Healing the Trauma of Abuse: A Women's Workbook

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New Harbinger Publications, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 398 pages
Trauma can turn your world upside down; afterward, nothing may look safe or familiar. And, if you are a woman, studies show that you are twice as likely than your male counterparts to suffer from the effects of a traumatic event sometime during your life. Whether the trauma is physical, sexual, or emotional, these events can overwhelm you, destroying your sense of being in control and altering your attachments to others. If left unaddressed, the resulting psychological trauma can lead you to a wide range of destructive symptoms like anxiety, depression, substance abuse, phobias, personality disorders, flashbacks, emotional numbing, and nightmares. This book offers proven-effective, step-by-step exercises you can use to work through and minimize the consequences of a traumatic event.

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Mary Ellen Copeland, MA, MS, is a distinguished teacher, writer, and lecturer from Brattleboro, VT. She is the author ofThe Depression Workbook, Living Without Depression and Manic Depression, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain, Winning Against Relapse, andThe Worry Control Workbook. Her audiotape,Living With Depression and Manic Depression, and her videotape,Coping With Depression, are widely used by therapists and depression clinics.

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