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The Time Cure
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Introduction by Philip Zimbardo xi Preface by Richard and Rosemary Sword xix Part 1 PTSD and Time Perspective Therapy 1 How PTSD Sufferers Get Stuck in Time 3 PTSD basics 6 2 A New Psychology of Time 31 The Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory 46 3 Time Perspective Therapy 63 Part 2 The stories 4 War Veterans, PTSD, and Time Perspective Therapy 95 ''I Can Still Feel the Shock Wave of the Incoming Artillery Hitting Us'' Aki, World War II Veteran 105 ''I Didn't Want to Shoot Villagers'' Mike, Korean War Veteran 112 ''The Rush of Taking a Human Life was My Addiction'' Ed, Vietnam War Veteran 119 ''It's Etched Forever in My Memory'' Sean, Gulf War Veteran 128 ''Something Snapped Inside Me'' Everest, Iraq War Veteran 135 5 Everyday Trauma, PTSD, and Time Perspective Therapy 145 ''The Call That Broke the Camel's Back'' Mary 149 ''I Felt Totally Inadequate'' Jenny 158 ''I Thought I Was Dead for Sure'' Sherman 166 ''I Don't Know If I Killed Her-It's Worse If You Don't Know'' Randall 175 6 Women, PTSD, and Time Perspective Therapy 185 ''And Anyway, No One Will Believe You'' Iris 187 ''I Felt Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place'' Eve 197 ''I Felt Like I Was Half a Person'' Faith 205 ''I Hid in the Closet for What Seemed Like Eternity'' Keiko 214 ''It Has Been So Hard'' Betty 227 ''I Got Really Scared'' Grace 235 Epilogue 247 Glossary 251 Resources 255 Appendix A: How TPT Compares with Other Approaches 261 Appendix B: Clinical Trial: TPT Pilot Study Research Data 265 Appendix C: Client Psychological Test Scores 273 Acknowledgments 281 About the Authors 283 Endnotes 285 Index 301

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PHILIP G. ZIMBARDO, PhD, (Palo Alto, CA) is an internationally recognized scholar, educator, researcher, and media personality. A professor emeritus at Stanford University, Zimbardo is best known for his landmark Stanford prison study. He is also the author of numerous successful books including The Lucifer Effect (Random House, 2007) and The Time Paradox (Free Press, 2008), as well as psychology textbooks. He has taught at Stanford, Yale, NYU, and Columbia, and is a past president of the American Psychological Association. RICHARD M. SWORD, PhD, (Makawao, HI) is a practicing psychologist on Maui. His work in behavioral medicine has helped hundreds of people heal from traumatic events, including accidents, physical injuries, and combat-related PTSD. Sword has worked with FEMA to develop a model for Psychology in Disaster Stress Response, and has worked with Vietnam Veterans for over 20 years. He is recognized by the Veterans Administration as a leading expert in combat-related PTSD. To learn more, visit www.lifehut.com. ROSEMARY SWORD (Makawao, HI) is a counselor in private practice. She is on the Integrative Medicine staff at the Cardiac Care Unit of Maui Memorial Medical Center.

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