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What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing

What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing


What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing

ratings:
5/5 (69 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Apr 27, 2021
ISBN:
9781250260635
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

Remarkable healing…

Oprah wants you to stop asking people the judgy question “What’s wrong with you?” and instead initiate a supportive conversation with “What happened to you?” In this powerful personal and scientific exploration of the lasting impact of trauma, Oprah joins forces with child trauma expert and neuroscientist Dr. Bruce Perry. Together they explore how a deceptively simple shift in perspective can pave the way for remarkable healing.

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"[Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry] are both capable, likable narrators who are sincerely engaged with their subject matter...The performances of these two humanitarians make this a must-hear for anyone recovering from their traumatic past." -- AudioFile Magazine

This program is read by the authors.

Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and What Happened to You? provides powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand.


"Through this lens we can build a renewed sense of personal self-worth and ultimately recalibrate our responses to circumstances, situations, and relationships. It is, in other words, the key to reshaping our very lives."-Oprah Winfrey

This audiobook is going to change the way you see your life.

Have you ever wondered "Why did I do that?" or "Why can't I just control my behavior?" Others may judge our reactions and think, "What's wrong with that person?" When questioning our emotions, it's easy to place the blame on ourselves; holding ourselves and those around us to an impossible standard. It's time we started asking a different question.

Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry offer a groundbreaking and profound shift from asking "What's wrong with you?" to "What happened to you?"

Here, Winfrey shares stories from her own past, understanding through experience the vulnerability that comes from facing trauma and adversity at a young age. In conversation throughout the audiobook, she and Dr. Perry focus on understanding people, behavior, and ourselves. It's a subtle but profound shift in our approach to trauma, and it's one that allows us to understand our pasts in order to clear a path to our future-opening the door to resilience and healing in a proven, powerful way.

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

Publisher:
Released:
Apr 27, 2021
ISBN:
9781250260635
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Through the power of media, Oprah Winfrey has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world. As host and supervising producer of the history-making The Oprah Winfrey Show, editorial director of O, The Oprah Magazine, and the CEO of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, she has entertained, enlightened, and uplifted millions of viewers for more than twenty-five years. Her accomplishments as a global media leader and philanthropist have established her as one of the most respected and admired public figures today. She is the author of What I Know For Sure, a collection of her contributions to her widely popular column in O, The Oprah Magazine.



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  • (5/5)
    Incredibly moving, informative and eye-opening. Anyone to whom something has happened can benefit from reading this book.
  • (5/5)
    Whew. Be prepared to ugly cry, maybe a few times. I strongly, strongly recommend the audio version. Hearing the words spoken into you is a very impactful & meaningful experience.
    I could go on and on as to why this is a 5 star book and why ugly crying is a GOOD THING. Feeling all the feelings and acceptance go a long way towards healing.
    My only tiny critique would be there was a heavy focus on what to do with and/or how to help children from traumatic experience. I think it would be very helpful for virtually all teachers and childcare givers/workers to read this book.
    For those of us who are all grown up and survived our trauma, I found myself saying “yes, but HOW” more than once. It’s there. The answer is there. Open yourself to it.
    I read/listen to 3-4 books a month and this will definitely be in my top books of 2021. Absolutely recommend.
  • (5/5)
    This was absolutely powerful! I highly recommend this to EVERYONE! There is so much wisdom, understanding, information, and HEART in this book that I really believe it can help everyone understand something about themselves and the people in their lives.
  • (5/5)
    Wow! Amazing audio book! Very interesting and informative! Must read! I will Definitely listen to it again!
  • (5/5)
    Excellent. Bought the book to begin incorporating into the work we do.
  • (5/5)
    A lot of great information, interesting and the audiobook is great. It felt like your apart of a conversation not listening to a audiobook.