Brave: A Personal Story of Healing Childhood Trauma

Brave: A Personal Story of Healing Childhood Trauma

by Janyne McConnaughey

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Overview

A personal memoir of a woman's journey through pyschotherapy. In middle age, Janyne began to sense that her wonderful, successful life was a cover for deep inner pain she called 'the dark cloud.' 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 both her therapist and her husband, Janyne fought to heal and integrate.

This is Janyne’s story but also a tribute to how a therapist and client worked together 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 included throughout. Both pain and hope for healing are present on every page. Janyne is both vulnerable and triumphant in her writing and will help her readers believe healing from childhood trauma is possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945099052
Publisher: CLADACH Publishing
Publication date: 01/22/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 541,313
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword / 9

Introduction / 11

PART I: BRAVE / 15

1. From the End of the Journey / 18

2. From the Beginning / 30

3. I Went to Therapy / 37

4. The Three Chairs / 43

5. The Reason I Fractured / 53

6. Working Through Layers / 63

7. Healing an Infant / 77

8. Three Chairs Integration / 85

9. Trying To Survive / 94

10. The Effects of Abuse / 105

PART II: BROKEN / 116

11. Setting the Stage / 118

12. Early Childhood Years / 125

13. Early Elementary Years / 139

14. Upper Elementary Years / 154

15. Middle School Years / 169

16. Teenage Years / 178

17. Young Adult Years / 193

18. Adult Years / 213

PART III: BREATHING / 217

19. The Curriculum / 218

20. Writing My Future / 233

21. Epilogue / 240

Addendum: Childhood Trauma / 244

Acknowledgments / 253

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