Healing the Traumatized Mind and Heart
by Diane Zimberoff, LMFT and David Hartman, LICSW
Whether it is suddenly losing a loved one, finding out your spouse is having an affair or that your child is using drugs or that they have a major illness such as cancer, shock is the body's way of saying, “I can’t deal with this right now and I need a moment to collect myself.”
When people experience trauma, they can be both traumatized and shocked. While trauma is recorded in us psychologically, shock is recorded physiologically. This is why when a trauma is triggered by an experience long after the initial traumatic event, we can have both emotional and physical responses to it.
Overcoming Shock explains the physiology of shock and how shock can control our responses to life and provides a better understanding of how it impacts our lives and how it can be effectively treated. Zimberoff and Hartman explain that it is important to understand that nearly everybody experiences shock at one time or other in their lives.
Overcoming Shock explores the effects of shock on our lives, including its profound impact on miscommunication, abuse in relationships, tenacious addictions, depression, mental illness and even spiritual seeking. Here are proven tools for successful treatment and real life examples of people who have overcome the debilitating patterns caused by shock and trauma in their lives.
Diane Zimberoff, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, with clinical specialties in addiction recovery, stress-related illness, and codependency. She is the cofounder and director of training at The Wellness Institute, one of the oldest and most respected providers of hypnotherapy certification and hypnosis training.
David Hartman, LICSW, is a clinical social worker, specializing in trauma resolution and the use of altered states of consciousness for healing and spiritual growth. For 20 years he has trained mental health professionals in heart-centered hypnotherapy throughout the United States and in Kuwait, Taiwan, Mexico, South Africa, and Denmark. He is the cofounder of The Wellness Institute. They both live in Issaquah, Washington.