ABOUT THE BOOK: Many children grow into adulthood with unresolved childhood attachment injuries (internal wounds) that often originated in the home and affected his or her view of self. It doesn t matter if the wound was intentional or not, it still can have the same adverse effects on the child and his or her intimate relationships later in life. One effect is relational hypervigilance. Relational hypervigilance can produce issues in your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual functioning. It makes living alone difficult and hinders your ability to form strong, healthy, and secure relationships. Consequently, the purpose of this book is to shine light on the internal wounds that often go unnoticed and to provide a means of relief from the overwhelming burdens they have caused you in relationships. It is designed to look more specifically at one effect of abuse, and that is relational hypervigilance. Insight and guidance are provided on how to rest your overworked hyperactive threat system. This system is the internal system in your brain that alerts you when real or perceived danger is near (i.e., the limbic system). If you are hypervigilant, your alarm is always going off, and this is exhausting for you. In this book you will gain a better understanding of abuse and its cycle, how to break the cycle, and how to find beauty in the ashes of your past experiences.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Trillion Small is the founder of Navigate YOU Counseling & Consulting in Nashville, TN. In her private practice she specializes in interpersonal trauma. Trillion is a Doctoral Candidate (PhD) in Clinical Counseling at Trevecca Nazarene University. She is a professional speaker, counselor, and author of Internal Navigator: Basic Steps to Get You from Point A to Point B in Your Life (2013).
What a treasure of a book for those with childhood abuse wounds.
Trillion does an excellent job talking through the many aspects of abuse and the resulting effects if can and does have on our lives. She is an abuse survivor and draws from her own experiences. Although she doesn’t go into detail about her personal situation you know that she speaks from a place of experience.
A very cool part of this book is that at the end of every chapter is a link to a video you can watch where Trillion will talk you through some healing steps that were addressed in that chapter. I love that extra step we can take.
If you are someone who has been abused and still feel like you are living in a cage because of it I encourage you to pick up this book and I truly pray you will find the healing your Father is freely offering you.
Visit Trillion here.
A copy of this book was given to me by The Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for an honest review.