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About the author:
Leslie lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin with her supportive husband and three children. She is currently in graduate school to become a community therapist so she can help fellow survivors of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. "Together we can break our silence! There will be no place for perpetrators to hide!"
Flashbacks in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Surviving the Flood
A Healing and Inspiring Memoir
Leslie M Raddatz
"The Silence" a short documentary is showing in 8 film festivals for month of April 2016 and has won 13 awards so far and is up for winning an Oscar!
Leslie is one of three stories that was portrayed in this documentary. Several aspects of her book will be reenacted by two girl actresses. Visit www.silencednolonger.blogspot.com to keep updated.
Childhood for Leslie Raddatz is one continuing nightmare. To survive, she represses her memories until one day, when she is a 34-year-old woman, a wife and mother, her past erupts into the present with a full blown flashback. It is the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and it threatens to destroy what mental and physical endurance she has salvaged through the years. But, her child within cries out for recognition and mercy. More psychological disorders emerge -- somatization and conversion.
She agrees to relive her childhood under the protection of a professional counselor and comes to understand how her parents' neglect made her an easy target for predators who sexually, physically and emotionally abuse her over and over again. She graduates from victim to survivor while detailing today's sophisticated techniques that help her heal: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), attachment and ego state therapy, Brainspotting, positive imagery, resource building, coping skills, art therapy, task therapy, and counseling.
Once you read Leslie's story, you can take comfort in the hope she offers and follow her example on your own healing journey.
- Publication Date:
- 1475224087 / 9781475224085
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Self-Help / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder