Book Review for My Journey Home by Hannah Green

Jessica Owen’s at Cherish Editions and division of Trigger Publishing gifted me a copy of Hannah Green’s book My Journey Home for an honest review. Thank you for the opportunity to read Hannah’s remarkable story. 

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For years Hannah Green ran from the truth, but after being sexually assaulted and then finding herself with nowhere to live, she was forced to confront the sexual abuse she endured as a child. She experienced homelessness for over a year and was moved from place to place after being let down by multiple different services. She turned to drugs and alcohol until she was introduced to Surfing. It was then that everything changed.

Besides being a fun and active sport, surfing is thought to significantly help those suffering from PTSD by altering the way the brain works. It has been suggested that the activity strengthens the hippocampus’ ability to inhibit the fight-or-flight response, which can improve mood (Frontiers for Young Minds). In taking up this sport and finding her passion, Hannah was slowly able to confront the sexual abuse she had endured as a child and overcome her PTSD.

Hannah says that ‘When you’re in the water, you don’t have the time to think about anything else. It gives you focus, a sense of mindfulness, and something to aim towards. Surf therapy changed my life.’

One Review

If you’re going to read one book this year, make it this one. A beautiful tale of  hope, belief, determination and pure spirit’ – Neville Southall MBE

My Thoughts

“My Journey Home is a heartbreaking story of a rape victim who is determined to become a survivor by working hard to put the past behind her and build a better life. After suffering many setbacks including homelessness, depression, and PTSD, she seeks out a therapist to help get her life back on track. Right at the time she starts therapy, her story takes a turn for the worse when during EMDR Treatments for the rape she uncovers forgotten memories of child abuse that took place at her parent’s house. It takes an insurmountable amount of strength to open up to her parents about the abuse and to continue to work on resolving her inner pain with the help of her parents and friends. Hannah’s book tackles serious issues and uncovers deficiencies surrounding sexual assault laws. Hannah is one special woman and her story will inspire all.” 

About Cherish Editions

Cherish Editions is the self-publishing division of Trigger Publishing, the UK’s leading independent mental health and wellbeing publisher.

We are experienced in creating and selling positive, responsible, important and inspirational books, which work to de-stigmatise the issues around mental health, as well as helping people who read them to maintain and improve their mental health and wellbeing. By choosing to publish through Cherish Editions, you will get the expertise of the dedicated Trigger Team at every step of the process.

Go buy Hannah’s book, My Journey Home today at Amazon

Happy Reading!

Melinda Sandor

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