Left unaddressed, the deep and painful emotions that result from these unresolved traumas can have a profound and lasting impact. These ripple effects can disrupt our emotional well-being and diminish our relationships and quality of life.
In Trauma Intelligence, Blythe Landry describes the five major categories of trauma and common mental and physical symptoms associated with traumatic stress.
Landry provides relatable examples and outlines specific responses people have to each type of trauma. She also provides recommended strategies for supporting trauma survivors and their loved ones.
Landry introduces the concept of Trauma Intelligence: the learned ability to understand, process, and respond to trauma in more effective, empathic, and compassionate ways.
Whether you are a trauma survivor, a mental health professional, educator, coach, thought leader, someone who loves a survivor, or just a caring human being, this book will increase your understanding of trauma and its effects and give you tools for responding in ways that can truly make a difference.
While we can’t change what has happened in the past to ourselves or those we love, and we can’t always predict when tragedy or pain will befall us, we can change how we respond moving forward.
For anyone who has experienced trauma in their life, this book is a must-read. My early adulthood was full of trauma; I lost my sister at a young age, followed by both of my parents before the age of 40. Blythe has a deep understanding of trauma and how to navigate it. She does wonders for her clients and I’m so excited that she is bringing her deep knowledge to the rest of the world!
As a licensed clinical professional, I am honored to recommend Blythe as an exceptional Grief and Trauma Recovery expert. She has the unique ability to gently guide an individual’s healing process, while simultaneously encouraging healthy decision-making toward lifelong recovery. Partnering with Blythe to create a framework for healthy emotional living will bring years of individual contentment and balance to personal relationships.
As a mental health counselor myself, I can say without hesitation that this book explains trauma in the most comprehensive way. It is a reachable explanation of types of trauma, what it looks like, how to support others, as well as a call to action on each of them. It is easy to read and will help mental health professionals as well as non-professionals. It also encourages to reach out for help in so many different ways. Highly recommended!