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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781801293020

Price: £16.99

ON SALE: 9th May 2024

Genre: Health & Personal Development

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“In her new book Why It’s OK to Talk About Trauma, she forges a new path for all survivors of trauma, as well as breathing much-needed humour into a stigmatised condition.” – Lucy Morgan, Glamour, May 2024


More than half of us will have experienced some kind of trauma in our lives – many of us multiple times over. But most of us ignore or avoid our traumatic experiences, and struggle alone in the emotional pain that remains.

In Why It’s OK to Talk About Trauma, award-winning journalist and campaigner Charlie Webster explores what trauma is, how trauma impacts us mentally, emotionally and physically, and why our past experiences influence our day-to-day behaviours. She draws on her own story, research and insight, backed by the clinical psychologist that treated her.

‘I wrote this book following my journey through trauma recovery. I’ve included everything I’ve learnt in the hope that it will also help you. I want to show you that it is okay to talk about trauma, but I know it’s not easy.

Sometimes it’s hard to admit that what has happened to us affects us so deeply. But by the time you turn the final page, my intention is that you will feel different; what has happened will not have disappeared but it will feel more manageable and you will be equipped to deal with trauma and life moving forward.

Whatever has happened to you, we can face it together in this book. I am with you on this journey.’