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It's Not Your Fault: How Healing Relationships Change Your Brain and Can Help You Overcome a Painful Past Paperback – May 15, 2004
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Self-help books talk about how you need to "think positive" to heal from a traumatic past; this book shows you how instead you need to restructure the way you "feel" to overcome trauma and that, by so doing, your thought processes will improve as well.
This book is also unique in its affirmation of God's role in the healing process with solid scientific proof to back up this assertion, falling nicely in step with the Bah?'? Faith's core principle of perfect and absolute harmony between science and religion.
Romano McGraw is not only well spoken and humorous but also has a talent for presenting complex subjects in ways almost anyone can understand.
If you or anyone you know has ever been traumatized, this book will help you understand that person and their behavior from a fresh new perspective that's backed up by solid science. Even if you haven't been traumatized and don't know anyone who has been, at the very least this milestone in the history of psychology will move you. Or, if you're like me, it may well change your very perception of human existence.
This book would be helpful for therapist's needing to understand more fully the transformative nature that therapy can provide. Also I think young mothers could also benefit by understanding the choices that mothers make and the consequences in raising their children.
It's Not Your Fault was the fourth book that I was given, and the one that I was LEAST excited about by the title. I mean, we all inherently know that it's not a child's fault when something like this happens. But with my adult brain, I realized that I was hindsight quarterbacking the child that I was.... saying that I should have KNOWN better and I should've been able to help myself more. This book explained to me why I feel that way -- why MOST adults will blame the victim for their siutation, especially the more severe the suffering is. We, as human beings, do not and cannot accept that the world is not a fair and just place. It causes our own existence to be turned upside down. Therefore, a victim MUST be doing something to cause his/her problems. It was something that I realized that even I (as a former victim) was capable of!Read more ›
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I really enjoyed reading this book. It has helped me to understand the nature of my woundings in my own life and how I can participate actively to heal them. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Robin
Everyone should read this book. This has helped me understand a little of why I behave the way I do.Published 14 months ago by Michael Boswell
Maybe there is hope? This is a whole new way of looking at relieving the pain of emotional trauma.
Understanding that I most certainly missed out on much of infant... Read more
The most scientifically accurate work on victims of pathological caretakers. McGraw uses the work of renowned neurobiologist Alan Schore to prove that those who have survived... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book was amazing ! It helped me to look back in thought and to understand my self better .Or at lease it helped me to try to understand my behavior at times upon reflection to... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Marijana Dinic
The author shares her years of professional experience in a delightful fashion. The real life case she presents is the worst case scenario, with almost impossible solution. Read morePublished on October 6, 2013 by Zia Hashemi, MD
I read this a while ago and still remember it as an important step in releasing shame about where I was, and also in helping me prioritize things that were going to help me become... Read morePublished on July 15, 2013 by swish
useful resource for many degrees of trauma survivors. i would recommend to anyone good information for anyone, to assist a friend or yourself or simply understand psychology of... Read morePublished on July 11, 2013 by A. Malo