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Flashbacks in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Surviving the Flood: A Healing and Inspiring Memoir Paperback – July 6, 2012
About the Author
Leslie lives in Wisconsin with her supportive family. She is currently in graduate school to become a community therapist so she can help fellow survivors of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Leslie was honored to tell her story in a short documentary called "The Silence" which was in several film festivals around the world during 2015-2017. The film won 45 awards. Go to link below to see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4142340/awards?ref_=tt_awd Leslie is one of three stories that was portrayed in this documentary. Several aspects of her book was reenacted by two girl actresses. This project was to help with Child Abuse Awareness. This film is now used in several Universities to help educate social workers, counselors, etc. "Together we can break the silence! There will be no place for perpetrators to hide!"
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Leslie says that no matter what we have gone through, there is always someone out there who went through something worse. Still, I can't imagine many, other than perhaps Mr. Pelzer, going through something worse than what Leslie's childhood was like. I see what Leslie went through and see how I really didn't have it so bad, but at the same time I wonder what hidden issues I might still be hanging onto, but I ignore as I go through life.
I was concerned about my reactions as I read about Leslie's memories, because I have seen where people have cried, but instead I felt anger. It wasn't until chapter 20 when tears started forming. When Leslie spoke about how God was there with her during her healing.
I am going to share this book with my own counselor. Even though what I went through was mild in comparison, I wonder if perhaps the minor problems I have still need to be dealt with. Thank you Leslie, this book was wonderful to read, though I ache that you had to go through a childhood like this. Bless you.
The story was heartwarming, however, because she was courageous enough to seek help and I am so happy for her that her recovery process has brought her to a much better place in life. I was amazed at the story of the therapy process. This was also heart wrenching to read about the pain and suffering it took to bring these buried traumas to the surface. I commend her strength and admire the conviction she now has for reaching out to others and encouraging them to seek help.
A very touching story!