‘Speak From Your Heart And Be Heard’ contains fictionalized inspiring stories, based on real life and professional experience.

WILMINGTON, NC, January 18, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — Traumatic events, unlike what many of us are led to believe, can take many forms, extending beyond those that are violent or life-threatening. Trauma can be experienced as a result of social interactions, cultural influences, events in childhood and a host of other origins. Every form of trauma is unique to the individual. Dr. Kixx Goldman, author of “Speak From Your Heart And Be Heard,” addressed this issue in a article posted on her website. In that article she said, in part:

“We study Trauma to explore and understand how it affects our biology, perceptions of our world and our psychological and emotional functioning in that world.

Trauma encompasses distressing or disturbing experiences which can leave us frightened and anxious. These experiences are part of life!

They test our resilience.

When I wrote my book Speak from your Heart and Be Heard: Stories of Courage and Healing, I didn’t set out to write about trauma and healing. But when I finished and looked back at my stories, I discovered I’d written about my own life experiences as well as fictionalized traumatic events in the lives of my clients.

Readers agree. Their feedback and reviews affirm that the stories are about healing trauma!

These days, people use the words ‘trauma’ and ‘traumatic’ a lot—in relation to all kinds of experiences. Let’s look at a relevant definition?

Let’s define what we mean by a traumatic event: “I believe Trauma comes in many forms, not always of a violent or life-threatening nature.

Failing an exam, being criticized by a parent or partner, even forgetting our lines in a play—can be traumatic for us. I call these ‘Everyday Traumas.’

Something like 9-11 or the Vietnam War would be considered a ‘Horrendous Trauma.’

Trauma expert Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk talks a lot about the suffering and traumatic effects of both 9-11 and Vietnam. He’s worked with many people affected by those events and describes trauma as “something horrendous, that makes you stare with horror–” you can’t possibly imagine what you would do and you think your life is over…”

The doctor tells a story about a five-year-old boy—wise and compassionate beyond his years. The boy lived near the towers in New York and witnessed the 9-11 fires and people screaming and jumping out of windows. The heartwarming part of the story is that the boy drew a large, round object underneath the people jumping. When asked what it was, he said, “it’s a trampoline to catch them, so they won’t die.”

In his groundbreaking book, Dr. Van der Kolk notes that Trauma is an experience or event that produces actual physiological changes, including a recalibration of the brain’s alarm system, an increase in stress hormone activity and an alteration in the system that filters relevant from irrelevant information.

Trauma can indeed create various changes in the brain. People respond to and process trauma in very different ways.”


Have you ever wondered:

Why some people are able to overcome their grief over traumatic events and cope successfully to become happy and fulfilled while others remain hopeless and stuck?

The full text of the article is available at https://www.drkixxgoldman.com/uncategorized/unique-approaches-and-individual-differences-in-healing-trauma/.

‘Speak From Your Heart And Be Heard: Stories Of Courage And Healing’ has received rave reviews from readers and reviewers. Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Psychology, York University said, ” In each story, the characters’ resilience is illustrated by how they transform difficult life stories into constructive final narratives. They find the courage to triumph over challenges to heal and they grow. The message of the book: speaking one’s truth makes for desired change and healing.”

In her review, Liz Moulden said, “The short stories from Speak From Your Heart And Be Heard have given me a second chance and a voice, the voice I never had. What’s exciting about this book is each main character in these short stories experienced some kind of abuse/ trauma but each finds their inner voice. With help, they’re able to heal. Anyone who has ever experienced abuse or trauma as I have will be able to see snapshots of themselves in these stories.”

In addition, Dr. Goldman offers a treasure trove of related information on her blog. Her articles span topics from diversity to human relations, psychology, single parenting, immigration and children, marriage and family and much more. The blog can be found at her website.

Dr. Kixx Goldman is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at [email protected]. ‘Speak From Your Heart And Be Heard’ is available at Amazon and other book retailers. More information is available on her website at https://www.drkixxgoldman.com.

About Dr. Kixx Goldman:

Dr. Kixx Goldman is an author, a psychologist, and a coach. Kixx grew up in post-war Seattle. Before following the call of the desert and moving to Arizona, Kixx married a Canadian, lived in Vancouver, and raised three children. During those years, she acted in the local theater. She played the vindictive Abigail in Arthur Miller’s Crucible. It was her most memorable role and a catalyst in her life.

Kixx earned graduate degrees in education and counseling psychology. In her private practice, she helped couples untangle fight cycles and recreate emotional intimacy. She also worked with individuals and families, and taught workshops on personal empowerment and conflict resolution. As a consultant in public schools, she helped students overcome learning problems and develop social skills.

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