The exercises described within this booklet teach skills that are essential
to the task of being an effective facilitator of TIR and other Applied
Metapsychology techniques. In order to acquire these skills they need to
be understood and practiced. An accomplished pianist began to acquire
musical profi ciency by repetitively playing drills and scales which may at fi rst
have seemed boring, uncomfortable or even odd. The successful facilitator
begins with a willingness to learn and practice the component skills that
form the communication protocol for this subject.
Are You Ready to Reboot Your PTSD?
Reboot! Confronting PTSD on Your Terms offers a well-structured method for getting a grip on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and starting to turn it around. Detailed inventories provide the opportunity to explore needs, both physical and emotional, both needs that are met and those that are unmet.
Powell recommends doing one’s own work with these inventories to maximize the effectiveness of therapy. He covers a brief overview of many trauma treatments, including the one he chose.
Once thought of as a rare and mysterious psychiatric curiosity, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is now understood to be a fairly common outcome of severe trauma in young children most typically extreme and repeated physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, and often lack of attachment. Formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder, DID is a condition in which a person has two or more distinct identities or personality states that recurrently take control of the person's consciousness and behavior. Symptoms can include depression, mood swings, panic or anxiety attacks, substance abuse, memory loss, propensity for trances, sleep and eating disorders, distrust, detachment, lack of self-care, and distress or impairment at work.
Metapsychology, as developed by Frank A. Gerbode, MD, is a subject rich in philosophy and practical application. Much of Applied Metapsychology makes use of one-on-one session work to achieve the individual's personal goals-from relieving past pain to living more fully to expanding consciousness.
Life Skills highlights key factors from the subject and illuminates the ways that these factors can be used on a daily basis for im-proved quality of life, as an individual, in relationships, and in the wider world.
A new vision for those who have lost so much...
This workbook provides more than 50 questions and exercises designed to empower those with physical loss and disability to better understand and accept their ongoing processes of loss and recovery. The exercises in Coping with Physical Loss and Disability were distilled from ten years of clinical social work experience with clients suffering from quadriplegia, paraplegia, amputation(s), cancer, severe burns, HIV/AIDs, hepatitis, lupus, sensory loss, and neuro-muscular disorders. This technique applies to any loss arising from accidents, injury, surgery, or disease.
TIR offers an opportunity for the members of a CISM team to deal with any accumulated emotional baggage that their involvement in crisis-intervention has created. Training in TIR adds another tool to the toolkit of crisis-intervention techniques and enables peer-support to ad-dress an extended range of crisis-reactions, even those that might justify a clinical diagnosis. If virtually all the emotional reactions of a colleague in crisis could be ac-commodated and addressed through CISM and TIR, then the difference to the individual, the CISM team and the community would be immense. I look forward to the day that what practitioners of CISM and TIR already know is recognized in order for these approaches to be embraced and enjoyed more widely.
What if we could resolve childhood trauma early, rather than late?
We are understanding more and more about how early traumatic experiences affect long-term mental and physical health:
* Physical impacts are stored in muscles and posture
* Threats of harm are stored as tension
* Overwhelming emotion is held inside
* Negative emotional patterns become habit
* Coping and defense mechanism become inflexible
* What if we could resolve childhood trauma before years go by and these effects solidify in body and mind?
In a perfect world, we’d like to be able to shield children from hurt and harm. In the real world, children, even relatively fortunate ones, may experience accidents, injury, illness, and loss of loved ones. Children unfortunate enough to live in unsafe environments live through abuse, neglect, and threats to their well-being and even their life.
What if we could resolve childhood trauma fully, gently, and completely while the child is still young?
We Can. Read Children and Traumatic Incident Reduction and find out ho
In the wake of a catastrophic event, the witness may discover or experience unsettling emotions which can trigger subsequent behaviors. These reactions can lead to a number of consequences, some of which are unproductive. Restabilization is a practical means of addressing these reactions and the resultant issues. It is a four-step process of self-discovery guided, but not led, by a counselor; aimed at restoring someone's confidence and improving their capability to deal with life's problems. The person is encouraged, and enabled, to view the event as a learning experience with an opportunity to improve their performance in relation to unexpected problems.
In 1989, David eventually recovered from combat PTSD through a simple but powerful technique known as Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) and is now symptom-free. Not just for veterans, TIR has since been successfully applied to crime and motor vehicle accident victims, domestic violence survivors, and even children. His story shows what is possible for anyone who has suffered traumatic stress and that hope, healing, and recovery can be theirs to
Beyond Trauma, presents a series of conversations with a wide range of people from many different backgrounds and experiences. Each provides his or her perspective on Traumatic Incident Reduction, or TIR for short. The book explains the techniques used by professionals and patients to help people sort out, resolve and overcome painful suffering.
Traumatic Incident Reduction: Research & Results provides synopses of several TIR research projects from the early 1990s to today. Each article, in the researcher's own words, provides new insights into the effectiveness of Traumatic Incident Reduction. The three doctoral dissertation level studies that form the core of this book investigate the outcome results of TIR with crime victims, incarcerated females, and anxiety and panic disorders respectively (Bisbey, Valentine, and Coughlin.)
Metapsychology is the science of human nature and experience as viewed by you--the one who experiences--from the inside out, not by an outside "expert" trying to look in. The methods of "Applied Metapsychology" recognize you as the authority at the center of your world of experience, and provide tools to enable you to improve personal relationships, increase personal power, and fashion your world into the loving, fascinating, and fulfilling place you always wanted it to be.