Heal your PTSD – Book Review
Author: Michele Rosenthal
Genre: Psychology, trauma, non-fiction, self-help
My rating: ★★★☆☆
Release Date: Published 1st September, 2015 by Conari Press
Format: Paperback, 256 pages
What did I think?
Rosenthal had Post-traumatic Stress Disorder herself and believes herself to be one hundred percent healed from symptoms. I wouldn’t like for readers to ‘expect’ to have an identical journey to feeling completely healed, but I like that this book was written by someone with first-hand experience.
The book blurb states “Rosenthal has developed a program that not only helped her make a full recovery but has been helping survivors around the world move beyond their PTSD as well.” I did not see this book as ‘a program’. That suggests something organised with a beginning and an end you work towards. Rather, this was a collection of approaches to try.
I would still recommend this for certain people: Those with PTSD who are already working with a therapist or taking other steps to recover and heal but who would like a reference book of strategies they can refer to.
On the one hand, this is a great collection of helpful strategies, but I just feel that the book is too choppy to be the sole source for healing (though I accept exceptions may occur given the individual nature of people’s experiences of trauma).
For more info: Goodreads – Or your local Library