The Time Cure


Post-traumatic stress disorder affects as many as 25 million Americans. Whether the scars come from combat in Iraq or Afghanistan, living through a natural disaster, a tragic accident, or childhood abuse, people with PTSD struggle daily and traditional therapies often don't work. This exciting new approach rooted in Dr. Philip Zimbardo's Temporal Theory helps PTSD sufferers stop living in the "negative past" and look forward to a positive future.


Anyone who suffers from - or knows someone suffering from - PTSD, including victims of abuse, rape, assault, incest, survivors of accidents and natural disasters, and military personnel and their families; therapists, counselors and spiritual counselors.


Overcoming PTSD with the New Psychology of Time Perspective Therapy


The most valuable resource we have is our time - when asked what their number-one wish would be, most people say they’d like more time to spend with family and friends. Yet most of us take our time for granted, spending it less wisely than we do our money. In his landmark work, The Time Paradox, internationally known psychologist Philip Zimbardo explains the different ways our brains perceive time (including past positive, past negative; present hedonistic, present fatalistic; future positive, future negative), showing how we can transform the way we think about time to attain greater success in work and in life. 

Richard Sword, a psychologist who has specialized in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for two decades with local state and federal disaster response teams and veterans of many wars, and Rosemary Sword, a counselor in private practice, have applied Time Perspective Therapy to their work with PTSD sufferers, with tremendous results. Because most people with PTSD are stuck in the Past Negative / Present Fatalistic mindset, this approach helps them shift their time perspectives, allowing them to recall more positive memories from the past and begin focusing on a positive future. 

The Time Cure will help those with PTSD understand time perspectives and assess their own “time perspective profile” through a series of self-assessment quizzes.  It helps readers shift the way they think about traumatic experiences in the past, get away from the Present Fatalistic mindset, and focus more on a positive future. This approach is simple yet effective, and can be used by individuals seeking self-help, therapists and counselors, or anybody who wants to move forward to a brighter future. 

October 2012   |   ISBN13: 9781118205679

$26.95   |   304 pages   |   Hardcover                               Buy The Book  |   Read the Introduction