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I am excited that this book is now available in e-book and paperback. It is for all daughters who have a difficult relationship with their mothers, and who want to understand the nature of the entanglement and to step out of it. At the heart of such relationships is emotional trauma, which comes down the generations. I bring compassion to mothers and daughters recognising that we are caught up in the past, and hope for daughters that they can fully become themselves.
Early reviewers have said:
"Wise and Impactful"
"Reassuring and hopeful"
"Invites you into a conversation about a difficult topic"
"gentle, compassionate and non-judgemental"
Look out for other reviews in the coming months.
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I am delighted to say the my book Coaching and Trauma: from surviving to thriving is providing a valuable resource to many. I often get feedback from readers who have found it useful to them as individuals and also to their practice. To buy a copy with 20% discount go to www.mheducation.co.uk and use the code SMITH20. It is also available form www.amazon.co.uk as a book and e-book, and other online distributors.
It is written specifically for coaches who want to become trauma aware in their work. There is no need to fear trauma, nor to cross the boundary into therapy. Working with trauma awareness enhances coaching practice with positive outcomes.
Readers say it is clearly written and very accessible even if new to this topic. Organisational consultants have also said they have found it essential reading. It is practical and well-grounded in theory. I hope you find it helpful. Do let me know.
"This book bust the myth that trauma has nothing to do with coaching, while underlying clearly how coaches can maintain appropriate boundaries. A real gift to the profession and absolutely essential reading for any coaching supervisor"
"This is a book that coaching has been missing. It is a valuable resource for any coach, supervisor or training provider interested in the development of a more mature coaching profession."
"I've found this a fantastic resource"
Published 2005 by McGrawHill Open University Press. It feels like a long time since I wrote this book, and I would, of course, write it differently now. However, I still meet people who tell me how valuable it is to them and that it is used in coach training. Very satisfying to know it is useful. I'm told by readers that it gives a very clear separation of therapy and coaching, which is helpful for those entering coaching and those moving from counselling into coaching.
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