I want to point you to some terrific books, if I may:
EMDR lovers, listen up! You should know that your fearless leader, Francine Shapiro, has written a wonderfully literate self-help book for lay folk and clinicians alike on how to use EMDR techniques for healing pain from the past. Itís called Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy, and it uses the example of real stories and real protocols to show readers how to use her groundbreaking work. Itís an important contribution that makes many of her excellent techniques accessible to the average reader.
If you want some clarity and understanding about a returning warriorís experience, and need an updated look at how the field is now viewing Traumatic Brain Injury and Posttraumatic Stress, not to mention some solid, practical advice and techniques for veterans and their families, you simply must check out Charles Hogeís zero-baloney book, Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home. It should be required reading for all of us. Period.
I also want to remind you of Marsha Lucasí wonderful book on using mindfulness in the service of relationship. I hate the title Rewire Your Brain for Love: Creating Vibrant Relationships Using the Science of Mindfulness Ė yikes!) but love the book, so itís hard to complain. Itís a brainy, funny and easy to read examination of interpersonal neurobiology, meditation and relationship wisdomÖ kind of like Ann Landers meets Jon Kabat-Zinn, laced with a healthy dose of wry Stephen Colbert humor.
Pat Alandydy, RNHats off to Pat Alandydy, RN, O.R. nurse, Reiki Master, health educator and integrative care innovator, who first approached the administration of Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth NH back... + Full Story