Excellent book. Highly recommend it. It both taught me a lot and resonated / validated a lot of what I have been and am going through. A thorough profile of reasons, research and remedies related to many mental health issues, in a manner that is a delight to read. A book for both the person who has suffered and those who support them. A book I imagine I will re-read and/or refer to often while navigating through my own trauma.
As a psychologist of over 28 years experience, I can highly recommend many of the body and awareness-based therapeutic approaches summarised in this book. Talk therapy alone does not even make a dent in most trauma, and only gives psychology a bad reputation. This book is not the whole answer, but it's a damned good place to start exploring!
This was an outstanding book. I work with Australia's first people and the description in this book explains so well the effects of ongoing trauma that plagues their communities. Thank you for the insights.
This was a fantastic read especially for any health therapists. The wide history of experience & research the author was involved with gives a clear picture of how trauma comes to be & the ways in which behaviour we see as inappropriate was usually an effective solution for an inappropriate time.
I don’t recall ever reading a book about trauma that is not only engaging, but offers real solutions and the case studies to back it up. Not a read for the faint-hearted, not only because of its monster size, but because of the visceral storytelling that he serves to illustrate his point of view. Highly recommend.
Brilliant. As a Psychologist I read a large number of psychology books. This is one of my new favourites. The text, although dense in parts, is well written and full of information from a true master of the subject. Worth every penny.