Author: Shannon Thomas LCSW
Brand: CreateSpace Classics
- Healing from Hidden Abuse A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse
Number Of Pages: 284
Release Date: 25-08-2016
Details: Product Description Within every community, toxic people can be found hiding in families, couples, companies, and places of worship. The cryptic nature of psychological abuse involves repetitious mind games played by one individual or a group of people. Psychological abuse leaves no bruises. There are no broken bones. There are no holes in the walls. The bruises, brokenness, and holes are held tightly within the target of the abuse. Healing from Hidden Abuse walks the reader through each of the six recovery stages researched and developed by the author. The stages are Despair, Education, Awakening, Boundaries, Restoration, and Maintenance. A guided Personal Reflections journal is included in the back of the book to help the reader go deeper in their application of the six stages of recovery. The journal can be used individually or in a small group setting. Review Compassionate and well-researched, a must read for anyone healing from psychological abuse. The warm, conversational writing style and Shannon Thomas professional experience combine to make the perfect recovery resource. --Jackson MacKenzie, author of Psychopath Free and cofounder of PsychopathFree.com, an online support community that reaches millions of abuse survivors each month. Shannon Thomas has written an important book about something ugly, hidden, and difficult to describe. Psychological abuse. How is it possible that one person can gain so much power to destroy another person s sense of worth, safety, and sanity? Shannon tells you how, but more importantly, she gives you a roadmap that helps you wake up, break free, heal, and rebuild your shattered life. --Leslie Vernick LCSW, counselor, coach, speaker, and author of The Emotionally Destructive Marriage and The Emotionally Destructive Relationship. Few writers are able to connect research, experience, and intuitive understanding as Shannon Thomas does in her groundbreaking new book for survivors of emotional and psychological trauma. In Healing from Hidden Abuse, you will find not only evidence of Shannon's expertise as a therapist who has worked with clients suffering from the trauma of covert psychological abuse, but also her powerful mastery of the crucial questions that are needed in order to work through the trauma and heal. --Shahida Arabi, author of Becoming the Narcissist s Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself and founder of Self-Care Haven. About the Author Shannon Thomas, LCSW is the international bestselling author of Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse and Exposing Financial Abuse: When Money is a Weapon, and the owner/lead therapist of an award-winning counseling practice in Southlake, TX. Bridging clinical advice with pop culture language, Thomas approaches her counseling work and writing from the lens of a therapist and as a fellow survivor of psychological abuse. Her first book, Healing from Hidden Abuse, is an international bestseller, has been published in multiple languages, and serves as a road map for book studies and host groups in eleven countries and thirty-five states across the United States. Thomas also coined the "Six Stages of Healing from Hidden Abuse" model, which has been met with favorable reviews and high applause from readers and medical professionals across the world. Thomas has been featured in top media outlets including The Oprah Magazine, Associated Press, Business Insider, Reader's Digest, Yahoo!, Yahoo! Finance, Teen Vogue, Elite Daily, and Bustle.
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