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A hopeful and approachable book written by the creator of @HealingFromPTSD, the largest trauma healing community on Instagram, in which each chapter is inspired by the top-performing posts from the page.
In each chapter of You're Going to Be Okay, author Madeline Popelka shares an insight that she gained along her healing journey that shifted her perspective, brought her comfort, reduced her shame, or helped her feel less alone. She weaves in her own personal stories throughout the book, providing readers with the encouragement to keep going so survivors can feel whole again after trauma has turned their world upside down.
Readers will find help to release their shame and self-blame as Madeline shows that their experiences are valid, that they aren't "crazy," and that their trauma wasn't their fault--that it's never the victim's fault. They will learn why an experience that doesn't seem "that bad" can still have a profound effect, and that no matter how "small" their trauma may seem they deserve to heal.
Many survivors feel like they've lost themselves to trauma, and it can seem impossible to find the upside of an experience that's so devastating. You're Going to Be Okay offers ways to heal that can help them find themselves, and even become improved versions of themselves. This empowering book encourages survivors to share their stories to help others feel less alone, once they're ready and able to, and reminds them that healing is a lifelong journey, and while it can be messy and uncomfortable, there are gifts to be found along the way.
About the Author
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Madeline Popelka grew up in a household where mental health was never discussed. Suffering alone, when she started to experience PTSD symptoms in her late twenties, she realized she didn’t know the first step in getting help. As Madeline began her healing journey, she felt an urge to create a space for other trauma survivors on Instagram, @HealingFromPTSD, which is now the largest trauma healing community on Instagram. There she shares her hard-earned lessons on healing, inspiring hundreds of thousands of survivors along their own healing journeys. To learn more about Madeline and her work, visit her website at: madelinepopelka.com and her Instagram: @HealingFromPTSD.
Madeline’s work speaks volumes about the healing journey. Her ideas, inspiration, and knowledge really support those who are trying to accept and move on from a difficult past. - Vex King, author of The Sunday Times #1 bestseller Good Vibes, Good Life
In this approachable, user-friendly book, Madeline shares her own journey and tips for healing, including reminders that trauma impacts not just the brain, but also the body. Everyone living with trauma will benefit from her insights. - Rachel Zoffness MS PhD, Pain Psychologist, Visiting Professor at Stanford, Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF, and author of The Pain Management Workbook.