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Publisher's Summary

Those affected by complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) commonly feel as though there is something fundamentally wrong with them - that somewhere inside there is a part of them that needs to be fixed. 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 from PTSD is possible.

Clinical psychologist Dr. Arielle Schwartz has spent years helping those with complex PTSD - also referred to as C-PTSD - find their way to wholeness. She also knows the territory of the healing firsthand, having walked it herself. 

This audiobook provides a map to the complicated, and often overwhelming, terrain of C-PTSD with Dr. Schwartz’s knowledgeable guidance helping you find your way.

In The Complex PTSD Workbook, you’ll learn all about C-PTSD and gain valuable insight into the types of symptoms associated with unresolved childhood trauma, while applying a strength-based perspective to integrate positive beliefs and behaviors.

Features of The Complex PTSD Workbook include:

  • Information about common PTSD misdiagnoses such as bipolar disorder, ADHD, anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, and substance abuse, among others.
  • Explorations of common methods of PTSD therapy including somatic therapy, EMDR, CBT, DBT, and mind-body perspectives.
  • Chapter takeaways that encourage thoughtful consideration and writing to explore how you feel as you review the material presented in relation to your PTSD symptoms.

The Complex PTSD Workbook aims to empower you with a thorough understanding of the psychology and physiology of C-PTSD, so you can make informed choices about the path to healing that is right for you and discover a life of wellness free of C-PTSD that used to seem just out of reach.

Praise for the book:

"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.” (Jim Knipe, PhD, author of EMDR Toolbox: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation)

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Althea Press (P)2020 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

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Excellent teaching/learning tool

I found this workbook an excellent teaching/learning tool informing my journey. However, I came to it with a lot of psychotherapy with experts in PTSD/C-PTSD. The workbook sums up what I’ve learned over the years, and provides good advice to not use it as a stand alone approach. Thank you.

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Excellent resource

Great resource for clients struggling with complex PTSD symptoms. The book offers a balanced content of theory and practice.

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  • Robert B. Davis
  • 2020-05-21

Excellent primer and stand alone resource

This book is written for clients and has some tidbits for clinicians. It also has a lot of pragmatic information. The narrator's presentation was not congruent with the material. Prosody was monotone and sentences bled into each other without much room to breathe into what was shared.

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  • Jacqueline Schmidt
  • 2021-01-06

Question about additional pdf

I have a question regarding the included pdf worksheet for this book, I thought I heard it was part of the purchase of the book and was wanting to start on it now and can't find it in audible or the Amazon details for this. I gave it 4 stars bc it's come highly recommended by people who have a lot of knowledge and experience, as well as my own personal trust and respect to believe in their opinions. I will leave a better review when I get finished with it. If anyone has any ideas on where I can find this worksheet, please let me know if you can! Thanks so much!

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  • Apple Dailey
  • 2020-05-12

Helping yourself first

Helping myself, helped me to help others better! this workbook is so helpful to me! I had to do some hard work, but it was not as bad using this tool :) thank you Arielle and Maryann has a great voice.

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  • Sam H
  • 2021-10-19

Well-written, terribly narrated

I love the content and the accompanying PDF. The editing is pure crap. Based solely on how the audio is pieced together youd think the book was printed entirely without punctuation and is one big run-on sentence that sounds barely more human than AI narration I am also not punctuating this sentence in purpose to drive my point home

Bottom line: great content, but frustrating editing almost defeats the purpose of this book.

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  • caryl Ann
  • 2021-04-06

CPTSD workbook

Disappointed that it's not like a real workbook. Mainly its just informative about complex ptsd.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-06-07

this book will make you feel known.

this book will make you feel known. if you have struggled with c-ptsd or ptsd this book can be a life saver. Of course the book being paired with therapy is essential.

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  • Jessica hayward
  • 2022-04-17

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Absolutely not. Worst audible experience ever. Who tf wants to hear some over chipper fast paced female telling you “it’s okay” while trying to work on your issues.

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  • C. M. Belcher
  • 2022-02-12

workbook with no book waste of credit

for those of us that need the workbook aspect of dealing w trauma we tend to navigate to titles such as this. If simply hearing more info was what we sought a book entitled Astrid one isn't what one would even search for- let alone purchase. I'd heard such great reviews about the WORKBOOK is why I'd sought out this title. disappointment

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  • britmys
  • 2021-03-31

Much needed information for CPTSD healing

I feel it is never too late to heal. The information in this book will help.

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  • Lela
  • 2021-02-01

many helpful practices

this good book shares many practices to overcome the pain of complex trauma. very helpful.