Leading by example, Correll links facing that past to her resolve “to rise, to become a better version of myself, and to claim my own destiny and not the destiny that seemed unavoidable.” Correll emphasizes that readers need to understand how widespread trauma is, and stop giving in to feelings of shame or unrealistic social expectations, such as rushing through painful emotions to avoid making others feel uncomfortable. Her decades of counseling experience add persuasive weight when she assures readers that facing trauma is a viable and worthwhile process despite the challenges: “But with slow and steady effort and renewed focus and learning from the journey, we can create momentum and ascend out of suffering,” she writes.
To make that ascent easier, Correll lays this all out in a concise and easy-to-digest manner, and reminds readers that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution–everyone is unique. He includes illuminating data and exercises, such as journal prompts and a “practical planning framework” to guide purposeful behavior change that readers can adopt while working through their own trauma. This sincere, clear-eyed guide offers readers hope.
Takeaway: This thoughtful guide argues that overcoming trauma is a long, continual–but achievable–process.
Great for fans of: Sarah Woodhouse's You're Not Broken: Break Free From Trauma & Reclaim Your Life, Bessel Van Der Kolk's The Body Keeps the Score.
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