Now in paperback: a hopeful and approachable book from the creator of @HealingFromPTSD, the largest trauma healing community on Instagram, in which each chapter is inspired by the top-performing posts from the page.
Madeline Popelka is a trauma survivor who knows firsthand how some survivors can feel like they’ve lost themselves to trauma, and that it might seem impossible to find the upside of a devastating experience. After Madeline was diagnosed with PTSD and began to heal, she felt a need to create a space where other trauma survivors wouldn’t feel so isolated. She then founded @HealingFromPTSD, which has grown into the largest trauma healing community on Instagram.
In this hopeful and empowering book, there are 16 chapters, each reflecting a lesson or insight that Madeline gained along her healing journey. Among them:
Trauma Doesn’t Have an Expiration Date
Your Emotions Are Your Allies
You Weren’t Meant to Heal Alone
Hold Space for the Goodness
Embrace the Ongoing Process
Writes Madeline, “I’m sharing the 16 key lessons that I wish I learned sooner, and the insights I gained that shifted my perspective and reduced my shame, with the hopes that they will do the same for you. I’m sharing what I needed to hear when I didn’t get the encouragement I wanted from my friends, family, or therapist. I’m sharing the thoughts that brought me comfort and peace when I was feeling isolated, and I hope that by sharing my story, you feel less alone and are inspired to take your healing into your own hands.”
In You’re Going to Be Okay, you’ll learn that healing is a lifelong journey, and while it can be messy and uncomfortable, there are gifts to be found along the way.
About the Author
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Madeline Popelka grew up in a household where mental health was never discussed. Suffering alone, when she started to experience PTSD symptoms in her late twenties, she realized she didn’t know how to take the first step in getting help. As Madeline began her healing journey, she felt an urge to create a space for other trauma survivors on Instagram, @HealingFromPTSD, which is now the largest trauma healing community on Instagram. There she shares her hard-earned lessons on healing, inspiring hundreds of thousands of survivors along their own healing journeys. To learn more about Madeline and her work, visit her website at: madelinepopelka.com and her Instagram: @HealingFromPTSD.
"Madeline’s work speaks volumes about the healing journey. Her ideas, inspiration, and knowledge really support those who are trying to accept and move on from a difficult past." -- Vex King, author of The Sunday Times #1 bestseller Good Vibes, Good Life
"In this approachable, user-friendly book, Madeline shares her own journey and tips for healing, including reminders that trauma impacts not just the brain, but also the body. Everyone living with trauma will benefit from her insights." -- Rachel Zoffness MS PhD, Pain Psychologist, Visiting Professor at Stanford, Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF, and author of The Pain Management Workbook