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Author Wright, Sarah E., author.

Title Redefining trauma : understanding and coping with a cortisoaked brain / Sarah E. Wright
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Contents Introduction: What is 'trauma' -- Standard functioning brain : cortisprinkled -- Threatened brain : cortisaturated -- Emergency brain : cortisoaked -- Culture of vulnerability : "Why are you drowning? Just swim!" -- Taboo, stigma & shame : going against the flow -- Relationships and sexuality : the buddy system -- What can I do to prepare? : an ounce of prevention -- Coping with hardship : a pound of cure -- Being a good support : throwing a life preserver -- Sexual healing : balancing soaking wet and dried up -- When therapy might be needed : calling in reinforcements -- Bringing it all together : dancing in the rain
Summary "This accessible guide explores how our brains react to stress and offers a fresh perspective on how we define "trauma." Probing how the words we use can influence our understanding of distress, this text focuses on expanding awareness of excess stress and reducing judgement of its potential impact on relationships and day-to-day life. Both metaphor and real-world vignettes are interwoven throughout, making Redefining Trauma an essential and understandable resource for therapists and their clients, parents and support givers, and anyone looking to develop practical, informed methods for dealing with stress and trauma and reclaim life with intention"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Sarah E. Wright is a certified sex therapist and supervisor and licensed psychologist, with a private practice in Columbia, South Carolina
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Subject Hydrocortisone.
Psychic trauma -- Physiological aspects
Psychic trauma -- Treatment.
Stress (Physiology) -- Endocrine aspects.
Stress (Psychology) -- Prevention.
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
Psychic trauma -- Treatment.
Stress (Physiology) -- Endocrine aspects.
Stress (Psychology) -- Prevention.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020006200
ISBN 0429269110