Liz Royle MA, MBACP (Accred), EMDR Consultant. As an experienced trauma psychotherapist, Liz Royle has many years' experience of working with clients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and acute trauma reactions including those following multiple fatality incidents, serious assaults, accidents, child sexual abuse and major incidents. Liz is a founder member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society and leads the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies task force on "Managing Psychological Trauma in the Uniformed Services. "As Senior Welfare Officer for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) up to 2004, Liz was responsible for leading a team of police welfare officers in the provision of 24 hour trauma support for police officers. She was also responsible with GMP in preparing and implementing risk assessments and support procedures for vulnerable roles such as casualty bureau staff, child protection officers and major armed crime unit. Liz has wide experience of Critical Incident Stress Management and is an approved ICISF trainer of Group Crisis Interventions. She provided immediate and ongoing psychological support following the separate murders of 3 British police officers, the London bombings and the Asian Tsunami. Liz has published various papers on EMDR including its use with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vicarious Trauma and within the culture of the uniformed services. Liz now works with Veterans, police forces, Local Government, the National Health Service, transport and security companies providing crisis interventions, psychotherapeutic support and proactive initiatives for managing trauma. She is an accredited Europe EMDR Consultant and provides training and clinical supervision to practitioners who are working with psychological trauma.
Cath Kerr MSc, MBACP (Accred), EMDR Practitioner. Cath Kerr is an accredited BACP Integrative Counsellor, with qualifications in Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychotherapy and Counselling. She was initially trained in the Person Centred method of counselling and this underpins her approach. In addition, she uses other therapeutic models and interventions as appropriate for each client. She has many years experience of working with a wide range of people and problems and specialises in working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder particularly for clients with a history of sexual abuse. Cath has worked in a variety of settings such as the private sector, Community Colleges, women's refuges and the voluntary sector. She has also been in private practice and understands the different demands on therapists depending on their work setting. She is an EMDR Europe Approved Practitioner, now working towards Consultancy in this field. Cath's experience includes the evaluation of cases, caseload management and supervision of practitioners. As well as trauma psychotherapy, her areas of interest and expertise include mentoring and coaching, training and development. Cath has completed her Masters degree in Psychological Trauma. She holds a Certificate in Developing Supervision and Mentoring Skills, and is currently completing her Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision.
PTSD is an extremely debilitating condition that can occur after exposure to a terrifying event. But whether you’re a veteran of war, a victim of domestic violence or sexual violence, or have been involved in a natural disaster, crime, car accident, or accident in the workplace, your symptoms may be getting in the way of you living your life.
PTSD can often cause you to relive your traumatic experience in the form of flashbacks, memories, nightmares, and frightening thoughts. This is especially true when you are exposed to events or objects that remind you of your trauma. Left untreated, PTSD can lead to emotional numbness, insomnia, addiction, anxiety, depression, and even suicide. So, how can you start to heal and get your life back?
In The PTSD Workbook, Third Edition, psychologists and trauma experts Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula outline techniques and interventions used by PTSD experts from around the world to conquer distressing trauma-related symptoms. In this fully revised and updated workbook, you’ll learn how to move past the trauma you’ve experienced and manage symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety, and flashbacks.
Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this book is extremely accessible and easy to use, offering evidence-based therapy at a low cost. This new edition features chapters focusing on veterans with PTSD, the link between cortisol and adrenaline and its role in PTSD and overall mental health, and the mind-body component of PTSD. Clinicians will also find important updates reflecting the new DSM-V definition of PTSD.
This book is designed to give you the emotional resilience you need to get your life back together after a traumatic event.