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What happened to you? : conversations on trauma, resilience, and healing  Cover Image Book Book

What happened to you? : conversations on trauma, resilience, and healing / Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph. D., Oprah Winfrey.

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  • ISBN: 1250223180
  • ISBN: 9781250223180
  • ISBN: 9781250223180
  • ISBN: 1250223180
  • Physical Description: 301 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"An Oprah Book."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-301).
Formatted Contents Note:
Making sense of the world -- Seeking balance -- How we were loved -- The spectrum of trauma -- Connecting the dots -- From coping to healing -- Post-traumatic wisdom -- Our brains, our biases, our systems -- Relational hunger in the modern world -- What we need now.
Summary, etc.:
Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain development and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry discuss the impact of trauma and adversity and how healing must begin with a shift to asking "What happened to you?" rather than "What's wrong with you?". Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry explore how what happens to us in early childhood influences the people we become. They challenge us to shift from focusing on "What's wrong with you?" or "Why are you behaving that way?" to asking "What happened to you?". Many of us experience adversity that has a lasting impact on our physical and emotional health. What happens to us in childhood is a powerful predictor of our risk for health problems down the road and offers scientific insights into the patterns of behaviors so many struggle to understand. Here, Winfrey shares stories from her own harrowing past and her understanding of the vulnerability that comes from facing trauma at a young age. Joining forces with Dr. Perry, one of the world's leading experts on childhood trauma, Winfrey marries the power of storytelling with science and clinical experience to better understand and overcome the effects of trauma. The two focus not only a new understanding of people's behavior but also on trauma's effects on our own lives. It's a subtle but profound shift in our approach to trauma that allows each of us to understand our past so that we may clear a path to our future - opening the door to resilience and healing in a proven, powerful way. -- From dust jacket.
Subject: Psychic trauma.
Life change events > Psychological aspects.
Resilience (Personality trait)
Mental healing.
Perry, Bruce Duncan, 1955-
Winfrey, Oprah > Childhood and youth.
Adult child abuse victims.
Traumatic neuroses.
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General.
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / Child & Adolescent.
Winfrey, Oprah.
Perry, Bruce Duncan, 1955-
Traumatic neuroses.
Adult child abuse victims.
Life change events > Psychological aspects.
Mental healing.
Psychic trauma.
Resilience (Personality trait)
Stress Disorders, Traumatic > therapy.
Stress Disorders, Traumatic > psychology.
Stress, Psychological.
Genre: Self-help publications.
Self-help publications.

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