Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing.
What happened to you? Perhaps the most important question you can ask as a therapist, as a person. It is the title of Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey’s book. The book combines the art of storytelling with solid scientific knowledge. Oprah Winfrey’s personal story is alternated with client stories and stories from Oprah’s interviews.
Get this book on Amazon:
The Book Guide® is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Dr. Perry connects his experience to the stories from both Oprah and his practice, adding explanations based on his extensive scientific knowledge of affective neurobiology paired with personal insights from his clinical practice. Evidence Base and Practice Base thus become intertwined.
“Oprah’s voice is strongly represented with her personal story and experience; whether that is a negative or positive will depend on the reader.”The Book Guide® Editor
The importance of relationships, of connection to group and culture, the effects of neglect and trauma, the resilience of people and the long way that often has to be taken to leave trauma behind in order to arrive at ‘post traumatic wisdom’ are at the heart of this book.
The Book combines the scientific with the personal emotional to better understand the reasons. Other authors might have just focused on the theoretical, neurochemical, brain architecture, epigenetic traits, etc. way, the just psychiatric psychological foundations, or on personal, emotional examples, but by combining the science and knowledge offered by Perry with the wisdom and real life experiences of Oprah, the book reaches new levels of accessibility to help readers find out how broken they really are. And accepting and understanding what caused years and decades of self doubt, fragility, and mental problems is the key to the solution in the form of a fresh, better, and more stable self.
Perry delivers the understandable, broken down science which is spiced and exponentiated by Opray, who is not getting weaker by opening herself up to what happened to her, but stronger by accepting, forgiving, and thereby creating a positive, better, and healthier self.
What Happened to You? (2021) by Oprah WinfreyDune (2007) By: Glennon Doyle
by The Book Guide® Editors4.8/5 Excellent