Mental health wisdom and a systems-approach to trauma from a family doctor who works with people suffering from stress and community-based challenges, offering practical advice that can be personalized for readers to choose the tools they wish to practice.
In the midst of collective trauma, it helps us to know how our body is built to respond to stress and what we might do to shift those reflexes. The Modern Trauma Toolkit directly addresses that need. Having studied brain-based and body-based approaches to wellbeing, Dr. Christy Gibson (@tiktoktraumadoc) is adept at sharing what she's learned about stress and coping with others, to embrace our innate power and to catalyze community wisdom.
The Modern Trauma Toolkit shares with readers how challenges can change the body. Written in an accessible and trauma‑informed way, Christy goes over new theories in brain biology like the polyvagal theory and epigenetics, and how the brain can be remodeled to achieve post‑traumatic growth. Noting the inequitable stressors of modern times and faced by particular communities, she describes how their strengths can be harnessed. Dr. Gibson shares a variety of activities that can be self‑taught so you can begin your healing journey.
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