Excellent workbook that gives basic information on and the theoretical foundation of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The workbook also contains an outline of exposure therapy for post traumatic stress disorder.
Exposure therapy is considered the most effective evidenced based therapy for PTSD. It helps people deal with trauma in the past, and enables them to move forward. It consists of confronting the painful memories and the triggers that arouse them. Repetition, which lies at the heart of exposure therapy, eventually causes the painful memories to lose their intrusive intensity.
EMDR, which is in vogue today, is a form of exposure therapy.