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A Useful tool,
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This review is from: Overcoming Childhood Trauma (Paperback)
I bought this book by recommendation of my psychotherapist, as a tool to use alongside and following the time spent with her. The series from which the book comes is one which aims to allow people to work through the various problems in the series at a pace and level that suits them, with each book being written by an expert in their particular area.
Whilst the book isn't full of medical/therapy jargon, it does set out clearly the theories and reasoning behind the excercises listed.
Personally I have a fair amount of knowledge about the medical side of things, however still found the introduction section quite dry and pithy reading.. however you shouldnt let that discourage you, as the meat of the book is not like that, and i would probably suggest starting at the preface, which is a much simpler explanation as to what the book sets out to do The book has a base in using cognative beharioural techniques to enable the person working through it to reflect uupon issues in a way that allows them to explore their patterns of behaviour and thinking in a way that does not place blame but to understand where this comes from and modify things for the better. A lot of practical excercises as well as suggestions are contained, which are good for those, like myself who tend to be overly analytical.my personal sticking point with some of the excercises to work though was the amount of notekeeping and listmaking to do, but that is more down to myself, than the book - and as is set out - not everything will be suitable for anyone, and the book is not meant to replace a therapist. however is a good tool for use in conjunction with, and to revisit if issues do return.