Healthy U: Episode 15 – Author/Educator Lynnie Vessels Talks about Overcoming Youth Abuse

Lynnie VesselsAt seven years old, Lynnie Vessels stepped out of the bathtub to discover her father had just shot her mother with a shotgun across their dining room table. Literally standing naked in her mother’s blood throughout the ensuing horror, she was magically transported into the loving eyes of her younger sister. Simultaneously, her older sister used words to convince her maniacal father to put down the gun.

In those moments, the author came to understand the miraculous power of eye contact and words. Going back into the second grade without counseling, she unknowingly suffered from severe post traumatic stress. She remained silent about her ordeal until, at age fourteen, a principal turned her life around. From there, she set out on a path to study the undeniable power of using eye contact and words in resolving conflicts. She found the power to put her story into a memoir called “To Soften The Blow”.


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Alan Eisenberg is a Certified Life Coach with a niche in bullying and abuse recovery, Bullying Recovery activist, and author of "A Ladder In The Dark: My journey from bullying to self-acceptance". and "Crossing the Line". He has been writing and speaking to various audiences about the issue of C-PTSD and Bullying Recovery. Mr. Eisenberg has been featured on several print, radio shows and podcasts on this issue, including NPR and in the Boston Globe
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