to Soul Connections"The author skillfully opens the door for those of all walks of faith to find healing through self-reflection and introspection. Many questions are designed to reveal areas of power given up and learned helplessness while teaching the reader how to shift their perspective and reclaim their power. This book acts like a well-informed friend who asks questions that we often fail to ask ourselves." ~Rebecca Turner, Editor

Ebony

That's a role that Denzel, Halle and Jamie are trying to sort out, an idea they are trying to put their arms around, especially since there are older, perhaps wiser Black Academy Award winners like Louis Gossett Jr. and Morgan Freeman ...

Ebony

EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

Self Therapy

Self-Therapy is also helpful for therapists because it presents the IFS model in such detail that it is a manual for the method. This is the 2nd Edition of this book.

Self Therapy

Understand your psyche in a clear and comprehensive way, and resolve deep-seated emotional issues. Self-Therapy makes the power of a cutting-edge psychotherapy approach accessible to everyone. Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) has been spreading rapidly across the country in the past decade. It is incredibly effective on a wide variety of life issues, such as self-esteem, procrastination, depression, and relationship issues. IFS is also user-friendly; it helps you to comprehend the complexity of your psyche. Dr. Earley shows how IFS is a complete method for psychological healing that you can use on your own. Self-Therapy is also helpful for therapists because it presents the IFS model in such detail that it is a manual for the method. This is the 2nd Edition of this book.

Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents

With this follow-up guide, readers will learn practical skills to recognize the signs of an emotionally immature parent, and powerful strategies for protecting themselves against emotional takeover.

Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents

Drawing on the success of her popular self-help book, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, author Lindsay Gibson offers yet another essential resource for adult children of emotionally immature parents. With this follow-up guide, readers will learn practical skills to recognize the signs of an emotionally immature parent, and powerful strategies for protecting themselves against emotional takeover. With this compassionate resource, readers will also discover how to reconnect with their own emotions and needs, and gain emotional autonomy in all their relationships.

Retelling the Stories of Our Lives Everyday Narrative Therapy to Draw Inspiration and Transform Experience

Helps those dealing with trauma, pain or hardship to better cope through the use of narrative therapy, a storytelling-based approach to recovery, that allows people to “re-member” and reclaim their experiences in a more positive light.

Retelling the Stories of Our Lives  Everyday Narrative Therapy to Draw Inspiration and Transform Experience

Helps those dealing with trauma, pain or hardship to better cope through the use of narrative therapy, a storytelling-based approach to recovery, that allows people to “re-member” and reclaim their experiences in a more positive light. Original.

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