Which Way? A Mother and Daughter's Journey on Generational Trauma
36 minutes · 2019
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Join Jann and Shari Simmons for a very special show about connection, generational trauma, loss, grief, and resilience.
Shari is currently the Executive Director of Fire Mountain Treatment Center and is an Adjunct Professor at Colorado Christian University, where she teaches Crisis/Trauma, Psychopathology and Management/Administration.
Since a young age, Shari has studied resiliency and the enduring self-sabotaging thoughts that are often the result of trauma. She is co-author of Which Way?, a memoir and psychological handbook on trauma for survivors, clinicians, and anyone who wants to understand and celebrate just how resilient the human spirit is.
Shari and Jann speak across the country at women’s retreats, treatment facilities, high schools and church groups, reminding others that the path we choose leads us to the life we were destined to have.
After devoting much of her adult life to raising her two daughters, Jann launched a successful 12-year career as an Executive Administrator in the banking industry. Jann is now retired and enjoying her life to the fullest. She thrives in her roles as mother and grandmother. She spends her time volunteering, painting and traveling. She is proud to say, she has traveled to Hawaii, Italy and Mexico, all destinations she never dreamed of seeing in her lifetime.
Jann began speaking at treatment facilities, followed by university classrooms upon her daughter’s urging. The overwhelming response she received when telling her story prompted the idea of writing this book. Sharing her journey through the book and during speaking engagements with Shari have brought her internal peace and hope for others.