You may be asking, “You aren’t a therapist. What qualifies you to write a book like this?”
And you are right, I’m not a therapist. But like most people, I am someone who lived through trauma and figured out how to heal myself decades later.
After decades of suppressing my own trauma, and as a result, suffering with depression and anxiety, I went on a healing journey.
You know what I learned? That wasn’t alone in my pain
The National Council for Mental Wellbeing reports that approximately 70 percent of adults in the United States (or 223.4 million people) have experienced trauma at least once in their lives.
Do you know what else I learned? That we all write a story––create a false narrative––about our shame and unworthiness because of how our brain works. Our brains are wired for survival.
So I started researching more and trying different types of treatment and therapy to shift my inner dialogue around those stories.
And that’s why I wrote the definitive guidebook on how to triumph over trauma.