You Are Not Your Trauma

5.5 X 8.5, 262 pages
Paperback $18.95, 9781957687537
eBook: $9.99, 9781957687544 Audiobook

You Are Not Your Trauma

Uproot Unhealthy Patterns, Heal the Family Tree

Caroline Beidler, MSW, with Diana Dalles, LPN, MSSW

Are you tired of feeling weighed down by your past or your family history? Are you looking for practical ways to heal and let go?

In You Are Not Your Trauma: Uproot Unhealthy Patterns, Heal the Family Tree, mental health and addiction recovery expert Caroline Beidler, MSW, helps you identify unhealthy patterns that keep you stuck and live more freely without your trauma—or your family’s trauma—holding you back.

Through personal stories, accessible research, and practical steps, Beidler provides a framework for healing. To promote trauma recovery, well-being, and wholeness, she’ll lead you through five powerful rhythms about:

    • honoring your story,
    • having radical compassion,
    • finding ways to create everyday courage,
    • getting honest with yourself,
    • and living open-handed.

Enriched with soulful interludes from Beidler’s mother, Diana Dalles, this book explores how trauma roots itself in our family tree and how we can overcome its grip no matter what we’ve been through.

You Are Not Your Trauma empowers you to truly write a new story, embracing a life where you are free from the weight of the past.

Caroline Beidler

Caroline Beidler, MSW is a recovery advocate and founder of the recovery storytelling platform Circle of Chairs. She has twenty years in leadership within social work and ministry, is a correspondent with Recovery Today Magazine, the founder and host of the annual International Women’s Day Global Recovery Event, and a consultant with JBS International writing and creating content for federal agencies like the Office of Recovery and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She is also the author of Downstairs Church: Finding Hope in the Grit of Addiction and Trauma Recovery. She lives in eastern Tennessee.

Diana Dalles

Diana Dalles, LPN, MSSW has been writing poetry and journaling since her teenage years, mainly for enjoyment and healing. She spent the early years of her career in the nursing field, then worked thirty-five years as a professional social worker. Her employment interests included hospice, medical social work, and gerontology. She has facilitated grief, trauma, and women’s empowerment groups. Now retired, she spends time with family, gardens, volunteers at a local food pantry, and is involved in her church’s ministries. Diana lives with her cat in a small rural Wisconsin town.

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