Acclaim from Experts in Traumatic Stress
"Years in combat zones, group psychotherapy with combat vets diagnosed
with PTSD and TIR training qualifies me to recommend this book. My Tour in Hell
attests to David's journey from the boundary of a marine grunt's PTSD
despair to the horizon of integration, risk, and new meaning. Those in
the helping professions will learn how the negative emotional 'charge'
of trauma can be partially or totally eliminated through the adept
facilitation of Traumatic Incident Reduction."
--Sister Kateri Koverman, LISW, ICDC
"The connection of David's problems in his current life and his Viet Nam
experiences is one of the clearest descriptions of how trauma affects
our lives I have ever read. My Tour in Hell is a tribute to David's
unwillingness to give up on himself in the face of great unhappiness."
--Laura W. Groshong, LICSW (Seattle, WA)
"Powell begins and ends with hope, and with a method that helped him to
finally, and fully, resolve the many traumas he endured. He gives the
reader a litany of incidents of trauma, and shows how the whole con-text
of the battlefields, surrounding regions, and finally even home comes
under the cloud of a hell many men and women shared with him, a hell
that is being created many thousands of times in modern times. The book
deserves to be read by therapists, veterans, and their loved ones."
--Rene Ely, M.Div., LMFT
"My Tour in Hell is an insightful insider's view of the traumatic events
that occurred during the Vietnam war and the devastating after-effects
that can follow. For those not familiar with the symptoms of PTSD, this
was a vivid and clear view of how this disorder disrupts the lives of
those who suffer from it untreated. Definitely a valuable read for
anyone who works with this population or who have family or friends who
are strug-gling with PTSD."
-Kirsten Krohn, MFT
"Powell presents a brutally honest and riveting account of one man's
descent into the dehumanizing realities of war. However, the journey is
worth it to relive his dramatic ascension and redemption from the abyss
through the life changing, powerful, and therapeutic techniques of
Trau-matic Incident Reduction."
--Rev. James W. Clifton, LCSW, PhD
"Your story demonstrating how possible it is for anyone who has
suffered traumatic stress to have healing and recovery vis-ŗ-vis
Traumatic Incident Reduction shows how our Faith Based Programs for
Veterans Incarcerated and Homeless can work. We plan to start 'Adopt
a Veteran' program so any Vet who wants a copy of your book can have
Mary Murphy, MA, NHA
Former VA and Prison Chaplain
Marshal Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
"David Powell's book held my interest throughout the entire read. As
thera-pist working with US military, I was particularly intrigued by the
therapeutic technique utilized and would love to have the opportunity
for training. I was most impressed that the Writer did not present
himself as totally recovered, but as functionally recovered with a new
quality of life. I will definitely use the book with soldiers and
-Sally Wright, LMFT (Baumholder, Germany)
Reflections of History from Modern History Press
My Tour In Hell is Book #1 in the Reflections Of History Series. This
new series provides a venue for contemporary authors who have lived
through signficant times in recent history to reflect on the impact of events
and lessons learned. The timeless words George Santayana wrote
in "Life of Reason" (1905) still ring true more than a century later:
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."