The techniques and advice described here are organised into six sections: Triggers; Flashbacks; Unwelcome Thoughts; Dealing with the Lows; Disturbed Sleep; and Living Life to the Full: Meaning and Purpose in Life. Readers can refer to each section and experiment with methods that work best for them.
This is a useful guide for survivors of severe trauma and stress, psychotherapists, social workers, counsellors, welfare workers and volunteers in the field.Contents: DedicationDisclaimerThe Book's PurposeIntroductionHow to Use This HandbookThe Term "Survivor"AcknowledgementsAbout the AuthorDealing with "Triggers"How to Deal with FlashbacksHow to Deal with Unwelcome ThoughtsDealing with "The Lows"Dealing with Sleep DisturbanceLiving Life to the Full (or, as Full as Possible)Appendices: Reassuring Things for Survivors to KnowWhat Survivors Have Found to be Helpful in This WorkHelpful Questions and Statements from the WorkerThe Three Stages: Victim –Survivor–Thriver (Living Life to the Full, or as Full as Possible)Blocks to DisclosingHow to Avoid Retraumatisation and RevictimisationBenefits of Doing This Important WorkTwo-Day Solution-Focused Workshops on Working with Severe Trauma and StressSupporting Research Evidence for Solution-Focused Brief TherapyBibliographyIndex
"It is useful for anyone who wants to manage their lives better and seek to take steps to a better way of being and doing. I will be recommending this book to the people I work with as it explains so much, so simply and in bite size chunks."Steve Flatt
"This book serves as a compendium of immediately applicable tools to use with people who have experienced trauma. A beginning practitioner will be able to act as a seasoned therapist using this book and the experienced trauma clinician will find it a highly practical reminder of what works and perhaps get a few new ideas."Stephen M Langer, PhD
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As a trainer in Solution Focused Practice, John Henden's book contributes many very useful and concrete tools and techniques for people suffering from severe trauma and stress. The book is set to be included in my education program at the Danish Solution Focused Institute."Anne-Marie Wulf
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Warren Larkin and Anthony P. Morrison bring together contributions from leading clinicians and researchers in a range of fields including clinical psychology, mental health nursing and psychiatry. The book is divided into three parts, providing comprehensive coverage of the relevant research and clinical applications. Part I: Research and Theoretical Perspectives provides the reader with a broad understanding of current and developing theoretical perspectives. Part II: Specific Populations examines the relationship between trauma and psychotic experiences in specific populations. Part III: From Theory to Therapy draws together current knowledge and investigates how it might be used to benefit individuals experiencing psychosis.
This book will be invaluable for clinicians and researchers interested in gaining a greater insight into the interaction between trauma and psychosis.