PTSD & Trauma Recovery Resources

Research is exploding in the field of PTSD recovery and traumatic stress. In this section we’ve collected a number of resources about trauma and trauma recovery for individuals, educators, and mental health professionals. Some of these resources address coping with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, or supporting a loved one who is dealing with the impacts of traumatic events on their nervous system and behavioral health.

While my illustrations are not intended to provide diagnosis or treatment (see terms of use for more information) I create engaging visuals designed to help communicate emerging research in the field of post-traumatic stress disorder and its interplay with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. These illustrations can be downloaded and printed below, or you can click through to the article to learn more about the key concepts illustrated.

The C-PTSD Symptom Wheel

complex post traumatic stress disorder symptom wheel

feature art C-PTSD Symptoms in visual form A therapist-designed resource designed to bring the ICD-defined symptoms into conversation. Recently, I discovered an academic journal article exploring the symptoms of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and I was inspired to create this illustration. In this illustration of the diagnostic criteria for…

Trauma Recovery: A Visual Model

Good trauma therapy helps reduce the impact of trauma so we have more room for positive feelings, health relationships, and kind self care.

Trauma Therapy Even as someone who has studied trauma therapy for years, I often find it difficult to describe just how trauma therapy works and what someone can expect from “good therapy.” Download this Printable PDF Or get All-Access as a $5/mo Patron Typically, people come to therapy seeking symptom…

Trauma Recovery Avocado Model

lindsay braman trauma avocado teaching model

Trauma and trauma recovery look different for everyone. Generally, there’s a deep, hardened core and a bunch of squishy stuff, all held together by a peel juuuust thick enough to keep us composed unless something comes along to smash us. Sound familiar? I thought an avocado was a great metaphor…

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