The Transformation: A Review

Today I'm excited because it marks the release
of The Transformation by James S. Gordon, M.D.

It's a game-changer about healing.

And it's a manitfesto about hope.

When I was invited into a sneak peek of
this dynamic newcomer, I jumped at the chance because,
as many of you know, I suffered a significant trauma
six years ago when I was hit head-on by a drunk driver.
I wanted to know more so that I could help others.
And guess what? It wasn't far into the book
before I realized that this research will also help me, too.
Then, I couldn't devour it quickly or thoroughly enough.

For example, I've had a lot of heartburn lately.
Did you know that heartburn can signal and,
more importantly even be caused by, stress?
So many nuggets of information as the pages turn.
Info on what the brain is doing,
info on what our bodies are doing,
info on how we can wholly heal from traumatic events.

From the Soft Belly mindfulness strategy
{trust me, you're going to want to read this book!}
to the nutrients that our bodies need to combat stress,
there's something in this masterpiece for every body.
And brain.
And heart.
And soul.
Hope, for example.
That's the heart piece. 
And the soul peace. 
I just love a book in which an early chapter
is focused solely on hope.
Hope for ourselves,
hope for others,
hope for our future.

It's about embracing mind-body medicine
so that we can be transformed 
and ultimately whole {again}.

There's even a chapter on Forgiveness.
And Laughter.
And Gratitude.

In case you missed it, I got to talk through my trauma
on yesterday's Rethink Learning podcast {here}.

So many lessons in every burden;
perhaps, as Barb Bray said, that's they're called

it'll be a powerful addition to your trauma-informed,
trauma-sensitive, and trauma-aware work
even as it helps you live life
with your whole and healthy best self.

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