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My Courage to Tell: Facing a Childhood Bully and Reclaiming My Inner Child Paperback – June 28, 2017
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My Courage to Tell makes the invisible visible. Reading Laura's account of healing and recovery is inspirational and is an outstanding contribution to the literature on psychological abuse in families. Her willingness to confront and share the scary and painful reality of her childhood and detail how various treatment interventions allowed her to work through distressing memories, emotions, and beliefs will pave the way for others who recognize themselves in Laura's story. This is a story about hope, resilience and strength for anyone experiencing psychological abuse.
--Dr. Anita Federici, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist
Many have endured childhood bullying but one must imagine living all day, everyday with a bully to have an idea of how destructive that could be. My Courage to Tell is a page-turner about how the author survived years of constant abuse, how she confronted her tormentor and how she was able to move on to live a happy, productive life... she introduced stories from her past that grabbed my attention and I therefore found myself glued to the pages.
--Dr. S.B. MacKenzie, B.Sc., MBA, PhD
I justfinished reading this book and thought it was excellent. One of thehallmarks to me of a good book is that you either don't want it to end,or have questions you desperately want to ask the author. This book left me with both feelings. I truly think reading this book will help others who have had a similar experience, parents and teachers to recognizewhen a child is struggling, and professionals to better understand whatsome of their patients are going through.
--Dr. Liam Marshall, PhD, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
Thanks @laura_corbeth ! We had a great time talking w/ you! Anyone who works with kids should read your book!!
--Dr. Berney Wilkinson, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist, The Mental Breakdown Podcast
Great book! Go ahead and read this one. Well worth the few hours it will take you to read it. Compelling writing. Very personal, but not sappy. Not maudlin.
--Dr. Richard Marshall, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, The Mental Breakdown Podcast
About the Author
Laura Corbeth is now in her mid fifties. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband of twenty-two years, her twenty-year old son and two rescued dogs. She is a successful entrepreneur, having owned, along with her husband, a graphic design and marketing business for over two decades. She is passionate about her business. She is also an avid animal lover. She volunteers with various dog rescue organizations – she wants to “save them all.” Laura decided to write and publish this book, to give hope to others who have suffered a similar fate. She wants to give hope to others that flow of abuse can be stopped and that healing can take place. This is her incredible true story of becoming a survivor.
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So much in the book resonated with me because I was tormented by more than one person. Thank you, Laura, for sharing your story because it has helped me see things differently. I highly recommend this book especially if you have dealt with a bully in your life or psychological abuse.
It's uncomfortable knowing someone went through such traumatic events but Ms. Corbeth's descriptive style takes the reader on this journey. She introduced stories from her past that grabbed my attention and I therefore found myself glued to the pages. One such story involved a poor Scottish aunt who died somewhat famous in NYC, a severe hoarder without a will. How did she get to America? How did she get her money? Why did she become a hoarder? What happened to her wealth? I wanted to know yet knew, in the context of this story, the answers would be unsettling.
"My Courage to Tell" will be of special interest to those whom have endured abuse/bullying and/or enjoy real-life stories of survival and healing.
Dr. S.B. MacKenzie, B.Sc., MBA, PhD