I dedicate this book to you,
the wounded angels.
who have courageously
shared with me your stories...
You have touched my life in ways that
I can't possibly express,
and that you cannot imagine...
I have wept in your presence
in spite of the years of training
that cautioned me to be objective,
and to be still,
and to hide myself from you
while at the same time drawing you out...
They taught me that you were damaged
and that I would need to fix you...
I learned from you
that while you might be wounded,
you were still beautiful
and wise, and whole...
possessing healing tools of your own...
You so often believed
that yours was a story of pain,
of despair, and of failure...
Together we discovered that yours
was a story of courage, of survival,
of strength, and of hope...
continue story below
Taken from the dedication page of "Finding The Forest: Treating Survivors of Trauma Integrating Brief, Holistic, and Narrative Techniques"
Staff, H. (2008, December 21). A Dedication..., HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, October 1 from https://www.healthyplace.com/alternative-mental-health/sageplace/a-dedication