My new book is out!! "The Blooming of the Lotus for Professionals: For all those who impact survivors' lives"
MY SECOND BOOK IS OUT!!
The Blooming of the Lotus for Professionals is a companion book to my original poetic memoir The Blooming of the Lotus: a spiritual journey from trauma into light about the process of my own healing from a brutal childhood. This new volume is expressly for professionals, for those who impact the lives of survivors. Like my first, this was written in collaboration with trauma specialist Dr. AnDreya Wilde.
A Special Introduction begins with my address to the Domestic Violence Task Force in Greenfield, MA, in March. “‘I Deserve’ and Resiliency” is followed by more information about the repercussions of being a survivor, as well as specific recommendations for therapists, healers, educators, medical professionals, judges, and other supporters.
A grouping of poems at the end, though much abbreviated from the original, still gives a sense of what it means to be a survivor and what the healing process entails.
An Excerpt from "'I Deserve' and Resiliency"
"I want to speak to you today about how childhood incest and abuse can deeply affect all aspects of a person's life and the dynamics of future relationships. I then want to talk about what can help."
Recommendations for Therapists and Healers
"I offer my poems to you in whatever form feels appropriate to your modality of therapy. I would, however, like to suggest reading through the chapter titles in the Table of Contents of the original The Blooming of the Lotus: a spiritual journey from trauma into light. Reviewing these may prompt poems that resonate with your client, depending on which clinical phase she is experiencing.
I offer this book with the hope that it will shed light on a survivor's life and also provide insight on how you can help.
Thank you for your time and consideration in reading this. Please pass it along.
To find out where to purchase The Blooming of the Lotus for Professionals, go here.
As I write, I discover more and more who I am, and, as I do so, I share with you, in case anything I write may resonate with, help, or guide you.