Book of the Week 12/1/14


Childhood abuse, accidents, domestic violence, mass disasters, unexpected deaths of loved ones, acrimonious divorces, job losses, and wartime events are just some situations that can trigger psychological trauma. Despite efforts to block out such post-event memories, overcoming them as a whole without appropriate intervention is easier said than done.

Dr. J. Douglas Bremner (author of The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg) covers a topic of overcoming psychological trauma in his latest acclaimed book, You Can’t Just Snap Out Of It: The Real Path to Recovery From Psychological Trauma: Introducing the START-NOW Program (Laughing Cow Books, 2014).

You Can’t Just Snap Out Of It is an easy read, employing effective yet easy to understand tools dealing with overcoming psychological trauma: stress reduction, meditation, mindfulness training, and strategies in reducing anxiety. Lifestyle changes to improve mood and self-esteem and tips for loved ones to understand each individual’s respective plight are also included in the book.

Everyone from those who experience psychological trauma to professionals and even family and friends will benefit from this book in some manner. In addition, the author is easy to approach with any questions or comments, something one doesn’t find with other self-help publications. You Can’t Just Snap Out Of It is a must-read and well worth more than the $9.99 list price.


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