I Don T Think I Ve Ever Read A Book That Paints Such A Complex And Accurate Landscape Of What It Is Like To Live With The Legacy Of Trauma As This Book Does, While Offering A Comprehensive Approach To Healing From The Foreword By Bessel Van Der Kolk A Pioneering Researcher Gives Us A New Understanding Of Stress And Trauma, As Well As The Tools To Heal And ThriveStress Is Our Internal Response To An Experience That Our Brain Perceives As Threatening Or Challenging Trauma Is Our Response To An Experience In Which We Feel Powerless Or Lacking Agency Until Now, Researchers Have Treated These Conditions As Different, But They Actually Lie Along A Continuum Dr Elizabeth Stanley Explains The Significance Of This Continuum, How It Affects Our Resilience In The Face Of Challenge, And Why An Event That S Stressful For One Person Can Be Traumatizing For AnotherThis Groundbreaking Book Examines The Cultural Norms That Impede Resilience In America, Especially Our Collective Tendency To Disconnect Stress From Its Potentially Extreme Consequences And Override Our Need To Recover It Explains The Science Of How To Direct Our Attention To Perform Under Stress And Recover From TraumaWith Training, We Can Access Agency, Even In Extreme Stress Environments In Fact, Any Maladaptive Behavior Or Response Conditioned Through Stress Or Trauma Can, With Intentionality And Understanding, Be Reconditioned And Healed The Key Is To Use Strategies That Access Not Just The Thinking Brain But Also The Survival BrainBy Directing Our Attention In Particular Ways, We Can Widen The Window Within Which Our Thinking Brain And Survival Brain Work Together Cooperatively When We Use Awareness To Regulate Our Biology This Way, We Can Access Our Best, Uniquely Human Qualities Our Compassion, Courage, Curiosity, Creativity, And Connection With Others By Building Our Resilience, We Can Train Ourselves To Make Wise Decisions And Access Choice Even During Times Of Incredible Stress, Uncertainty, And ChangeWith Stories From Men And Women Dr Stanley Has Trained In Settings As Varied As Military Bases, Healthcare Facilities, And Capitol Hill, As Well As Her Own Striking Experiences With Stress And Trauma, She Gives Readers Hands On Strategies They Can Use Themselves, Whether They Want To Perform Under Pressure Or Heal From Traumatic Experience, While At The Same Time Pointing Our Understanding In A New Direction
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- 496 pages
- Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma
- Elizabeth A. Stanley
- 09 August 2017 Elizabeth A. Stanley