I have a surprise for you… actually, I have two!

Q & AIn the world of post-trauma recovery the usual healing approach focuses on establishing safety and control, plus protocols for coping with, managing, reducing and hopefully eliminating symptoms.

But there’s a big problem with this:

These approaches ignore where the deepest cut of trauma lies: at the core of who you are.

At the bottom of PTSD and the effects of trauma is a HUGE sensation of powerlessness. The only way to heal and then sustain your recovery gains is to anchor them in a part of you that feels strong, able, capable and brave.

I’ve been receiving a lot of email from survivors saying, “I want to change who I am, but I just don’t know how to begin.”

I know what that feels like because I once had that very thought too. Then I figured out how to make that change happen and the rest, as they say, is history: I went on to found an award-winning PTSD website; launched a radio show that hosts the top minds in the fields of trauma, PTSD and neuroscience; saw my PTSD recovery memoir honored with three award nominations’ and have been signed to two book deals with best-selling publishers who want me to write about what I did, how I did it and how I help others do the same thing now.

I’ve found a lot of happiness and success since I figured out how to construct my post-trauma identity and I want the same to happen for you, which is why I’m super-happy to share these two free opportunities:

Thursday, November 20, 2pm EST (it’s ok if you can’t make it at that time; the replay will be available for 72 hours), I’ll be hosting a complimentary (that’s $0-cost!) teleseminar, Your Life After Trauma: Stepping Onto the Road to Freedom. On this hour-long conference call we’ll cover:

• The role of identity and how it helps or hinders your success in life • How trauma affects your identity (and interferes with healing) • 3 first steps to creating a successful post-trauma identity

Plus, we’ll have time for a live Q&A so that you can ask questions about how trauma personally affects your identity and what you can do to resolve your inner conflicts, reduce triggers, change who you are and approach recovery with more calm, confidence and control.

I know you have a life going on so:

1 – even if you can’t make the live call feel free to post your question in the comments below

2 – HOLD ONTO THIS LINK: After 8pm EST Thursday night access the replay until Sunday night, November 23rd, 11:59pm PST at: YourLifeAfterTraumaBook.com/call

If you’re on the live call (or listen to the replay) you’ll also receive complimentary access to a one-time only gift:

The editing process cuts a lot of material from any manuscript and the same is true for my new book, Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity. I’ve taken some of the juiciest cuts of “Chapter One: How Trauma Has Changed You” and turned them into a short report just for you to be able to move directly from the teleseminar into taking practical steps forward. In this report you’ll learn:

  • how to recognize your post-trauma identity crisis
  • how to define your personal identity
  • how to work with beliefs (and the outcomes that add momentum to your recovery)
  • an exercise to start working with your identity immediately

I’ll share with you how to access the report toward the end of the call.

So, right now, mark your calendar for tomorrow, November 20, 2pm Eastern/1pm Central/12pm Mountain/11am Pacific and join me by following these instructions:

How to Connect to the Call

Dial into: (712) 775-7031

Meeting ID: 805-594-868#

**Note: If you are in Canada dial this number first, then follow the prompts to input the information listed above: 559-546-1400

You’ve been living as your survivor self for long enough. It’s time to get on the road to freedom in changing who you are, how you live and how you heal.

Talk to you tomorrow!


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