Unshackled: Finding God's Freedom from Trauma

Unshackled: Finding God's Freedom from Trauma

by Elizabeth Stevens
Unshackled: Finding God's Freedom from Trauma

Unshackled: Finding God's Freedom from Trauma

by Elizabeth Stevens


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Break through Barriers to Healing from Trauma and Discover Paths to Healing
Trauma can either be used as a catalyst for growth, sparking empathy and a closer relationship with God, or as fuel for shame, avoidance, and isolation. Many veterans and first responders know firsthand the toll that trauma can take but lack the knowledge of how to grow from it and move forward.

In Unshackled, Elizabeth Stevens uses her unique perspective as both a trauma survivor and a professional psychiatrist to help veterans and first responders, as well as other trauma victims, learn how to grow and heal from their traumatic experiences so that they can experience the abundant life God has for them.

Specifically, you will come to understand and learn
  • the effects of trauma from Elizabeth’s story of brain injury, multiple sexual assaults, an eating disorder, post-traumatic stress, suicidal thoughts, depression, and loss of independence;
  • how to get past barriers to healing;
  • which paths will move you forward;
  • the importance of holistic healing—physical, psychological, and spiritual; and
  • that Jesus Christ delivers the ultimate healing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781646070374
Publisher: Focus on the Family
Publication date: 10/04/2022
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 533,478
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Elizabeth Stevens is a retired United States Air Force major and board-certified psychiatrist who grew up in Indianapolis. She served in the Air Force for ten years, reaching the rank of major before retiring due to her traumatic brain injury and subsequent post-traumatic stress disorder. After leaving the Air Force, she developed a nonprofit called Advancing Warriors International and is currently serving as its executive director. Advancing Warriors International helps veterans, military members, and emergency responders grow and heal after experiencing trauma.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Denial 11

Chapter 2 Detachment 29

Chapter 3 Overcoming Psychological Barriers to Healing 49

Chapter 4 Overcoming Spiritual Barriers to Healing 61

Chapter 5 Overcoming Relational Barriers to Healing 79

Chapter 6 Overcoming Societal Barriers to Healing 91

Chapter 7 Overcoming Physical Barriers to Healing 115

Chapter 8 Trauma and Suicide 131

Chapter 9 Pathways to Healing: Self-Awareness 149

Chapter 10 Pathways to Healing: Pursuing God 167

Chapter 11 Pathways to Healing: Implementing Self-Care 181

Chapter 12 Pathways to Healing: A Supportive Community 199

Chapter 13 Pathways to Healing: Holding On to Hope 221

Chapter 14 Purpose Redeemed 235

Notes 245

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