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(#1) Vol. 1, No. 1, Premier Issue, What are Post-Traumatic Stress Reactions?; Recovering from PTSD; Statement of purpose for starting the Gazette; Book Reviews: PTSD; A Complete Treatment Guide by Aphrodite Matsakis, The Way of the Journal, by Kathleen Adams, Achilles In Vietnam by Jonathan Shay, MD, From Survival to Recovery: Growing Up In An Alcoholic Home, Al-Anon Family Groups.I want this issue to be in the hands of every trauma survivor, family member, friend and therapist. PTSD symptoms are presented as a set of appropriate and effective survivor skills at the time of the trauma, which can become your greatest problems after the trauma is over. The process of recovery is discussed and actions are suggested. [gbi001]
(#2) Vol. 1, No. 2: PTSD and Families; PTSD and Me; How Does PTSD Affect Families?; How Families Can Recover; Book Reviews: Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child, by Laura Davis, When the Bough Breaks: A Helping Guide for Parents of Sexually Abused Children, by Aphrodite Matsakis, When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parents Guide to Healing and Recovery, Kathryn Hagans and Joyce Case, Family Fallout: A Handbook for Families of Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors, Dorothy Landry, Recovering From Rape, Linda E Ledray, Free of the Shadows; Recovering from Sexual Violence, Caren Adams and Jennifer Fay, Helping Traumatized Families, Charles R Figley, Back From the Brink: A Family Guide to Overcoming Traumatic Stress, Don Catherall, Reports on Articles: "Reintegration Stress for Desert Storm Families: Wartime Deployments and Family Trauma" Mary Jo Peebles-Kleiger and James Kleiger, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Vol 7, No. 2, 1994, Scientist interviews trauma survivors! "Trauma survey delves into delayed recall," Science News, August 26, 1995. [gbi002]
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(#3) Vol. 1 No.3: PTSD and the 12-Steps: Editorial: The 12-Steps and Me; The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (reprinted with permission); Twelve Step Recovery and PTSD: Addresses of 12-Step Programs; Book Reviews: Alcoholics Anonymous, Third Edition, AA World Service, The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, AA World Service, One Day at a Time in Al-anon, Al-Anon Family Group, The Courage to Change, Al-Anon Family Group, Transcend: A Treatment Program for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress and Substance Abuse Disorders and Transcend Workbook: For Veterans with PTS and Substance Abuse Disorders, by Edgardo Padin-Rivera, Ph.D., Beverly Donovan, Ph.D., and Richard A McCormick, Ph.D., Treating Addicted Survivors of Trauma, Katie Evans and J. Michael Sullivan; PTSD in the News: Hippo-what? As reported in "Hidden Scars," Scientific American, October, 1995; EMDR: Science News had a two page spread on Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, October 21, 1995.
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(#4) Vol. 1, No. 4: False Memory Syndrome vs. Lying Perpetrator Syndrome: The Big Lie; Forgetting when it is too painful to remember; Finding a good therapist and identifying a cult.; Reviews: Book: The Myth of Repressed Memory, by Elizabeth Loftus and Katherine Ketcham. Not reccomended. Book illustrates propaganda techniques used in sensationalizing slanted writing. Videos: True/Not True: When Memories Can Be Trusted, Counting the Cost: The Lasting Impact of Childhood Memories; Trauma and Memory: I & II; Severe Early Trauma: I & II
(#5) Vol. 1, No. 5: Telling Your Story: Creating Community and Healing; From Trauma to Enlightenment: The Survivors Journey, by Steven Tice, Director PTSD Treatment Program, American Lake VAMC; Some books to help you tell your story: list of books with exercises that might help; Susan Sirak on Creativity; Julie on Things I've done that helped me; Book Review: Managing Traumatic Stress Through Art,
(#6) Vol. 1, No. 6: Intergenerational Transmission of PTSD affects us all; Slavery; Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR); The Active Ingredients: report on a study by Charles Figley and Joyce Carbonell ; Book Reviews: Treating Attachment Abuse: A Compassionate Approach, by Steven Stosny, Your Body Never Lies, Carmen Renee Berry, Body and Soul: The Black Women's Guide to Physical Health and Emotional Well Being, edited by Linda Villarosa, Family Violence and Religion: An Interfaith Resource Guide, compiled by the Staff of Volcano Press
(#7) Vol. 2, No. 1: Solace for the Self: A facet of healing from trauma; Adaptation of the Serenity Prayer for trauma survivors; HEALS: A useful acronym for self-soothing; report on Anna Salter on Depression and Anxiety; Video reviews: Shadows of the Heart: A Treatment Tape for Male Batterers and Compassion: Activating Compassion in Spouse Abusers; Readers Write; A letter on recovering; Suggested writing exercises; Writing about feelings
(#8) Vol. 2, No. 2: Boundaries; About Medications for Combat PTSD by Jonathan Shay, MD. AND: #8, Boundaries: how to get healthy ones; About Medications for Combat PTSD, by Jonathan Shay, MD. One of my readers' all time favorites. One article on the process of developing boundaries, suggesting small actions you can take, and the other by a wonderful psychiatrist on medications. Although it is written for combat veterans, the information is valuable to all survivors. I had to edit it a bit to fit it in the Gazette, but you can read the whole thing at http://uhs.bsd.uchicago.edu/~bhsiung/tips.ptsd.html
(#9) Vol. 2, No. 3: Grief: Illegal? Immoral? Or a Part of Life?; The Grief of Soldiers and Survivors; You May Grieve: list of losses; Book Reviews: Surviving When Someone You Love Was Murdered by Lula Redmond, Men & Grief by Carol Staudacher, Beyond Grief by Carol Staudacher, Treatment of Complicated Mourning by Terese Rando, Grief's Courageous Journey by Sandi Caplan and Gordon Lang,
(#10) Vol. 2, No. 4: Dealing with Anger in Effective Ways; International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) Notes: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) helps suicidal borderlines and Vietnam vets who can't tolerate therapy, Emotionally Focused Marital therapy for trauma survivor couples, talk by Jennifer J Freyd on Betrayal Trauma Theory, State of Washington's outpatient community based PTSD program for vets; Three different methods for dealing with traumatic nightmares; PTSD and Holidays
(#11) Vol. 2 No. 5: Guilt: Can you feel it? First it a way to feel you had power? Is it accurate? Can you make amends?; Book Review: Betrayal Trauma by Jennifer J. Freyd: More International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) Notes: Edward Kubaney's "Cognitive Therapy for Trauma Realted Guilt, and workshops on "The Use of Ritual Following Traumatic Loss," "Optimal Treatment for Veterans with PTSD," "Limiting Effects of Paradigms on the Concept of Traumatic Stress," and "When the Patient Reports Atrocities."
(#12) Vol. 2, No. 6: Acceptance; Report on "Love without Violence: Helping parents build a powerful self" a workshop by Stephen Stosny; HEALS acronym for self compassion; Two Quotes on Acceptance; Readers write on Dialectical Behavioral Thereapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
(#13) Vol. 3, No. 1: Numbness: Survivor Skill and Shortcoming; Numbness is one of the diagnostic criteria, forms of numbing, what numbing and avoidance do for you, what they do to you, reasons to change; two letters on Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) by therapists who use it; letter on DBT by a survivor who finds it helpful; Pete's Rules for Driving.
(#14) Vol. 3, No. 2: Numbness 2: Finding your feelings ways to identify when you are avoiding a feeling, emotional reasoning, intensity, time, mindfulness, reading, talking and listening. writing, physical; Father's Day at the Wall; When someone is finding their feelings, let go; letter from a vet about EMDR
(#15) Vol. 3, No. 3: Numbness 3:So what do I do with this feeling now that I've found it?; Treat your feelings with politeness, acknowledge, them, learn from them, ask them what you can do for them, learn to sit with them and say goodby to them; Readers Write: Three letters on "What helped me"
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