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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified hypnotherapist with a specialty is treating trauma, grief, and anxiety. My books show you ways to quickly transform emotional responses and relieve emotional pain. Most psychotherapies just work at the level of our cognitive, rational mind. But to reach the emotional brain, where traumatic memories are stored, you have to get creative.
The emotional brain speaks in metaphors, symbols, and sensory based language. In my books I show you easy and even "fun" methods for reaching this part of your mind. You can feel better sooner than you think. You just have to know how to speak to the part of your brain that causes emotional responses.
on May 21, 2011 :
Unlike other books detailing therapies that work at the cognitive level of the mind, “Transforming Traumatic Grief” is a how-to book of practical (and even more importantly) attainable activities and proven strategies for those dealing with grief and loss. As a therapist specializing in trauma counseling and her own personal experience with loss, Armstrong builds a strong case for why we need to speak to the emotional brain in a language it understands. Unless we do, she argues, the traumatized and grief-stricken simply can’t experience a shift in how they’re feeling. Written in a voice that emanates from a very personal place, Armstrong's book is both comforting and empowering. It's for anyone having difficulty moving through grief or growing from their traumatic experience. It's also for therapists who want to help their patients help themselves inbetween appointments or post-therapy.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)