Reader Views on Robin Marvel’s Healing Childhood Trauma

Healing Childhood Trauma

Robin Marvel
Loving Healing Press (2020)
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.

Words of a Journey: My Thoughts on Life and Living

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A book by a teenager for teenagers!

Words of a Journey is a book for anyone who wants to take a closer
look at life's meaning and their experiences.
Seventeen-year old Kaitlyn Kashman has designed this book to
provide thought-stimulation on various issues and feelings that young
adults explore. The book is a potpourri of poetry, with introspective,
inspirational questions and observations to stimulate thought in readers
so they can come to a clearer understanding of their own feelings
and desires.

Topics for deeper introspection run the vast range of emotions and
situations young adults experience to help readers analyze and clarify
their own relationships:

  • Understanding unrequited love leads to analysis between what
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    thrill of love, and knowing when it is best to end.
  • Discovering that one cannot change for another person.
  • Learning that sometimes we love our own fictional version of a
  • Nourishing a budding sense of new identity.
  • Finding the boundaries between two people, accepting and
    embracing ourselves.

    An important book for any teenager or young adult, Words of a
    will take readers down a path that will lead them back home
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    Critics Praise for Words of A Journey

    "In Words of a Journey Kaitlyn gives teenagers permission to
    think for themselves and a place to express themselves on the
    pages of the book. A simple thought gives way to self-expression
    and the opportunity for clarity. Words of a Journey: My
    Thoughts on Life and Living, serves as a journal that can be used
    every day. Often, we simply need to see our thoughts in print
    to make sense out of our struggle and to fully appreciate our

    --Judee Ausnow, author of Drama is Optional: A Guide for Teens

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    From the World Voices Series at Modern History Press

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