"Jackson MacKenzie so lovingly and transparently delves deeply into the trauma and sorrow that can stand in between us and our real selves. This groundbreaking, must-read book brilliantly and compassionately illuminates the path to healing. It is soul work at its finest."
-- Avery Neal, MA, LPC, author, and founder of the Women's Therapy Clinic
I am so excited to announce that Whole Again is now published! And as an amazing bonus, the book's forward was written by bestselling author and trauma therapist, Shannon Thomas
You can find it on Amazon (Paperback and Kindle):
And here is the cover design, from the awesome design team at TarcherPerigee (Penguin Random House)
Many abuse survivors experience symptoms of trauma long after the event has ended. These can range from feelings of numbness and emptiness to depression, isolation, people-pleasing, perfectionism, substance abuse, and many more.
After working alongside thousands of survivors, I started to notice patterns in our suffering — and in our healing. The more I explored this path, the more I began to feel an indescribable lightness in my body and mind that I wanted to share with everyone.
So I began working on a new book, Whole Again, to help readers restore that sense of inner happiness and peace (or find it for the very first time).
While Psychopath Free focused primarily on the perpetrator, this book is mostly about you. It offers hope and relief to those who have survived a toxic relationship, betrayal, infidelity, silent treatment, manipulation, gas-lighting, and much more.
The goal is to explore and release old wounds (often feelings of rejection, shame, inadequacy, and worthlessness), so that we can safely let the love back inside where it belongs.
I am so excited to share this book with the world, and I am beyond grateful for all of the friends and professionals who made it a reality.
I've also recorded a few videos to give you a better idea of the book's theme:
Here are some more early reader reviews:
"A powerful and moving force for good, Whole Again is grounded in the author's own research and deep, knowing wisdom. Everyone should have this book on their shelf."
--Erin Falconer, Author of How to Get Sh*t Done and founder of www.pickthebrain.com
"Accessible, profound, and inspiring, the wisdom of Whole Again guides us inward to uncover deeply buried feelings and undigested pain that, left unaddressed, prevent us from experiencing our wholeness. Through consistent and cumulative practices, Jackson offers us a powerful, heart-centered, program that helps us heal, inhabit our lives more fully, and remember our wholeness."
--Jillian Pransky, Author of Deep Listening: A Healing Practice to Calm Your Body, Clear Your Mind, and Open Your Heart
"Jackson’s book is an empathetic gem of true knowing. Dismantling the effects of trauma can be a daunting undertaking. Whole Again is a compassionate guide. It takes your hand and encourages you to keep going, prompting you to build a power base of self-discovery that takes you home to yourself. All true healing happens within, which in turn offers you the miracle of hope."
--Sarah Brassard, Author of Inside - A Guide to the Resources Within to Stay Connected to Your Truth, Even in Trying Times
“I’ve read many books over the years about recovery from abuse, both self-help and clinical, and Whole Again is definitely one of the best. Though not a therapist himself, Mr. MacKenzie has done his homework. His descriptions of personality styles and disorders are not only accurate but also understandable. The book is filled with practical, well-researched and well-organized suggestions to aid the recovery process. It’s clear that Jackson MacKenzie cares deeply about the unique sensitivities of each reader. I love this book.”
--Catherine McCall, M.S., (ret.) L.M.F.T., and author of the international bestseller, Never Tell: Recovering from Childhood Sexual Abuse
“This is a great book for recovering from any trauma or difficult relationship, including relationships with Cluster B personalities. I found myself. As Jackson MacKenzie says, it’s not what you think—it’s what you feel. To thoroughly understand what that means, read this book. With this powerful information, anyone can become whole again.”
--Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., Author of 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life: Identifying and Dealing with Narcissists, Sociopaths and Other High-Conflict Personalities
"In Whole Again, Jackson MacKenzie has synthesized the important basic principles and tools of healing and writes in a style that is both warm and articulate. Whole Again offers a good starting point for those not yet ready for therapy or in conjunction with therapy. It is almost impossible to deal effectively on your own with the effects of trauma and abuse, but having a supportive community and using the simple tools in this book can help you begin the journey toward healing."
— Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, founder of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT), and author of Wired for Love and We Do: Saying Yes to a Relationship of Depth, True Connection, and Enduring Love
“In Whole Again, Jackson Mackenzie lays open some of his own personal wounds to advise how scars from past traumas can heal. He describes how development of a ‘protective self’ can provide acute, numbing relief from emotional pain, but at the expense of more enduring self-acceptance. Mackenzie addresses co-dependency, addiction, post-traumatic stress, and borderline, narcissistic, and other personality disorders, outlining pathways to achieve forgiveness and discharging shame. This book may help fill in the holes that can make you whole again.”
--Jerold Kreisman, M.D., Co-Author of I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality
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