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A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD

- Compassionate Strategies to Begin Healing from Childhood Trauma
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A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD by Arielle Schwartz – Compassionate Strategies to Begin Healing from Childhood Trauma

Reclaim yourself from childhood trauma — evidence-based strategies for healing Complex PTSD

Repetitive trauma during childhood can impact your emotional development, creating a ripple effect that carries into adulthood.

Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) is a physical and psychological response to these repeated traumatic events.

A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD by Arielle Schwartz contains research-based strategies, tools, and support for individuals working to heal from their childhood trauma.

You don’t have to be a prisoner of your past.

Learn the skills necessary to improve your physical and mental health with practical strategies taken from the most effective therapeutic methods, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and somatic psychology.

When appropriately addressed, the wounds of your past no longer need to interfere with your ability to live a meaningful and satisfying life.

 


 

A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD includes:

Understand C-PTSD — Get an in-depth explanation of complex PTSD, including its symptoms, its treatment through various therapies, and more.

Address the symptoms — Discover evidence-based strategies for healing the symptoms of complex PTSD, like avoidance, depression, emotional dysregulation, and hopelessness.

Real stories — Relate to others’ experiences with complex PTSD with multiple real-life examples included in each chapter.

Start letting go of the pain from your past–A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD can help show you how.

 


What is Complex PTSD?

 

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Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is a mental health condition that arises from prolonged exposure to stressors and trauma, both of which are imposed on the individual by someone in authority or who may be(or was) a caretaker.

Unlike PTSD, which stems from isolated traumatic incidents, C-PTSD is marked by on-going, stifling and pervasive trauma.

Left unchecked, a victim of this type of behavior becomes prone to symptoms that dramatically impact their emotional, cognitive, and physiological well-being.

 


What are the symptoms of Complex PTSD?

 

Identifying the range of symptoms is critical so you, a mental health practitioner and friends, family and advocates you trust, can help you confront the demons and support you the same time.

What makes a diagnosis all the more complicated is that Complex PTSD symptoms manifest similarly to other mental health disorders.

Also, reckless, addictive behavior, unhealthy coping mechanisms and avoidance strategies meant to stifle and repress the emotional pain is often misdiagnosed OR occurs alongside the C-PTSD condition.

Individuals with C-PTSD commonly experience a range of symptoms, including intense emotional dysregulation, impaired self-esteem, and difficulties in forming and maintaining interpersonal relationships.

Flashbacks, nightmares, and a persistent sense of emptiness are also prevalent.

The condition often disrupts a person’s overall sense of identity and can lead to self-destructive behaviors.

Understanding C-PTSD requires acknowledging the cumulative impact of trauma over time and recognizing the intricate interplay of psychological, emotional, and relational factors.

Treatment typically involves a comprehensive and integrated approach, incorporating psychotherapy, medication, and peer support.

Empathy and validation play crucial roles in the therapeutic process, helping individuals rebuild a sense of safety and trust.

About Dr. Arielle Schwartz, PhD, author of The Complex PTSD Treatment Manual

Arielle Schwartz, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist, EMDR Therapy consultant, certified yoga instructor, and writer with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado.

She is a specialist in mind-body approaches to healing trauma.

Arielle Schwartz is a trainer for therapists and specializes in PTSD, Complex PTSD, Therapeutic Yoga for trauma, resilience, and Post Traumatic Growth.

She believes that all people deserve to be empowered by knowledge and is dedicated to offering informational mental health and wellness updates through her heartfelt community presentations, social media presence, and blog.

Her psychotherapy practice is called resilience informed therapy which offers an integrative, strength-based approach to trauma treatment.

 


Other books by Dr Arielle Schwartz

 

The Complex PTSD Workbook

Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery

The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook

EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology

 

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