It is a positive, solution oriented
book that takes a multi-dimensional approach which empowers people to heal
You can make it work or
you can make it worse!
We cannot direct the wind,
but we can adjust the sails.
"Ouch! gives you permission to feel and to be honest
about your pain. It allows one to say that 'I'm not the only one...I'm O.K.'
Ouch! helps one to accept what happened to them and to choose to process the
pain and continue down the road of life."
Pearl Jett, BSW (Bachelors in Social Work)
"Brilliant work by a strong individual that can open the mind and
encourage one's soul. It is an inspirational piece that can lift one's head
to the heavens above."
Jessica Wilson - High School Senior
"Ouch! is a wonderful book. It will serve as a friendly
anyone who has experienced grief and pain."
William G. Crook, M.D. - Author of many best sellers including "The Yeast
Proceeds will go to Battered Women's Shelters.
Since experiencing tragedy and healing, I found myself encouraging,
counseling, and helping people process their pain. It became apparent that
I was given a unique insight to tragedy and healing. So after strong
encouragement from many people, I finally put all my counseling and
experience in writing. I have given my manuscript to over a hundred people
who have experienced incredible tragedies. Each of them has told me that
this book has helped them more than any published book. The name of the
book is Ouch! and the subtitle is "Life can hurt, but healing is your
choice." The strong points of this book are as follows:
- It is very short and to the point. Most people in pain can hardly
read one page, let alone 500 pages. Therefore it is written in outline
form with lots of white space. So when someone opens the book, they can
see that it is "reader friendly". It is only a hundred pages long and
takes approximately forty-five minutes to read.
- Most importantly the book focuses on the solutions rather that the
problems. Personally, I got very frustrated while reading other books.
The majority talked about "Billy and Suzie's problem" for the better
portion of the book. Finally near the end of the book some solutions
were mentioned. On page one of my book you will find a solution.
Moreover, it is probably one of the most important ones at that.
- I believe that each person should have ownership to their lives,
pain and healing. Therefore, I have provided some space after every
chapter so that each person can have a sense of their own identity
throughout the book. Immediately each individual can make their own
observations, draw conclusions, and start tailor making their own
solutions. In other words, starting their healing process, while reading
- Ouch! does not require reading it from cover to cover in order to
benefit from it. One can skip around and focus on what is pertinent in
their life at that particular time. However, I do recommend that it be
read cover to cover at some point in time.
- The book is divided by sections and has instructions on how to use
Part 1- Surviving a Crisis
Part 2- Multidimensional Healing
Part 3- Moving Forward
Part 4- Abuse and Abandonment
This is very important for people who are experiencing intense pain. For
the most part they need to be held by the hand and led through it. Most
people find it hard to finish even the simplest of tasks. So the
pressure is taken off them when they realize that they only need to read
part 1, which is a total of thirteen pages. Moreover, part 1 has the
most white space. This way the reader will succeed in reading it and
find the strength to finish the rest of the book.
- The book is written in a very relaxed style so as to reach people of
all ages and backgrounds.
- Multidimensional Approach - Many people tend to focus on certain
dimensions of their life, therefore ignoring some very important
aspects. Ouch! takes a multidimensional approach to healing. It places
equal emphasis on all of the dimensions: Social, emotional, physical,
spiritual, occupational, and intellectual. Balance is the key to life,
and the healing process also.
- Finally, this book is written by a compassionate Christian woman.
Ouch! offers a refreshing difference from most other books written by
Christian authors. It is uplifting to read for people from all walks of
life. Moreover it is non-preaching, all-inclusive, accepting, and
non-judgmental. It teaches people to be honest with themselves, others,
and God about how they are feeling, instead hiding behind their
spiritual mask. Therefore the title of the book. Ouch!