Finding peace in times of worldwide trauma is difficult, and finding peace in times of personal trauma such as a family death or tragedy can be overwhelming. Therapist Christy Monson professionally and compassionately describes how tragedy physically changes the brain and the body, and she provides powerful techniques to help heal those invisible wounds and cope with the turmoil of our day.
Chapters are interspersed with moving, first-hand accounts that span the range of human tragedy, including those from
- A 9/11 survivor
- Parents who had two children die of brain tumors
- A mother whose son lost a leg in a road side bomb in Afghanistan
- A young adult whose father committed suicide
- And a rape survivor.
Through detailed research, years of experience, and detailed interviews with survivors, Monson shows that there is hope for not just peace but also joy after tragedy.