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HEALING BOOK CLUB

Join us each week as we read through and discuss trauma-healing books and materials in a safe, group atmosphere.

 

Registration is Open

If you like to read, and you’re interested in increasing your knowledge of trauma recovery while interacting in a safe group with other survivors, our Healing Book Club is for you!

What we're reading...

As of December 4th, 2021, the current book is – “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.”

by Brené Brown.

Excerpt from Amazon listing – From thought leader Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”—Theodore Roosevelt

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, MSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”

Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.

How Does the Healing Book Club Work?

We meet every Saturday at 4pm eastern

Join us online at the same time, every week.

Held in our secure, online Zoom room

Join us each week from any device with an internet connection

Catch up or Replay any call.

All book club calls are recorded and saved for later viewing in our members area.

Affordable Monthly Membership

For only $10.00 per month, you can join us. Click here to see why we charge a fee. We also have 6-month and yearly plans!

Knowledgeable Leaders

All book club calls are lead by a foundation staff member

Resources Applicable to Healing

We always read and discuss trauma healing related material.
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We value your input

You help us decide on upcoming books by sharing your input, and giving us feedback to make the calls the best they can be.

Safe Atmosphere

Our book club is free from invalidation and judgement. Everyone’s opinion is valued and appreciated. See our Rules & Guidelines.

Your amazing book club leader, is Sabra Cain.

Sabra has been a part of CPTSD Foundation since 2017, and thoroughly enjoys reading, teaching about trauma-informed care, and sharing her knowledge to help others. She is also a therapist and has earned her Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree, and actively sees clients in her home town and virtually.

Sabra Cain

Healing Book Club Facilitator

If you have questions, suggestions, or concerns about the book club, please log in to your member’s area and click on the “how are we doing” button on the side of the page or use the Contact Form on this website.

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Stay Up to Date

Check the Healing Book Club Calendar

We meet every Saturday at 4pm eastern. We keep the calendar updated with progress,  and upcoming talking points so you always know where we are in the current resource.

Ways to obtain the books we read

We understand that books can sometimes be expensive, and not everyone can afford to purchase a new copy, so we’ve outlined some additional ways to obtain new and used copies of the resources we cover.

Amazon

This is perhaps the most convenient and one of the most affordable ways. You can purchase new and used copies of books for very low or free shipping.

Kindle

If you have the Kindle app for your phone (it’s free), or any kindle device, you can purchase a book and have it immediately sent to your device or app. This method is usually much less expensive than traditional paperback.

Local Library

You’d be surprised at what you can find at your local library, especially when it comes to books that are not new releases. Consider contacting your library to see if they carry what you’re looking for.

Book Exchange

Resources that allow you to borrow a book for a period of time, and then simply return it when you’re done. These can be free or very low cost.

Why is there a membership fee?

We ask that all members who register, agree to pay a small monthly, 6-month, or annual membership fee. There is no contract and you can safely cancel at any time. Please reference our Cancellation & Refund Policy.

 

All proceeds from the Healing Book Club membership go to our general scholarship fund, which provides access to not only the book club, but also the Daily Recovery Support Calls, and other CPTSD Foundation educational materials to those in need of financial support. In addition, your donation also helps us to continue providing programs and resources for survivors and practitioners.

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