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Dr. Susan's newest book coming in August 2021...

From Triggered
to Tranquil :

How Self-Compassion
and Mindful Presence Can
Transform Relationship Conflicts
and Heal Childhood Wounds

By Susan Campbell, Ph.D.

This book is a self-help guide for anyone who has ever gotten emotionally reactive, defensive, shut down, or overwhelmed in an adult relationship or group. That includes almost everyone. The hurts and disappointments that we suffer in childhood often leave lasting scars with respect to our inner sense of safety and security. These insecurities will show up later in our adult relationships in the form of trigger reactions. But this is not necessarily a bad thing. In this book, you will learn how to work with such reactions in a way that brings healing to your childhood wounds, deeper connections with others, and an expanded sense of what it means to be human.
This book teaches how to catch and calm trigger reactions quickly so we can get back to being present and resourceful. The underlying premise is that we can heal emotional wounds that originate in childhood, but to do so involves what DrSusan calls trigger work. The starting point for this work is the experience of getting triggered into some version of fight, flight, or freeze — which may involve angry feelings, a tight chest, the urge to hide, and so on. Once we notice or catch such reactions, then we can learn how to explore our fears, hurts, and other difficult feelings. In time, this helps us view painful experiences from a wider perspective and realize that experiencing pain or fear does not mean there’s something wrong with us. In fact, painful emotions can be a portal to a deeper understanding of life and our relationship to it.

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Here are some early reviews of this important book:
This is perhaps Susan's most brilliant work. A timely and comprehensive look at how we can move from being triggered to being more connected with ourselves, which allows us to respond to others and world events from a more centered and balanced place. Well-written and crystal-clear, this book offers simple tools for noticing when we've been hijacked by our lizard brain and replacing our automatic reactions with responses that help us feel more connected with ourselves, each other, and our world.  I'm grateful that Susan has generously offered this comprehensive guide to living a more fulfilling and connected life. ~John Amodeo, PhD, author of Dancing with Fire


Susan Campbell has done it. Most self-help books leave the reader on the outside, looking in. You understand what the author is saying, but their words don’t actually ignite transformation. This book does the opposite. It invites you right into the heart of your own unique experience. You feel deeply seen, and genuinely understood. And you are offered tools and techniques that are immediately useful in your relational life. You don’t just make sense of your patterns. You actually begin to transform them. For anyone who wants to find peace with their triggers, this accessible and comforting book is a must read. I loved it. ~Jeff Brown, author of Soulshaping and Grounded Spirituality 


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