Beyond Trauma: Conversations on Traumatic Incident Reduction
by Victor R. Volkman
Category: Non-fiction / Self-help
292 pages; ISBN: 1-932690-00-X
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Tami Brady
Beyond Trauma: Conversations on Traumatic Incident Reduction is a book describing the benefits and wide variety of uses of Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR). TIR is an innovative therapy in which the client is required to review the traumatic incident in various ways until he or she completely resolves the incident or string of incidents. This therapy is meant as a complete resolution of the issue behind these traumatic events rather than a coping mechanism or a cathartic episode. In this way, once TIR therapy has been undertaken, the client will find complete relief from all trauma symptoms and effects. Moreover, TIR is designed for quick treatment.
In this book, various therapists describe the benefits and uses of this therapy in their practice. These descriptions include therapy use for everything from post-traumatic stress disorders and violent crime victimization through accident and grief trauma to childhood trauma and phobias.
Beyond Trauma: Conversations on Traumatic Incident Reduction describes in detail the potential uses of TIR in the treatment of various traumatic incidents. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific type of trauma for easy reference. Moreover, the book contains several appendixes filled with frequently asked questions as well as information on TIR training and how to locate TIR trained therapists. This book is meant to direct clients and therapists towards the benefits of TIR, TIR trained professionals, and training resources not to teach the techniques of TIR.