Download PDF Suffering and the Heart of God by Diane Langberg and published by New Growth Press. This book was released on 2015-09-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She’s seen slave dungeons in Ghana. Genocide in Rwanda. Systemic sexual abuse in Brazil. Child abuse and domestic violence in the U.S. After forty years of counseling abuse survivors around the world, Dr. Diane Langberg, a world renowned trauma expert, remains certain that what trauma destroys, Christ can and does restore. This book will convince you, too, of the healing heart of God. But it’s not a fast process, instead much patience is required from family, friends, and counselors as they wisely and respectfully help victims unpack their traumatic suffering through talking, tears, and time. And it’s not a process that can be separated from the work of God in both a counselor and counselee. Dr. Langberg calls all of those who wish to help sufferers to model Jesus’s sacrificial love and care in how they listen, love, and guide. The heart of God is revealed to sufferers as they grow to understand the cross of Christ and how their God came to this earth and experienced such severe suffering that he too is “well-acquainted with grief.” The cross of Christ is the lens that transforms and redeems traumatic suffering and its aftermath, not only for the sufferer, but it also transforms those who walk with the suffering. This book will be a great help to anyone who loves, listens to, and seeks to help someone impacted by trauma and abuse. There is no quick fix, but there is the hope for healing through the love of God in Christ.
Download PDF Beaten Black and Blue by Auguste Knuckles and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2020-09-18 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The hallucinogenic roller coaster of a ride, one man trying to discover his place in this enigmatic labyrinth called life. Upsetting, challenging on the senses, somewhat irrational with a dark sense of humour. An abandoned baby thrown to the wolves, a child beaten black & blue, forced to hide from domestic violence and neglect. The agonizing journey of a tortured soul trying to find his place in the world. Determination and sheer will to overcome all odds, battling drug & alcohol addiction, mental health and all its side dishes, I had no other place to go. To see the light I had to die, after several failed attempts at suicide and a near death experience the cold dark blanket still wouldn’t let me in. I suppose I had to live, at the end of line with nothing to lose, battered and broken, I finally spoke, a victim, a survivor with something to say to the world, “I’m not alone, we are not alone”.
Download PDF Trauma in Adult and Higher Education by Laura Lee Douglass and published by IAP. This book was released on 2022-01-01 with total page 457 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Trauma in Adult and Higher Education: Conversations and Critical Reflections invites readers to think deeply about the experiences of trauma they witness in and outside of the classroom, because trauma alters adult learners' experience by disrupting identity, and interfering with memory, relationships and creativity. Through essays, narratives, and cultural critiques, the reader is invited to rethink education as more than upskilling and content mastery; education is a space where dialogue has the potential to unlock an individual’s sense of power and self-mastery that enables them to make sense of violence, tragedy and trauma. Trauma in Adult and Higher Education: Conversations and Critical Reflections reveals the lived experiences of educators struggling to integrate those who have experienced trauma into their classrooms - whether this is in prison, a yoga class, or higher education. As discourses and programming to support diversity intensifies, it is central that educators acknowledge and respond to the realities of the students before them. Advocates of traumasensitive curriculum acknowledge that trauma shows up as a result of the disproportionate amount of violence and persistent insecurity that specific groups face. Race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and immigration are all factors that expose individuals to higher levels of potential trauma. Trauma has changed the conversations about what education is, and how it should happen. These conversations are resulting in new approaches to teaching and learning that address the lived experiences of pain and trauma that our adult learners bring into the classroom, and the workforce. This collection includes a discussion of salient implications and practices for adult and higher education administrators and faculty who desire to create an environment that includes individuals who have experienced trauma, and perhaps prevents the cycle of violence.
Download PDF Out of the Silence by Howard Lovely Jr and published by Balboa Press. This book was released on 2019-12-17 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Trapped in his living room between his gun-toting father and his butcher-knife-wielding mother, eight year-old Howard Lovely stood in horror as his father pulled the trigger. Amazingly, no one died. But something happened inside of Howard that would take more than thirty years to begin to reverse. Howard’s horror caused a major disruption in the young boy’s brain processing that led to what is labeled in the DSM-IV-TR as post-traumatic stress disorder, a mental health condition faced by approximately 5.2 million Americans each year. Howard and others like him suffer from a series of painful and far-reaching psychological, social, and physical effects as a result of having witnessed or experienced violence. From the moment of this trauma, Howard seemed to walk through life upside down. A neighborhood kid yelling to another would make his body feel under attack. The beep of a car horn would hop him up on adrenaline. The sound of a dog barking would send his heartbeat racing into full PTSD mode. Howard figured that if he could just get away from the screaming and hitting at home, everything would start to be okay. But when he enlisted in the air force, Howard’s body and mind took off again, racing down an everlasting rollercoaster of PTSD attacks. Howard would suffer through three hospitalizations in psych wards, fourteen out of twenty years in a jobless state, and countless doctor and therapy visits. In the end, he took a gamble on a treatment he had read about: eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, also known as EMDR. That gamble gave him a renewed opportunity at life. This is his unforgettable story into the war raging inside his head and finally back to peace. Out of the Silence takes readers inside the complicated mind of a victim of PTSD and how each can reclaim his or her life.
Download PDF Marching Through Suffering by Sandra Fahy and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2015-04-21 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marching Through Suffering is a deeply personal portrait of the ravages of famine and totalitarian politics in modern North Korea since the 1990s. Featuring interviews with more than thirty North Koreans who defected to Seoul and Tokyo, the book explores the subjective experience of the nation's famine and its citizens' social and psychological strategies for coping with the regime. These oral testimonies show how ordinary North Koreans, from farmers and soldiers to students and diplomats, framed the mounting struggles and deaths surrounding them as the famine progressed. Following the development of the disaster, North Koreans deployed complex discursive strategies to rationalize the horror and hardship in their lives, practices that maintained citizens' loyalty to the regime during the famine and continue to sustain its rule today. Casting North Koreans as a diverse people with a vast capacity for adaptation rather than as a monolithic entity passively enduring oppression, Marching Through Suffering positions personal history as key to the interpretation of political violence.
Download PDF Holocaust Trauma and Psychic Deformation by Alfred Garwood and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-08-31 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by a survivor of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, this moving and important book examines the massive psychic trauma suffered by a generation of Holocaust survivors. It not only provides both an intimate and personal reflection on these harrowing events, but also offers an in-depth, clinical perspective on an often-misunderstood phenomenon. As a child during this period, the book begins by examining the author’s own experience as a refugee in the aftermath of the Holocaust, the psycho- logical impact of displacement after such traumatic events, and his attempt to flee its damage through medical and psychoanalytic training. But the second half of the book broadens the perspective to offer a clinical exploration of the psychic effects of surviving the Holocaust. A range of concepts are addressed and explored, from powerlessness and survivor guilt, to psychic security and recovered memories. The book concludes by examining how psychic trauma is processed, and the clinical implications for when disorders emerge and dysfunction results. An insightful and honest account of massive psychic trauma, this remarkable book will resonate not only with those affected by or interested in the experiences of Holocaust survivors, but also any clinical practitioner working with clients who have experienced this type of intense trauma.
Download PDF Freak by Rebecca O'Donnell and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2011-01-26 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From its first caustic, blackly hilarious quote to its unbelievable ending, Freak examines a roller coaster ride of a life and never lets up. It tells the true story of Rebecca ODonnell, an atypical hero who found joy and laughter in the darkest of circumstances. Unlike so many spunky survivors of damaged pasts, Rebecca belonged to those far more common gray areas of depression and insecurity, hidden behind a mask she showed the world. For decades, all her decisions were colored by that grayness, that insecurity; she had put herself into a pit and had to discover a way to crawl out of it. With laughter, self-recognition, and a drop of shaky courage, Rebecca shares exactly how she did that, discovering in the process a gift that she never expectedthe ability to help others build their own ladder out of hell. Freak offers hope to anyone who has ever heard that voice of self-hatredthe gremlin of insecurity whispering that we cant, we shouldnt, and we dont deserve. It is the denial of that gremlin and the shattering of its lie that make this memoir resonate with other victims of incest, substance abuse, and depression.
Download PDF Healing Racial Trauma by Sheila Wise Rowe and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2020-01-07 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: People of color have endured traumatic histories and almost daily assaults on their dignity. Professional counselor Sheila Wise Rowe exposes the symptoms of racial trauma to lead readers to a place of freedom from the past and new life for the future. With Rowe as a reliable guide who has both been on the journey and shown others the way forward, you will find a safe pathway to resilience.
Download PDF Crossed by Meredith Doench and published by Bold Strokes Books Inc. This book was released on 2015-08-17 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Agent Luce Hansen returns home to Willow’s Ridge to catch a serial killer who has been murdering young women. It’s the case she’s been waiting for, the case that compels her to return to the small town she turned her back on nineteen years ago, the case she plans to ride from the Ohio BCI all the way to the FBI. The case worth risking her shaky relationship with her lover, Rowan. But the horrors of the case recall the unsolved murder of Luce’s first girlfriend, and Luce is forced to confront the local ex-gay ministry that haunted her youth. When the past crosses the present, will Luce lose everything she’s worked so hard to build?
Download PDF Living with Jezebel by Miko Marsh and published by . This book was released on 2017-10-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many are familiar with the biblical character known as Jezebel. Her name has become something of a tag used to describe a woman deemed to be of a shameless or immoral background. In reality, the woman was a malignant narcissist. Her actions have become a blueprint for narcissism and include terms we recognize today, such as – smear campaigns, character assassination, gaslighting, and so on. In Living with Jezebel, you can now follow the life of this scandalous yet fascinating character from the time she’s introduced to us as King Ahab’s wife until the time she is killed about 30 years later - thrown from a window by her own retinue. With a direct connection to modern day life, you can see how the life of Jezebel can impact on our own lives when we allow people to enter and cause chaos. These are people who love no one and believe everyone is disposable. This is the person who uses everyone, expects 100% compliance, and would have no problem killing you if she thought she could get away with it. Suitable for readers who have little understanding of the Bible or for Bible students, Living with Jezebel also serves as an in-depth character study that shows ways she uses to operate within the church and why she can’t be permitted to teach.
Download PDF All Stories Are True by Tracie Church Guzzio and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2011-05-17 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In All Stories Are True, Tracie Church Guzzio provides the first full-length study of John Edgar Wideman’s entire oeuvre to date. Specifically, Guzzio examines the ways in which Wideman (b. 1941) engages with three crucial themes-history, myth, and trauma-throughout his career, showing how they intertwine. Guzzio argues that, for four decades, the influential African American writer has endeavored to create a version of the African American experience that runs counter to mainstream interpretations, using history and myth to confront and then heal the trauma caused by slavery and racism. Wideman's work intentionally blurs boundaries between fiction and autobiography, myth and history, particularly as that history relates to African American experience in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The fusion of fiction, national history, and Wideman's personal life is characteristic of his style, which-due to its complexity and smudging of genre distinctions-has presented analytic difficulties for literary scholars. Despite winning the PEN/Faulkner award twice, for Sent for You Yesterday (1984) and Philadelphia Fire (1990), Wideman remains under-studied. Of particular value is Guzzio's analysis of the many ways in which Wideman alludes to his previous works. This intertextuality allows Wideman to engage his books in direct, intentional dialogue with each other through repeated characters, images, folktales, and songs. In Wideman's challenging of a monolithic view of history and presenting alternative perspectives to it, and his allowing past, present, and future time to remain fluid in the narratives, Guzzio finds an author firm in his notion that all stories and all perspectives have merit.
Download PDF The Deliverance of Kyle Kindall by Renee Nielsen and published by Callaei Books. This book was released on 2021-06-06 with total page 566 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After much struggling and suffering, Amelia’s group are finally being received. The fight for Kyle’s acquittal continues. The promise of freedom is tantalising… There is still a high risk involved with every step forward they take, however. New evidence surfaces to support and explain the recent events, but Yuuki and Kyle are nonetheless troubled by the uncertainty of the future that lies ahead. In the midst of it all, Kyle deals with a revelation of his own. It ought to bring joy, but the trails of grief left in its wake only bring a shattering sense of betrayal. Meanwhile, with numbers dwindling and time running out, it’s not long before the last remaining members of a certain group of individuals each start going about things in their own way…. --- Genre: Thriller, action & adventure Themes: Hurt comfort, trauma, PTSD, found family. Some thematic discussions of PTSD and trauma may not be suitable for younger audiences. Other formats available: ISBN-13 (paperback): 9780473527990 ISBN-13 (Kindle): 9780473528003
Download PDF Greed by Philip Wharam and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2015-02-21 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Greed is a high-octane, violent and often erotic thriller based in Essex, London, Spain and Morocco and tells the story of an East London based gang about to get involved in its first major drug deal. There are a large number of identifiable characters in the book, ranging from the gang members, their families, British Customs officers and shadowy go-betweens to deeply complex Spanish aristocrats and German hit-men. It is the first time that a gang has been written about in this way and offers a fresh approach to the reader. This book is one of a trilogy which documents the way each character develops along the way. Human relationships and tragedies are viewed from different angles, as well as unpredictable behaviour. The descent into mayhem is rapid and relentless, with numerous inevitable casualties along the way and the reader is catapulted from one fast-paced scenario to the next, as the gang members and their families fall one by one into the vortex. Each of the three books is a complete story.
Download PDF Religious Differences Between Artichokes by Colin Greer and published by SteinerBooks. This book was released on 2013-10-15 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Heschel, in the play, is a fascinating, complex, at times charming, and at other times a self-defeating, somewhat crabby personality who was an enormous force among those who were enormous forces. At many moments I found myself recalling how Kennedy seemed to blow the lid off of the Eisenhower stodginess and how Pope John seemed to do something similar to the Catholic Church.”—Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor, Tikkun Magazine
Download PDF The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies by Michael Bull and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 896 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The field of Sound Studies has changed and developed dramatically over the last two decades involving a vast and dizzying array of work produced by those working in the arts, social sciences and sciences. The study of sound is inherently interdisciplinary and is undertaken both by those who specialize in sound and by others who wish to include sound as an intrinsic and indispensable element in their research. This is the first resource to provide a wide ranging, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary investigation and analysis of the ways in which researchers use a broad range of methodologies in order to pursue their sonic investigations. It brings together 49 specially commissioned chapters that ask a wide range of questions including; how can sound be used in current academic disciplines? Is sound as a methodological tool indispensable for Sound Studies and what can sound artists contribute to the discourse on methodology in Sound Studies? The editors also present 3 original chapters that work as provocative 'sonic methodological interventions' prefacing the 3 sections of the book.
Download PDF Understanding Trauma by Laurence J. Kirmayer and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2007-01-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book analyzes the individual and collective experience of and response to trauma from a wide range of perspectives including basic neuroscience, clinical science, and cultural anthropology. Each perspective presents critical and creative challenges to the other. The first section reviews the effects of early life stress on the development of neural systems and vulnerability to persistent effects of trauma. The second section of the book reviews a wide range of clinical approaches to the treatment of the effects of trauma. The final section of the book presents cultural analyses of personal, social, and political responses to massive trauma and genocidal events in a variety of societies. This work goes well beyond the neurobiological models of conditioned fear and clinical syndrome of post-traumatic stress disorder to examine how massive traumatic events affect the whole fabric of a society, calling forth collective responses of resilience and moral transformation.