Reader Views on Robin Marvel’s Healing Childhood Trauma

Healing Childhood Trauma

Robin Marvel
Loving Healing Press (2020)
ASIN: B0859PKRPG
Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles (05/2020)

Healing Childhood Trauma

Healing Childhood Trauma: Transforming Pain into Purpose with Post-Traumatic Growth“, by Robin Marvel, isn’t the average “You’re a victim” book. A lot of self-help books spend a lot of time–and are very good at– defining the problem or issue and letting the readers know they are victims. But this book transcends that. Marvel of course defines various forms of trauma and how the effects of PTSD can wreak havoc on one’s life–her own included. She writes for an audience of abuse and trauma survivors, but also for the professional who may be looking for a more positive approach to victimhood.

Sometimes helping professionals spend years working with clients and patients on the problem–what it is and where it came from–but give few solutions or insights that can affect change.

Marvel’s book changes that. She not only helps the traumatized person define the root cause of the trauma, but helps him/her understand how it has affected his/her life, and then goes on to show them how to see themselves in a different, better light, accept the past, but change their future in positive ways.

With a couple of tools (questionnaires), Marvel engages with the reading audience and asks them to answer honestly, thus helping them to see the origins of their PTSD, and how it’s shaped their choices, behavior, and outcomes. But the help doesn’t stop there. Robin asks readers to learn to love themselves, to forgive others and themselves, and realize they deserve to be happy and trauma-free.

Victimization shouldn’t last a lifetime, and this book helps all trauma sufferers to look honestly at their lives, admit what happened, and turn it into something great instead of an endless merry-go-round of toxic relationships, depression, suicidal thoughts, substance misuse, domestic violence, and broken families.

The author writes from her expertise as a survivor, motivational speaker, and champion for wounded souls looking for a way up and out. This book can help turn readers into happy, thriving people–not just another victim. If there is anything to criticize regarding “Healing Childhood Trauma”, it’s that the book is a little on the short side, with reviews and foreword at the beginning taking up a good portion of the book. I’d love to have read more tests and questionnaires to get the reader thinking about their issues and how to solve them. Still, this book deserves an A.

Logan and Luna Find the Magic Tree

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Logan and Luna’s family live in the big city where everything is rushed and busy. On the weekends, they love to visit Grandpa at his serene lake house by the woods. Together, Logan and Luna sneak away from Grandpa’s house and discover an incredible secret in the woods that will change their lives forever. Join Logan and Luna as they explore the vibrant world of reading and adventure.

"The story of Logan and Luna, two siblings who love to dream, will appeal to children and the adults who read to them. My hope is that it encourages everyone to live in a world where reality can be just as magical as fiction!"
-- Maggy Williams, author, I'm Mixed and Celia and the Glue Man

"Let your imagination run free on this nature filled story where two siblings discover the hidden secret of the magic tree."
-- S.R Jamiro Villaruel, author, It's Raining Clouds

"Hanif's debut children's book, Logan and Luna Find the Magic Tree, is a delight. The magic tree comes to life for young readers sharing the joy of stories with their own families, just as it has for Logan and Luna. A touching story about the power of imagination bringing together today's busy families."
-- Serena Agusto-Cox, poet, Poetic Book Tours and Savvy Verse & Wit blog

"Cristina Hanif captures the reader's interest as soon as you begin reading. The family's life in the city sounds like your own, and you know there must be something even better to come. As a teacher, I love the special bond that Logan and his grandfather have, especially since it involves their love of reading. This would be a great book to read."
-- Cindy Watkins, kindergarten teacher at Diamond Elementary

"This story encourages children to believe in themselves, adults to hold on to the magic of imagination and for us all to open our eyes to a world of possibilities."
-- Jenna Halstad, 1st grade teacher at Diamond Elementary

From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com

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