A Ladder in the Dark: My journey from bullying to self-acceptance, is a memoir written by Bullying Recovery founder, Alan Eisenberg. The memior tells the story of Alan’s youth of constant bullying that tore away his self-esteem and led to adult C-PTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). It is a one-of-a-kind personal memoir that discussed not only the long-term effects of bullying, but also how Alan overcame his past through mental health support and self-help decisions.
This inspirational story offers a solution-based approach to the issue of the long-term effects of bullying and discusses the serious issues that a bullying survivor must deal with. The reviews for A Ladder in the Dark show that this book not only can help others and teach people that work with bullying survivors tips on how to overcome C-PTSD, but also bring hope to those that suffer with stress, anxiety, and depression from a youth of abuse.
“The author’s recollection of these years is vivid and gripping, and it evokes primal scenes of terror that will resonate with many victims.” – Kirkus Reviews
“This book should become standard reading in school psychology programs for a lot of reasons.” – Errol Segal, MD Psychiatrist
Mr. Eisenberg shares a deeply personal story of his heroic quest to heal himself from the damaging and debilitating effects of his bullying. – Christine on Amazon.com
Alan Eisenberg’s book “A Ladder in the Dark: My Journey from Bullying to Self-Acceptance” is an extraordinary example of how telling one’s own story has the power to help and heal others. Although the topic of bullying has been trending in the media for several years, Alan’s first person account of the devastating emotional and physical horrors bullying causes reveals the unseemly underbelly of the negative consequences and implications this form of attack against another person has over time. – Dr. Robert Wright, Jr., Ph.D., COFT
As an individual with family and friends who live with C-PSTD, I found Alan Eisenberg’s book to be rare in that it illuminates bullying through a first person account that is relentlessly honest and graphically (at times painfully) descriptive. The reader is offered a unique opportunity to engage in valuable introspection along with the author. This book should be required reading not only for every childcare worker and educator, but also for every human resource director or manager within an organization. – Kathie on Amazon.com
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