This book is such a valuable resource when you are on a journey of healing and recovery. Re-Write is well organized, easy to follow, with creative strategies to help work through trauma. – Amazon Review
Re-Write employs practical strategies using evidence-based methodologies with psychological theory within a human-centered design framework.
Not long ago, cognitive behavioral therapy and medication management were the mainstays for trauma-informed care. Now more than ever, patients and clinicians alike are seeking deeper, more somatic, and holistic attachment theory-based forms of treatment to re-write the trauma narrative, such as somatic psychology and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
The pandemic brought about significant changes in our stability, sense of community, and political and economic landscapes. Because of this added stress, we’re all experiencing a heightened level of sensitivity, which has resulted in multifactorial trauma responses, an impact that spans nations, ages, and socioeconomic statuses.
Re-Write focuses on the healing journey of the trauma survivor, utilizing easy-to-use methodologies for long-lasting effects. Readers can use the workbook in whatever order they choose, experiment with different techniques from different modalities, and find the ones that meet their needs the best.
In this book, readers will get:
- Various exercises within trauma-healing methods
- Specific writing prompts that encourage processing and healing
- Coping mechanisms you can utilize in everyday life
- Customizable soothing techniques
About the Authors
Duygu Balan, LPCC developed her expertise in intergenerational trauma while working as a clinical counselor in New York City treating patients on society’s margins.
A licensed psychotherapist, she is the co-author of Re-Write: A Trauma Workbook of Creative Writing and Recovery in Our New Normal and a contributor to the best-selling medical textbook, Big Book of Emergency Department Psychiatry: A Guide to Patient Centered Operational Improvement.
Born in Germany and raised in Istanbul, Duygu’s upbringing provides her with a fresh perspective on how to navigate tension between cultures; adverse childhood experiences; and attachment wounding through hope and resilience. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Learn more at DuyguBalan.com
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Yener Balan, MD, DFAPA is a board-certified psychiatrist and bestselling author of ‘Re-Write: A Trauma Workbook of Creative Writing and Recovery in Our New Normal,’ and ‘Big Book of Emergency Department Psychiatry.’ He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and currently is the vice president of behavioral health and medical specialty services for a major health care organization.
Yener has extensive years of experience working in high volume emergency departments, is an expert in hospital operations, health care business and management, and has given lectures and workshops worldwide.
Yener was born and raised in New York City, and while he still misses the East Coast, has made a home for himself in the San Francisco Bay Area where he lives with his wife and 11-year-old son.
Learn more at YenerBalan.com