Letters from a Trauma Survivor

Book Description

In this visceral and real-life account, Recovery Ryder shares a series of letters from a multi-trauma survivor. Inspired by the pursuit of recovery for herself and others, the author offers hope and healing through their words.

As a survivor of various forms of trauma from over thirty-five years of life, author Recovery Ryder shows readers how to find hope for a life worth living after barreling through hardship. By painting a comprehensive picture of both pain and recovery, readers will come to understand the questions and the brokenness that comes from trauma before there’s a chance to heal. This journey through the letters depicts the kindness that people brought (and still bring) to the author’s life. She includes:

  • Letters were written to things and concepts.
  • Letters are written by dogs that show unconditional love.
  • Letters and kindness from people who have helped the past cruelness fade away.
  • Letters are written by the people the author wished she had in their life.

Each letter included tugs at readers’ heartstrings. From gut-wrenching sadness from letters speaking of abandonment to ultimate victory over the depressive state PTSD and trauma can bring, readers will experience a gambit of emotions through this book. Written for trauma survivors who may or may not have a voice in their unique situations, Letters From A Trauma Survivor is the perfect read for fellow trauma survivors and those who seek to understand how the effects of trauma manifest.

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My Onion Method, A Recovery Model is a series of workbooks and a model to aid someone in recovery from mental health disorders, trauma, substance use disorders, etc. This curriculum does not hold the cure, but it is merely a compilation of tools to aid someone working on their own recovery or coaching someone in recovery. This book contains the Introduction to My Onion Method. It will address my wellness wheel, my garden analogy, and an overview of what each book for each onion layer will cover. I created this model and concept in 2018 through my journey of becoming a certified peer support specialist and while I worked through my own recovery. This method contains tools that I personally have used or continue to use in my own wellness journey. The journey of recovery is hard and feels impossible sometimes. At times, we may feel or get stuck. I aim to provide some problem solving tools, as well as, worksheets on skills to help aid in creating a balance in one’s recovery. Remember: There’s always hope, even when it feels hopeless.

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Featured Author: Jennifer Ferguson

About the Author, Jennifer Ferguson

Jennifer is a friend of Jo’s. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her mother, three tabby cats, and cockatiel. She is on the autism spectrum and is employed part time at a local supermarket. Also, she is an active member of Greenville CAN (Collaborative Action Network). greenvillecan.org

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