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Childhood Disrupted

Childhood Disrupted

Author: Donna Jackson Nakazawa
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A courageous, compassionate, and rigorous every-person s guide (Christina Bethell, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) that shows the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and adult illnesses such as heart disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer "Childhood Disrupted" also explains how to cope and heal from these emotional traumas. Your biography becomes your biology. The emotional trauma we suffer as children not only shapes our emotional lives as adults, but it also affects our physical health, longevity, and overall wellbeing. Scientists now know on a bio-chemical level exactly how parents chronic fights, divorce, death in the family, being bullied or hazed, and growing up with a hypercritical, alcoholic, or mentally ill parent can leave permanent, physical fingerprints on our brains. When children encounter sudden or chronic adversity, stress hormones cause powerful changes in the body, altering the body s chemistry. The developing immune system and brain react to this chemical barrage by permanently resetting children s stress response to high, which in turn can have a devastating impact on their mental and physical health as they grow up. Donna Jackson Nakazawa shares stories from people who have recognized and overcome their adverse experiences, shows why some children are more immune to stress than others, and explains why women are at particular risk. Groundbreaking (Tara Brach, PhD, author of "Radical Acceptance") in its research, inspiring in its clarity, "Childhood Disrupted" explains how you can reset your biology and help your loved ones find ways to heal. A truly important gift of understanding illuminates the heartbreaking costs of childhood trauma and like good medicine offers the promising science of healing and prevention (Jack Kornfield, author of "A Path With Heart")."

Reviews

"Childhood Disrupted" is a must have book for every person with facing mental or physical health challenges and their loved ones and an inspiring read for every health care professional. --Gerard E. Mullin MD, Associate Professor of Medicine The Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine, author of The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Retore Your Inner Ecology and Lose the Weight for Good!"

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General Fields

  • : 9781476748368
  • : Simon Schuster
  • : Simon Schuster
  • : August 2016
  • : United States
  • : September 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Donna Jackson Nakazawa
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 618.928521
  • : 304