Flip!; From fear to love. Flipping the channel on dysfunctional thinking, cultivating confidence and living a life fueled with joy and purpose.
Flip! was written for people who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, or any kind of adverse life altering experience at some point in their lives. These experiences often result as a life of neutrality, avoidance of conflict, people pleasing, tolerating toxic behaviors and poor boundary setting. These individuals typically have low self-esteem and lack of worthiness who feel trapped in their relationships, jobs, and personal goals. Flip! explains the difference between the fear-based mindset and the love-based mindset. Each chapter touches upon a dynamic that the reader is invited to explore in their own life by using the definitions and vignettes that are provided. While Flip! is organized by chapter, it is not linear. Like reading a dictionary, the reader can find a topic and read up on their lunchbreak without feeling overwhelmed with the construct of consuming a "front to back" self-help experience.
Flip! is beneficial to the reader because it is a steppingstone in making significant life changes. Many people who are in a "rut" in life may feel depressed and/or anxious daily. While there are many legitimate mental health conditions that require the interventions of a professional therapist, there are also changes that a person can make in their life that will mitigate some of the causes of these conditions. Flip! addresses these issues and provides the reader with a sense of validation in their quest to live a better, more fulfilling life.
As a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Colorado, I specialize in trauma therapy and have a specialty in military trauma and childhood sexual trauma. I regularly provide needs assessments to my clients and referrals to therapists in the area where they serve. Many of my clients present with issues that can be resolved with affirmative life changes. It's just that many of them feel trapped and isolated in their desire to effect changes in their own lives. Flip! is a journey that incorporates my professional experience but also my own personal experiences in overcoming a traumatic childhood. I am a veteran of the US Air Force Security Forces and am also a former Army wife. I am a mother to two awesome kids. I gladly demonstrate my vulnerability in my narratives as a measure to connect with my audience and incorporate my personal stories throughout the chapters. I have personally experienced these battles and I've worked diligently over the years to learn ways to overcome, survive and thrive past them.