Finding peace in times of worldwide trauma is difficult, and finding peace in times of personal trauma such as a family death or tragedy can be overwhelming. Therapist Christy Monson professionally and compassionately describes how tragedy physically changes the brain and the body, and she provides powerful techniques to help heal those invisible wounds and cope with the turmoil of our day.
Chapters are interspersed with moving, first-hand accounts that span the range of human tragedy, including those from
- A 9/11 survivor
- Parents who had two children die of brain tumors
- A mother whose son lost a leg in a road side bomb in Afghanistan
- A young adult whose father committed suicide
- And a rape survivor.
Through detailed research, years of experience, and detailed interviews with survivors, Monson shows that there is hope for not just peace but also joy after tragedy.
About the Author
Christy Monson received a BS degree at Utah State University and an MS at University of Nevada at Las Vegas. She established a successful counseling practice in Las Vegas, Nevada, as a licensed marriage and family therapist, spending a great portion of her time working with young people and their families. She and her husband, Robert, have raised six children and have fourteen grandchildren. She has written a children's book series, Texting Through Time
, and has a picture book, Love, Hugs, and Hope: When Scary Things Happen
, released 2013. Her self-help book Becoming Free: A Woman's Guide to Internal Strength
was also released 2013. Her articles have been published on the web, Gospel Ideals, LDS Witness, Modern Molly Mormon, and American Night Writer's Association.