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8 Keys To Safe Trauma Recovery [Paperback]

Babette Rothschild
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Dec 22 2009
Trauma recovery is tricky; however, there are several key principles that can help make the process safe and effective. This book gives self help readers, therapy clients and therapists alike the skills to understand and implement eight keys to successful trauma healing: mindful identification of what is helpful, recognising survival, having the option to not remember, creating a supportive inner dialogue, forgiving yourself for not being able to stop the trauma, understanding and sharing shame, finding your own recovery pace, mobilising your body, and helping others. This is not another book promoting a new method or type of treatment; rather it is a necessary adjunct to self-help and professional recovery programmes. After reading this book, readers will be able to recognise their own individual needs and evaluate whether those needs are being met. They will have the tools necessary to put themselves in the driver's seat, navigating their own safe road to recovery.

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A succinct and easy read, founded predominantly on compassion-focused and mindfulness-based approaches, this book is certainly one I would recommend to my own trauma clients.... [S]traight-forward and enlightening to read. "

About the Author

Babette Rothschild has been a practising psychotherapist since 1976. Author of the best-selling The Body Remembers (978 0 393 70327 6) and a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, she gives lectures and professional trainings around the world.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Masterpiece from Babette! Feb. 26 2010
By Lene R.
Format:Paperback
Babette understands PTSD which empowers her to empower others. Her new book 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery can be described as a CARE FULL masterpiece. Careful in giving the "reading client" safe choices to customize what helps them right now at whatever step of the journey they are at. Hard to express in words Babette's genuine care that emanates from the pages to lend comfort, hope and healing to her readers. She is full of care and it can be felt.
Babette helps by lessening the shame..."to recognize that not only are war wounds not shameful, they are ALL honorable, whether or not they can be seen."
This book is highly recommended as a gentle, yet powerful weapon in the war of your life...overcoming PTSD. Buy it and read it mindfully...with a highlighter in hand!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars accessible and authoritative - a welcome addition Feb. 24 2010
Format:Paperback
I heartily recommend and approve of this book. I like the blend of common sense, sound science and practical exercises.
Rothschild's writing is accessible without being simplistic, and respectful both of the readers' sensibilities and of their resourcefulness.

As a trauma therapist and supervisor I am familiar with her professional books, especially The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment (Norton Professional Books) and I glad to have this to recommend to clients and to supervisees who are working with people affected by trauma.

It will be useful too to the friends and family of trauma survivors in understanding them and knowing how to help.

There is also some sensible advice for trauma survivors who in therapy or counselling, and indeed some useful pointers for practitioners.

The associated newsletter and website ([...]) looks like a useful addition.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Helen
Format:Paperback
This book has changed my life. For the first time I feel safe and present and confident that, with these simple strategies, I can direct my own healing. I WHOLEHEARTEDLY recommend The 8 Keys to anyone affected by / working with trauma.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource Jan. 28 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Best book yet for beginning trauma recovery. I'm a psychologist and I'm using this with clients - it gives them a guide to the process, in a sensible way.
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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Safest Key to Trauma Recovery April 8 2010
By Helen Simmonds - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I felt a huge sense of relief just holding the book in my hands and after reading the first few pages knew that someone understood the complexities of healing from trauma! If only I had been more aware and had been taught early on in my trauma recovery to trust my own high level of intuitive feelings and common sense; had listened to my body sensations and seen those "stop" signs more clearly, I could have helped myself recover from trauma so much earlier. Instead I trusted some unhelpful "professionals" rather than trusting myself and endured more suffering and trauma as a result. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is seeking help to recover from trauma and who wants to feel in-charge and empowered in their healing journey from trauma.
55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine resource for people with traumatic experience Jan. 29 2010
By Sandra Shapiro - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have two copies of "8 Keys" in my office to lend out to patients. One patient recently commented that it was easy to locate the sections that felt immediately resonant with his experience and skip past sections that didnt seem relevant. Other people will obviously make different selections. I like the book for its clear and accessible writing (Babette Rothschild's gift), and the balance between being of comfort + support and straightforward psychoeducation. I think the book is an excellent office resource for clinicians.
36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Safe Way to Treat Trauma Feb. 14 2010
By Tobias S. Schreiber - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is an outstanding treatment approach. It needs to be read by anyone working with trauma. Easy to read, easy to follow, and very accessible.The writer is obviously highly experienced with this type of problem and has developed a powerful, yet respectful approach to addressing trauma and its safe resolution.The ste by step explanation is easy to follow and useful for all levels of adult readers.
Tobias S. Schreiber, Licensed Professional Counselor
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Safety: An important consideration Dec 2 2010
By Rachelle Elias, LMFT - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Babette Rothchild's self-help book on trauma, 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery, is indeed safe to read without re-stimulating traumatic memories. As a clinician, I feel confident recommending it to my clients as an adjunct to psychotherapy. It is written simply and clearly, but without talking down to the reader, and offers helpful tools that are practical and reassuring. Ms. Rothchild has a gift for making the reader feel understood. She includes enough self-disclosure to assure the reader that her advice is not only academic, but comes from personal experience. I recommend this book even for those clients who are not in trauma, but need help with developing skills for tolerating intense emotions. It is written with empathy, kindness, and above all, common sense!
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars accessible and authoritative - a welcome addition Feb. 24 2010
By Michael Gavin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I heartily recommend and approve of this book. I like the blend of common sense, sound science and practical exercises.
Rothschild's writing is accessible without being simplistic, and respectful both of the readers' sensibilities and of their resourcefulness.

As a trauma therapist and supervisor I am familiar with her professional books, especially The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment (Norton Professional Books) and I glad to have this to recommend to clients and to supervisees who are working with people affected by trauma.

It will be useful too to the friends and family of trauma survivors in understanding them and knowing how to help.

There is also some sensible advice for trauma survivors who are in therapy or counselling, and indeed some useful pointers for practitioners.

The associated newsletter and website ([...]) looks like a useful addition.
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