Marla Handy has nothing to hide -- anymore. She is a college teacher, a professional consultant and a happily married, resilient woman. But she was terribly mistreated as a child, sexually assaulted as a young adult, and burdened by chronic PTSD for decades. In an intimate conversation with trauma expert Frank Ochberg, MD, she explains how she manages her complex trauma and chronic PTSD symptoms. Marla Handy is the author of No Comfort Zone: Notes on Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, published by Mocassa Press and available on Amazon.
Dr. Frank Ochberg is a psychiatrist and the former Associate Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, and a member of the team that wrote the medical definition of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr Ochberg is a founding board member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
This DVD introduces therapists, survivors and the general public to the topic of prolonged PTSD through comments and conversation of two individuals who are uniquely qualified to explain a complicated condition in clear, compelling terms.
Symptoms of PTSD, early childhood experiences, latest brain science research, relationship between Chronic and Complex PTSD, what it's like to live with Chronic PTSD, what can trigger a stress reaction, how does the past affect the present, what to look for in a therapist, how to support others with PTSD.
Running Time: 54 minutes Available in DVD
$65 Individual Therapist/Health Professional
$95 Institutional/Group Viewing
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Note: $20 Special price for survivors of trauma only.