Monday, February 4, 2013

2013 Book Description and Information

Leslie Raddatz, author of Flashbacks in Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder: Surviving the Flood. It is a serious but inspiring memoir. It empowers the abused to find their voice. It helps people to learn how to overcome being ashamed, triggered, panic attacks, anxious, fear, etc. It teaches coping skills that allows you to live with being in control of the PTSD instead of it controlling you. The freedom felt when you can live in the present is awesome and this happens when you can let go of the past and reprocess the hurt that has been done. It is not easy but it can be done with the help of cutting edge therapies such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Brainspotting, ego-state mapping, attachment, nurturing the child within, imagery therapy and more.
The book was written while Leslie Raddatz was in crisis mode going to each therapy appointment, over a two year period every week, and journaling each session carefully so She wouldn't forget the coping skills she learned at each session. As you read this book, you will be sitting in the driver's seat experiencing Leslie's trauma, healing, joy, overcoming obstacles, and learning coping skills that enabled her to stop being triggered in her environment whether it was outside with her kids, at home, at work, or with friends. It affected her entire life because she had no control of her body memories, flashbacks, and was sensitive to sound, smell, touch and was terrified of her surroundings.
Like a solider in battle, she had to learn to protect herself and kids in her environment whether there was a threat or a perceived threat. By experiencing her journey first hand you can feel her terror but also experience her healing so you can start your own healing journey. Her book is unique because she takes you directly into her therapy sessions and you witness and experience how it feels to change ego-states of each part of her that was abused. If you would like to learn more about ego-states go to and go under therapies and resources and you will see a lot of information about therapies she experienced and helpful information on family systems and more. She also has a blog that documents her journey. Start from oldest to newest posts.

Thank you,
Leslie Raddatz

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