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Veronica San Filippo
Find the Peace within You

Adult; Self-Help, Sex & Relationships, Psychology, Philosophy, Fashion; (Market)

How do you live a peaceful adult life after suffering through the pain of a traumatic childhood? Find the Peace within You contains straight-forward, easy-to-follow ways to heal the damage caused by a traumatic childhood so you can improve your life and relationships today. Traumas experienced during childhood can negatively affect the young and developing brain, leaving the survivor of a traumatic childhood questioning who they are and why they think and behave the way they do. Most struggle in relationships, self-medicate with alcohol or drugs, and suffer from ongoing depression and anxiety. If you are struggling today because of the trauma of the past, Find the Peace within You describes how to quickly improve your thoughts and actions allowing you to finally break free of the damage and suffering. Through understanding and practice, you will begin to learn who you really are and live with true peace and contentment.
“Through understanding, you’ll begin to learn about who you are and who you can become” San Filippo promises in this heartfelt debut focused on exploring childhood trauma and learning effective ways to overcome it as an adult. Drawing from her own childhood experiences, San Filippo examines generational violence, addiction, and more, in compassionate language that will resonate with readers who’ve experienced trauma—a term she acknowledges can be challenging to define. In teasing out trauma’s root causes, and delineating how it shapes adulthood, San Filippo offers readers hope with simple, actionable steps and an affirmation that “deep inside of you, you already have everything you need to change your life for the better.”

Readers already familiar with trauma and its long-term impacts may find the material introductory, but for those just starting their healing journey, San Filippo shares valuable tools. She includes quizzes to help readers determine their potential trauma risks and protective factors, sets out guidelines for creating a personal mission statement to achieve peaceful living, and urges readers to “stay in the present moment” by recognizing unhealthy thoughts and emotions that stem from past experiences. Once self-awareness increases, San Filippo writes, recovery is just a few steps away, and her suggestions for intentional journaling, managing triggers, and learning to function without expectations of others will speed that process.

The book’s strength comes from San Filippo’s sensitivity and gentle reminders that “you can accept who you are now” regardless of past experiences. Readers will find that idea comforting, as is San Filippo’s assertion that living in the moment is the key—she recommends against excessively focusing on the future or ruminating on the past, cautioning readers instead to “accept what is and look for steps you can take to make the problem better right now.” This is an illuminating, inviting introduction to understanding trauma.

Takeaway: A strong first step in understanding how to heal from trauma.

Comparable Titles: Mark Wolynn’s It Didn’t Start With You, Michele Rosenthal’s Heal Your PTSD.

Production grades
Cover: A-
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: N/A
Editing: A
Marketing copy: A