STOP SUFFERING, START HEALING
An Easy‐to‐Use Holistic Resource For Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma
by Robin L Woolley, Karen Cayer
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Pub Date 07 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 19 Dec 2023
Did you know that your autonomic nervous system carries messages through your body several times faster than you can flip a light switch?
Are you wondering why you haven't been able to shift your symptoms using just your mind?
Did you know that when your autonomic nervous system is hijacked, it's hard to regulate your thoughts, emotions, and body responses?
Stop Suffering Start Healing is an easy-to-use holistic resource for anxiety, depression, and trauma that gives you the cognitive and somatic tools to help reduce symptoms and take control of your healing process.
You will find valuable information about the dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system (Polyvagal Theory). Learning how a stress response hijacks your body, you become empowered to make changes to regulate your emotions and autonomic nervous system responses.
You will appreciate the tried-and-true tools that the authors have used to help thousands of people go from being stuck in suffering to finding freedom in healing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2023
I am a LMSW working with Veterans. This book really outlines Trauma in a way that is easy to understand and follow and is not overwhelming to read. It has detailed images of the somatic grounding techniques as well as ""how to do it"" step by step. I love the holistic approach to healing this book emphasizes. This book has some really good golden nuggets.
5.0 out of 5 stars all counselors all campuses
Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2023
""Stop Suffering, Start Healing ""
A fabulous guide for all counselors with how-to steps for regulation.
This is a keeper. Every counseling office on every campus and families in their homes should have this handy guide on their computers and on their desks.
It's a short read with many pages to bookmark.
Jenn, Educator and Counseling Intern
Average rating from 7 members
A self help book full of wisdom which features the law of attraction among other things, and discusses the work of Dr Emoto with water. I actually felt that a variety of therapies were offered and described in detail. I cannot speak too highly of this book and would recommend it.
I found this guide very helpful and will refer back to it often to add to my "toolbox" of strategies to deal with mental health challenges. I like the summaries at the end of each chapter and found the content very easy to read and digest. The book doesn't overload with information and focuses on practical exercises and strategies, outlining these step by step with pictures to demonstrate. My psychologist has mentioned the "personal bubble" strategy to me before but it was helpful to get more specific instructions on how to use this daily to create a sense of safety, when one is healing from trauma and used to being on survival mode. It's not easy to heal but this book shows you how it can become a more manageable and actionable process.
Kudos for the authors being fans of Brené Brown too.
At a time when anxiety, depression and other mental health issues are hitting an all time high thanks to the stresses of modern living and the after-effects of the pandemic, this book is a tremendously useful resource for people who are seeking to find ways of getting better.
Not only does it offer a wide range of tools, it provides practical advice on how to use those techniques on a day today basis. The explanations provided are clear and will be easily understood by most readers.
I particularly liked the summary segments at the end of each chapter, which enable people to get to the essence of what they need to know in order to put these ideas into practice and rapidly feel better.
The points regarding the role and nature of the autonomic nervous system, and the importance of mindfulness, of taming a negative inner voice, and of being aware of what you are sending out into the universe are well made. Highly recommended.