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Beyond Trauma: Conversations on Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), 2nd Ed.

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Length: 358 pages8 hours

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Beyond Trauma: Conversations on Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), is unique in that it addresses both people suffering from the effects of traumatic stress and the practitioners who help them. This method has been effective in dealing with many areas of trauma, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in such diverse groups as veterans, children, 9/11 survivors, motor vehicle accident and sexual abuse survivors. TIR is a brief, one-on-one, non-hypnotic, person-centered, simple, and highly structured method for permanently eliminating the negative effects of past traumas. Contributors include world-renowned experts in traumatology including Windy Dryden, Ph.D., Joyce Carbonell, Ph.D., and TIR's developer Frank A. Gerbode, M.D. Beyond Trauma highlights stories of TIR helping survivors to regain control of their lives. This book will be life changing not only for survivors of traumatic incidents but also for the professionals committed to helping them.

The Second Edition: includes a dozen new articles totaling about 100 pages and adding two new chapters. The new material includes articles by Lt. Col. Chris Christensen, David W. Powell, Frank A. Gerbode, MD, Dr. Eduardo H. Cazabat, Robert H. Moore, PhD, Lori Beth Bisbey, PhD, Pam Valentine, PhD, Wendy Coughlin, PhD, Wendy Kruger, Teresa Descilo, Patricia Furze, and others. Also, a greatly expanded index and bibliography.

It has been my very great pleasure to collect and edit stories of how Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) has made a difference in people’s lives. In the 20 years since Frank A. Gerbode began developing the technique known as TIR, it has spread as far as Australia and Russia and from Alaska to Brazil. TIR has been successfully applied by not only psychologists and social workers but also by ministers and even lay trauma survivors, such as Vietnam veterans. Furthermore, it has proven its usefulness in the full spectrum of human woes: from birth to bereavement, war veterans to widows, children to car crash victims. TIR is used every day in a variety of locales beyond the therapist’s couch including domestic violence centers, jails, and even the frontlines of disasters.

I believe the multiplicity of voices and experiences that you find in this book makes the case for the broad workability of TIR. At the time of this writing, this is the first book to embrace the experiences of dozens of practitioners and clients in varied milieu and weave them into an argument for efficacy. If this book had been merely the work or experience of a single author, its voice would have been considerably weaker.

TIR allows practitioners to address trauma more deeply while simultaneously resolving trauma quickly. This allows practitioners to be more effective and able to handle more clients. Anecdotally speaking, compassion fatigue is virtually unknown among TIR practitioners.

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