The Healing Power of Memoir Writing Through Trauma and Adversity

People who have been through a lot like trauma, accidents, and heartbreaks but eventually find peace in their lives mostly write their memoirs to let others know not to lose hope. The journey of trauma to healing is very special. When an individual is interested in reading memoirs that explain the journey of trauma to healing, a long list of books will appear on the screen, but choosing the right one is hard.

So, to make your work easy and save time searching, we have compiled a list of memoir books based on trauma and healing.

Memoir Books

My Fathers: Letters of Healing on a Quest for the Truth by Len Prazych

In the book My Fathers Letter of Healing on a Quest for the Truth, the author tries to open the quest for truth in the corrupt world. The book will tell the story of a little boy trying his best to understand his father. If you read the story further, you will get to know more people, including in this book and Len Prazych’s life.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma Book by Bessel van der Kolk

The Body Keeps the Score is a research book by Dr. Van der Kolk’s. The memoir book tells the life story of the author, who has seen the trauma of many people. He also describes that trauma is a fact of life. He has seen many Veterans and their families who have dealt with the painful aftermath of a comeback and even saw one in five Americans who have been molested. The book also mentions the new research of the doctor that includes how a body reshapes itself after going through a trauma. According to the other researchers in the book, the relationship has a very strong power that can do both to a person, Hurt or Heal.

Emotional Memoir Book

What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma Book by Stephanie Foo

The emotional memoir book What My Bones Know not only tells the author’s life story but also teaches a lesson that what you see is not always the whole truth. Sometimes, it is hiding behind the doors. Being a winning radio producer, having a loving boyfriend, and having her dream job, it seems Stephanie has the best life. But only she knew that she was sobbing at her desk and had panic attacks every morning and soon got diagnosed with complex PTSD. 

The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity Book by Nadine Burke Harris

The Deepest Well tells the story of a young boy who was dealing with trauma. He went to Dr. Nadine Burke Harris’s Clinic. According to the doctor, the boy looks perfectly healthy for a preschooler, but he is seven and has never grown even a single centimeter since a traumatic event happened to him when he was just four.

Memoir Writing

Writing a memoir can sometimes be disturbing and shocking for the readers after reading the real-life stories. At the same time, it is emotional and heartbreaking for the author when he is writing the memoir after recalling his memories. Most people think memoirs and autobiographies are the same, but they are not. The autobiography carries the author’s life, while a memoir includes special events, memories and more.

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