Sword, Richard

The Time Cure: Overcoming PTSD with the New Psychology of Time Perspective Therapy

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In his landmark book, The Time Paradox, internationally known psychologist Philip Zimbardo showed that we can transform the way we think about our past, present, and future to attain greater success in work and in life. Now, in The Time Cure, Zimbardo has teamed with clinicians Richard and Rosemary Sword to reveal a groundbreaking approach that helps those living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to shift their time perspectives and move beyond the traumatic past toward a more positive future.

Time Perspective Therapy switches the focus from past to present, from negative to positive, clearing the pathway for the best yet to come: the future. It helps PTSD sufferers pull their feet out of the quicksand of past traumas and step firmly on the solid ground of the present, allowing them to take a step forward into a brighter future. Rather than viewing PTSD as a mental illness the authors see it as a mental injury—a normal reaction to traumatic events—and offer those suffering from PTSD the healing balm of hope.

The Time Cure lays out the step-by-step process of Time Perspective Therapy, which has proven effective for a wide range of individuals, from veterans to survivors of abuse, accidents, assault, and neglect. Rooted in psychological research, the book also includes a wealth of vivid and inspiring stories from real-life PTSD sufferers—effective for individuals seeking self-help, their loved ones, therapists and counselors, or anyone who wants to move forward to a brighter future.

Keywords: PTSD, treating PTSD, what works for PTSD, approaches to PTSD, Time Perspective Therapy, The famous prison study, The Lucifer Effect, The Time Paradox Psychology in Disaster Stress Response, veterans and stress disorder, combat-related PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder, trauma, rape, incest, war, soldier, marines, marine, on the ground troops, Iraq, Afghanistan, crime witness, Stanford Prison Experiment, Abu Ghraib, combat-related trauma, accident, accident victim, depression, anxiety, hopeless, sadness, sad, anxious, nervous, nervousness, paranoia, paranoid
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