Do you want to know more about living with complex PTSD/DISSOCIATION DISORDER? “TUSSILA’S B00K I” is out!

FOR FREE THROUGHOUT JULY 

“Tussila’s Book I” is now enrolled in

SMASHWORDS

2017 July Summer/Winter Sale!

July 1 – 31, 2017

It took me nearly fifteen years to accomplish this dream, but now finally my diary from psychiatric emergency care is published! I very much hope that this book can help to better understand various aftereffects due to childhood traumas!

So far, the responses I have received have been overwhelmingly positive. Many people have already thanked me for sharing my story.

I hope you too will take this opportunity and I am very excited to hear your opinion on my book, please feel free to comment when you have read it!

Hurry to tap  one the of the direct links below to download “TUSSILA’S BOOK I” for free:

Smashwords   Apple   Kobo   Barnes&Noble

Inktera (formerly Page Foundry)   Overdrive

FRONT PAGE, 1.4 MB

 REVIEWS ON TUSSILA’S BOOK I

  “The emotions are so strong in this book that the first time I read it I was crying along with her, laughing with her, angry with her. The strength to go on is inspirational itself.
If you have ever wanted to know what it is like to live with PTSD this is the perfect book.
The paintings are straightforward and inspirational as well.
Health care professionals should definitely read this. I cannot imagine the pain she must have gone through to come out strong enough to share her story. It must have taken an immeasurable amount of courage to post her personal diary.
Everyone has a different story, Tussila has chosen to share her story with the world. Her desperation, and the road to recovery.
“I have no illness; I have an injury. Who would call a traffic accident victim sick, or ill?”
Amazing book. Worth every tear just to have clarity again.”
Review written by Megan Starkweather at:

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Thank you so much, warmest regards from Tussila Spring =)

FOR WHOM IS TUSSILA’S BOOK SUITED?

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During my many years as a psychiatric patient, I have experienced, repeatedly, some substantial challenges.
It has been just about impossible to express the whole picture to any therapist. One of the obvious reasons is that I was convinced I had to cover all my symptoms up in order to survive. A second reason is that it would be impossible, due to the time limits in the therapy sessions. A third reason is that many people, including some of the health care workers, have a tendency to jump to conclusions, meaning that if I started with a carefully chosen sentence, meaning to reveal something important, I could risk immediately being met with generalizations or even worse, with belittling.
I do however understand that it is somewhat of a challenge, to uncover the whole picture, when the patient is verbally strong and seems to be in good control of herself.
This fact contributes to another major issue, the diagnostic system. I, for instance, have had a whole range of different diagnoses before I finally ended up with the correct one. In addition, of course, all the different opinions from different experts make it even more problematic to get the right sort of help. The result is that normally the process of getting properly diagnosed takes years, and unfortunately even decades, to obtain.
The last years though, there have been huge developments in the understanding of complex posttraumatic stress disorder.
I hope my book can contribute to even more openness and that it can help to shed more light to the often obscure and complex aftereffects of childhood traumas.
This book is therefore probably most suited for mental health care staff and for support persons and volunteers, especially interested in these topics. It might also be of interest for other professionals who are dealing with people in crisis, like medical staff and police officers.
Thank you so much for your time!

AWAITING, photo-manipulation/digital work

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Hello everybody! I hope that you are all ok this weekend. I really should be translating all the time, but I just had to make an image to get a break from the Words, literary that is!

Thank you so much for following me, and for viewing and liking my pictures, I can assure you it is much appreciated, especially in these days when I am working on my book :-)
Warmest regards from Tussila!

It is happening right now! I mean my book-project is happening, yes it is, right now it is!

This I really must share with you my dear followers! You may rightly have wondered why my blog name “Tussila’s book-publishing blog” differs so much from my recent content in it. And you sure are right to wonder too. The case is that I had some attempts last year to find somebody willing to test-read for me, however since none of these attempts led to actually finding someone, I needed to put the project on the shelve for a while. As you surely can imagine, it takes a lot of courage to share ones life story, and it takes even more courage to have to ask over and over again if somebody would test read it… Especially when you are experiencing that your emails aren’t even replied to.

This is the reason I have been posting all these images lately, I had to do something while building up some more book-publishing courage, didn’t I?! Looking back, this period have been important for me too, actually. Maybe the delay was for the best in the long run, I love to make images. And some day, when my book finally is out there on its own. This is what I will do, make images all the time, for the rest of my life.

Now, however, book-publishing things are happening again. A few weeks ago, there was a very sweet woman making contact with me, offering to test read, just like that! You can imagine how my heart started to speed up, and how I tried to remember where and how I had planned to transfer the first chapter, if only somebody would care to read it, not to mention where on earth I had saved it, and this fantastic woman, Shruti, is actually one of the bloggers here at WordPress: http://shrutiinsights.wordpress.com/ , and I really would like to share with you all, how excited I am these days. After thirteen years, my book finally is happening. I have already sent chapter two over to her, for test-reading, and have started to translate the third one. I cant explain how relieved I am feeling that she wish to help me through the process. She does much more than test-reading and suggests corrections. She gives me the courage to keep going, I just can’t believe how lucky I have been, meeting her!

Hmh, I had planned to create this post without attaching an image to it, but is seems almost impossible now, the text looks so colorless in a way. So, I need to add one after all, even if the content doesn’t match the text at all.

Or maybe it does? I made this image yesterday, when I was thinking about how lucky I am, and about what opportunities laying ahead of me. Most importantly, I was thinking about how fantastic it is too meet people like Shruti, along with many other nice people out there, or inside here, if you wish. I send you all my warmest regards, and I wish you a wonderful weekend ahead =)

Village
“Village”

Photo-manipulation/digital work, Tussila Spring 2015

Thank you for reading and viewing!