Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal

By | January 11, 2018
Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal Author Donna Jackson Nakazawa
ISBN-10 1476748365
ISBN-13 9781476748368
Year 2016-07-26
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Atria Books
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A courageous compassionate and rigorous every persons 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 cancerChildhood 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 bodys chemistry The developing immune system and brain react to this chemical barrage by permanently resetting childrens 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 biologyand help your loved ones find ways to heal A truly important gift of understandingilluminates 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

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