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When holidays like Mother’s Day hurt, and hope that they won’t always do that

I used to have to “write out” Mother’s Day in the form of a post– like– a long blog post or a poem or some kind of reflection. And I didn’t do it this year…unless you count this one, but the purpose of this is a lot different than those sorts of gutteral “I’ve gotta …

Guest Post: When Mom Took Off the Mask

Beth here: with my daughter’s permission, I’m sharing a piece she wrote in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. She reflected on what it was like when I “took off the mask” I wore as a result of being sexually abused as a child and expected to maintain a facade of “everything’s fine.” When Mom …

Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr. Matt is now available for pre-order!

We are thrilled to announce that our book, Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr. Matt is now available for pre-order! More stores will follow, but these are the current sites showing the pre-order info: Amazon U.S. Amazon Canada Amazon U.K. Waterstones Books- U.K. & Europe   Trauma Recovery: Sessions with Dr. Matt conveys hope and resilience …

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. …

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 continues 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 38 years. They have 3 grown daughters.

Find Beth elsewhere online:
YA Fiction Author Website
Eating Disorder Recovery Website
Beth’s Story on Website for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

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