Laura Berg is a college professor, author, entrepreneur, trained therapist, and award-winning parenting expert. She is the author of Thriving Life, a self-help book that covers topics such as defining one’s own happiness, dealing with rejection, and setting limits in relationships. Laura is currently working on a research thesis about narrative therapy and creative writing on adoption- related trauma.
Her interest in therapy first began when her daughter was diagnosed with depression. Laura has lived with depression since the age of sixteen and was devastated to learn her daughter had the same ailment. She knows the struggle it can be living with depression.
Laura’s research will explore how narrative therapy can help adoptees and birth mothers overcome adoption-related trauma. We all have narratives we’ve created around being adopted. Some of those narratives may be based on factual events, and others may be based on our future desires. Even when our narratives are developed from actual events, those narratives are still just our perception of the facts that happened. The stories we tell ourselves can be modified and changed to help us heal adoption-related wounds. By writing different scenarios separate from our current narratives, we can view our feelings from different perspectives. These different perspectives can shed light on our emotions and may help change our negative narratives.
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