I am excited to announce my new book, The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control & Becoming Whole! It is now available on Amazon and you can click here to order.
Those affected by complex PTSD (C-PTSD) commonly feel as though there is something fundamentally wrong with them-that somewhere inside there is a part of them that is broken. Though untrue, such beliefs can feel extremely real and frightening. Difficult as it may be, facing one’s PTSD from unresolved childhood trauma is a brave, courageous act…and with the right guidance, healing is possible.
In The Complex PTSD Workbook, you’ll learn all about complex PTSD and gain valuable insight into the types of symptoms associated with unresolved childhood trauma. Unlike other books, this workbook applies a mindful, strength-based perspective to develop and integrate your positive beliefs and behaviors. Within, you will find information about common misdiagnoses and explore a synthesis of therapeutic methods for healing including somatic therapy, EMDR, CBT, DBT, and mind-body perspectives. Importantly, this book creates opportunities for personal reflection using writing exercises to explore how you feel as related to the material presented.
“Complex PTSD is defined by a set of symptoms that are the result of pain and stress that often began at a very early age—they could be all you’ve known. Naturally, these early experiences shape your perspective of yourself and the world. Healing asks that you turn toward your past to find relief from the weight of trauma. As a result, you become less defined by your history and have greater choice about your future. Take comfort in this: your symptoms are the result of learned ineffective beliefs and behaviors and they can be replaced by a positive mindset and health-promoting behaviors.”
-Dr. Arielle Schwartz
“This book is a valuable resource for all those affected by complex PTSD, allowing them to be informed and active as partners in the therapeutic healing process.”
-From the foreword of the book written by Jim Knipe, PhD, author of EMDR Toolbox: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation
The Complex PTSD Workbook has received excellent editorial reviews:
“I highly recommend this book to anyone who struggles with childhood trauma and neglect, and their painful aftermath. Step-by-step, you will find rich resources to help yourself on your journey to wholeness. Therapists who work with both mind and body will also find this a welcoming and integrative book.”
-Kathy Steele, MN, CS, private practice and co-author of Treating Trauma-related Dissociation, Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation, and The Haunted Self
“This is a practical guide for all those who have experienced childhood trauma. Drawing upon her extensive practice as a body-centered psychotherapist, Dr. Schwartz has created a self-care plan that includes reflective questions and easy to use mindfulness exercises that can be implemented immediately.”
-Barb Maiberger, author of EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists and founder of the Maiberger Institute, an EMDRIA-approved provider of EMDR Trainings
“This is a comprehensive and usable guide to understanding and transforming complex trauma. Through relatable vignettes, The Complex PTSD Workbook explores trauma and treatment methods in accessible language suited for everyday use. Readers are invited to use journaling and self-reflection exercises to review and integrate what they’ve learned, so that the journey through the workbook is not only informational but experientially relevant as well.”
-J. Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, Executive Director, Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute
“Dr. Arielle Schwartz combines simplicity, compassion, humility, and deep knowledge of the field in this book for sufferers of Complex PTSD. The Complex PTSD Workbook is an immensely useful guide to negotiating the turbulent waters of this all too common human malady.”
-Betty Cannon, Ph.D., author of Sartre and Psychoanalysis and Founder of Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)
“Healing from trauma is a profound process, one that undoubtedly involves confronting outstanding pain and suffering. In this book, Dr. Arielle Schwartz offers a unique emphasis on resilience and growth as related to Complex PTSD by providing a profoundly supportive and essential method for healing from trauma and grief.”
-Wendy Stern, Founder and Executive Director, The Grief Support Network
“Those who suffer from traumatic stress sometimes find beginning a personal practice intimidating. The Complex PTSD Workbook, with Dr. Arielle Schwartz as a compassionate guide, helps readers create a personal practice using yoga and mindfulness in the service of healing trauma.”
-Rob Schware, Executive Director, The Give Back Yoga Foundation
“The Complex PTSD Workbook offers powerful somatic therapy tools for deep healing, complemented by mindfulness strategies to increase stabilization and enhance overall wellbeing. Dr. Schwartz’s emphasis on finding ‘wholeness’ will strengthen your resilience wherever you are in your life.”
-Donna Roe Daniell, LCSW, Balance Your Life Coaching & Psychotherapy, creator of the “Midlife Transition Healing Wave” and toolbox for Women in Midlife Transitions
Read and Review for Yourself
I hope that you will consider reading this book if you are in the process of healing from trauma and childhood wounds. It is my sincere and heartfelt hope that this book will bring benefit to those in need.
If you find this book helpful I would appreciate it if you will take the time to write a review on Amazon and in the comments below. Thank you in advance.
Read Excerpts from the Book and Related Posts:
- Understanding Complex PTSD and Dissociation
- Overcoming Barriers to Healing PTSD
- Polyvagal Theory Helps Heal PTSD
About Dr. Arielle Schwartz
Dr. Arielle Schwartz is a licensed clinical psychologist, wife, and mother in Boulder, CO. She offers trainings for therapists, maintains a private practice, and has passions for the outdoors, yoga, and writing. Dr. Schwartz is the author of The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole. She is the developer of Resilience-Informed Therapy which applies research on trauma recovery to form a strength-based, trauma treatment model that includes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), somatic (body-centered) psychology and time-tested relational psychotherapy. Like Dr. Arielle Schwartz on Facebook, follow her on Linkedin and sign up for email updates to stay up to date with all her posts.