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Rebekah Demirel - Nothing's for Nothing: Transformation Through Trauma

Friday, January 19, 2018
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.


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Spend an inspiring evening with clinical counsellor and acupuncturist, Rebekah Demirel, reading from her new book Nothing's for Nothing - Transformation Through Trauma, where she shares her personal stories of childhood trauma, teen years spent on the streets and the redemption found within pain and loss.

"Rebekah is one of the most resilient people I know, and her writing conveys that effortlessly."

Dr. Gabor Maté, from the book's forward

In her haunting memoir, Nothing's for Nothing, Rebekah Demirel reveals a childhood of adversity and neglect, beginning at age three when her mother fled the violence of their home, through her years growing up in a chaotic and abusive household with her Pentecostal father and violent older brother, until leaving home at age thirteen for an uncertain life on the streets. Rebekah takes us on a soulful journey of heartbreak, loss and grief, her own difficult homeless teen years, and the resiliency gained from those experiences, with inspiring messages of hope, healing, forgiveness and personal transformation.''

Rebekah Demirel is an acupuncturist, clinical counsellor and writer. She is the founder of Trauma Integration Programs, developing and presenting secondary trauma training to social service and other groups, helping people be “well enough to do the job” of caring for others. Rebekah lives in Seattle with her husband, cat and two chickens.