Metamorphosis: from the darkness of abuse to the light of empowerment is my own life story, but it is also the story of so many of us, who are searching for meaning, connection, fulfillment ... and a place in this life, that we can call home.
The book has been in the planning stages for several years now. It has taken me that amount of time to get clear on exactly what I want to say, and how I want to say it. My personal story, which was published in the first edition of Sharing: our stories, our selves, our success, is part of it. But I have realized, over those years, that the emotional abuse I suffered was a symptom of the underlying problem, not the cause.
And so ... I want to take it further, and try to create a light out of the darkness for so many people who are struggling as a result of low self-esteem and/or emotional abuse ... the nuances of which can be so subtle, but the effects of which are so powerful.
The book itself is scheduled to be published in June 2020, in recognition of World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day (June 1) and National PTSD Awareness Day (June 27).
Because this will be an interactive project, I will be providing a questionnaire for those who are struggling with low self-esteem or have experienced or are experiencing emotional abuse. I am also looking for contributions (“snippets of memories”) on various sub-topics. Contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a private message on Facebook for more information.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I am very well aware of the need for anonymity in many cases of abuse. Those who choose to contact me online can be assured that their personal information will be held in strictest confidence. No names will be provided in the book. Those who are uncomfortable contacting me online, or for whom it is unsafe, can contact me by mail at:
One Thousand Trees 3-304 Stone Road West Suite 338 Guelph, ON N1G 4W4
You Are Not Alone: stories of hope, by Lisa Browning