Recovering from Trauma and Telling Your Story

Lauren Hunter is a writer who loves exploring the big picture of the journey we are all on together. Her career spans more than two decades in public relations, content marketing, freelance writing, and publishing. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they live in Northern California with their four children. She can be found online at

Lauren’s website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest

Lauren’s books: Write Your Journey: A Step-by-Step Guide to Write Your Life Story Fast,

Leaving Christian Science: 10 Stories of New Faith in Jesus Christ

The Kingdom of Cults: The Definitive Work on the Subject, The Kingdom of the Occult, by Dr. Walter Martin

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience, by Brené Brown

Combatting Cult Mind Control: The Guide to Protection, Rescue and Recovery from Destructive Cults, Steven Hassan, PhD, website, Where the human voice is understood

Toxic Faith, Steven Arterburn and Jack Felton

The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, Lee Strobel

Nicene Creed, adopted in 325 by The First Council of Nicaea.

How to Write Your Own Life Story: The Classic Guide for the Nonprofessional Writer, Lois Daniel

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist


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I’m so passionate about stories that I created the Story-Power podcast and Patreon communities so I’d have an excuse to talk story with other story lovers. If you’re passionate about stories too, and want to talk about what you’ve learned from your favorites, come join me at

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I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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