8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing

Author(s) : Babette Rothschild

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing

Book Details

  • Publisher : W.W.Norton
  • Published : 2010
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 188
  • Category :
    Trauma and Violence
  • Category 2 :
    Popular Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 29374
  • ISBN 13 : 9780393706055
  • ISBN 10 : 0393706052
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Trauma recovery is tricky; however, there are several key principles that can help make the process safe and effective. This book gives self help readers, therapy clients, and therapists alike the skills to understand and implement eight keys to successful trauma healing: mindful identification of what is helpful, recognizing survival, having the option to not remember, creating a supportive inner dialogue, forgiving not being able to stop the trauma, understanding and sharing shame, finding your own recovery pace; mobilizing your body, and helping others.

This is not another book promoting a new method or type of treatment; rather, it is a necessary adjunct to self-help and professional recovery programs. After reading this book, readers will be able to recognize their own individual needs and evaluate whether those needs are being met. They will have the tools necessary to put themselves in the drivers seat, navigating their own safe road to recovery.

About the Author(s)

Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW, has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1976. Author of 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery and the best-selling The Body Remembers, and member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, she gives lectures and professional trainings around the world. She is the editor of Norton's 8 Keys to Mental Health Series. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Michael Gavin on 22/04/2010 13:07:33

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I heartily recommend and approve of this book. I like the blend of common sense, sound science and practical exercises.

Rothschild's writing is accessible without being simplistic, and respectful both of the readers' sensibilities and of their resourcefulness.

As a trauma therapist and supervisor I am familiar with her professional books, especially The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment (Norton Professional Books) and I am glad to have this to recommend to clients and to supervisees who are working with people affected by trauma. Both groups have been full of praise for the book.

It will be useful too to the friends and family of trauma survivors in understanding them and knowing how to help.

There is also some sensible advice for trauma survivors who are in therapy or counselling, and indeed some useful pointers for practitioners.

The associated newsletter and website looks like a useful addition.

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