Trauma can - be treated here is how

The trauma treatment manual: protocols across the spectrum


What a great book. Packed with information and resources, the author presents clearly written, an amazing depth of knowledge, understanding of the results of trauma therapies, together with compassion and warm empathy for trauma survivors. Everything that underlines this with a scientific objectivity and a lively sense of humor.


Shapiro is not only present the reader with detailed guides for many types of therapy for people, the trauma (between childhood abuse and sexual assault to car crashes to the horrors of war) have suffered to help, but it gives us for the even traumatic that often heartbreaking listening to stories of clients is a chapter for therapists.


A wide range of techniques for healing trauma offers the reader clearly vertrautem guides (e.g. psychodynamic theories developed from the musings of Freud) to less often or unusual treatments (such as Brainspotting and dialectical behavioral therapy).


For those of us not bathed in the holy water of DSM - IV (diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders) the author lists dozens of the acronyms in particular are the labels for many types of human need and the incredible variety of treatments for trauma. (Shapiro ends this exhaustive list of two pages with "WTF?: response to so many abbreviations!")


The author (the two published books on this subject has) describes EMDR [eye movement and desensitization] satisfactorily in detail and suggests that a better name would have been "reprocessing therapy" because you the BLS (bilateral stimulation). EMDR contains "Elements of mindfulness, somatic awareness, exposure and cognitive therapy."


The "energy psychologies with their ability to cure Phobias in one session get their due from the original TFT (thought field therapy) by EFT (emotional freedom technique), to TAT (tapas acupressure technique) and the work of the clinical psychologist David Feinstein, who is married" with Donna Edendie Maven of energy medicine. (Which reveals, that my ignorance as I would never of heard).


In the chapter on Hypnotherapy includes Shapiro of sent Ericksonian language that gives readers a brief experience of hypnosis. Several hypnotic techniques for dealing with trauma illustrate which makes this approach. (Only hypnotic olfactory conditioning is missing).


This book provides the therapists-beginners or erlebt-- a massive selection of approaches applied to a particular traumatized client. There are also special chapters on grief, military, and borderline personality disorder. Are ? within each chapter and at the end of rich references for further learning.




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