by Vikki Hankins|
At least 13 people died after a van plowed into a crowd in Barcelona at a popular tourist area creating trauma for survivors and family and friends of the deceased. Unfortunately, based on the uncompassionate nature of the world these days, there will likely be more acts of hate crimes like these, which will lead to even more trauma.
According to Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute an estimated 70 percent of adults in the United States alone have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives. Up to 20 percent of these people go on to develop posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
With a series of books, author Vikki M. Hankins, who has overcome PTSD herself, aims to help people suffering from trauma to recover from their life changing traumatic experiences.
Trauma (available on Kindle, in hardcover or paperback), the first in the 3-part book series –teaches readers:
*How truamatic events alter conduct/actions.
*Inspiration to help reverse the conduct and overcome emotional damage.
*First hand, real life tips for maintaining a healthy mental and emotional lifestyle.
The second book in the 3-book series – Open Eyes Closed: Traumatized, Blind and Cannot See (available in hardcover or paperback), focuses on how trauma disrupts the body’s natural equilibrium and how people react to it.
In order to heal from psychological and emotional trauma, the lingering unpleasant feelings and memories will have to be resolved.
The final book in the series Release, Healing and Finding Purpose (available on Kindle, in Hardcover or Paperback), focuses on the most difficult aspect of the traumatic process – healing.
In the book, Hankins detailed her experience on the road to recovery:
“I had to release a great deal of painful emotions, reflect on my past, and ponder questions about my future. It was the most difficult thing I had ever done in my life, releasing unaddressed emotions, due to my traumatic experiences, helped me to see clearer, it ultimately gave me new perspective on my life.”
To read more of her experience and how to overcome PTSD, you can purchase each book in the series on Amazon.com or in select Barnes and Noble stores.