Book: Permission Granted, The Journey from Trauma to Healing

July 26, 2017

This book is different. This book is about ‘after the fact’! From the first chapter to the last, “Permission Granted” takes us on the journey of healing after experiencing physical and emotional trauma that are the result of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse.

Permission Granted” is meant to be a simple, quiet read to help us understand what it means to live in the aftermath of a personal traumatic event and to understand what it means to live with the sorrow of personal trauma.


This book is different, in “Permission Granted” ‘Dr. Kc’ describes with empathy and compassion the struggle to find a way back home.

Permission Granted” helps both compassionate listeners and wounded alike to understand the profound life altering affect that trauma brings to everyday life.

Permission granted - Book: Permission Granted, The Journey from Trauma to Healing

We hope to understand why we seem unable to leave the past behind and why we cannot find our way to tomorrow. Trauma is trauma. There is the day before the personal traumatic event and then there is the moment of the traumatic event. What happens between these two moments in time, seemingly changes one’s life forever, as tomorrow never seems to come.

This book is different for it asks the most important question: ‘How do you want to live with this personal traumatic experience?’

This book is written in the collective voice of ‘we’ as “Permission Granted” invites both wounded and compassionate listener alike to join us on the journey to healing, we do not ask you to qualify to be here. All are welcome.

This book is dedicated to the 35 women of The ‘Sorrowful Sisterhood’ who had the courage to come forward and give a voice to their own personal traumas in the July 2015 edition of the New York Magazine. This book is also dedicated to all the voices represented by the empty chair that have come forward since that time to give a voice to the stories of their own personal traumas.

This book is different. When it comes to personal traumatic events we have to stop asking the question: ‘Did this happen to you?” The answer is not really important, the fact that you are here is what matters.

To those who would ask the question: Did this happen to you? The consistent mantra throughout this book resonates from the first page to the last: The answer does not matter! Any other answer deprives each and every one of us of the benefit and blessing of someone who is willing to listen, the first step in the healing process.

Share this book with someone that you care about ~ someone that is hurting ~ it will be the first step in their healing journey home ~ and don’t forget to say… ‘We are in this together…let’s go home’.


About Author:  Kathleen carterMartinez Ed.D.- Wife of a Vietnam Veteran who is seriously ill . She is a transformational speaker and trainer in mindful recovery.  Contact: cheywindcenter@yahoo.com    518-420-3188  and 518-992-5050