Books and Articles by Dr. Karjala

Dr. Karjala has written two books on trauma:

- Healing Everyday Traumas is about dealing with the wounds almost all of us are carrying around from having been criticized, bullied or emotionally abused at various times in our lives.

- Understanding Trauma and Dissociation is about the more severe forms of trauma, including PTSD and dissociative disorders. Scroll down for more information about each of them. Dr. Karjala also has online courses planned for both professional practitioners and the general public. More information about these courses will be posted soon.

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When you throw a pebble into a pond, you can see the ripples long after the pebble has vanished from sight. It's the same with our experiences. Many seemingly small events in our lives—finding out that your best friend spread rumors about you, being criticized by a teacher in front of the class—are actually forms of everyday trauma. They can cause ripples that are felt far down the stream of time—even when you don't remember what caused the ripples in the first place. These events can have profound effects on your thoughts, feelings and behaviors even many years later. Healing Everyday Traumas will help you to repair the impact of everyday trauma on many areas of your life--such as low self-esteem, procrastination, and self-defeating behavior--and live a more joyous and productive life.

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Understanding Trauma and Dissociation: A Guide for Therapists, Patients and Loved Ones is a groundbreaking guide to unraveling the mysteries of trauma and dissociation and offering real hope for the chance to heal. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the debilitating physical and psychological effects of trauma. Written in clear and accessible language, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone who has experienced the aftereffects of trauma and for therapists who work with them. Dr. Karjala deftly navigates the reader through the complexities of dissociation, explaining the connections between trauma and its effects. She offers a common language for trauma survivors, their loved ones, and psychotherapists to better understand and communicate with each other about their experiences. Her innovative approach employing both conventional and mind-body techniques for trauma treatment makes this book a must-read for anyone interested in helping trauma survivors heal and recover.