The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Workbook
Practical skills for healing the hidden wounds of childhood trauma
We’re all a product of our childhood, and if you’re like most people, you have experienced some form of childhood trauma. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are at the root of nearly all mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Memories associated with ACEs imprint on a child’s brain, and can manifest themselves mentally and physically throughout adulthood—even decades after the traumatic incident. So, how can you begin healing the deep wounds of ACEs and build strength and resilience?
In this innovative workbook, trauma specialist Glenn Schiraldi presents practical, evidence-based skills to help you heal from ACEs. In addition to dealing with the symptoms, you’ll learn to address the root cause of your suffering, change the way your brain responds to stress and the outside world, and soothe troubling memories.
Using the trauma-informed and resilience-building practices in this book, you will:
• Understand how toxic childhood stress is affecting your health
• Rewire disturbing imprints in your brain using cutting-edge skills
• Learn how to regulate stress and emotional arousal
• Discover why traditional psychological approaches might not be helping
• Know when and how to find the right kind of therapy
Childhood trauma doesn’t have to define you for the rest of your life. With this book as your guide, you will be able to make fundamental changes and replace needless suffering with self-care, security, and contentment.