Dr Claudia Herbert

Overcoming Traumatic Stress – 2nd Edition

A Self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

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Overcoming Traumatic Stress – 2nd Edition

A Self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

Traumatic stress responses, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), are cauused by our mind and body’s attempt to cope with experiences of extreme danger. They can affect and overwhelm anyone and are not a sign of personal weakness.

Written by an expert trauma therapist, this accessible self-help manual takes those affected by specific traumatic events on a journey of recovery and healing, based on the latest psychological research and advances in trauma therapy.



  • Clear Explanations of the symptoms of trauma
  • Guidance on seeking specialist psychology help
  • Step-by-step recovery programme
  • Practical advice, tested exercises and useful summary check-points
  • Effective, integrative trauma-healing techniques for body, mind and soul

Customer Reviews

“This second edition of Overcoming Traumatic Stress is extremely well-written and a valuable recommendation to give to patients who have suffered trauma. It offers an excellent companion to working with people across the range from single traumatic events to Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as Dr Herbert manages to cover a broad range of symptoms and experience in this one volume.

There are clear step-by-step descriptions of practical exercises for people to use, either purely as self-help, or as part of therapy. The exercises are mainly derived from cognitive behavioural therapy, but a particular strength of the book is that they are not limited to CBT and they introduce people to techniques from EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), mindfulness and beyond.

Sensitively and compassionately written, I strongly recommend this book.”

– Dr H McCarthy

About The Author

Dr Claudia Herbert is a chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist, CBT Psychotherapist, EMDR Consultant, Schema Therapist, Psychological Practice Supervisor and Director of the Oxford Development Centre Ltd.

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Additional Info

  • Paperback: 530 pages
  • Published: By Robinson in Great Britain, 2017