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Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW is a social worker and psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of severe trauma and PTSD. She has worked in the field of mental health for more than four decades in diverse settings and teaches classes on healing from trauma in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD from the Inside Out (Quest, 2012) written to help people heal from traumatic experiences. Her new book Wisdom, Attachment and Love in Trauma Therapy: Beyond Evidence Based Practice (Routledge, 2018) teaches psychotherapists how to be with clients in a way that helps them heal regardless of technique. Susan lives with her family and numerous pets in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. In her spare time she loves ...more

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Twenty-four years ago, my sister, author Lisa Pease, alerted me to the information on mind control that she kept encountering in her research. She said, You are the therapist in the family. I dont have time to research this; maybe you do. I was skeptical of the ability to totally control another human being until []
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Wisdom, Attachment, and Love in Trauma Therapy by Susan Pease Banitt
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Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
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This workbook provides comprehensive insights and challenges to external and internalized white supremacy. The author provides an effective framework for transformation for people looking to
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The New I Do by Susan Pease Gadoua
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Wonderful Insights Into Modern Relationship

Really good read from wise authors. We are not failing at marriage as a culture; we are just far overdue for a paradigm change.
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Conscious Lesbian Dating & Love by Ruth Schwartz
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Fantastic book for couples and not just for lesbians! I have recommended this book as a therapist to many different types of clients. So very helpful and wise!
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“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.”
Susan Pease Banitt

“Traumatic events, by definition, overwhelm our ability to cope. When the mind becomes flooded with emotion, a circuit breaker is thrown that allows us to survive the experience fairly intact, that is, without becoming psychotic or frying out one of the brain centers. The cost of this blown circuit is emotion frozen within the body. In other words, we often unconsciously stop feeling our trauma partway into it, like a movie that is still going after the sound has been turned off. We cannot heal until we move fully through that trauma, including all the feelings of the event.”
Susan Pease Banitt, The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD from the Inside Out

“Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”
Rumi

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”
Albert Einstein

“How was your day? If your answer was "fine," then I don't think you were leading.”
Seth Godin, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.”
Susan Pease Banitt

“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
Mary Oliver

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Susan Banitt Hi Goodreads Friends!

Good news: The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD From the Inside Out is the proud recipient of two awards this Spring. Simmons College School of Social Work gave it the Alumni Award for Written Work. And the latest award is the 2013 Silver Nautilus Award, which puts TTK with very good company indeed! May it go on to heal many!

Blessings, Sue


message 1: by Susan

Susan Banitt Hi Goodreads Friends,

Some of you may be planning to read or have read The Trauma Tool Kit, my newly published book on healing from PTSD. I know this book is going to help a lot of people. If you think so too, please add your rating and review to my book, so that people who need it can find it!

Thanks, Blessings and Abundant Healing, Sue


The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD from the Inside Out


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