Writing a book is really hard. That's why I'm extremely excited to say that educator, writer, and somatic therapist David Treleaven has written an empowering book about trauma and mindfulness, Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing, and it comes out today on W. W. Norton & Company. David's book hits home for anyone interested in the connection between trauma and meditation, or other mindfulness practices.
I'm not the only one helping to champion the book. David received some awesome book blurbs from powerhouse writers, including Rick Hanson, PhD., author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, and Babette Rothschild, MSW, who wrote The Body Remembers. W. W. Norton is one of the best publishers in America. It was the #1 new book release in psychology on Amazon earlier this year.
My work with David focused on streamlining the writing process. David is a true expert, and he already had all of the content under control. Working on deadline, I helped him put it together into six initial chapters, which he then perfected with his publisher.
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I'm really impressed with David's work. I enjoyed learning from him as well as getting to know him personally over many long phone calls. He's a great guy, and he's dedicated his life to helping other people overcome intimate challenges. If only we could all lend such a meaningful helping hand to life's invisible struggles.
Pick up a copy of Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness here (David says 60% of all proceeds will go to "three different social justice organizations challenging systemic conditions that create and perpetuate trauma").
David did a recent podcast with Shrink Rap radio that's worth checking, as well.
- David Treleaven [Official Website]