“What Happened To You?” by Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey | The Vanguard Book Club for Personal Development

Date 2022-11-23-2022-11-23
Location91 Commercial Rd. Teneriffe, QLD

[Note: In-person attendee numbers are strictly limited, so message me! Otherwise, join us on Zoom 🙂]

Register for free through our Meetup page.

The featured book for November is the #1 New York Times Bestseller, “What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing” by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey. This will likely be our final meetup for 2022, so don’t miss it! We will be back in January 2023 for another great discussion 😉.

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This meeting will be facilitated by a full-time Life Coach (yours truly) and former university educator with over a decade of international experience in facilitating discussions across groups from various cultural backgrounds and beliefs. =certified in Mental Health First Aid= We value inclusivity 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🖤💛❤️✊🏾and insist on respectful discussion. Wanna suss me out ahead of time to see if we’ll ‘gel’? Then feel free to have a snoop here ☺:

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From the book jacket:

Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain development and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry discuss the impact of trauma and adversity and how healing must begin with a shift to asking “What happened to you?” rather than “What’s wrong with you?

Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry explore how what happens to us in early childhood influences the people we become. They challenge us to shift from focusing on “What’s wrong with you?” or “Why are you behaving that way?” to asking “What happened to you?”

Many of us experience adversity that has a lasting impact on our physical and emotional health. What happens to us in childhood is a powerful predictor of our risk for health problems down the road and offers scientific insights into the patterns of behaviors so many struggle to understand.

Here, Winfrey shares stories from her own harrowing past and her understanding of the vulnerability that comes from facing trauma at a young age. Joining forces with Dr. Perry, one of the world’s leading experts on childhood trauma, Winfrey marries the power of storytelling with science and clinical experience to better understand and overcome the effects of trauma.

The two focus not only on a new understanding of people’s behavior but also on trauma’s effects on our own lives. It’s a subtle but profound shift in our approach to trauma that allows each of us to understand our past so that we may clear a path to our future–opening the door to resilience and healing in a proven, powerful way.

Looking forward to seeing everyone 😁

Time/Date: Wednesday, 23 November – 6-8pm (doors open from 5:30)
Location: 91 Commercial Rd. Teneriffe, QLD.

  • On-street parking*
  • Close to public transport
    (5 min. walk from Teneriffe ferry; Closest buses – 393 & 470)
  • Tea/coffee facilities
  • Ground floor entrance
  • Automatic door not opening? Call me at 0491101424 🙂

Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask!

*On-site parking is reserved for other businesses in the building.

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Learn more about our book club by watching the video at bit.ly/LeslieVBookClub

Check out this video: Oprah Winfrey & Dr. Bruce Perry in Conversation | SXSW EDU 2021 – https://bit.ly/SXSWOprah