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“What Is PTSD? 3 Steps for Healing Trauma”

Recognized as an Indispensable Resource
for Trauma Survivors

Toronto, Canada / Redmond, Washington, USA – Dr. Anna Baranowsky and Teresa Lauer, LMHC of announce the release of their new book, “What Is PTSD? 3 Steps to Healing Trauma” for trauma survivors and trauma professionals.

The headlines herald the tragedies:  A mall shooting, a sexual assault following a kidnapping, a military combat veteran suffering the effects of PTSD.   But these headlines tell only part of the story:  What is the aftermath of these traumatic events?   800,000 people search the Internet each month for “PTSD” and millions more search for relief from depression and anxiety, two debilitating results of PTSD left untreated.  Behind each search is a person whose life has been shattered by this traumatic experience.

“What Is PTSD?  3 Steps to Healing Trauma” is the culmination of having treated thousands of trauma survivors.  Baranowsky and Lauer present their newest bookas the perfect companion for gentle recovery from trauma, introducing techniques and strategies that have helped thousands of clients embark on their own healing journey.  They share with their readers – trauma survivors and trauma professionals alike:

  • Three essential steps to healing trauma – Finding Calm, Remembering your Trauma, and Beginning to Live Again!
  • How the mind and body work in determining its unique response to trauma
  • How to stay present when recovering from trauma
  • Healing with new energy, no matter how long ago the traumatic experience
  • Highly effective coping techniques to help alleviate even the most distressing symptoms
  • Recovery stories of trauma survivors, providing hope and inspiration
  • Significant ways to reconnect with others while moving forward in four critical areas for healing
  • Over 20 specially designed exercises to help the trauma survivor understand their feelings and where they are in their healing from Post Trauma Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Numerous worksheets for each Step in the journey

Please visit to read reviews from trauma survivors and leading trauma experts including Dr. J. Eric Gentry, Vice President, International Association of Trauma Professionals, who writes in part:  “This practical and eminently readable book … empowers survivors to begin and accelerate the healing of their traumatic stress.”  Dr. Stephen Fleming, who writes:  “ … an indispensable guide for those who’ve been traumatized, their family and friends.  Psychotherapists will also find this book to be a useful resource in treating those who’ve suffered trauma.”  And Robert R. Rail, Author, Surviving the International War Zone writes: “… Our military does so very much for our nation and the world … The world needs these healing insights, knowledge, and skills … I would without hesitation recommend “What Is PTSD? 3 Steps to Healing Trauma”.

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“What Is PTSD?  3 Steps to Healing Trauma” is available in paperback and Kindle on and through retailers, libraries, and academic institutions throughout the US and Canada.  The website is committed to helping survivors of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Dr. Anna Baranowsky, Ph.D., C.Psych, is the director of the Traumatology Institute providing training, consultation and service.  She is dedicated to the care of trauma survivors in her practice and focuses on empowering individuals, groups and communities to build skills for self-care and resiliency.  In her role with the Institute, she provides comprehensive trauma care training and compassion fatigue resiliency programs to professional care providers.

Teresa Lauer, LMHC is a therapist specializing in Marriage and Family Systems Theory with advanced expertise in how trauma affects the individual, couple, children, seniors, and those with special needs (Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, and Learning/Developmental Disorders).


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