NEW BOOK:Complex PTSD Workbook

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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 5/19/2017 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
by Arielle Schwartz, PhD.

I have share this book.

If anyone is diagnosed with CPTSD, you may be amazed at this book.

From the first page of the introduction, I found myself saying "someone gets it!"; "someone actually understands" ; "I can not believe I am actually reading about how I feel and what I can do about it!"

This is such a wonderful addition to my therapy, EMDR and journaling. My therapist was more than happy to get a copy himself to be on the same page [so to speak] in case I needed guidance and he could refer to the book, from references in my journal.

I encourage everyone to be their own advocate and work hard so you 'have' a diagnosis, instead of the diagnosis 'having you'.

As the quote in the book states; "You are not broken, in need of fixing. Rather, you are deeply hurt, in need of care."

This rings so loud and true for me. What about you?

Peace
Trina
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"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

RobLee
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   Posted 5/20/2017 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the reference. It should probably be noted here that this book appears to be directed toward those who had experienced childhood neglect or emotional abuse and may be of limited value to individuals whose condition is the result of physical or mental trauma as an adult.

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 5/20/2017 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Ture Rob, tank you for the clarification.

Peace
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"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 5/21/2017 4:18 AM (GMT -7)   
pretty harsh rob. my condition is from childhood trauma. thx trina for advocating and suggesting resources. depression comes from many things, trina was just sharing, a bit of compassion mate.

RobLee
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   Posted 5/21/2017 5:30 AM (GMT -7)   
theHTreturns... said...
pretty harsh rob. my condition is from childhood trauma.


I am so sorry. Certainly I did not intend to mean to offend anyone, much less diminish anyone's hardship.

PTSD can also result from traumatic experiences in adulthood, even to those who had a had the happiest childhood. I merely meant to point out the target audience for this particular book, based on samples and reviews found online. I'm sorry if I was too blunt... perhaps it was my effort to be concise. Hopefully this is just a misunderstanding. There are millions of adults having difficulty coping with deep emotional problems that may have struck them well into their adult life. Hopefully you can understand where I'm coming from.

Again, please accept my apology for offending you.

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   Posted 5/21/2017 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the reply and clarification. no offence taken.

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 5/21/2017 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Rob and HT,

thank you so much for replying again.

This is what makes this site so supportive.

It is commonly forgotten that communication is stunted over the tech media. Inflecations, tones and nuances are lost so many times.

It is only with continued chat, back and forth, honest feelings, remembering we all have luggage and hopefully realizing that it comes from different places, that we can truly support each other.

Well done!

For me, it was not meant but simply omitted in my enthusiasm, that yes, PTSD is different from Complex-PTSD [CPTSD].

I call this a new wringle in my brain. When ever we learn something, our brains incur a new wrinkle. I find this fascinating.

Peace and strength.
Trina
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"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

RobLee
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   Posted 5/21/2017 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the followups. CPTSD is a new term to me. You did reference CPTSD specifically in your original post. I infer from this that CPTSD is rooted in childhood trauma, and is a subset of the more general term PTSD... is this correct?

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   Posted 6/2/2017 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) can happen simply from one traumatic event (there is a diagnostic criteria for PTSD).

Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) is when there has been long term trauma were there is no way out of the situation as in: Concentration camps, Prisoner of War camps, Long-term domestic violence,
Long-term child physical abuse, Long-term child sexual abuse and probably other examples. The key words here are Long Term. Children have no means of escape and learn to endure what they need to and really, children know nothing else than what they are born into. It is possible for adults to have CPTSD. Those stories of women that have disappeared or kidnapped and were found many years later held captive. They would have CPTSD.

BnotAfraid, I hope others can be helped by your recommendation
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1985
PTSD diagnosed Feb 2004 (PTSD since age 2), Anxiety/Panic attacks secondary to PTSD.

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 6/3/2017 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Snoopy, Rob, his explaination is spot on.
Peace
Trina
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"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 6/4/2017 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Snoopy - I like your name (I was a massive fan of the Peanuts cartoon as a child) and your post.
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Snoopy
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   Posted 6/4/2017 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
NiceCupOfTea said...
Snoopy - I like your name (I was a massive fan of the Peanuts cartoon as a child) and your post.


Thank you NiceCupOfTea. The Peanuts is definitely where the username came from, I too am a big fan smile

RobLee
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   Posted 6/5/2017 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
BnotAfraid said...
Thanks Snoopy, Rob, his explaination is spot on.


Yes, I understand. Thank you Snoopy for the excellent explanation.
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