The PTSD Workbook

The PTSD Workbook

Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms

Book - 2013
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an extremely debilitating anxiety condition that can occur after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal. Although many know that this mental health issue affects veterans of war, many may not know that it also affects victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, natural disasters, crime, car accidents and accidents in the workplace. No matter the cause of their illness, people with PTSD will often relive their traumatic experience in the form of flashbacks, memories, nightmares, and frightening thoughts. This is especially true when they are exposed to events or objects that remind them of their trauma. Left untreated, PTSD can lead to emotional numbness, insomnia, addiction, anxiety, depression, and even suicide.

In The PTSD Workbook, Second Edition , psychologists and trauma experts Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula outline techniques and interventions used by PTSD experts from around the world to offer trauma survivors the most effective tools available to conquer their most distressing trauma-related symptoms, whether they are a veteran, a rape survivor, or a crime victim. Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the 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.

This book is designed to arm PTSD survivors with the emotional resilience they need to get their lives back together after a traumatic event.

Publisher: Oakland, California :, New Harbinger,, 2013
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9781608827039
Branch Call Number: 616.8521 WIL NVD
Characteristics: 349 pages
Additional Contributors: Poilleve, Sylvie 1960-


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Nov 30, 2015

As a sufferer of PTSD, I found this workbook extremely helpful. Not only did it help me with panic attacks, and flashbacks, but it also gave me insight on some health issues I might be susceptible to. This book really helped me to overcome my fears. I would recommend it to anyone who has experienced a trauma, even if you aren't diagnosed with PTSD.

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Nov 30, 2015

This Workbook is designed to help trauma victims heal, especially those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It has workouts for emotional, physical, and psychological healing. It goes through chapters covering topics of preventing self-hurting, and healing from War-zones (for veterans), and sexual assault (for rape victims). It covers panic attacks (and gives breathing exercises and meditation techniques), as well as many other healing techniques.


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