Memory and Abuse – With a caveat

April 28, 2022

Oh boy, this book is SO GOOD but has the potential for SO MUCH HARM if not used properly, which is why I had a caveat in the first place.

Please use caution in dealing with repressed memories of trauma!

The Self-Help Whisperer®

Charles L. Whitfield, MD is one of my favorite self-help authors. I’ve mentioned him before regarding his excellent bookHealing the Child Within. However, todaywe are talking about Memory and Abuse (Remembering and Healing the Effects of Trauma). And make no mistake, it’s also a fantastic resource!


I feel pretty strongly about something… and let’s see if you agree. It really came home to me after an experience with my last therapist, which I’ll get to shortly.

Okay, so… from the beginning…

If you are someone who remembers the traumatic event and know it’s keeping you from moving forward, this book is for you.

If you are someone who does NOT remember the trauma but you know *something* is lurking there and keeping you from moving forward …

… OR…

If you have no idea what’s under the surface and believe it’s a repressed memory…

My suggestion…

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