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Lives can suddenly be sent crashing down when images, conversations, smells, or sounds begin to remind us of something that is now associated with a traumatic event of that time.

Emotional trauma increases the feeling of shame inflicted many years ago. Families hid it and never spoke about it, fearing that the trauma would shed disgraceful light on the survivor - the syndrome of "we don’t air our dirty laundry”. 

Blocking the incident was the only way to treat the accident, but it did not solve the problem, of course. It was encouraged to learn to remove or to disassociate from the recollection of the incident, but it only removed intense negative emotions and made the survivor live a wounded life. The myriad of emotions associated with overcoming trauma can never stop. And when these emotions are dismissed, they reappear in the form of self-destructive behavior.

Trauma contributes to a transition. It removes the driver from his seat and makes him a passenger, harnesses the extraordinary power to direct his life and destroy it, and brings into the present the deteriorating effects that have accrued in the past.

These are some of the pieces of information provided in this book. This book is also well-packed with information on trauma and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), their causes, effects, and various approach in providing solutions to them. This audiobook will be most useful when dealing with depressed and traumatized individuals

Having interviewed a number of people, we found a husband whose wife was sexually assaulted when she was in her teens and still suffers from the trauma years later. Explaining it, he said she would not allow him to climb on her in bed because it brought back memories of the unfortunate incident. Since getting therapy with the methods described in this book, she has been more confident during lovemaking

Also, a war veteran, who was conscripted into the army at a very young age, found himself unable to sleep after years in retirement. He has, however, been recovering quite well. When asked about his inability to sleep, he explained that whenever he closes his eyes, he sees the first person he ever shot in his life. “His eyes were filled with such pain and agony as I never seen before,” he explained

Why is Greg Watson interested in the overall study of trauma? Ever since his favorite nephew who was a witness to a gang-shooting has been experiencing some sort of trauma every time he hears a bang.

Greg Watson has devoted his life to reading books and making different researches on psychology, trauma, and ways how the mind works, to mention but a few. He has had to work with various psychologists and psychiatrists in order to make this book a success.

As quoted in the book: “Survivors, who have undergone trauma in childhood, including a natural disaster, injury, or childhood abuse, frequently fail to recover through puberty and young adulthood. Teenagers and young adults sometimes feel helpless because they don't know how to help their loved ones. It can make a big difference to learn how trauma affects people and what they can do to help their recovery process.”

This audiobook helps to achieve that aim.

©2020 Greg Watson (P)2020 Greg Watson

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  • Ronald E. Evans
  • 22-05-2020

Go slow & work w/ ur therapist

Very informative. I would caution listeners who are affected by this issue to go slowly & work with your therapist. It may bring up difficult things

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  • Rolando E. Aguilar
  • 22-05-2020

Very insightful!

My Therapist recommended this book. It was very insightful and helpful for me in understanding my Complex PTSD.

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  • John M. Shepherd
  • 22-05-2020

I loved this book!

I learned so much that it would have been helpful to know decades ago! It would have made my life a whole lot easier!

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  • Fred J. Jefferson
  • 22-05-2020

I will Recommend this Book.

very helpful- so helpful in fact I listen one for someone else I know who would benefit from it as well. I will Recommend this Book.

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  • Charles S. Thompson
  • 22-05-2020

Informative Workbook

Glad I got this very informative. I really like the “to-do’s” when blank happens. It gives you something to work with. This book should be used along with professional counseling.

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  • Jose D. Steward
  • 22-05-2020

Life Changing

This book has been a wonderful supplement to therapy for addressing complex PTSD. The author reviews the basics but also goes into more details enough to satisfy those who are not completely new to therapy/psychology. I highly recommend this workbook.

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  • John F. McMillian
  • 22-05-2020

Great for anyone considering therapy

Comprehensive, and informative without being overwhelming. Great for anyone considering therapy, or in therapy for PTSD.

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  • Rickie M. Hogan
  • 22-05-2020

Well making book with valuable information!

Very well making book with some good exercises to do to help put some thought into issues. Has good information.

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  • Mark A. Kirkpatrick
  • 22-05-2020

Amazing book!

Amazing book helps you understand ptsd and how to cope and heal gives techniques to help get threw each day a+ book!

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  • Ernest J. Malchow
  • 22-05-2020

Great Resource

This book is a great resource for therapists to use or suggest to clients who are beginning the work of resolving trauma histories.

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  • Jodie O'Connor
  • 22-05-2020

This book offers real help and real hope.

Listening this wonderful book was just like Listening about myself and symptoms I've had all my life. I felt understood and respected as a person who wants to heal. And then the book goes on to provide strategies for addressing each bothersome symptom.

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  • Edward Norman
  • 22-05-2020

Very helpful!

This book offers validating and compassionate guidance for those coping with Complex PTSD. Survivors will benefit greatly from using this accessible workbook while navigating their healing journey.

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  • Sebastian Sharp
  • 22-05-2020

Reframing PTSD

I found this book exceptional in its thoroughness in description and clinical approaches. It reframed what I previously thought about PTSD as being a diagnosis that a person receives only when they experience a severe trauma such as in war or with child abuse.

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  • Charlie Faulkner
  • 22-05-2020

Useful for clients and clinicians

Comprehensive explanation and treatment of complex PTSD. Useful for clients and clinicians. Recommend this Bokk.

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  • Toby Barlow
  • 22-05-2020

Very User Friendly

Very clear and approachable layouts that are easy on the eyes and not threatening to the listener. That made this one of the most usable books I have seen for people working through trauma. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to move forward by getting tools and ideas through a workbook.

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  • Isabel Chadwick
  • 22-05-2020

You Must Listen

I simply have to say, that this is one of many many steps that a person with a lot of curiosity, and wanted to be educated on the matter must listen. (Seriously)

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  • Brooke Schofield
  • 22-05-2020

Life-changing!

I highly recommend this beautiful and insightful book byGreg Watson. It is a life-changing guide for anyone who is exploring and healing from C-Ptsd. For clinicians or the lay person, this book is the best I have ever had the privilege to listen.

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  • Laura Forster
  • 22-05-2020

Great Listen

super informative and helped me understand my diagnosis better. very easy to listen and understand

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  • Charlotte Parkinson
  • 22-05-2020

Great helpful workbook

This is the first workbook completed in its entirety. Great information put in a way that stuck for me, great reference and great convo started with clinicians.

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  • Logan Daly
  • 22-05-2020

Really Great!!

This book really helps you pull out a lot of the Trauma and helps you understand and compartmentalize it. I haven't finished it as it is hard to do. I Recommend this to anyone that suffers from this disorder.

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