8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery – take charge strategies to empower your healing
by Babette Rothschild, 2010
Babette Rothschild is the author of 5 books, including the bestselling ‘The Body Remembers’. She travels the world giving professional lectures, trainings and consultations. Babette is in Australia this month, many of the Blue Knot community – staff, trainers, counsellors are attending trainings delivered by her.
The 8 Keys To Safe Trauma Recovery is a very practical book, filled with common sense ideas steeped in clinically proven methods. Rothschild's approach is very much "try it and see if it works - if it doesn't then stop!". It isn't dogmatic or prescriptive, which is important for trauma recovery self help ideas. This is brief book and therefore accessible to a wide audience. The book directly targets safe, successful recovery in a way that compels and convinces the reader to give her ‘keys’ a try.
In the introduction to each ‘key’ Rothschild invites readers to ask themselves: Does this concept ‘make sense to you?’ If so the reader should complete the exercises. If the concept described in the chapter makes no sense, - or the reader feels at all distressed Rothschild suggests to either simply read through the chapter, postpone further reading or skip to the next chapter.
QUOTES from the book:
“The best trauma recovery program for you will be the one that is tailored to your individual needs” p5
“Take care with what you say to yourself, as it actually affects you, particularly when it is about trauma. p59
A Coloring Book of Healing Imaging for Adults Survivors of Child Abuse
Author: Ellen Lacter Illustrators: Robin Baird Lewis & Jen Callow
This delightful book was created to help bring healing to anyone who was abused as a child. The authors hope that the messages and images will promote and encourage healing. They provide ideas, directions, and inspiration to help readers pave a personal healing path – this is a hopeful, fun colouring- in book.
Each of the 17 chapters has a list of suggestions for using creativity in the healing process, pages of pictures to colour -in, space to write affirmations, and loads of fresh ideas to inspire the reader.
Written by Ellen Lacter, an art therapist and clinical psychologist, based in San Diego USA. She specializes in the treatment of adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse, ritual abuse and mind control. There are two illustrators: Robin Baird Lewis, a professional and highly regarded illustrator and Jen Callow a fine artist and survivor of ritual abuse.
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