Daughters Betrayed By Their Mothers: Moving From Brokenness To Wholeness

Daughters Betrayed By Their Mothers: Moving From Brokenness To Wholeness

by Holli Kenley


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Daughters Betrayed By Their Mothers: Moving From Brokenness To Wholeness by Holli Kenley

The daughters' stories touch upon the deepest and darkest of pains: knowing you have a mother... but you don't.

Daughters Betrayed By Their Mothers: Moving From Brokenness To Wholeness is an intimate exploration into the lives of daughters who were wounded by their mothers and who chose wellness over victimhood. Each daughter's unique story of recovery is a testament to the power of choice, perseverance and resilience. Readers are invited to journey alongside the daughters, grabbing hold of healing lifelines and moving from broken places to whole spaces within.

  • Do you feel your mother did not "show up" for you in the ways you needed?
  • Because of your mother's role in your life, do you feel like you were "not enough?"
  • Do you wonder if it is possible to heal from the brokenness that comes from being wounded by your mother?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, the "Daughters" warmly welcome you.

"There are tears of both sorrow and joy in the beautiful, brave stories of harm and hope. Daughters Betrayed By Their Mothers changed my life."

--Charlotte Carson, Editorial Director, ClearLifeMagazine.com

"Daughters Betrayed By Their Mothers is heartrending and uplifting; dark and optimistic; painful and inspirational. A profound human document."

--Sam Vaknin, author of Malignant Self-Love: Narcissism Revisited

"Powerful, reflective, and reassuring to all who read it, Holli Kenley's Daughters Betrayed By Their Mothers reminds us that no matter what hurt we have experienced, the opportunity to heal and be whole is always possible."

--Cyrus Webb, media personality, author, and speaker

Learn more at www.HolliKenley.com

From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615993475
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Publication date: 02/14/2018
Pages: 282
Sales rank: 832,918
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Holli Kenley is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a California State Licensed Teacher. She holds a Master's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. She has worked in a variety of settings: a women's shelter, a counseling center, and in private practice. Counseling with adolescents, teens, and adults, Holli's areas of specialized training and experience include sexual trauma, abuse, addiction, codependency, domestic violence, betrayal and cyber bullying.

Holli is the author of seven recovery books including Breaking Through Betrayal: And Recovering the Peace Within (2010); cyber bullying no more: Parenting a High Tech Generation (2011); and her powerful memoir Mountain Air: Relapsing and Finding The Way Back...One Breath at a Time (2013). Her first novel Another Way (2015) offers tweens to teens (and their parents/ guardians) an empowering message of discovering, defining, and determining self- worth. In her Second Edition of Breaking Through Betrayal (January 2016), Holli addresses relapse as an issue of self-betrayal with a healing process for self-discovery. In her recently released book Power Down & Parent Up: Cyber Bullying, Screen Dependence, &Raising Tech-Healthy Children (2017), Holli provides parents and guardians with a roadmap for navigating our tech-driven world. She is also Contributing Wellness Editor for Clear Life Magazine.

Holli Kenley, M.A., MFT, currently works in the field of psychology as an author, speaker, and workshop presenter. Through her gentle but powerful informative and restorative approach, Holli engages clinical and lay audiences, empowering them with strategies to embrace well and whole ways of being. She has been a five time peer presenter at the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists' Annual State Conferences and a featured or keynote speaker at college level clinical programs, state and national advocacy organizations, and educational institutions speaking on the topics of cyber bullying, the power of self-worth, betrayal, relapse, and sexual abuse recovery. Holli has been a guest on over 100 podcasts and numerous TV shows speaking on issues of wellness.

Prior to and during her career as a therapist, Holli taught for thirty years in public education. As an advocate of all forms of abuse and trauma, Holli supports and participates in community activism with numerous organizations: Stand for the Silent; RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network); the "It's On Us Movement"; and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international organization working to make the online world safer for kids and their families.
Although Holli enjoys living in the mountains and breathing in the peace and beauty around her, her mission is an integral part of her being:

"Wellness awaits each of us. We choose the time. And yet I know from my own recovering journey that although choosing wellness is the first critical step, it is only the beginning. Through my writing, speaking, and clinical trainings or workshops, it is my ongoing purpose and passion to provide others with healing tools to create and sustain healthy change in their lives."

For more information about Holli or to contact her for your next conference, workshop, or speaking opportunity, please visit www.hollikenley.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements v

Preface – Opening The Shell vii

Part One: Our Stories 1

One: "Flying Solo" – Holli 3

Two: "A Hero Lies in You" – Ann 37

Three: "I Made Me Who I Am" – Dawn 67

Four: "The Power Rests Completely Within Me" – Robyn 103

Five: I Have More Work To Do On This Topic" – Kiersten 139

Six: "I am Vulernable ~ I Am Enough" – Alexandra 143

Seven: "I Am The Phoenix That Has Risen From The Ashes" – Bettina 179

Part Two: An Analysis 211

Epilogue – Pearls Lighting The Way 235

Appendix A – Letter of Invitation 237

Appendix B – Consent Forms 239

Appendix C – Interview Questions 249

About The Author 251

Bibliography 253

Index 257

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