Authors Dr. Chris Cortman and Dr. Joseph Walden are Today’s Honoree

Contrary to what many people believe, we can recover from emotional trauma relatively quickly and completely on our own.

Whether it’s extreme trauma such as sexual abuse or the horrors of war or less dramatic, but psychologically speaking just as serious, wounds involving shame and guilt, we don’t need to spend years in intensive therapy to recover.

While most people know what they can do on their own to treat physical ills―like using ice on a muscle sprain―they don’t realize that they can apply certain psychological principles to treat anxiety, depression and many other conditions in the comfort of their own homes.

Keep Pain in the Past will teach you the critical 21st century skill of treating your own psychological wounds.

Discover how Sheri, a 37-year-old attorney, recovered from panic attacks that seemed to come out of nowhere.

Follow the journey of Mark, a 29-year-old Army veteran who experienced the horror of war in Afghanistan, as he healed from the downward spiral that had caused him to lose his job and become increasingly uncommunicative with his family.

Explore how Melinda, a 42-year-old professor who struggled to sustain a romantic relationship, confronted her torturous childhood and has now found love that is still going strong after three years.

Keep Pain in the Past achieves what conventional therapy does not. This book will help you confront the emotional baggage of your past, reach closure by completing the event, and finally discover a life unhaunted by past trauma.

We would love to send you a review copy, provide an excerpt, or arrange an interview with the encouraging and informative authors Dr. Chris Cortman and Dr. Joseph Walden.

About Dr. Chris Cortman

Chris Cortman, PhD has been a licensed psychologist for 28 years.

He is a much-sought-after speaker, has facilitated more than 60,000 hours of psychotherapy, and has provided psychological consultation at five hospitals in the Sarasota/Venice area.

Dr. Cortman is the co-creator of a youth prevention and wellness program called The Social Black Belt.

About Dr. Joseph Walden

Dr. Joseph Walden has worked in a crisis center and an inpatient drug and alcohol center in Bradenton, a college counseling center in and the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg, and Park Center, a community mental health hospital, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

“I am personally and professionally invested in the treatment of the military population. My father was an Army veteran and was the one who originally sparked my interest in the treatment of trauma. While on practicum at the Bay Pines VAMC, I worked in the Substance and Posttraumatic Integrated Recovery (SPIR) unit where I worked with veterans who were dually diagnosed with an alcohol/drug addiction and PTSD. There I spent time completing trauma-specific training for my entire tenure there.”

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