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This review is from: I Cant Get Over It 2nd Ed: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors (Paperback)
I Can’t Get Over It-A handbook for trauma survivors (second edition)
By Dr Aphrodite Matsakisi is a hand/workbook especially written for trauma survivors. Matsakisi is a professional who specialises in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and childhood sexual abuse. The book is very comprehensive so it can be used by those unable to move past any trauma- not just abuse. Two good points about this book:
Firstly, the book includes after every chapter a questionnaire, designed to help the reader evaluate what the chapter means in relation to them and more importantly define how certain techniques can aid their own recovery. The first chapter includes an exercise on defining whether one has PTSD and what it actually is.
Secondly, as it is a handbook the reader will work through it at their own pace, preferably with a trained individual, identifying common symptoms such as flashbacks and ideas for management.
‘I Can’t Get Over It’ is very powerful so it is recommended that a lot of attention be paid to the introduction section, and in particular the caution.
The writer’s goal appears to help the survivor in their own journey of self-discovery, and more importantly hope for freedom from the chains of trauma.