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Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic event, you know the devastating impact it can have on your life and your spirit. Life-threatening accidents, illnesses, assaults, abusive relationships—or a tragedy like 9/11—all can leave deep emotional wounds that persist long after physical scars have healed. Survivors become “invisible heroes,” courageously struggling ...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Bantam
(first published 2004)
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I have read this book in the past, but it's amazing how much information you look passed, when you're not ready to see it. I started reading this book last night and finished it this afternoon, highlighting what felt like the entire book. This book is an incredible resource for those suffering from PTSD or have a loved one suffering. From the biological components of how the brain is impacted, to the healing possibilities available, each page helps you get one step closer to knowing where your p ...more
Although the book is well written and explains the process and recovery of PTSD it perhaps was not the right time for me to be reading it. I found myself skipping sections that I could see were dreadful experiences from trauma survivors. The guided imagery techniques in the last sections could be useful but I prefer to listen to CD`s, I could not imagine recording myself reading these to play back and listen to.
PTSD a is a difficult monster to deal with. It's excellent that we can hack the brain well enough to survive it. Help and hope are not only there, but healing PTSD in our decade is incredibly achievable. The book explains the what and the how well.