2342 pages of impeccable research. If you are in the healing arts this is a must. A controversial premise.
Written by H. Nattanya Andersen, this is a comprehensive book, 2342 pages of impeccable research on PSTD. It is the first installment of three in the series. If you are in the healing arts, psychology, social work, psychology, etc., you need to have this book in your collection.
For her thesis, Andersen writes that PSTD “can be healed by becoming our own shepherd by turning into a philosopher who searches for knowledge to heal ourselves.”
She dares to speak truth to power, which is at odds with our healthcare community in the USA, which has built an economy around
Andersen, also the writer of “Broken Wings a Flight Attendants Journey into PSTD,” is a survivor of PSTD and a force to be reckoned with. Not afraid of controversy, Andersen calls out the mainstream view of PSTD as part of “a mental health industry bonanza of profit and human destruction.” I would not be surprised if this is a PhD. dissertation. It should be.
Andersen’s PSTD started in the late ’80s when an engine of a Boeing 727 exploded near her head and almost crashed. After that, there were other incidents until she broke down under the debilitating pressure of PSTD. Andersen fought the airline business’s corporate world and the WCB for years, merely asking for fair and just treatment. She faced adversity and discrimination and been the target of internal corporate games to get her fired. However, I don’t think they had any idea who they were dealing with. This woman is courageous, not only academically but also emotionally, and she’s not afraid to say so.
“Do I really want those blood-seeking vulture to destroy me?” (Meaning the corporate world). Or, do I want to explore and see what I can do to help myself?
Andersen picks the latter, and her idea of helping herself is about exploring the world to find help herself, no matter how conservative or esoteric.
Andersen, she takes us on a unique journey starting with Greek Philosophy. She sorts through years of academic papers on experiments with traditional treatment methods, both pharmaceutical and psychological, to the present. But she also explores the non-traditional arts ESP, reincarnation, meditation, yoga, Buddhism, and Christianity. Her curiosity is endless with chapters like; “The Nut House, “Pre-Sensory Intuition & the Rise of Psychology, Evaluating MMPI scores, Karma Vs. Dharma: Ignorance Vs. Knowledge, The Truth about DSM-5 Diagnoses PE, CPT, WET, EMDT, Stress Inoculation (SIT) Hypothesis.
If you’re in the industry, this book is a must. If you’re curious and intellectually inclined, consider. If you want to look smart, it’s a good one to have on your bookshelf!