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Ladies, what you’re experiencing is a normal reaction to trauma. What happened was not your fault, and you deserve to heal.
There is a lot of information out there about PTSD, but most of what’s out there is not user friendly, because it is written by clinicians for clinicians using psychobabble that reads like Swedish furniture building instructions. While well-intentioned, it isn’t easily digestible for the rest of us.
If you aren’t able to access the information you need, in a format that makes sense, the only thing you are left with is hearsay. Rumors and untruths will mess with your head and keep you from getting the treatment you deserve.
Statistically, women are twice as likely to develop PTSD, experience a longer duration of posttraumatic symptoms, and display more sensitivity to anything that reminds them of the trauma. Often, women’s experiences are dismissed, belittled, and invalidated – and even more so for women of color or women who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.
That is not okay.
In this book, we’re going to dispel rumors, talk about various types of trauma, and speak to you like the caring friend you need. We want you to be able to recognize and acknowledge how the trauma has impacted you, without judgement or shame, so that you can confidently advocate for the right treatment and begin the healing process.
We’ll be covering some heavy hitting topics:
Along the way, we’ll also share real stories from survivors who have lived through the traumas we’re covering. It is important that you know you are not alone, you have options, and you can reclaim your life.
The bottom line: We want you to heal from your trauma.
Finally, a book that plainly explains Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Moral Injury, and how Service Members can reclaim their lives step-by-step
As a therapist, Virginia Cruse was becoming frustrated with the rumors her clients heard about PTSD that kept them from getting better. Why did so many of them believe that PTSD had no cure? That they couldn’t have PTSD because they were not in direct combat? That they didn’t “deserve” to have PTSD, or didn’t “deserve” to get better? The answer hit a nerve with Cruse: no one had taken the time to explain PTSD to Service Members in a way that made sense. Soldiers were losing their resiliency and optimism in a culture that propagated misinformation and went against the facts about PTSD, facts that are necessary to know in order to recover good mental health and salvage important relationships.
Told in the voice of a Soldier-turned-therapist who struggled through her own debilitating PTSD, The Soldier’s Guide does not waste time cutting through the bull and getting down to brass tacks. It is a call to arms, offering facts, empathy, and direction, while urging Service Members to get the help they need, helping family members to understand the battlefield, and connecting civilians with a Warrior culture.
The best way to start is to identify the problem. Download my free workbook and take a No-Sh*t assessment of where you are at, today.