Why Aren't You Over This By Now?
How Trauma Messes You Up and What To Do About It
Trauma is insidious. Lingering for years, decades, unaddressed, and unresolved. In Why Aren’t You Over This By Now, Susan Bachmann and Dr. Kelly James help you understand how trauma may have affected your life, understand the process of trauma therapy with actual case examples, help you decide when to see professional help and introduce you to the different options for therapy. Visit whyarentyouoverthisbynow.org to learn more.
This Is Why You Are Not Over This By Now
The Future Starts Today!
I was a nine-year-old little girl who liked to play with Barbie dolls, ride bikes, play softball, and play with my fully white poodle. When the abuse started, I did not know anything about anything, much less about sex. After it started, I only knew I felt shame, guilty, alone, damaged, and responsible. I was told it was my fault, and I believed him. He stole my innocence, and it felt like he stole my life. My introduction to sex was hostile, horrible, and shameful. Not only did I feel like damaged property; I believed I have damaged property, so I kept silent.
This book is intended to help you understand how trauma may have affected you, understand the process of trauma therapy with actual case examples, help you decide when to seek professional help and to introduce you to the different options for therapy.