This book will provide very personal insight into the sufferings of the mind, body, and soul in the days, months, and years following the trauma of combat. These combat zones may include wars fought in the home -- childhood terror memories; wars abroad -- the horrors of military battle; and wars of survival -- trauma from life-threatening illness. All trauma can lead to suffering from what is diagnosed as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The symptoms of PTSD are triggered by terrifying life experiences in the theater of war, in the mind, at home, or in the supposed safety of a child's bedroom. ITt can also result from childhood exposure to combative or abusive parents, siblings, extended-family members, as well as neighbors and babysitters.
"My hope in writing is that PTSD victims, and those who care for them, will become aware and grab hold of the process of healing from trauma and will give themselves grace as they battle to regain their right minds and ability to live in freedom," writes the author.
The Rev. Nigel Mumford, a former drill instructor in the Royal Marine Commandos, was born and educated in England. After witnessing the healing of his sister, Julie Sheldon, a dancer with the Royal Ballet, he dedicated his life to the healing ministry. He also survived a life-threatening illness that brought him to the brink of death. He actively preaches and leads healing conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.K. His books include The Forgotten Touch and Hand to Hand: From Combat to Healing. He lives with his wife, Lynn, in Greenwich, near Saratoga Springs, New York.