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Today we welcome back Dr. Chris Cortman, co-author of the book Keep Pain in the Past: Getting Over Trauma, Grief and the Worst That's Ever Happened to You, This book will teach you the critical 21st century skill of treating your own psychological wounds, help you confront the emotional baggage of your past, reach closure by completing the event, and finally discover a life unhaunted by past trauma
Contrary to what many people believe, we can recover from emotional trauma relatively quickly and completely on our own. Whether it’s extreme trauma such as sexual abuse or the horrors of war or less dramatic, but psychologically speaking just as serious, wounds involving shame and guilt, we don’t need to spend years in intensive therapy to recover. While most people know what they can do on their own to treat physical ills, like using ice on a muscle sprain, they don’t realize that they can apply certain psychological principles to treat anxiety, depression and many other conditions in the comfort of their own homes.
Follow the journey of Mark, a 29-year-old Army veteran who experienced the horror of war in Afghanistan, as he healed from the downward spiral that had caused him to lose his job and become increasingly uncommunicative with his family. Explore how Melinda, a 42-year-old professor who struggled to sustain a romantic relationship, confronted her torturous childhood and has now found love.
Chris Cortman, PsyD has been a licensed psychologist for 28 years. He is a much-sought-after speaker, has facilitated more than 60,000 hours of psychotherapy, and has provided psychological consultation at five hospitals in the Sarasota/Venice area. Dr. Cortman is the co-creator of a youth prevention and wellness program called The Social Black Belt.