I Can’t Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors 

I Can’t Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors 

By Aphrodite T. Matsakis, PhD (1996)

From Amazon.com – In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Matsakis explains that post-traumatic stress disorder affects not just soldiers, but also survivors of many other types of trauma including:

  • crime
  • vehicular accidents
  • rape
  • family violence
  • sexual abuse
  • natural catastrophes

I Can’t Get Over It directly addresses survivors of trauma. It explains the nature of PTSD and describes the healing process. This book will help you:

  • Find out whether you have PTSD
  • Cope with post-traumatic anger, grief, and survivor guilt
  • Recognize related problems such as depression, substance abuse , compulsive behavior and low self-esteem
  • Identify “triggers” that set off flashbacks, anxiety attacks, and other symptoms
  • Relieve wounding caused by others’ blaming and insensitivity
  • Gain a sense of empowerment and hope for the future

How to Help Someone with Posttraumatic Stress (PTSD)

How to Help Someone with Posttraumatic Stress (PTSD)

July 25, 2016

By Andrea L. Bell, LCSW, SEP

http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/how-to-help-someone-with-posttraumatic-stress-ptsd-0725165?utm_source=Subscribers&utm_campaign=d213114051-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_11_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_135946a8dd-d213114051-71304725

PTSD and Trauma

Worried Young Man

Trauma can take a huge emotional toll, whether it stems from a personal tragedy, a natural disaster, or violence.

There is no right or wrong way to feel after traumatic events. But there are many strategies that can help you work through feelings of pain, fear, and grief and regain your emotional equilibrium. Whether the traumatic event happened years ago or yesterday, you can heal and move on.

PTSD and Trauma

 

at HelpGuide.org

http://www.helpguide.org/home-pages/ptsd-trauma.htm

Trauma May Be Woven Into DNA of Native Americans

Courtesy crystalinks.com/smudging.html
Folks in Indian country wonder what took science so long to catch up with traditional Native knowledge.

Trauma May Be Woven Into DNA of Native Americans

By Mary Annette Pember, May 28, 2015

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/05/28/trauma-may-be-woven-dna-native-americans-160508

Holocaust Survivors Trauma Passed on to Children’s Genes

The team’s work is the clearest sign yet that life experience can affect the genes of subsequent generations.

The team’s work is the clearest sign yet that life experience can affect the genes of subsequent generations. Photograph: Mopic/Alamy

Genetics

Study of Holocaust Survivors Finds Trauma Passed on to Children’s Genes

New finding is first example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children

at TheGuardian.com

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/21/study-of-holocaust-survivors-finds-trauma-passed-on-to-childrens-genes

Complex Trauma and Cognitive Distortion

Dr. Christine Courtois on Complex Trauma and Cognitive Distortion

PsychAlive

https://youtu.be/8hN5RxUygD0

Published on Jul 23, 2012

Dr. Christine Courtois talks about complex trauma and the defense of minimization in an interview with Dr. Lisa Firestone for PsychAlive.org.

Watch the full interview here:

https://psychalivemedia.pivotshare.com/media/attachment%2C-trauma-and-dissociation.-an-interview-with-dr.-christine-courtois/23340