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Complex PTSD

From Surviving to Thriving
Written by: Pete Walker
Narrated by: Paul Brion
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
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The causes of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder range from severe neglect to monstrous abuse. Many survivors grew up in houses that were not homes-in families that were as loveless as orphanages and sometimes as dangerous. If you felt unwanted, unliked, rejected, hated, and/or despised for a lengthy portion of your childhood, trauma may be deeply engrained in your mind, soul, and body.  

This book is a practical guide to recovering from lingering childhood trauma. It is copiously illustrated with examples of the author's and his clients' journeys of recovering. It is a comprehensive self-help guide for working through the toxic legacy of the past and for achieving a rich and fulfilling life.

©2014 Pete Walker (P)2018 Tantor

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  • 2019-02-20

Unreal

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and I had been trying to figure out my own family of origin issues. This book single-handedly changed my life and allowed me to just be. I cannot fit a review about this book without becoming a dissertation. Instead I'll just say this: If you are a therapist that works with trauma, read this book. If you are a regular person who has had an abusive past, read this book. If you are a regular person and you know a friend who has experienced abuse, read this book. If you are trying to be a better person, read this book. If you want to understand human psychology in the most intensive and deeply emotional ways, read this book.

Thank you for taking the time to read this review. Best of luck in your journey <3

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  • 2019-01-19

Brought me clarity and powerful tools to heal...

This book was the most empowering book I have ever read (listened to) to date. I never knew I had Cptsd until I found this book, it has opened a window in my world and shed light on what I did not understand within myself. The author being able to relate and offer tools on overcoming Cptsd was a huge comfort. Since finishing this book the fog has truly lifted in my life. I can not thank the author enough for this book, he has given hope and healing to so many souls. The narrator delivering this book read it beautifully, he had a kind and clear voice it was appreciated. This is a must read/listen to book!

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  • Chelsea
  • 2019-03-08

great book

love the book! wish the narrator would read with more emotion and fluctuation in his voice. it sounds like he's a professional box office movie trailer voiceover but that doesn't work for this kind of book

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  • Matthew Corn
  • Boise, ID
  • 2019-01-11

Narrator doesn't enunciate...

Really glad I've got the paper copy, this was unbearable. What? What? Repeatedly having to rewind, made it about 7 minutes into chapter 1 before I returned it. Just no.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-21

Practical and kind

I have listen to it three times now and I try to make use of every word. Steve describes things that I have had difficulty stand by when I try to understand myself and I feel misunderstood by others.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-07

outstanding book

the reader my a great reader and soothing to listen to. As a survivor I found this book very helpful.