The Trouble With Trauma addresses the void in understanding how our human experience and development shapes us as human beings. It touches on all the areas of knowledge about physical growth and development and links them to our emotional health – the true integration of the physical and the psychological.
Imagine if Oprah Winfrey and the Dalai Lama had afternoon tea with Brene Brown, Simon Sinek and Wim Hoff - the complexity and the variety of insight, that is what is outlined in this book.
Kerry takes the insights from a range of scientific modalities and overlays it with her knowledge of trauma and psychopathology and applies her clinical expertise to the resulting psychological phenomenon.
This book clearly demonstrates how these experiences and our environment influence our emotional development and clarifies why we develop emotional issues. It provides simple, practical and effective advice for everyone, on how to understand themselves by reviewing the impact of traumatic events in their life.
The effectiveness of our connections as children denotes our connective capacity as adults. Traumatic events create a ‘disconnect’ and this is why these events are so impactful on our ability to develop emotionally. However, the way our brain processes traumatic events in childhood is entirely developmentally appropriate, we just need to understand this process is ‘normal’ and adopt a process of regular review and processing.
The value of understanding ourselves is not always clear in relation to how we interact with others, how we treat ourselves or how we find our best balance in order to feel that life is fun, enriching and fulfilling.
This book will resolve the issue that currently exists within the self-help industry, which focuses on individual problems and doesn’t provide a comprehensive review and exploration process by which a successful person can understand why they may have been able to achieve career satisfaction, but not achieve optimal health, good relationships or full meaning in life.
As a psychologist and trauma specialist, Kerry provides direction and understanding from her knowledge of human behaviour. However, her approach in this book is unique because it is peppered with her experiences in applying this information to her clients and her own life. This book comes from a place of practical experience and credibility across all forms of personal transformation. Kerry provides down-to-earth advice on every aspect of the life review process and provides a practical framework for understanding how trauma impacts our lives and what we can do to resolve it.
The Trouble With Trauma is the answer for those people who have always wanted to be truly happy, focused on their health and satisfied in their bodies, who seek to gain a supportive network of healthy relationships.