In this episode, author Beck Thompson talks about her book Chasing Normal, a memoir about her abusive childhood with parents who were unable keep her safe or meet her developmental needs. She shares some of the challenges she had to overcome and tools she used, to arrive a place of peace, and feel the most normal she has ever felt.
Now an educator, speaker and presenter, Beck uses her story to help other educators understand the effects of trauma and the importance of creating a safe and stable school environment.
Beck’s memoir is a story of hope and determination to live life on her terms and not one dictated by trauma. This episode is filled with hope. If it’s possible for Beck, it’s possible for you.