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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 t ...more

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Concussion vs PTSD – An Epiphany

This past August I was rear ended while on vacation in Hawaii. There were three of us involved, but I was by far the oldest; the other two were fine. I immediately felt “off” but wasn’t sure if I was injured. Turned out I had sustained a concussion and my brain would continue to swell […]
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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.”
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“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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