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Charlie Webster for Why It's Okay to Talk About Trauma

Tuesday 25th June

Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath, York Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 1NG
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Charlie Webster event

We are thrilled to welcome Charlie Webster to the bookshop for her new book, Why It's OK To Talk About Trauma.

This is the book your brain, body, and future self need to read.

More than half of us will have experienced some kind of trauma in our lives - many of us multiple times over. But most of us ignore or avoid our traumatic experiences, and struggle alone in the emotional pain that remains.

In Why It's OK to Talk About Trauma, award-winning journalist and campaigner Charlie Webster explores what trauma is, how trauma impacts us mentally, emotionally and physically, and why our past experiences influence our day-to-day behaviours. She draws on her own story, research and insight, backed by the clinical psychologist that treated her.

'I wrote this book following my journey through trauma recovery. I've included everything I've learnt in the hope that it will also help you. I want to show you that it is okay to talk about trauma, but I know it's not easy.

Sometimes it's hard to admit that what has happened to us affects us so deeply. But by the time you turn the final page, my intention is that you will feel different; what has happened will not have disappeared but it will feel more manageable and you will be equipped to deal with trauma and life moving forward.

Whatever has happened to you, we can face it together in this book. I am with you on this journey.'

Charlie Webster is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist, writer, campaigner, documentarian and international speaker. She is the host and creator of Scamanda, the no 1 Apple podcast of 2023. Charlie is an ambassador for Women's Aid, Malaria No More and an NSPCC campaigner for childhood. She does extensive advocacy work and sits on the Ministry of Justice's victims advisory panel. She has covered global events for major networks including BBC and Sky, and her powerful documentary "Nowhere to Run: Abused by our coach", broadcast on the BBC, led to change in UK law, and international policy.