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Recommended Reading & Viewing

Recommended Reading

 

Taylor Downing

Breakdown the Crisis of Shell Shock on the Somme, 1916 Little, Brown

This comprehensive and interesting read of how soldiers fought and survived on the Somme yet to be confronted with an “Invisible Danger”, Shellshock .Today would be known as Post Trauma Stress or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Downing’s book highlights the patriotism shown in Great Britain with thousands of men and women taking on Field Marshall Kitchener's call to duty, really not having any idea of the horrors these patriots would face from trench warfare to the gas attacks.

Post war preparation for shell shock patients started encouragingly with clinics being set up but due to the 1920’s recession they were closed. The 1st World War though gave thousands of doctors and medics a greater knowledge of how the mind works which would carry on in subsequent decades.

 

Sian Williams

Rise: Surviving and Thriving After Trauma

Orion Publishing Company

 

Raymond B. Flannery

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - The Victim's Guide to Healing and Recovery

New Age Books

 

Keith Hilling

An Elephant Remembers Sticky Mud 

Lulu

Keith writes:

"With this my first collection I hope to raise awareness through my Creative Writing that art as therapy is an important factor in managing a condition like P.T.S.D. £5 from each book sold will go to the Swindon Trauma Group a not-for-profit organisation that promotes treatments for P.T.S.D through counselling, CBT and group therapy."

Click here to read Keith's blog.

 

Helen Kennerley

Overcoming Anxiety- A Self Help Guide using CBT Techniques

Kinchin D and Brown E (2001)

Supporting Children with PTSD - A practical guide for teachers and professionals

 

David Kinchin
A Guide to Psychological debriefing - Managing Emotional Decompression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-The Invisible Injury

Success Unlimited

 

Frank Parkinson

A Short Journey into Trauma

Post-Trauma Stress.

Critical Incident Debriefing

Listening & Helping in the Workplace (This has a chapter on Stress and PTSD)

Coping with Post-Trauma Stress.  

 

Professor Gordon Turnbull

Trauma from Lockerbie to 7/7: How Trauma affects our minds, and how we fight back.

Transworld Books

 

Films

 

Warriors BBC (also called The Peacemakers in the USA)

This 1999 TV series available on DVD - the Dutch version please see Amazon Kindle may be easier to find. Is a sometimes violent, yet very moving observation of how British soldiers had to deal with the atrocities of peacekeeping and combat that was the war in Bosnia. Psychological trauma is particularly well highlighted especially when the soldiers return home to “blighty” and the difficulties and different contradictions for soldiers of war now on the home front.

 

We Were Soldiers

Starring Mel Gibson. Based on a true story of the 1st Battle of the Vietnam War

Certificate 15

 

In Our Name

Starring Joanne Froggatt. A story of a soldiers’ real battle which is coming home

Certificate 18

 

The Way

Starring Martin Sheen. The story of an American Doctor following the death of his son walking The Camino de Santiago in the Pyrenees following in his son’s footsteps. A powerful and a uplifting film which looks at positive growth following trauma.

Certificate 12

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