Title: Reclaiming Sanity: Hope and Healing for Trauma, Stress, and Overwhelming Life Events
Author: Dr Laurel Shaler
Genre: Christian Non-Fiction
Publishing Date: June 1, 2017
About the Book:
With a girlfriend’s companionship and a professional counselor’s expertise, Dr. Laurel Shaler walks you through personal stories and biblical insights that shed light on daily and traumatic stress. In Reclaiming Sanity, she shows
- How to find freedom from the past
- Five myths about anger and how to overcome them
- The antidote for nagging worry and sleepless nights
- Ways to rebuild trust in others
- How Christ gives true strength
Offering effective action steps toward reclaiming sanity, Dr. Shaler guides you through the healing process, whether you are dealing with a one-time traumatic event or years of hidden pain.
About the Author:
Dr. Laurel Shaler is an author, counselor, professor, social worker, and speaker. She writes and speaks on the intersection of faith, culture, and emotional well-being. She is the author of “Reclaiming Sanity: Hope and Healing for Trauma, Stress, and Overwhelming Life Events” (David C. Cook, 2016) and “Relational Reset: Unlearning the Habits that Hold You Back” (Moody, 2018).
Dr. Laurel Shaler has written an amazing resource on a truly sensitive subject. Mental illness is a topic not many want to talk about, especially those who are suffering from trauma. With honesty, sensitivity, and sincerity the author attempts speak to the heart of the reader and provide help and support for those who greatly need it. She was able to masterfully achieve calling out trauma while not getting into specific triggering content. As she says in her writing, the book is hopefully a support but is not intended to take the place of individual professional help. This is a great resource for anyone who has dealt with trauma in the past or who is trying to walk alongside someone who has. I give this book a resounding 5 stars, and it’s worth every one of them and more!
*I received a copy of this book from the author through CelebrateLit. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.