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"The Healing Otherness Handbook" Virtual Event with Stacee L. Reicherzer, PhD & John F. Marszalek III

Join us for a virtual event with Stacee L. Reicherzer, PhD, author of The Healing Otherness Handbook, and John F. Marszalek III, author of Coming Out of the Magnolia Closet on Thursday, May 27th at 7pm!

About the Book:
Rewrite your story--and this time, you make the rules.

Were you the victim of childhood bullying based on your identity? Do you carry those scars into adulthood in the form of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dysfunctional relationships, substance abuse, or suicidal thoughts? If so, you're not alone. Our cultural and political climate has reopened old wounds for many people who have felt "othered" at different points in their life, starting with childhood bullying. This breakthrough book will guide you as you learn to identify your deeply rooted fears, and help you heal the invisible wounds of identity-based childhood rejection, bullying, and belittling.

In The Healing Otherness Handbook, Stacee Reicherzer--a nationally known transgender psychotherapist and expert on trauma, otherness, and self-sabotage--shares her own personal story of childhood bullying, and how it inspired her to help others heal from the same wounds. Drawing from mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Reicherzer will help you gain a better understanding of how past trauma has limited your life, and show you the keys to freeing yourself from self-defeating, destructive beliefs.

If you're ready to heal from the past, find power in your difference, and live an authentic life full of confidence--this handbook will help guide you, step by step.

About the Author:
Stacee L. Reicherzer, PhD, is a Chicago, IL-based transgender counselor, educator, and public speaker for the stories of the bullied, forgotten, and oppressed. The San Antonio, TX, native serves as clinical faculty of counseling at Southern New Hampshire University, where she received the distinguished faculty award in 2018. She travels the globe to teach and engage audiences around diverse topics of otherness, self-sabotage, and imposter phenomenon.

About the Book:
In Coming Out of the Magnolia Closet: Same-Sex Couples in Mississippi, John F. Marszalek III shares conversations with same-sex couples living in small-town and rural Mississippi. In the first book of its kind to focus on Mississippi, couples tell their stories of how they met and fell in love, their decisions on whether or not to marry, and their experiences as sexual minorities with their neighbors, families, and churches. Their stories illuminate a complicated relationship between many same-sex couples and their communities, influenced by southern culture, religion, and family norms.

As Marszalek guides readers into the homes of diverse same-sex couples, he weaves in his own story of meeting his husband and living as a married gay man in Mississippi. Both the couples and he explain why they remain in one of the most conservative states in the country rather than moving to a place with a large, vibrant gay community.

In addition to sharing his own experiences, Marszalek reviews the literature on the topic, including writings from southern and rural queer studies, history, sociology, and psychology, to explain how the couples' relationships and experiences compare to those of same-sex couples in other areas and times. Consequently, Coming Out of the Magnolia Closet is written for both the scholar of southern and queer studies and for anyone interested in learning about the experiences of same-sex couples.

About the Author:
John F. Marszalek III is clinical faculty of the online clinical mental health counseling program at Southern New Hampshire University. He lives in Mississippi with his husband and their two dogs.

To participate in this virtual event, please sign up with the form and begin an order below!

The Healing Otherness Handbook: Overcome the Trauma of Identity-Based Bullying and Find Power in Your Difference Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684036479
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: New Harbinger Publications - April 1st, 2021

Coming Out of the Magnolia Closet: Same-Sex Couples in Mississippi Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496829115
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: University Press of Mississippi - May 15th, 2020

Event date: 

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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