by Janyne McConnaughey, Ph.D.


by Janyne McConnaughey, Ph.D.



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In middle age Janyne began to sense that her wonderful, successful life as a wife, mother, and professional educator was a cover for the deep inner pain she had come to know as "the dark cloud." Then, during her first EMDR therapy session, three fractured adult parts made a perfect three-point landing in her conscious awareness. Thus began three years of intensive therapy as she fought to heal from sexual abuse that began in a home daycare at the age of three. With a sometimes-conflicted faith in God, and with the support of her therapist, and of her husband, Janyne fought to heal and integrate.

This is Janyne's story and also a tribute to a therapist and client relationship, working as a team to heal attachment wounds and increasingly tragic memories. Insights into the early wiring of unmet attachment needs as well as dissociative coping mechanisms are integral to this memoir of healing. Both pain and hope are present on every page. Janyne is both vulnerable and triumphant in her writing and will help every reader believe healing from childhood trauma is possible.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158986208
Publisher: CLADACH Publishing
Publication date: 01/26/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 956 KB

About the Author

Janyne McConnaughey, PhD, retired from a career in education that spanned forty years—from early-childhood educator to college professor—in order to heal from the effects of the childhood abuse she had suffered. During therapy, Janyne wrote her way to healing and now is redeeming her story by helping others to understand and heal from childhood trauma.

Janyne is working on two forthcoming sequels to BRAVE. She also keeps busy blogging at, and guest blogging for other organizations that address childhood trauma.

Janyne enjoys full-time RV living with her husband, Scott, at the edge of Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and treasures the time she spends in the Seattle area with her children and grandchildren.
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