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The PTSD Breakthrough: The Revolutionary, Science-Based Compass RESET Program Paperback – September 1, 2011
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About the Author
Dr. Frank Lawlis is a renowned psychologist, researcher, and counselor with more than thirty-five years' experience and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Lawlis is the cofounder of the Lawlis Peavey Psychoneuroplasticity (PNP) Center near Dallas, TX, and is the chief content advisor for the Dr. Phil Show and The Doctors.
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My biggest complaint about this book is how Lawlis does not interject with any sources or use names of case studies or even state any data. How does he back-up his methods? By merely stating that it "has been proven by science". Okay then... Quite bluntly, if someone who is a doctor is not able to provide source material and statistical information in his text at all I have extreme suspicions about his reasons for writing the book and his experience on the subject. (There is a resource section in the back of the book, but, again, there's no mention of these resources or data in the text itself.)
My second complaint is that this book does not read at all as if it were written to treat PTSD. The biggest points he makes is that someone who suffers from PTSD needs plenty of sleep, fresh air, and a healthy, vitamin-enriched diet. A wee bit obvious, don't you think? The introductory chapters are nothing more than overly informed methods of treating anxiety, nightmares, and stress.Read more ›
Forget about medications and psychotherapy, says the author. These are "old practices." He, of course, has the NEW answers, and what are they? First, we need to cleanse the toxins from the brain (sound just like a Sunday morning infomercial?) and get rid of the "parasites" in your intestines. Next is "positive thinking," "power breathing," "exposure to blue light," and "chewing gum." Herbs and vitamins--he lists them all, from ginseng to Rhodiola ("a Siberian herb that soldiers have used for stamina").
Not enough? Oh, Dr. Lawlis has a machine, too. It's his "Bioacoustical Utilization Device," which he claims shuts down frequencies that your brain has been using "inappropriately" and resets them to a "lower one." If that don't work, put on your 'jammies and hop into his hyperbaric chamber for some sleep, during which your immune system will stimulate internal healing.
Feel better? As a PTSD sufferer, it alarms me to see this kind of information disseminated to others who need help. "Pop medicine," of course, is a big seller--it has kept Dr. Phil and Dr. Lawlis in business. I pray that those of you who also fight this disorder seek competent medical advice, medications as needed (there are many, now, and new improved ones coming out every day) and good therapy to help you through the tough times.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you have PTSD, this book will help you immensely! Dr Lawless works with Dr Phil and this book teaches you how to manage your PTSD...reset your compass, release anxietyPublished 2 months ago by Michele
from someone who has been through real PTSD seeing a crash with children being burned alive - my father held at gunpoint and then as an adult -my children kidnapped - all these... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
Excellent read! Puts many things into perspective and allows you to heal without opening old wounds for those with traumatic PTSD and understanding for those with injury related... Read morePublished 5 months ago by AMD
I gave a copy of this to my therapist-friend, and she was amazed. It's astounding. I have personal experiences with this therapy. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Gloria'sLoft
I'm glad I bought this for a deeply-discounted price because it's a waste of time. Basic information, at best. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
More detail than I needed, but very helpful & informative.Published 14 months ago by Adrienne Gilbert
An enjoyable and informative book which=h I am pleased to recommend to all who are interested in PTSD. It makes it clear that this is NOT just problem related to war scenario!Published 14 months ago by BMK