Childhood Trauma Recovery Workbook for Adults

The Childhood Trauma Recovery Workbook for Adults

By Nathan Spiteri, Dr. Norman J. Fried

Overcome the psychological and physiological effects of childhood trauma with this easy-to-use workbook of CBT- and DBT-based exercises and techniques.


The ideal upbringing for any child prioritizes unconditional love and protection above all else. To these healthy children, our world is a fair place full of benevolence and wonder. However, for those who were raised in unhealthy environments or forced into damaging situations, this belief may have been warped or shattered entirely, leading to the adoption of a negative worldview that has stayed with them all their lives. As adults, it can be difficult to heal from this trauma.


It is not, however, impossible. The Childhood Trauma Recovery Workbook for Adults is an accessible guide to clinical and effective healing. Based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), this workbook contains strategies, techniques, and exercises to help you overcome and recover from:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Shame and self-loathing
  • Grooming and trauma bonding
  • Toxic masculinity
  • Impostor syndrome
  • Self-sabotaging behaviors
  • And more!

Written in collaboration by a seasoned mental health professional and a childhood trauma survivor, The Childhood Trauma Recovery Workbook for Adults is an invaluable resource for adult trauma survivors looking to understand their pain and discover inner peace.

Nathan Spiteri

Nathan Spiteri

Nathan Spiteri is a film maker, actor and writer. He is also a sexual abuse survivor, activist and advocate. Born in Canberra, Australia, Nathan was sexually abused as a child, threatened with his life and the lives of his family members. Keeping the abuse a secret, he turned to drugs, violence and sex in an effort to regain a sense of power and identity. Nathan came out about his trauma after twenty-five years of self-destruction. Through intensive therapy and group work, including AA, NA and SA, Nathan now educates people on the stigma of child sexual abuse and its relation to addiction and substance abuse. Through this medium, Spiteri helps other survivors find closure and move forward with their lives while raising awareness of men’s mental health.


Nathan works with a number of charitable organizations both in the U.S. and Australia. He is currently the Global Ambassador for the Child Liberation Foundation, a child sex trafficking foundation with the goal to eliminate child sex trafficking around the world. He also works with the ‘Aussies Say No More’ Campaign, as part of the global “No More” Campaign, ‘Menslink’ in Canberra, Australia, and ‘SAMSN’, Survivors and Mates Support Network, one of Australia’s leading associations for male survivors of child sexual abuse. Nathan’s TEDx talk is about “The Power of One: Recovery from Trauma and Addiction.”


Nathan’s memoir, TOY CARS, is his powerful account of survival and inspiration. The highly acclaimed book dives into the aftermath of being abused and manipulated by the actions and lies of a vicious pedophile. Written as an honest and compelling account of his struggle with child abuse (including a descent into addiction, violence and prostitution), Nathan’s story ultimately offers the redemptive lessons of recovery and acquired wisdom. Nathan introduces readers into the heart and the mind of one who struggles, grieves and ultimately heals to see the value of living after traumatic experiences.

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Dr. Norman J. Fried

Norman J Fried is a clinical psychologist specializing in trauma, chronic illness, and bereavement in children and families. He has taught in the medical school of New York University and was a Fellow in Clinical and Pediatric Psychology at Harvard Medical School. He is also an Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Pastoral Counseling at the Jewish Theological Seminary at Columbia University. Dr. Fried is the author of four other books includingThe Angel Letters: Lessons that Dying Can Teach Us About Living. He is also Co-Producer of the acclaimed documentary entitled “If You Tell Anyone: Survivors of Child Abuse Speak Out.” He lives in New York with his wife and three sons.

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Released: March 2024
Price: $18.95

ISBN-10: 1646046250
ISBN-13: 9781646046256

7 x 9
160 pages

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