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Trauma and PTSD Teaching Materials

Past (and ongoing) trauma can affect our patients' health in many ways. Childhood abuse, adult trauma, and domestic violence are implicated in chronic pain, depression, hypertension and even diabetes risk.

Useful tools may include:
Image ACE Questionnaire
Image Resilience Score
-Uncovering Resiliency: Effective Trauma Healing for Body and Soul - PDF Alicia Cohen, MD and Lucia Roncalli, MD, presentation from the 2012 Conference

EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing.
Research on the technique has been collected at Research Summary from the EMDR Institute
To find local providers, check out:
EMDR institute
EMDR International Association

EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique - a very useful DIY technique that has been studied in PTSD

John Sarno's books, including The Mindbody Prescription, provide some concrete tools for dealing with chronic pain and other symptoms related to past trauma.

Toolkit