From the book's page on Amazon:
After a traumatic experience, survivors often experience a cascade of physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual responses that leave them feeling unbalanced and threatened. Building Resilience to Trauma explains these common responses from a biological perspective, reframing the human experience from one of shame and pathology to one of hope and biology. It also presents alternative approaches, the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) and the Community Resiliency Model (CRM), which offer concrete and practical skills that resonate with what we know about the biology of trauma.
In programs co-sponsored by the World Health Organization, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, ADRA International and the department of behavioral health of San Bernardino County, the TRM and the CRM have been used to reduce and in some cases eliminate the symptoms of trauma by helping survivors regain a sense of balance. Clinicians will find that they can use the models with almost anyone who has experienced or witnessed any event that was perceived as life threatening or posed a serious injury to themselves or to others. The models can also be used to treat symptoms of vicarious traumatization and compassion fatigue.
"My enjoyment of this book grew the further I got into it. The opening chapters aim to educate the reader in the body’s biological response to trauma… What I like most about this book is that it goes beyond the one-to-one framework of therapeutic intervention and explores the benefits of community work. It also flags up the fact that, with simple education about the body’s response to trauma, individuals can be empowered to help themselves and others." – Emma Bell, Private Practice
"Body-based trauma interventions, combined with psychoeducation about the biology of trauma, dramatically expand the options for trauma symptoms’reduction and healing―especially when ‘the story’ is inaccessible or difficult to tell. This superbly written book clearly explains these interventions so that clinicians and lay people alike can benefit. Practical, clear, compassionate . . . a major contribution to the trauma and resilience literature!" Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD, LTC (USAR, Ret.), founder of Resilience Training International and author of The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook and The Complete Guide to Resilience
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