Crash Course

A Self-Healing Guide to Auto Accident Trauma and Recovery

Author: Diane Poole Heller,Laurence S. Heller,Society for the Study of Native Arts and Sciences

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556433727

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 209

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Trauma following automobile accidents can persist for weeks, months, or longer. Symptoms include nervousness, sleep disorders, loss of appetite, and sexual dysfunction. In Crash Course, Diane Poole Heller and Laurence Heller take readers through a series of case histories and exercises to explain and treat the health problems and trauma brought on by car accidents.
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Crash Course

A Self-Healing Guide to Auto Accident Trauma and Recovery

Author: Diane Poole Heller,Laurence S. Heller,Society for the Study of Native Arts and Sciences

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556433726

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 209

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Trauma following automobile accidents can persist for weeks, months, or longer. Symptoms include nervousness, sleep disorders, loss of appetite, and sexual dysfunction. In Crash Course, Diane Poole Heller and Laurence Heller take readers through a series of case histories and exercises to explain and treat the health problems and trauma brought on by car accidents.
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Overcoming the Trauma of Your Motor Vehicle Accident

A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program Therapist Guide

Author: Edward J. Hickling,Edward B. Blanchard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195306064

Category: Medical

Page: 92

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Written by the creators of an empirically supported cognitive-behavioral therapy program developed at The Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders in Albany, this therapist guide includes all the information and materials necessary to implement a successful program for treating accident-related PTSD. The therapeutic technique described in this book is research-based with a proven success rate. User-friendly and comprehensive, Overcoming the Trauma of Your Motor-Vehicle Accident, Therapist Guide is a resource that no clinician can do without.
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Healing Developmental Trauma

How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship

Author: Laurence Heller, Ph.D.,Aline LaPierre, Psy.D.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583945113

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Written for those working to heal developmental trauma and seeking new tools for self-awareness and growth, this book focuses on conflicts surrounding the capacity for connection. Explaining that an impaired capacity for connection to self and to others and the ensuing diminished aliveness are the hidden dimensions that underlie most psychological and many physiological problems, clinicians Laurence Heller and Aline LaPierre introduce the NeuroAffective Relational Model® (NARM), a unified approach to developmental, attachment, and shock trauma that, while not ignoring a person’s past, emphasizes working in the present moment. NARM is a somatically based psychotherapy that helps bring into awareness the parts of self that are disorganized and dysfunctional without making the regressed, dysfunctional elements the primary theme of the therapy. It emphasizes a person’s strengths, capacities, resources, and resiliency and is a powerful tool for working with both nervous system regulation and distortions of identity such as low self-esteem, shame, and chronic self-judgment.
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The Dance of Becoming

Living Life As a Martial Art

Author: Stuart Heller

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556431104

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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The Dance of Becoming is a book that is a must for the library of any serious martial artist or anyone interested in a deeper understanding of self. Stuart Heller's insight into the finer points of visualization and energy are simple in the classical taoist approach.
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Effortless Pain Relief

A Guide to Self-Healing from Chronic Pain

Author: Ingrid lorch Bacci

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416583211

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Contrary to popular belief, the most frequent causes of neuromuscular, joint, or skeletal pain can be traced to your lifestyle: unconscious habits that involve the way you breathe, stand, and move and the way you store physical and emotional stress in your tissues. Given this fact, if you suffer from chronic pain, or treat people suffering from chronic pain, you may need to consider replacing expensive, often inefficient pain treatment with self-help methods for reversing the way physical, mental, and emotional stresses affect your muscles, joints, and bones. Effortless Pain Relief presents a unique mind-body program for overcoming chronic pain, developed by acclaimed alternative health-care practitioner Dr. Ingrid Bacci. In Effortless Pain Relief, you'll find a simple explanation of how stress creates chronic pain, along with clear, simple, and powerful self-help techniques for reducing and even eliminating pain. The guiding principle in this program for self-healing from chronic pain is to develop greater awareness of your body and sensitivity to it. You can change your lifestyle habits -- and eliminate your pain -- by adopting body awareness techniques that eliminate tension. Chapter by chapter, Effortless Pain Relief shows you how to release deep physical, mental, and emotional stresses through simple breathing techniques, to reduce consciously the effort and tension in your muscles, and to master and eliminate stressful emotions like fear and anger by learning to control the physical tensions that these feelings create. Dr. Bacci also guides you in a process that will allow you to let go of mental and emotional attitudes that unconsciously create stress and physical pain. She shows you how to release emotional conflicts that contribute to pain and teaches you how to conquer the fear of physical pain -- which can actually trigger pain. Dr. Bacci cites numerous case studies from the thousands of patients she has helped during the past fifteen years. She also tells the extraordinary story of her own complete recovery from three years of being bedridden and crippled from a severe case of the chronic pain syndrome fibromyalgia. The curative techniques through which she healed herself, and with which she has helped her thousands of clients achieve freedom from pain, are now available for everyone in Effortless Pain Relief. Dr. Bacci's groundbreaking, accessible program offers deceptively simple yet profoundly effective ways to leave pain behind, enhance your vitality, and find an effortless route to a pain-free life.
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No Stone Unturned

A Father's Memoir of His Son's Encounter with Traumatic Brain Injury

Author: Joel Goldstein

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612344658

Category: Brain

Page: 215

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Bart Goldstein was only sixteen when he suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a car accident in 2001. "No Stone Unturned" is the saga of Bart 's struggle to regain his life. Told from his father 's point of view, the book chronicles the family 's ordeal, and flashbacks fill in Bart 's life since he arrived from Korea at the age of five months. Considering every possibility in their search for remedies to Bart 's catastrophic injuries, the Goldsteins explored several promising alternatives, including craniosacral, hyperbaric oxygen, sensory learning, and vision restoration therapies. Bart 's remarkable recovery resulted from a combination of conventional medicine and alternative and emerging therapies.TBI has now become the signature injury for thousands of wounded warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan; this timely book offers profound insights into what survivors and their families must face. Anyone struggling with this invisible disability will find the book insightful, inspiring, and useful.
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Investigation of Road Traffic Fatalities

An Atlas

Author: Jay Dix

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420038605

Category: Law

Page: 122

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The screech of rubber against asphalt. And then the crash: a violent two-car collision resulting in a twisted mass of metal, plastic, and glass-and worse, the deaths of both drivers. Accident reconstruction is but one phase of road traffic fatality (RTF) cases. Even as police officers draw their last diagram, interview their last witness, and reconstruct their final scenario, a different team of investigators works diligently on solving another puzzle: determining how the victims actually died. Investigation of Road Traffic Fatalities: An Atlas covers the issues that face medical examiners and coroners in determining the nature and extent of RTF injuries as well as the cause, manner, and circumstances of death. Also ideal for medicolegal death investigators and law enforcement personnel who work with medical examiners and coroners during RTF investigations, this Atlas covers everything from "Typical road traffic fatality injuries" to "Injuries caused by safety/restraint devices" and "Autopsy and toxicology testing." For anyone involved in RTF probes, Investigation of Road Traffic Fatalities: An Atlas is essential reading.
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After the Crash

Psychological Assessment and Treatment of Survivors of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Author: Edward B. Blanchard,Edward J. Hickling

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781591470700

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 475

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Annotation Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) have been found to be the single leading cause of posttraumatic stress disorder in the general population. They are the most frequent, directly experienced trauma for men and the second most frequent trauma for women. Since the 1997 edition of After the Crash, there has been a monumental new wave of research in the assessment and treatment of MVA survivors. In this timely second edition, written in a clear and lucid style and illustrated by a wealth of charts, guides, case studies, and clinical advice, the authors report on new, international research and provide updates on their own longstanding research protocols within the groundbreaking Albany MVA Project. This volume will appeal to a broad audience of practitioners, researchers, and physicians; attorneys who handle MVA survivor cases; and those interested in public safety issues.
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The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook

A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth

Author: Glenn Schiraldi

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071614955

Category: Self-Help

Page: 464

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The Definitive Resource for Trauma Survivors, Their Loved Ones, and Helpers Trauma can take many forms, from witnessing a violent crime or surviving a natural disaster to living with the effects of abuse, rape, combat, or alcoholism. Deep emotional wounds may seem like they will never heal. However, with The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook, Dr. Glenn Schiraldi offers a remarkable range of treatment alternatives and self-management techniques, showing survivors that the other side of pain is recovery and growth. Live your life more fully-without fear, pain, depression, or self-doubt Identify emotional triggers-and protect yourself from further harm Understand the link between PTSD and addiction-and how to break it Find the best treatments and techniques that are right for you This updated edition covers new information for war veterans and survivors with substance addictions. It also explores mindfulness-based treatments, couples strategies, medical aids, and other important treatment innovations.
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Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury

A Family Guidebook, from the Emergency Room to Selecting a Rehabilitation Facility

Author: Garry Prowe

Publisher: Rj Communications

ISBN: 9780984197439

Category: Self-Help

Page: 246

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"This book--which is based upon the experience of hundreds of people living with a brain injury, their families, and the medical professionals who treat them--will answer many of your questions. It will teach you: the basics of brain injury and the recovery and rehabilitation processes ; the wide range of impairments caused by a brain injury ; ways to make this stressful and exhausting time easier for you and your family ; what you need to know about health insurance and disability pay ; how a case manager and an attorney can help you ; the factors that influence how well someone recovers from a brain injury ; how to access the wide range of resources available to the families of brain injury survivors"--Cover, p. 4.
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Complex PTSD

From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma

Author: Pete Walker

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492871842

Category: Self-Help

Page: 376

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I have Complex PTSD [Cptsd] and wrote this book from the perspective of someone who has experienced a great reduction of symptoms over the years. I also wrote it from the viewpoint of someone who has discovered many silver linings in the long, windy, bumpy road of recovering from Cptsd. I felt encouraged to write this book because of thousands of e-mail responses to the articles on my website that repeatedly expressed gratitude for the helpfulness of my work. An often echoed comment sounded like this: At last someone gets it. I can see now that I am not bad, defective or crazy…or alone! The causes of Cptsd range from severe neglect to monstrous abuse. Many survivors grow up in houses that are not homes – in families that are as loveless as orphanages and sometimes as dangerous. If you felt unwanted, unliked, rejected, hated and/or despised for a lengthy portion of your childhood, trauma may be deeply engrained in your mind, soul and body. This book is a practical, user-friendly self-help guide to recovering from the lingering effects of childhood trauma, and to achieving a rich and fulfilling life. It is copiously illustrated with examples of my own and my clients' journeys of recovering. This book is also for those who do not have Cptsd but want to understand and help a loved one who does. This book also contains an overview of the tasks of recovering and a great many practical tools and techniques for recovering from childhood trauma. It extensively elaborates on all the recovery concepts explained on my website, and many more. However, unlike the articles on my website, it is oriented toward the layperson. As such, much of the psychological jargon and dense concentration of concepts in the website articles has been replaced with expanded and easier to follow explanations. Moreover, many principles that were only sketched out in the articles are explained in much greater detail. A great deal of new material is also explored. Key concepts of the book include managing emotional flashbacks, understanding the four different types of trauma survivors, differentiating the outer critic from the inner critic, healing the abandonment depression that come from emotional abandonment and self-abandonment, self-reparenting and reparenting by committee, and deconstructing the hierarchy of self-injuring responses that childhood trauma forces survivors to adopt. The book also functions as a map to help you understand the somewhat linear progression of recovery, to help you identify what you have already accomplished, and to help you figure out what is best to work on and prioritize now. This in turn also serves to help you identify the signs of your recovery and to develop reasonable expectations about the rate of your recovery. I hope this map will guide you to heal in a way that helps you to become an unflinching source of kindness and self-compassion for yourself, and that out of that journey you will find at least one other human being who will reciprocally love you well enough in that way.
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Touch

The Neurobiology of Health, Healing, and Human Connection

Author: Psy. D. Michael Changaris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780940795068

Category: Psychology

Page: 290

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Touch is the basis of our sensory world. Touch is our first way of relating with ourselves, others, and our environment. Providing physical and emotional communication at a level far deeper then words, touch is a vital aspect of experiencing meaning, purpose, and joy throughout our lives. Touch has an important role in our capacity for self-regulation, impacting how effectively children learn to socialize, pay attention, and even engage in classroom activities. How do we experience healthy, supportive contact with others, recognize and avoid unhealthy contact? The author provides outstanding documentation of research clearly indicating how vital touch is to human health and healing. Shared experiences, illustrative charts, tables for clinical interventions, and practical homework exercises offer compassionate guidance for implementing healthy, supportive touch into many personal and professional situations. This book is a vital addition to our understanding of health and what it means to be human. This book belongs in the library of every practitioner, teacher, social worker, couple, parent, prospective parent, and family - anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the profound effects of touch on health and well-being. Michael Changaris, Psy.D. is the founder of the International Institute of Touch Training and Research (ITTR). As a clinical psychologist he specializes in the biological basis of behavior stress physiology, psychobiology of neurodegenerative disorders and the neurobiology of post-traumatic stress.
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The Traumatized Brain

A Family Guide to Understanding Mood, Memory, and Behavior After Brain Injury

Author: Vani Rao,Sandeep Vaishnavi,Peter V. Rabins

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421417952

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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A traumatic brain injury is a life-changing event, affecting an individual’s lifestyle, ability to work, relationships—even personality. Whatever caused it—car crash, work accident, sports injury, domestic violence, combat—a severe blow to the head results in acute and, often, lasting symptoms. People with brain injury benefit from understanding, patience, and assistance in recovering their bearings and functioning to their full abilities. In The Traumatized Brain, neuropsychiatrists Drs. Vani Rao and Sandeep Vaishnavi—experts in helping people heal after head trauma—explain how traumatic brain injury, whether mild, moderate, or severe, affects the brain. They advise readers on how emotional symptoms such as depression, anxiety, mania, and apathy can be treated; how behavioral symptoms such as psychosis, aggression, impulsivity, and sleep disturbances can be addressed; and how cognitive functions like attention, memory, executive functioning, and language can be improved. They also discuss headaches, seizures, vision problems, and other neurological symptoms of traumatic brain injury. By stressing that symptoms are real and are directly related to the trauma, Rao and Vaishnavi hope to restore dignity to people with traumatic brain injury and encourage them to ask for help. Each chapter incorporates case studies and suggestions for appropriate medications, counseling, and other treatments and ends with targeted tips for coping. The book also includes a useful glossary, a list of resources, and suggestions for further reading.
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Healing Pain and Injury

Author: Maud Nerman

Publisher: Bay Tree Pub

ISBN: 9780985939908

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 383

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Nerman demonstrates how a wide range of symptoms can stem from the body's inability to recover after an injury or trauma. There are three key steps to regaining health after injury or trauma: removing injury shock; restoring motion; controlling inflammation. She shows you ways to harness your body's remarkable healing ability in order to reclaim your health and your life.
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The Ghost in My Brain

How a Concussion Stole My Life and How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Helped Me Get it Back

Author: Clark Elliott

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698150147

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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The dramatic story of one man’s recovery offers new hope to those suffering from concussions and other brain traumas In 1999, Clark Elliott suffered a concussion when his car was rear-ended. Overnight his life changed from that of a rising professor with a research career in artificial intelligence to a humbled man struggling to get through a single day. At times he couldn’t walk across a room, or even name his five children. Doctors told him he would never fully recover. After eight years, the cognitive demands of his job, and of being a single parent, finally became more than he could manage. As a result of one final effort to recover, he crossed paths with two brilliant Chicago-area research-clinicians—one an optometrist emphasizing neurodevelopmental techniques, the other a cognitive psychologist—working on the leading edge of brain plasticity. Within weeks the ghost of who he had been started to re-emerge. Remarkably, Elliott kept detailed notes throughout his experience, from the moment of impact to the final stages of his recovery, astounding documentation that is the basis of this fascinating book. The Ghost in My Brain gives hope to the millions who suffer from head injuries each year, and provides a unique and informative window into the world’s most complex computational device: the human brain. From the Hardcover edition.
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Invisible Heroes

Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal

Author: Belleruth Naparstek

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307418154

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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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 to lead normal lives in spite of symptoms so baffling and disturbing that they sometimes doubt their own sanity. Now there is new hope for the millions affected by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Drawing on more than thirty years’ experience as a therapist and on the most recent cutting-edge research, Belleruth Naparstek presents a clinically proven program for recovery using the potent tool of guided imagery. She reveals how guided imagery goes straight to the right side of the brain, where it impacts the nonverbal wiring of the nervous system itself, the key to alleviating suffering. Filled with the voices of real trauma survivors and therapists whose lives and work have been changed by this approach, Invisible Heroes offers: • New understanding of the physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral effects of PTSD, who is most susceptible, and why symptoms can get worse rather than better with time • Important insights into how the brain and body respond to trauma, why conventional talk therapy can actually impede recovery, and why the nonverbal, image-based right brain is crucial to healing • A step-by-step program with more than twenty scripts for guided-imagery exercises tailored to the three stages of recovery, from immediate relief of anxiety attacks, flashbacks, nightmares, and insomnia, to freedom from depression and isolation, to renewed engagement with life • A helpful guide to the best of the new imagery-based therapies, and how to incorporate them into an overall recovery plan Belleruth Naparstek concludes with the inspiring words of survivors who have found their way back to peace, purpose, and a deep joy in living. Her compassionate, groundbreaking book can lead you and those in your care to the same renewal and healing. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Tapping Solution

Author: Nick Ortner

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401939449

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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Nick Ortner, founder of the Tapping World Summit and best-selling filmmaker of The Tapping Solution, is at the forefront of a new healing movement. In his upcoming book, The Tapping Solution, he gives readers everything they need to successfully start using the powerful practice of tapping – or Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Tapping is one of the fastest and easiest ways to address both the emotional and physical problems that tend to hamper our lives. Using the energy meridians of the body, practitioners tap on specific points while focusing on particular negative emotions or physical sensations. The tapping helps calm the nervous system to restore the balance of energy in the body, and in turn rewire the brain to respond in healthy ways. This kind of conditioning can help rid practitioners of everything from chronic pain to phobias to addictions. Because of tapping’s proven success in healing such a variety of problems, Ortner recommends to try it on any challenging issue. In The Tapping Solution, Ortner describes not only the history and science of tapping but also the practical applications. In a friendly voice, he lays out easy-to-use practices, diagrams, and worksheets that will teach readers, step-by-step, how to tap on a variety of issues. With chapters covering everything from the alleviation of pain to the encouragement of weight loss to fostering better relationships, Ortner opens readers’ eyes to just how powerful this practice can be. Throughout the book, readers will see real-life stories of healing ranging from easing the pain of fibromyalgia to overcoming a fear of flying. The simple strategies Ortner outlines will help readers release their fears and clear the limiting beliefs that hold them back from creating the life they want.
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Scared Sick

The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease

Author: Robin Karr-Morse,Meredith S. Wiley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0465013546

Category: Psychology

Page: 301

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Draws on findings in a range of scientific disciplines to demonstrate how chronic fear in early childhood can be linked to common adult health issues, sharing illuminating case studies to reveal how compromises to an overworked fight-or-flight system have the potential to trigger such disorders as obesity, depression and addiction.
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