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  • The Causes - The Experience - The Recovery: A Gentle Journey from Trauma to Ease
  • By: Brigid Walsh Byrne
  • Narrated by: Brigid Walsh Byrne
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
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Developmental Trauma

By: Brigid Walsh Byrne
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Summary

This audiobook may be for you if:

  • You experienced shocks while your mom was carrying you inside, you were hospitalized or had surgery when very young, or if you experienced a loss or bereavement at a tender age.
  • Maybe you were living in an environment that was apparently functioning, where anxiety was the familiar state of the parent, or where due to previous unresolved trauma, the caregiver could look after your physical needs, but could not emotionally connect.
  • You grew up in a household with visible dysfunction, substance abuse, violence, or severe mental illness.

Or maybe you don't recognize yourself above, but you know that you:

  • Are one of the “difficult clients” from the point of view of health practitioners—you keep coming back, but nothing ever works.
  • Are very earnest in your desire to grow and change, and in spite of your best efforts, are stuck in patterns that don't resolve with the usual approach.
  • Feel there must be something fundamentally wrong with you, and had this feeling compounded with each further failed endeavor at healing or growth.
  • Despair of anything ever changing for the better.

This audiobook describes, in a clear and accessible way, the mechanisms that are at play when someone has experienced trauma at a young age. It describes how early experiences shape the brain and the nervous system, and explains why some patterns and behaviors may resist change.

More than simply shining a light of understanding, it offers a pathway to resolution of those stubborn, unyielding traits. The pathway is gentle—recognizing that very young parts are at play within, regardless of actual age.

The author's own story is woven through the text. Having recently turned 60, and having known those difficulties for most of her own life, it is a story of hope and redemption.

©2021, 2022 Brigid Walsh Byrne (P)2022 Brigid Walsh Byrne

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Makes the topic of trauma accessible to all

I have purchased many books on the topic of trauma but this is the first one which explains the science of trauma in a way that is easy to understand. The book does not get bogged down in complexities or theories. It does not over complicate the topic. It gives just the right amount of scientific background to allow an understanding of the underlying physiological mechanisms that are at play.

It goes on to describe how people can identify symptoms and recognise the effects of developmental trauma in themselves. This is a very important piece and it is expertly described in this book.

The author bravely tells her own story of developmental trauma and how it has affected her life. This is a gift to others and I think many will find that they identify with some of her experiences and may find some relief in the shared experience.


This is a book I have returned to and reread and learned more on each reading.

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Validated my own childhood trauma experiences

Clearly organized overview on trauma, its lasting effects, and suggestions on healing. Endearing, personal experiences brought the subject to life. These validated my own childhood trauma from extended hospitalizations and inspires me to seek healing. Well narrated and easy to listen to, I highly recommend this book and hope to see future works by this author.

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