For survivors of traumatic experiences like abuse, the goal is to forget. But like a beach ball that we try to hold under the water, things keep bubbling up. We get triggered. Memories won’t fade. The past refuses to stay in the past.
Recovery is a personal journey towards wellness that involves intense work—allowing pain to surface, allowing grieving to occur, and learning new ways of looking at ourselves and our pasts.
365 Days of Hope is a refreshingly honest book that is like taking a walk through the recovery journey with a friend beside you—offering insight, support, and encouragement because he or she knows the journey.
Set out in 365 stand-alone sections, this book builds from basic ideas about finding support and learning how to take care of yourself to dealing with gritty issues like identity, sexuality, grief, and becoming your own hero.
It helps survivors learn skills like learning to use positive affirmations and managing negative self-talk.
It is practical and thought provoking and invites readers to participate in their own recovery process.
We all need a little hope, and this book is about providing survivors of abuse with 365 days filled with hope for their own recovery journey.