Narrative Healing: Awaken the Power of Your Story

Hachette Go. Jul. 2023. 368p. ISBN 9780306830396. $30. SELF-HELP
This first book from yoga teacher Weinert acknowledges that trauma is experienced differently by everyone, and those looking to heal will approach it differently. Through what she calls “narrative healing,” the author seeks to help readers listen to their bodies and address their feelings. Weinert incorporates mindfulness techniques and writing prompts to help readers tell their stories. She also provides tips on how to use the book, encouragement to readers to be kind to themselves throughout the process, and modifications to make readers more comfortable. This book is ideal for those healing from trauma who want to use writing as a tool. Weinert includes an extensive list of notes and suggestions for further reading that should appeal to a variety of readers—from poetry to mindfulness, everyone can find a book here to continue their healing journey. Weinert’s title is user-friendly and lends itself to being revisited repeatedly as needed.
VERDICT This book is a must-buy for libraries looking to enhance their mental health collections.
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