The Healing Book Club meets every Saturday at 4pm eastern, for 45 minutes. Calls are led by CPTSD Foundation staff member, Sabra Cain.
Participants who join each week are encouraged to read the current chapter or section only, which will be outlined by the leader during each call. This allows everyone to stay on the same page and have an open discussion on what each chapter means to them, how you can apply it to your life, agree or disagree with the thoughts of the author, and share general ideas about the content.
We welcome participation from all members during the call, however it is not required. You may interact as little or as much as you wish.
Not a member of the book club yet? No problem at all, just click here to learn more and get signed up! Your healing book club membership includes a small monthly donation of $5.00, which goes directly to our scholarship fund to help provide CPTSD Foundation resources and access to Daily Recovery Support to those who are struggling financially.
Currently, the club is reading through “Don’t Try This Alone, by Kathy Brous” Available in Kindle and Paperback – New and Used
Excerpt from Amazon listing – Kathy was an overachiever—an economist, technical writer, and classical singer married 27 years to her college sweetheart. It looked like Kathy was fine. But deep within her hid a pain from infancy so severe that a cascade of adult life crises finally triggered it. And once it exploded, the pain was unbearable.
Kathy was suffering attachment disorder, a psychological condition potentially affecting almost half the US population. Caused by traumatic stress in the first three years of life, attachment disorder correlates with the nation’s 50 percent divorce rate and widespread mental health issues. Yet no one talks about its prevalence, so many sufferers go untreated, forced to live with their pain in silence—without a hint of its cause.
This was certainly true for Kathy. But when her initial forays into psychiatric help failed, Kathy decided to treat herself. It was a mistake that almost cost her life.
Told with candor and quirky, ironic humor, Don’t Try This Alone will resonate with anyone suffering attachment damage. It knows no boundaries; it strikes those who believe they had wonderful childhoods as well as the obviously abused. Yet there’s hope! Kathy’s story also shows: help and healing are out there.