Oprah Winfrey teams up with longtime friend and collaborator, neuroscientist Dr Bruce Perry in this beautiful, moving and healing book about trauma therapy.
There are a number of questions we often ask each other but the most important question we can all ask, the one that will help lead to further compassion and understanding is 'What happened to you?'
That question was a lightbulb moment for Oprah who says that learning more about this question and the trauma-informed care from which it comes had, 'practically more impact on me than anything I have ever done.' She says, 'It is my hope that our story on trauma informed care will not just be impactful but will also be revolutionary. It certainly has caused a revolution in my own life.'
What Happened to You? is the driver of that revolution.
This beautifully illustrated book is written in an intensely readable conversational style between Oprah and Dr Perry, who bring their considerable experience and expertise to the fore in this helpful, informative and practical guide that offers much-needed insight on complex PTSD, trauma bonds and intense stress.
Over the course of her esteemed career, Oprah Winfrey has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world. As host and supervising producer of the top-rated, award-winning The Oprah Winfrey Show, she entertained, enlightened and uplifted millions of viewers for twenty-five years. Her accomplishments as a global media leader and philanthropist have established her as one of the most influential and admired public figures in the world today. Some of her previously published works include O's Little Guide to Starting Over, Food, Health and Happiness, What I Know for Sure, The Wisdom of Sundays and The Path Made Clear.
Dr. Bruce Perry is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy a Community of Practice based in Houston, TX and Professor (Adjunct) in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago and the College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Australia. He is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered and BRIEF: Reflections on Childhood, Trauma and Society. Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children's mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions.
What Happened to You?
Bruce D Perry, MD PhD, Oprah Winfrey