Whether this is the first time you are addressing your trauma, or if it is a review of the work you have already done, with this workbook you will be taking one step towards healing.
This workbook isn’t theory-specific, and it is not just about one trauma topic. It covers a variety of issues, so it will help you explore different components of this journey. I have taken the knowledge I have learned over the years and have used it to create a comprehensive workbook so that you can find everything you need in one place. It has psychoeducation, and it also includes process and experiential components. Each component is designed to help you understand and put into practice the concepts you’ll learn.
Trauma Recovery Workbook
What You'll Gain
This workbook is not meant to replace therapy. It is also not therapy. It will not help you process specific details of the trauma, and it will not resolve all the symptoms associated with the trauma. It can, however:
- Give you insight into your symptoms
- Increase your understanding of what happens in the brain and the body during and after trauma
- Improve your connection to your body
- Help you understand why you had the reactions you did after trauma
- Support you in understanding the longterm effects of the trauma(s)
- Provide the correct language and terminology to explain your experience
- Teach you practical tools and strategies to manage your symptoms
Over 100 pages carefully created to help establish safety and to better understand what happens after trauma. It provides a lot of great psychoeducation, practical strategies and gives you a lot of questions to help you process and self-reflect. It is made to help you get to phase 2 of trauma recovery. Judith Herman (she wrote one of the most important books in trauma called Trauma and Recovery) talks about the recovery process having 3 phases. This workbook helps you work through phase 1 (safety and stabilization) to get to phase 2 with your therapist (remembrance and mourning). It can also be a valuable tool to bring to your therapy sessions if you want to supplement your sessions with the knowledge you gain with this workbook.
Who This Workbook is For
This workbook is ideal for those starting on their trauma recovery journey or those who are still experiencing symptoms despite being in talk therapy for many years. It can also benefit those who believe they might have trauma but aren’t willing to label it as such. If your symptoms are very manageable or almost gone, or if you have been processing your trauma and seeing a lot of improvement, you might find you don’t need this workbook.