Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:
A Better Understanding
With Self-Help Exercises
This book is two things. It is an overview of an alternative perspective on the effects of the various types of trauma. It is also an introduction to a scientifically-developed and verifiable therapeutic approach that works to resolve those effects.
It is not several other things. It is not a debate, nor is it an invitation to debate. It is not a religious explanation, it is not a humanist explanation, it is not an explanation of Why, or even much of How, so much as a summary of a workable What.
What is Post-traumatic Stress and the "disorder" the medical community calls its behavioral consequences?
What are disorders, and why can't they be explained or cured, if they are medical?
What is the source and location of the sense of self, and what goes so wrong with it that one can safely declare that virtually everyone is at least a little bit insane?
What is insanity?
What is normal?
What is consciousness?
What is wrong with people?!
I began my quest for a better understanding with a childhood observation that there's something seriously wrong in the world: people, I thought, are crazy! I hoped that one day I would be able to help do something about that.
I arrive here, after six decades of research, development and testing, with this eye-opening little book, presenting to you a simple look at What Works, inviting you to take a first step in a new direction toward a better understanding.
I hope it stimulates your interest.
I hope that it will point you toward real solutions.
I hope you will seriously consider the perspective and resolution it promises.