DO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW SUFFER FROM THE STRESS OF A PAST TRAUMA, ESPECIALLY OF WAR? Do you or a loved one jump at unexpected noises, have nightmares and trouble sleeping? Do you or a loved one have uncontrollable outbursts of anger, or have difficulty functioning from day to day since a severe trauma? If so, you are not alone. Millions of people on the planet have reacted to trauma in similar ways. There is hope and help for you.
Our troops are returning with invisible wounds and many are not receiving help. Often neither they nor their loved ones know what to do in order to recover. This book is a comprehensive and detailed guide, especially for veterans, their families and friends, to help them cope with the stress they are having after their war experiences. Although the examples and stories given are specifically of veterans, the steps are just as valuable for others who are severely stressed after a trauma. Also therapists and groups might wish to use the strategies and steps as an adjunct to what they are already doing.
The book includes:
· A test to determine your stress level
· Relevant information about post-trauma stress including history, recent research and symptoms
· Twenty steps to recovery (Do all of them or select the ones that are best for you.)
· Help for family and friends
· A poem, The Healing Wall, by Patrick Overton, a Vietnam veteran