Suffering From PTSD? Discover Relief With These 5 Must-Read Books.

Suffering From PTSD? Discover Relief With These 5 Must-Read Books.

Post Traumatic Disorder (PTSD), refers to a continuous state of abnormal, unhealthy reactions, as a result of a terrible experience. It is characterized by a difficulty to bounce back after a significantly troubling incident. 

 Healing from traumatic situations can be difficult. It is not a switch that can be turned off at will. The type, and severity of the disorder determines the recovery method. However, reading books containing the experience, and insights of experts is a step towards achieving recuperation. 

In this month of June, we will be looking deeply into PTSD. But first, here are some books that you can read. They each contain real-life cases and insights to get you started on your healing journey.

  • “When The Body Says NO“- Dr. Gabor Mate: “A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around.”
  • Trauma And Recovery“; The Aftermath Of Violence- From Domestic Abuse To Political Terror by Judith Herman: “In a major new work of synthesis, the author of Father-Daughter Incest extends her ground-breaking work to explore the psychological consequences of the full range of traumatic life events. Integrating clinical and social perspective without sacrificing either the complexity of individual experience or the breadth of political context, Trauma and Recovery brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered individually”.
  • Restoring Hope & Trust”; An Illustrated Guide to Mastering Trauma (second Printing) Book by Jon G Allen, Kay Kelly, and Lisa Lewis: “The authors have] targeted three audiences [with this book]: people struggling to contain and master the spillover of past trauma into their current lives; those who love them and want to have a better idea of how to be helpful; and professionals who would like to conduct psycho educational trauma groups in their home communities. [The authors’] theme is [that] past trauma often does not remain in the past, but too often spills over into the present. The spillover takes the form of intrusive re-experiencing of the trauma, associated neuro-physiological changes, adverse effects on current identity and worldview, and depressive mood changes”
  •  “From Surviving To Thriving : A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma by Pete Walker: “This book is a practical, user-friendly self-help guide to recovering from the lingering effects of childhood trauma, and to achieving a rich and fulfilling life. It is copiously illustrated with examples of the author’s and clients’ journeys of recovering. This book is also for those who do not have CPTSD (Critical Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) but want to understand and help a loved one who does.”
  •  “Forgiving What You Can’t Forget” by Lysa TerKeurst: “This book is a guide to healing from past hurts. Drawing from her experiences of abuse in her childhood and infidelity in her marriage, author Lysa TerKeurst offers up ways to make peace with painful memories through forgiveness.”

These books are linked in our Amazon store front.

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