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  • Igniting Hope and Joy After Trauma and Depression
  • By: Dr. Graham Music
  • Narrated by: Graham Music
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
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Summary

How can we respark joy and hope after despondency, numbness, or trauma? Acclaimed psychotherapist and trauma expert Graham Music, in his sixth book, distills decades of experience to deliver a road map for reigniting zest and passion in troubled adults and children.

In these testing times, many feel unmotivated and have lost their mojo. Some are listless, retreating inward after trauma or loneliness, some become addicted to screens or meaningless activities, and many have lost passion in the face of life's challenges.

Through fascinating tales from the consulting room and daily life, this book provides a groundbreaking model to regenerate hope. Music weaves together cutting-edge science, profound personal stories, therapeutic wisdom, and deep humanity. He outlines exactly how to understand and heal from a wide range of emotionally blunted states such as dissociation, depression, or helplessness.

Whether you are a therapist, a professional, a parent, or anyone looking to find personal inspiration, this book offers a captivating and hope-filled journey, showing how people can rediscover the vitality and desire to live richer lives.

©2022 Dr. Graham Music (P)2022 Dr. Graham Music

Critic reviews

“This book is absolutely brilliant, beautifully written with a fantastic central metaphor about sparking and those who have lost or lack spark.” (Dr. Karen Treisman, MBE, TedX speaker, trauma expert and author of over 20 books)

“This is an important subject, and Graham Music writes about it with style, combining wonderful clinical stories with new science and compelling autobiographical touches while demonstrating a self-awareness and ability to learn from mistakes that is rare in psychotherapy writing.” (Sue Gerhardt, psychotherapist, author of best-selling books Why Love Matters and The Selfish Society)

“This fascinating book by one of the world’s leading exponents of the use of attachment theory in therapy explores why children and adults ‘lose their spark’ and how to help them rekindle it. This very accessible book of personal reflections and years of hard-gained therapeutic wisdom will be invaluable to anyone working with these issues.” (Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, founder of compassion-focused therapy, author of 20 books)

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A really interesting and inspiring listen

Graham made some complex ideas around trauma easy to understand. I especially liked his descriptions of his own experiences and those of his patients. It’s easy to feel stuck when someone loses their spark, but this book inspires hope that with care and thoughtfulness anyone can be re-sparked and find their energy.

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Brilliant and inspiring

This is a brilliant and inspiring book skilfully written for both professional and psychologically minded readers. Bringing to life what it is to be a “nervous system whisperer” and to know why, when and what is needed, in ourselves and others, for re sparking to occur. A vivid account of what it is to live with a “strong back, open front and wild heart”. Really good too, to hear Graham narrate this himself.