Mary K. Armstrong

Carolyn
287 books | 41 friends

Maria
193 books | 13 friends

Keith
99 books | 73 friends

Diane
263 books | 6 friends

Rosa Zu...
1 book | 94 friends

Jacquel...
1 book | 12 friends

Ann Dia...
184 books | 397 friends

Lindy
40 books | 73 friends

More friends…

Mary K. Armstrong

Goodreads Author


Born
Canada
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
July 2011

URL


Confessions of a Trauma Therapist: A Memoir of Healing and Transformation is my story of uncovering my own history of child sexual abuse in my 40s. By this time in my life I was a social work psychotherapist in private practice helping others who suffered the invisible wounds of childhood trauma.

In my 70s I decided to tell my story so that others who have suffered childhood trauma could see their pain reflected in my story of struggle and success.

Child abuse happens in secret. It is my hope that Confessions of a Trauma Therapist will help us all be more aware of this hidden crime against our world's children.

I would love to connect with you - please like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, subscribe to my YouTube channel and subscribe to
...more

To ask Mary K. Armstrong questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Mary K. Armstrong I get quiet inside and ask myself how I feel about the piece I'm about to write. This gets me into the right mood for writing.
Mary K. Armstrong I'm just so happy when I'm writing.
Average rating: 3.33 · 15 ratings · 2 reviews · 2 distinct works
Confessions of a Trauma The...

3.33 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Emerging Practice in Focusi...

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

If you’ve been reading these blog posts, you know how my recent plans to become a snowbird and escape Kingston’s blustery winters totally backfired. Back in November, I was looking forward to five months of sun and blue skies in southern Arizona where I’d rented the perfect house for Sammy the poodle, visiting friends and […]
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on April 14, 2018 07:50 • 4 views

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Mary’s Recent Updates

Mary Armstrong is now friends with Masaru Ujihara
81678
FAVOURITE RELATIONSHIP AUTHOR

She voted for: Elizabeth Gilbert
Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis
" Just today I ordered Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis. "
The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mary Armstrong rated a book it was amazing
The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew
Rate this book
Clear rating
Wab Kinew's story of his life growing up on a reserve is timely. Many of us are just now realizing the deliberate genocide of Indians who were snatched and sent to residential schools by the authorities in an attempt to beat the Indian out of them. W ...more
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
" The Great Gatsby is one of those books I read and read again. "
Mary Armstrong rated a book it was amazing
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Rate this book
Clear rating
In Between by Mark D. Morrison-Reed
"I enjoyed this because Morrison-Reed has a unique perspective on Unitarian Universalism over the past 50 years, and because he is so candid and reflective about the fragmented nature of his environment. It is uneven, some parts fluid and moving, a..." Read more of this review »
Common Ground by Justin Trudeau
" Thanks for your review, Ann. Interesting book. "
More of Mary's books…
F. Scott Fitzgerald
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Craig Davidson
“How deeply do any of us know our own selves? Ask yourself. We hold a picture of how we wish to be and hope it goes forever unchallenged. Passing through life never pursuing aspects of our natures with which we'd rather not reckon. Dying strangers to ourselves.”
Craig Davidson

Judith Lewis Herman
“when traumatic events are of human design, those who bear witness are caught in the conflict between victim and perpetrator. All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing. He appeals to the universal desire to see, hear, and speak no evil. The victim, on the contrary, asks the bystander to share the burden of pain. The victim demands action, engagement and remembering.”
Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror




No comments have been added yet.