How We Grow Through What We Go Through

Self-Compassion Practices for Post-Traumatic Growth

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Pub Date 29 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 06 Dec 2022

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Turn your everyday experiences into a source of strength with the easy-to-learn practices in this uplifting guide to post-traumatic growth.

Trauma pervades every aspect of our lives, particularly in recent years between climate change, social justice issues, the coronavirus pandemic, and more. But the truth is that post-traumatic growth, rather than post-traumatic stress, is not only possible but probable. In this book, you’ll discover the conditions and compassionate practices that make growth and resilience possible, including:

• How to regulate your nervous system by regulating your breath and body
• Trauma-informed self-compassion practices that make you more resilient to the world around you
• Skills to set boundaries to aid in your healing
• Dozens of other ways to turn your difficult experiences toward growth

Simple and to the point, each chapter offers practices, self-assessments, enlightening science facts, and advice for the real world—perfect for reading a page or two after an exhausting day or sharing with others when they need a lift.

No one gets a pass from life’s challenges. The good news is, we are hardwired to turn them into a source of strength. Turn to this book anytime you need to find out How We Grow Through What We Go Through.

Turn your everyday experiences into a source of strength with the easy-to-learn practices in this uplifting guide to post-traumatic growth.

Trauma pervades every aspect of our lives, particularly in...

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Though some of the topics covered in this book are common knowledge (especially if you've been struggling with your mental health and have looked at other resources), it was a highly informative read. The strategies presented here were accessible and backed by clearly referenced scientific study. There was a lot of discussion about the biological reasons we experience anxiety, depression, etc. in relation to traumatic events. This book would have been immensely helpful to me when I was first beginning my journey of addressing PTSD. The tone was wonderful, very compassionate and explanative without bordering into the preachy or judgmental.

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Thank you, #NetGalley and #SoundsTrue, for allowing me to review #HowWeGrowThroughWhatWeGoThrough by Christopher Willard, PsyD.

We all go through challenges in life, but it is important to take care of yourself. Dr Christopher Willard's book shows how to be resilient and mindful. The exercises are practical and help you to develop self-empowerment and overcome stress. They include breathing exercises, meditation, and acronyms for self-awareness.

This book would be recommended for adults because it contains theories and scientific terms that younger audiences may not understand. Otherwise, it is an excellent book for self-care and being aware of your surroundings.

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This is a must-have resource to help one improve mental health, resiliency, and live a more full and happy life. It is full of great strategies, advice, and easy to implement ideas. This is one I'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.

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This book taught me a lot about trauma and the mind-body connection. It was packed with helpful exercises. I think it will help many people. Thanks for letting me check it out!

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Thank you, Sounds True, for the advance review copy.

The guidebook is all about resilience! Resilient mind, resilient body and a resilient heart.

The first section prepares the reader well about the contents and how to be resilient with things to reflect upon.

The following three sections focus on the mind, body and the heart.

The exercises are practical. The book offers some of the best empowering ideas and words. The writing is fairly easy to read and follow for any age group. There's less use of complicated terms and expressions which I really appreciate.

The presentation is neat and easy to the eyes.

The book is really short yet it has some of the best tips on simple exercises, simple ways to reflect upon and how to become resilient for the ones who have experienced trauma.

I do feel the book will be of some help when you most need it.

I appreciate the inclusion of the citations for each chapter/section towards the end of the book.

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The title and blurb provide a very good description of what you can expect from this book. Clinical psychologist Dr. Christopher Willard offers simple, practical guidance and exercises to help you regulate your nervous system and develop more resilience. He accomplishes this in a friendly, easy to understand style accompanied by references to relevant professional literature.

I was already familiar with most of the concepts discussed, but I love the author’s presentation and how he framed the discussion in terms of “Who do I want to be?” I feel like I gained a better understanding of how we can use mindfulness, compassion, and kindness to experience post-traumatic growth, even while we are experiencing post-traumatic stress.

I think most people could benefit from reading this book. Even if you think you haven’t experienced trauma, we all experience stress and pain and we all can benefit from mindfulness and compassion.

I was provided an unproofed ARC through NetGalley that I volunteered to review.

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