Trouble Childhood, Triumphant Life
Healing from the Battle Scars of Youth
by James P. Krehbiel, Ed.S., LPC, CCBT
Why do some individuals transcend the turbulence of troubled childhoods as they transition to adulthood, whereas others remain mired in a system of beliefs and behaviors that are self-defeating and replicate the past?
Author James P. Krehbiel, Ed.S., LPC, CCBT, explores, explains and answers this pivotal question in Troubled Childhood, Triumphant Life. While many people enjoyed a happy, robust childhood filled with love and support, for others childhood is riddled with painful recollections of hurt, neglect and shame. Repressed feelings centering around a traumatic upbringing are habitually veiled beneath a cloak of what Krehbiel calls the “magical illusions” that children cling to as they grow up and still seek to gain the approval and validation of their absent and/or abusive parents.
Skillfully, Krehbiel lays out a clear guide and new path showing how to leave behind the illusions of childhood for those who have struggled from the aftermath of traumatic upbringings and are searching for positive ways to adapt to adulthood. He shares successful strategies, gleaned from fifteen years of working with children and adults, for reframing unhappy childhood histories and bringing closure in the present. Adults will find hope and healing as they strengthen their resolve to make life-altering decisions, leaving the past behind them and opening the door to happy, fulfilling futures.
- Shows how adults can recognize, deal with and recover from traumatic childhoods
- 10 city talk radio tour
- Author Web site promotion
- Targeted mailing to print, television and radio media
- Advertising in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, BookPage, Baker & Taylor (Forecast and Book Alert) and Ingram
- Co-op available
James P. Krehbiel, Ed.S., LPC, CCBT, is a nationally certified behavioral therapist who specializes in treating adults and children experiencing anxiety, depressive and autistic spectrum disorder and has taught Master’s level counselor education courses through Chapman University. Currently, he is also the Shrink Rap columnist for New York-based lifestyle/arts and entertainment web magazine The Improper (www.theimproper.com). Krehbiel lives and has a practice in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A New Horizon Press 2010 Release
Nonfiction, 5 ½ x 8 ¼, 224 pages
LC #2009927822, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-318-8 (pb), $14.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-389-8 (eBook), $14.95