Dr. Sunita Merriman is the author of ‘Stripping : My Fight to Find Me’ , a collection of poems.
She has spent over two decades as a health care professional dedicated to treating her patients with the belief that the mind, body and soul are connected. Now she writes about her deeply personal journey to unmask, understand and defeat the darkness that was the legacy of trauma and toxic stresses from adverse childhood experiences and trans-generational wounds.
She sought help and in Stripping- My fight to find Me, she shares her triumph over darkness, so others can feel empowered and inspired to do the same and live the life they were meant to.
Sunita’s poetry translates the language and spirit of the human unconscious as it transforms pain and suffering into hope.
A new understanding of how trauma effects children, recognition of attachment and interpersonal neurobiology, intensive short- term dynamic psychotherapy techniques and neuroplasticity brought about structural changes in Sunita’s brain that allowed her to let go of her past and embrace her future and her full potential as a human being.
You can learn more about her book and her mission by visiting www.SunitaMerriman.com
And reading her personal statement.
My personal statement about Stripping : My Fight to Find Me and my mission
My poems in Stripping : My Fight to Find Me give a raw and honest account of how dark and lonely the world of Attachment Trauma is. And how resistant depression, anxiety and our defenses can be to our desire to get better.
The process of Davanloo’s Intensive Short -Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, ISTDP was transformational for me in many ways. It transformed my experience of myself and of my relationship with the world. It also reconnected me to the creative process of writing. My poetry came about as my unconscious was activated in treatment. The experience of my trauma, which until then had been unthinkable, was transformed into thoughts and feelings through the medium of my words.
My work takes you through the fight that I had to fight to be free and whole . But there is success at the end. And that is why I share my poems. So, others can find hope in my story. And seek treatment.
By being open about my struggles, it is my goal to encourage others, who maybe suffering in silence due to the shame and stigma attached to mental illness, to come forward and seek the care they deserve and are entitled to.
It is my hope that those who do not suffer from mental illness will read my book and get a better understanding of the pain and anguish of those who do. In that understanding lies compassion.
To read what others are saying about Stripping: My Fight to Find Me, you can visit Amazon Reviews