The Healing Book Club meets every Saturday at 4 pm eastern, for 1 hour. 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.
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Currently, the club is reading through “The Drama of the Gifted Child, The Search for the True Self”.
by Alice Miller.
Excerpt from Amazon listing – This bestselling book examines childhood trauma and the enduring effects it has on an individual’s management of repressed anger and pain.
Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided millions of readers with an answer–and has helped them to apply it to their own lives.
Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents’ expectations and win their “love.” Alice Miller writes, “When I used the word ‘gifted’ in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb…Without this ‘gift’ offered us by nature, we would not have survived.” But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.