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WellWriting : For Health After Trauma and Abuse
Taliaferro, Ellen H., M.D.
Creekside Communications / Softcover / 2005-06-01 / 0976635208
Trauma (Self-Help) / Trauma
price: $29.95
160 pages
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Do you sometimes feel thankful that even though you have escaped the past trauma and abuse in your life, you find yourself strangely “stuck?”

Do you feel that you have more health problems than friends who’ve never been in a traumatic or abusive situation, the way you were? Maybe you feel that you just can’t get your life back together.

If you—or someone you support—is a domestic violence survivor who struggles with health and life challenges, Dr. T’s new book is for you .

“WellWriting” is a form of expressive writing or journaling that has been shown to improve health.

WellWriting for Health will show you five simple WellWriting Ways you can follow to transform your life from being stuck as a survivor to thriving as a victor.

Order your copy of Dr. T’s new book now—and start writing for your health and well being.
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"This is a very compelling book. I like the voice and the examples from Dr. Taliaferro's life in emergency medicine."

--Jennie Walsh
Parkland Hospital Foundation, Dallas

"This delightful book was a surprise: pithy and full of nuggets. The writing is crystal clear and the wisdom in the book is very gently communicated. This self-help book is needed and welcome. The book tells about other resources that the reader can use to learn even more about health after trauma and abuse."

--Perri O'Shaughnessy
New York Times best-selling author

About the Author:

Ellen H. Taliaferro, MD, FACEP, is the Medical Director of the Trauma Foundation in San Francisco, California. She is co-president and co-founder of Physicians for a Violence-free Society (PVS), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping physicians, other health care providers, and individuals play an active role in reducing violence in our society.

Dr Taliaferro is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and completed a Pew Fellowship in Health Policy at UCSF. She is recognized as one of the nation’s leading violence prevention experts and has educated thousands of physicians on violence prevention, through courses, lectures, and publications. She co-authored The Physicians Guide to Domestic Violence.

The James D. Mills Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine Award was presented to Dr. Taliaferro in 1995 in Washington, D.C. In September 1996, the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians presented Dr. Taliaferro with the AAWEP Violence Prevention Award for developing programs to reduce violence in America. In March of 1999, The Dallas Morning News, in celebration of Women’s History Month, published an article on The Texas 100. In this article, Dr. Taliaferro was included as one of 100 notable Texas women in recognition of her work as a physician and author working to break the cycle of domestic violence.

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