By Dusty Miller, Ed.D.
The devastating loss of trust and well-being that accompanies any kind of trauma can trap a survivor in a state of victimhood. This book uses vignettes and activities to promote healing and transform trauma-based pain and despair into a feeling of healthy well-being and spiritual renewal.
Case studies cover a variety of traumas, from childhood abuse to more contemporary disturbances. Six characteristics crucial to the process of transformation are explored: Willingness, Letting Go, Commitment, Empathy and Compassion, “Lightening Up,” and Creating Connections.
Includes fill-ins, questionnaires, and interactive exercises to keep the reader focused and engaged with these strategies.
Skill-building exercises, journal-writing activities, and the creation of personal stories and affirmations reinforce healing on a daily basis that will help trauma survivors reclaim their inner strength and work toward spiritual transformation.
200 pages. 8.5 x 11. Softcover. 2003.