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In the beginning I just had a small wish: At the end of my trauma and PTSD recovery I felt the overwhelming urge to give back. After struggling with posttraumatic stress disorder for over 25 years, I felt so grateful for my recovery and the fact that I made it through that I just wanted every trauma survivor to feel the way I do today: free from the past, joyful in the present, doing purposeful work that creates for myself a meaningful future. I wanted to prevent anyone else from suffering as long as I had. With the right information and personal connection I deeply believe that we all can access healing potential and move forward after trauma.
With the little wish to give back in some way I set out to create a community of survivors and healing professionals where ideas about trauma and recovery would be highlighted, discussed, explored and shared in ways that helped people feel better. In 2009 I launched www.healmyptsd.com, a site for PTSD information and support. The site, which includes a free healing workshop, hosts input from a vast number of healing professionals and a large representation of survivors’ own experiences that offer PTSD education to over 16,000 visitors/month.
Last year, in an effort to help even more people, I launched the radio show YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA. Extending my belief that we don’t heal in isolation we heal in community, each weekly episode focuses on the positive side of trauma recovery: how to get it done and make it through to the other side. Drawing together an on-air community that includes both survivors and healing professionals, the show has hosted some of the icons in the self-help and trauma recovery community, including Martha Beck, Peter A. Levine, Babette Rothschild, Francine Shapiro, Alex Pattakos, Arthur Ciaramicoli, Rachel Yehuda and Belleruth Naparstek.
Now, in celebration of the launch of my trauma recovery memoir, Before the World Intruded: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future, I’m launching a new campaign to give back even more: PROJECT GIVE BACK includes self-help, healing professionals and survivors from around the world donating thousands of dollars in free gifts to inspire and support trauma survivors in their quest for recovery. I’m touched, humbled and delighted by the self-help, motivation and trauma communities’ response to collaborate with me in so many meaningful ways of giving back to those on the journey of healing from the past.