Sharing your personal healing journey offers hope to others who are suffering. That’s your gift to the world!
— Janet Groom (Author & Book Coach)
Perhaps you are like me, you have read lots of books by people sharing their own story, their personal journey through a major life challenge. And importantly, how they found their way through the pain and suffering back to feeling alive again. Back to a place of finding joy in the little things in life.
These books have inspired me on my own trauma to triumph journey. They provided the much needed glimmer of hope. They provided a beacon of light to follow through until I was once again back on safe ground, able to breathe again and see the world from a new perspective.
The best of all, most of these books were written by people, normal people, just like you and me, who suffered and found their way through. They then used their learnings to grow and develop. They learned important life lessons that profoundly changed their lives. And, then, they went one step further – they made the huge decision to write a book about their experiences in an effort to share their story and pass on the baton of hope, while sharing the important lessons they discovered. These books are capable of making a powerful impact on the right person.
It takes courage to step up and write a book, sharing your innermost pain and suffering, and sharing your vulnerability. Some authors are even brave enough to unveil secrets. Secrets kept hidden away from the world for fear of judgement and criticism. These writers truly are valiant heroes.
The pain was so deep and raw, and I choose to become numb in order just to survive. I hide the truth away behind a wall, pretending to get on with my life. It was only when things hit rock bottom, that I finally got the help I needed. My healing journey began, and it took time to learn the skills to reach a point where I had accepted my fate and it no longer held my emotions to ransom. That was the pivotal point for me, I knew I could start to share my story with others, with the strong desire that it would go out into the world and offer that glimmer of hope to someone else who suffered as I did. It would let them know they are now alone, there is hope and guide them to start their own healing.
Writing the book was at times painful when, on occasions, some lingering deep-seated emotions broke through. Yet by doing so it was extremely cathartic. It allowed another layer of healing to take place at a much deeper level.
Writing my story was healing.
It was as if by writing down the words, I was setting myself free from my ‘old story’. The tight grip of pain lessened, and I could breathe again.
So many people I have spoken to who have been brave enough to share their hero’s journey, often claim to have experience the same results. And, there is nothing like receiving feedback from a reader, who has found the book an inspiration and helped them to make the changes they needed to find their path to heal.
Do you have a Trauma to Triumph story to tell? Are you ready to make a difference to someone’s life by writing and sharing your story?
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