Presence After Trauma
Reconcile with Your Self and the World
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Presence after trauma is an ongoing exploration of willingness to accept what is, and willingness to allow it to change.
With this book, gather gentle, effective healing tools, including the many facets of acceptance. Discover your body’s structure so you can move more fluidly and take up space confidently. Even in the face of abusive and everyday gaslighting, rebuild self-trust. Manage ongoing trauma effects more skillfully and know that hard times will still come and go. Leave behind the isolation of trauma to rejoin the challenges and rewards of relating.
You deserve to exist exactly the way you are right now.
Empowering Tools for Deep Trauma Healing
Expanding on her earlier book Wellspring of Compassion, Sonia Connolly takes us deeper into our healing in Presence after Trauma. In it, we find a graduate program of sorts for those of us needing to continue to practice self-compassion and self-trust for lingering long-term trauma impacts. Connolly walks us through an extensive series of topics ranging from accepting our journeys to befriending our bodies and shifting our inner and outer relationships. With a format similar to that of her first book, including short chapters and bold text for subtopics, it is easy to dip in and out of different sections to find what might be most helpful in the moment. This book offers a rich variety of supportive tools to help trauma survivors understand the realities of the damage to mind/heart/body/spirit while embracing healing potential.
Presence after Trauma and its sister book Wellspring of Compassion make a beautiful gift set for trauma victims, therapists, and others wanting to more fully understand the complexities of healing from trauma. Connolly skillfully illuminates simple yet profound ways to find peace and freedom within our journeys.