Breakthrough Workbook Goes Beyond Symptoms to Give People the Tools for a Happy and Fulfilling Life
According to psychologist Tijana Mandic, trauma has become the “new normal” for people in every society. She explains, “The world is being defined by uncertainties, contradictions, complexities, and chaos,” and where trauma was once considered a rare human experience, modern psychology has now expanded the concept of trauma to include a wide variety of life-changing events. Dr. Mandic notes that “nearly every one of us will experience at least a mild trauma at some time during our lives.” Yet, most of us are not taught the tools to recover from trauma.
Dr. Mandic brings decades of experience to her thoughtful work. Her background has included treating trauma victims ranging from refugees of war to victims of natural disasters and political turmoil. While alleviating symptoms is important, Dr. Mandic believes that this is just the first step in helping people with trauma. Her workbook takes people on a journey from overcoming their symptoms to developing resiliency skills that will help them deal with additional life problems, enabling them to open themselves to daily experiences of happiness and fulfillment.
The workbook has been hailed as a “master-class” for therapists treating clients with PTSD, but also as a toolbox of highly practical techniques. The workbook provides over 50 practical worksheets and exercises to treat a wide variety of problems that are often overlooked or deemed too complex for treatment, including: handling impulsive behaviors, understanding the effect of trauma on memory, dealing with hallucinations, rebuilding trust, and much more. The book provides tools to help clients pursue happiness in their lives, develop closer relationships with their loved ones, and discover joy and balance.
The workbook is being sold at major online retailers as well as CounselingStore.com, where along with their paperback copy, readers can get immediate access to a digital version of the book to print out the exercises.
Dr. Mandic also gives workshops around the world on treating people with trauma as well as overcoming creative blocks.
Overcoming PTSD is published by Between Sessions Resources, a leader in providing practical tools for clinicians to use with their clients.