Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
What Happened to You?
What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing | Oprah Winfrey, Bruce D. Perry
Through this lens we can build a renewed sense of personal self-worth and ultimately recalibrate our responses to circumstances, situations, and relationships. It is, in other words, the key to reshaping our very lives. Oprah Winfrey This book is going to change the way you see your life. Have you ever wondered "Why did I do that?" or "Why can't I just control my behavior?" Others may judge our reactions and think, "What's wrong with that person?" When questioning our emotions, it's easy to place the blame on ourselves; holding ourselves and those around us to an impossible standard. It's time we started asking a different question. Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry offer a groundbreaking and profound shift from asking Whats wrong with you? to What happened to you? Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and What Happened to You? provides powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand. Here, Winfrey shares stories from her own past, understanding through experience the vulnerability that comes from facing trauma and adversity at a young age. Joining forces with Dr. Perry, one of the worlds leading experts on childhood and brain development, Winfrey and Dr. Perry marry the power of storytelling with science to better understand and overcome the effects of our pasts. In conversation throughout the book, the two focus on understanding people, behavior, and ourselves. Its a subtle but profound shift in our approach to trauma, and its one that allows us to understand our pasts in order to clear a path to our futureopening the door to resilience and healing in a proven, powerful way.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
review
Hitchhikerbooks
post image
Bailedbailed

A transcript of a conversation between Oprah and her therapist.

blurb
Kshakal
post image
Eggs Great 👍🏼 3w
23 likes1 comment
blurb
Kshakal
post image

Day 1 of the trauma conference… so interesting!!

bibliobliss This book is so interesting 1mo
25 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Kshakal
post image
Pickpick

I had to read this book for a trauma conference I am going to and boy am I glad this was required reading! This is one powerful piece of literature and by reading this I will be better for myself, my family, my friends and my students!

JenReadsAlot I thought this was fantastic. 2mo
Kshakal @JenReadsAlot agreed!! 2mo
29 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
Kshakal
post image

My current book stack!

review
Nicki_K
post image
Pickpick

No other self help book I have read has reasonated with me as much as this one has. This book delves into what made us who we are today. I always knew that our childhood developmental stages and our experiences during these stages determines who we become and how we deal with life's challenges and experiences in our adult life. A truly life changing read, if you read any self help book this year, I highly recommend it be this one.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hazel2019 Seems like it could be quite triggering. 2mo
3 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
CRR
post image
Pickpick

I listened to this and thought it was great. Dr Perry brought information and experience. Oprah brought experience and stories. It was difficult to listen to at times because of my own trauma but it was not overwhelming for me. I have quit other books like this but felt this one was a good balance. I will prob just listen again to it a second time right away.

blurb
Caitlin89
post image

As if I didn't have enough reading to do, my next trauma reads came through! #LoriGottlieb #MaybeYouShouldTalkToSomeone #WhatHappenedToYou #BrucePerry

review
SarahBookInterrupted
post image
Bailedbailed

So, I bailed on this book. It‘s not because the content isn‘t filled with knowledge, it‘s because it felt hopeless. I don‘t recommend this book for anyone who suffers from trauma. It is very triggering and made me feel like “what‘s the point of trying?” It may be a great book for those without trauma to understand those that have it. Listen to podcast: https://www.bookinterrupted.com/episodes-podcast/episode/4170402d/what-happened-...

ElizaMarie Thank you for this review. I had considered picking it up, but I have a very extensive trauma history and do not need to put myself through things like that ... Thanks again! 8mo
SarahBookInterrupted @ElizaMarie You are welcome! I have done a lot of healing and work regarding my childhood trauma and this book sent me back into dark places. And I‘m in a really good place right now. It‘s written as an education rather then helping those with trauma continue to work on their healing. Two of the Six members of Book Interrupted were triggered by it. We are posting a blog next Sunday with other resources on trauma. www.bookinterrupted.com/blog 8mo
ElizaMarie @SarahBookInterrupted thank you for the link to the blog. I will definitely check it out! 8mo
29 likes3 comments
blurb
nikirtehsuxlol
post image

Instead of asking people “What‘s wrong with you?” we should be asking “What happened to you?” Oprah and a brain scientist talk about how trauma causes adult maladaptive behavior. I‘m listening to the audiobook and it comes across a bit like a podcast honestly! The science isn‘t too complicated to understand and they‘re using a lot of real world examples showcasing what concept they‘re trying to put forth. Enjoying this one @ 1.2x speed 🙇‍♀️

6 likes1 stack add
review
The.Great.Catsby
post image
Pickpick

This book is so important. I highly recommend it.
1.3.2022

review
Sydneypaige
post image
Pickpick

Important read for clinical staff, practitioners, childcare workers, educators, parents, family members, etc. The stories both Dr. Perry and Oprah share are moving and effective in helping understanding the ways trauma impacts children, adults, and relationships. A win for digestible science!

review
Lauren890
post image
Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I listened to this on audio which was a great format. It discusses several of the same concepts as The Body Keeps the Score but was easier to understand for a non-psych-major like me. I recommend this for any and all people interested in the way trauma affects us. It‘s absolutely excellent.

fredthemoose I just finished this tonight and also liked it! 10mo
20 likes1 comment
review
JenReadsAlot
post image
Pickpick

This was fantastic on audio listening to Dr. Perry and Oprah in conversation talking about trauma. Highly recommended.

37 likes3 stack adds
review
Kaarin
post image
Pickpick

I got so much out of this one. It takes complex notions about the brain & trauma and explains it in a conversational way. It‘s kind and encouraging.

blurb
NikkiM5
post image

New library visit, with a splurge on coffee beans. Also, surprised to be able to grab the tagged. I thought I‘d have to wait months 😃

Reggie Ohhhh, Circe is one of my new all time favorites from the last couple of years. Hope you like it! 12mo
NikkiM5 @Reggie I am very excited for it 12mo
10 likes2 comments
review
HeatherBookNerd
post image
Pickpick

Completely fascinating. The book is presented as a conversation, in layman‘s terms and with specific examples that help you understand the concepts introduced. Dr. Perry has done a lot of research over the last few decades on the impact of trauma on children and how that plays out into adulthood. He also addresses how healing and building resilience are possible.

GingerAntics I may need to read this. 13mo
GingerAntics Wow, this book must be REALLY popular. The audiobook and the ebook both have months long waiting lists at BOTH LIBRARIES I have access to. Sheesh. 13mo
HeatherBookNerd @GingerAntics yes, I had to wait awhile til my library hold came up! It‘s worth the wait. 13mo
GingerAntics @HeatherBookNerd I‘m thinking it may be easier to buy it. 13mo
39 likes3 stack adds4 comments
review
ajshrk90
post image
Pickpick

4/5 ⭐️
The science of understanding trauma and the brain… I find myself understanding my knee-jerk, unsaid/unexpressed reactions, thinking, “That‘s just your lizard brain talking.” I listened to this book on Scribd, and loved the conversational format between Oprah and Dr. Perry. I wish they delved more instances of trauma, I felt left wanting more, but this was a fabulous read. A lot of people said this is a book everyone should read and I agree!

review
MaggieCarr
post image
Pickpick

Hands down one of the best audiobooks of the year for me. I approached with intimidation, expecting so much to go right over my head but the conversational approach to topics combined with stories, reflections, and techniques have me already adding this to my list to reread. It's honestly fantastic and worth your time. The audiobook is narrated by the author's and I'd recommend this format due to the conversational dialog within.

30 likes1 stack add
review
Yahui07
post image
Pickpick

Asking “what happen to you” instead of “what‘s wrong with you”!!
Reading this books is learning, reflecting, and healing.
Highly recommended! 5 stars for sure!!

review
mcctrish
post image
Pickpick

I think this should be required reading and I wish our school board ran more in services on how to help/support children coming to us with trauma than math

ncsufoxes I just bought this & it‘s on my pile. I really want to read it since my thesis is on Attachment/ACEs. I‘ve become very interested in trauma & the impact it has on learning. As you said these are the things that need to be addressed first. 1y
mcctrish @ncsufoxes BP talks about the order of addressing things to meet needs impacted by trauma, by taking into account growth and development that gets de-railed in children with trauma and how behaviours show you where these are and then how to rebuild because our brains can learn and grow with the right tools and experiences 🤯 1y
46 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
howjessicareads
post image

#Currentlyreading — I‘m 13% in, and fascinated!

blurb
mcctrish
post image

Trying to get a handle on the laundry room. I feel like a hoarder 😫 but I‘ve moved some IKEA shelves ( out of the frame to the right) and my intent is to selectively choose the sewing, crafting, art supplies that go back on the shelves

BookishMarginalia Good luck! 1y
mcctrish @BookishMarginalia it‘s sort of coming along ( thank god for audio books) 1y
41 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
rjsthumbelina
post image
Pickpick

I loved this book. I immediately started telling people that I need for everyone who works with the clients at my work in any capacity, as well as all the clients themselves, to read this book!Such brilliant discussions, and Oprah actually does a great job of helping Dr. Perry bring it down to a level people without psych training can understand. Plus, the audiobook sounds like a conversation between the 2 of them. Definitely recommend to everyone

quote
rjsthumbelina
post image

❤️❤️❤️

review
BBooks
post image
Pickpick

Probably the best book I've read all year. Really a MUST read. The neuroscience is so interesting.

2 likes1 stack add