Book Review / December 16, 2020
Book Review - Complex PTSD

Complex PTSD

From Surviving to Thriving
By: Pete Walker

Book Reivew

This is a hard book to read, and it is a hard book to review. It is also a hard book to recommend; however it is an excellent book. The first word of the title captures it - complex. This is an absolutely necessary book to study through, but some people may not be ready for it yet. Human brokenness is complicated. Pete Walker does a good job helping adults who have gone through difficult family of origin experiences process through a path to thriving. Walker is clear that his book was 30 years in the making, and he offers strategies for people on all points of their journey of healing.

Pete is necessarily repetitive in this book, and I held on longer than I normally would with slowly processing his repetitions. However, because of where I am at in my journey of healing and processing things, I eventually reverted to skimming towards the end of the book. Some people will need to read the whole book slowly, and then pick it up and read it slowly again. I anticipate I will be picking up the book several more times to review its contents. Just because it is repetative does not mean that there are not new, rich concepts from beginning to end. It is a full-featured, mature approach to CPTSD. In fact, to borrow from Pete, his approach is good enough.

Book Review / Dec 16
Book Review - Complex PTSD

Complex PTSD

From Surviving to Thriving
By: Pete Walker

Book Reivew

This is a hard book to read, and it is a hard book to review. It is also a hard book to recommend; however it is an excellent book. The first word of the title captures it - complex. This is an absolutely necessary book to study through, but some people may not be ready for it yet. Human brokenness is complicated. Pete Walker does a good job helping adults who have gone through difficult family of origin experiences process through a path to thriving. Walker is clear that his book was 30 years in the making, and he offers strategies for people on all points of their journey of healing.

Pete is necessarily repetitive in this book, and I held on longer than I normally would with slowly processing his repetitions. However, because of where I am at in my journey of healing and processing things, I eventually reverted to skimming towards the end of the book. Some people will need to read the whole book slowly, and then pick it up and read it slowly again. I anticipate I will be picking up the book several more times to review its contents. Just because it is repetative does not mean that there are not new, rich concepts from beginning to end. It is a full-featured, mature approach to CPTSD. In fact, to borrow from Pete, his approach is good enough.

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