Five Survivors, a Hundred Lives book offers the reader the possibility of identification and hope for a better future. At the same time, hopefully it will give an increasing number of new people the courage to tell their stories and move from shame to living life to the fullest.
trauma can be healed.
Five Survivors, A Hundred Lives will be published at Berne Switzerland at the international ESTD Trauma Conference November 2017!
219 pages, five stories, pictures and paintings. All written and made by the survivors. Available in Amazon world wide. Book is also available in digital eBook formats at Amazon and iBookstore.
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What is dissociation?
Etymologically, the word “trauma” means “damage” or “wound”. Even professionals often mix things up, and “trauma” is quite commonly used to refer to an experience or event in a person’s life. However, “trauma” should be used to refer specifically to the emotional damage an event has caused in a person. This becomes much simpler if, in looking for a definition, we return to Pierre Janet’s ideas.”Emotional trauma” refers to psychophysical damage manifested as a splitting of the personality.”
meet the authors
All of the five writers are trauma survivors who all share the experience of living with dissociative disorder.
psychiatrist, therapist, author, trauma survivor
a mother, designer, documentarist, author, trauma survivor
language teacher, author, trauma survivor
a mother, entrepreneur, graphic designer, artist, trauma survivor
English translation from Finnish by KAIJA ANTTONEN
Proofreading by MICHAEL HURD
Watch the video
This video was first presented in ESTD – Trauma and Dissociation conference in Bern, Switzerland, in 11.11.2017 as a part of our presentation and Five Survivors, a Hundred Lives – book publishing event.
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