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What Trauma Recovery Does to Your Close Relationships

By Beth Fehlbaum, Matt E. Jaremko, and guest contributors Preface Beth Fehlbaum and Matt E. Jaremko, co-authors of the forthcoming book, Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr. Matt, address some of what happens to folks as they go through trauma recovery. In this installment, Matt and Beth discuss what can and does happen to the relationships …

How Does One Identify an Experience as a Trauma?

By Matt E. Jaremko and Beth Fehlbaum Our title might sound somewhat nonsensical. Of course, if you have experienced a trauma, you will know it. However, admitting that you have experienced trauma may not be as straightforward as you might think. Folks can tend to underplay the extent to which they deserve care and attention. …

Giving Thanks for the Opportunity to Share a Message of Hope and Resilience with Trauma Survivors

Something I’m thankful for: my writing partner and the book we wrote together. I’m sharing the cover with you. It’s the first time it’s been posted publicly. My co-author, Matt, and I really like this cover because of the light coming into the group therapy circle: providing the light of hope in the face of …

Being Tender yet Tough with Veterans

As any subgroup of Americans, military veterans cover a wide spectrum of personality types and pre-service adjustment history. While there is almost universal agreement that veterans should be honored for serving, across the board admiration without constructive criticism may be unwise. Not every hero acts heroically all the time. Sometimes folks with adjustment difficulties need …

Perseverence + Resilience + Patience = Hope for Recovery

I sometimes say that my middle name is “Perseverence.” It could also be said that Resilience runs through my veins, which is, in part, why writing a book with Matt E. Jaremko–Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr. Matt: Narratives of Hope and Resilience for Victims of PTSD–is so gratifying, because it will help SO MANY PEOPLE. …

About Beth Fehlbaum

Survivor. Author. Teacher. Advocate. Speaker.
Beth Fehlbaum, M.Ed., is a survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse, award-winning author, teacher, and a person lucky enough to have crossed paths with Dr. Jaremko as a patient, and continued to know him post-therapy. All of these came together to make crafting the very realistic characters in Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr. Matt an amazing experience.

Beth is the author of 4 novels: The Patience Trilogy (Courage, Hope, and Truth) and Big Fat Disaster. Hope in Patience is a 2011 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and Big Fat Disaster is on the 2015-2016 Spirit of Texas-High School Reading List. Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr. Matt is her first venture into creative non-fiction. She holds a Master’s degree in Education and has taught English for nearly 20 years. Beth is currently an English teacher in a rural district. When she looks out her classroom window, there are usually cows looking back at her.

When she’s not teaching, Beth can usually be found in her “sanctuary”: her family’s homestead in the woods of East Texas, where she loves her gardens and the towering pine trees planted as saplings when she was in therapy with Dr. Jaremko. High school sweethearts, Beth and her husband have been together for 37 years. They have 3 grown daughters.

Find Beth elsewhere online:
YA Fiction Author Website
Eating Disorder Recovery Website

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