|I know this is technically a YA Book Blog, but I got this press release in my email and thought I would share it.|
By Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW
In recent years, it has become clearer than ever before that the mind, body and spirit are connected, and that an illness affecting one affects the whole. Because this is a relatively new phenomenon in Western medicine, treatments of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related disorders have often been woefully inadequate and poorly understood.
The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD from the Inside Out addresses the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs that arise in healing from traumas of all kinds.
PTSD is a whole body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions. Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW, wrote this book from the perspective of both healer and healed, in order to finally address the comprehensive needs in healing from PTSD and traumatic stress.
Pease Banitt draws on her decades-long background as a psychotherapist, yoga teacher and alternative healer to provide a compendium of holistic techniques and interventions for healing from traumatic stress set in a yogic philosophical framework. The Trauma Tool Kit maps out stages of healing from stress-related disorders and provides immediate first-aid techniques that help alleviate the most intense symptoms of traumatic stress in a small amount of time. It shows how the latest findings in neuroscience research supports both ancient and contemporary methods of healing from around the world.
The Trauma Tool Kit provides the information needed to heal fully from PTSD and other stressful conditions. It is a comforter, guide and manual designed to provide full support on the journey of healing from extreme events. The tools outlined in the book include a roadmap for healing trauma, from rebooting to forgiveness; methods for healing the spiritual core and physical body, including both Eastern and Western techniques; and a list of the types of services that can help heal. With the comprehensive information and exercises provided in this tool kit, those who have suffered will be able to move back into the center of their lives and go forward with joy, resolution and fulfillment.
Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW is a Harvard trained psychotherapist who has studied yoga, shamanism and alternative healing for over 20 years. Her passion is helping people recover from traumatic stress and related disorders. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her cardiologist husband, twin teen daughters, four horses, three dogs and two cats.