What happened to you?
••• this is a good one.
Recommended by my therapist, & commented on by many who have seen me reading it - it's a good read. Tough at times, breaks needed, but a good read.
"Have you ever wondered "Why did I do that?" or "Why can't I just control my behavior?" Others may judge our reactions and think, "What's wrong with that person?" When questioning our emotions, it's easy to place the blame on ourselves; holding ourselves and those around us to an impossible standard. It's time we started asking a different question.
Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry offer a groundbreaking and profound shift from asking “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”"
••• anyone who has experienced trauma (yes, seeing your child critically ill, on a ventilator, being poked & prodded, in an ICU, waiting during surgery, etc. all absolutely counts as trauma!) can & will relate to this book, & the conversations brought up within it.
Tough to read at times, but so far very educational, informing, & inspiring.
I'm not done yet, in fact I've just started... but definitely one worth recommending.
Available on Amazon, Chapters/ Indigo, Barnes & Noble, probably wherever books are sold.
Let me know what you think if you pick it up. Maybe we can start a Beyond the Beads Book Club (hah! Who has the time!?... Nice thought though!)
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