Montecito debris flow survivor Mary Firestone will discuss her book “Trusting the Dawn: How to Choose Freedom and Joy After Trauma” at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St.
Ms. Firestone will also sign copies.
On Jan. 9, 2018, Ms. Firestone survived the mudslide that dropped 200 million gallons of rainfall in 15 minutes, washing away her home. She was trapped alone in her bathroom while pregnant and wasn’t certain whether her husband and their 4-year-old son were alive.
But Ms. Firestone said that trauma, when healed and integrated, can make people more resilient. She said she wrote “Trusting the Dawn” as a guide to turn traumas into the things that open a magical dimension of life.
According to a news release, Ms. Firestone draws from both her own healing journey and her background in clinical psychology to offer a handbook for not only healing from trauma but awakening to even more empowerment, joy and meaning. The book contains stories of survival and interviews with experts.
Included is a holistic tool kit that features reframing with language, energy and movement practices, acupuncture, aromatherapy, breathwork and more, according to the news release.
Ms. Firestone is a graduate of Princeton University and has her master’s in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. She and her sister Lucy founded Firestone Sisters in 2012, with the aim of providing others with healing and growth opportunities. Ms. Firestone has been featured in Goop, Well+Good, and Forbes
For more information, see firestonesisters.com.