Expect A Miracle Is One Woman's Story of Surviving an Abusive Childhood and a Healing Message for Similar Victims by news1888PressRelease

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   Healing Message for Similar Victims




(1888PressRelease) Marianne Hooker was initially reluctant to share her family's often terrifying
secrets and history of incest, physical abuse and psychological violence, but she realized by
sharing her experiences in the nonfiction book "Expect a Miracle," it would be a therapeutic
read for anyone who is living with similarly deep psychological wounds as well as for his or her
family and friends.
(1888PressRelease) - San Diego - Marianne Jones Hooker's book, Expect a Miracle, is a tale of
her perseverance in surviving a dysfunctional family and an abusive childhood. It is also a
therapeutic read for anyone who is living with similarly deep psychological wounds as well as for
his or her family and friends.

Hooker's miracle was that she refused to acquiesce to incest, physical abuse and psychological
violence, which were common occurrences she suffered as a child of a Southern family during the
1950s. As is often the case, she was eventually institutionalized and turned to addiction as her
"hiding place." Hooker remained strong, however, and overcame her victim status to become a
healer, a nationally recognized psychotherapist.

Her message in Expect a Miracle and to those she counsels in her professional role is that when
life is tough, or even a living Hell, a change in one's thoughts and perceptions is often the
beginning of a miracle.

As Hooker writes in the introduction of her book, "The most important message that I hope you
get from my book is to not give up before the miracles start happening in your own life, and if
you live your life expecting the miracles, they will eventually come. The miracles could be
already happening and you just haven't acknowledged, accepted or allowed them. Life can be
hard, no doubt, but if you can't change the exterior, change your thoughts and perceptions.
That will change everything."

Hooker was initially reluctant to share her family's often terrifying secrets and history, but she
realized Expect a Miracle needed the dramatic power of the reality she experienced as a child.
That is what will attract and hold a broad range of readers and all those seeking a path away
from the trauma in their lives and toward a re-emergence as a fully functional, balanced adult.

Expect a Miracle is available at www.ebay.com (signed copy by author available),
www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com. To learn more, visit www.
mariannejoneshooker.com.

About Marianne Jones Hooker:
Hooker holds a Master's Degree in Social Work and has practiced psychotherapy for more than
23 years, working in a variety of challenging situations. One of the founders of the Victim
Assistance Program in Englewood, Colo., she was featured on NBC's "Today" show for her work
in cluster suicide post-vention after five kids killed themselves within two days of one another in
a small town. Specializing in counseling homeless women and children, addicts, adolescent sex
offenders, victims of sociopaths and those in need of cult deprogramming, Hooker currently lives
in Hawaii with her husband. To learn more, visit www.mariannejoneshooker.com.

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