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Author Interview: Sharing our stories to change the world

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The Story Behind The Story: Author Interview Series featuring Sandra Cooze 

"If we don’t talk about our stories the world cannot change." - Sandra Cooze

Award-winning Author Sandra Cooze, shares about her new book, Journey to Your Self-How to Heal from Trauma: Written by Someone Who Did. Recent recipient of the Canada Book Award, she is a trauma coach & helps people heal and move forward in their lives. Her book is the first of three. She shares her own journey as well as the tools and techniques she teaches her clients. 

"Allowing yourself to let go of trauma you had to experience does not make the incident irrelevant. What you were put through is inexcusable. Letting go means you won't allow it to hold you, hostage, any longer."

We talked about why writing is such a powerful healing process & how to get started if you are struggling. Questions especially, "Who am I to write & share?" & "My story is too vulnerable/ I haven't finished healing from my experience... When will I be ready to share."

Sandra: "Giving herself a voice it’s really something a woman struggles with, we’re trying somehow to be perfect; We’re trying so hard to keep everything bottled up because we’re taught to do so."

"Through writing my story I empowered myself; I can talk about my story and it doesn’t faze me." 


Sierra: "In the process of writing a book we heal things we didn't expect to heal about ourselves." 

You will heal through writing your story because you're sharing for the first time. Sandra 


"This is the universal struggle, it’s not your job to figure out who better benefits from your story & your book. No one can benefit from it if you can’t share it." Sierra 

"Those of us who feel drawn to sharing our stories, we are the teachers." Sandra 

"We all have this question 'Who am I to tell this story?!' 

Not everybody wants to write their story & not everybody has a book in them, but the people that do have something that everybody else is looking for." Sierra

"When we share even little bits of our truth people resonate and they are like 'I needed that'." -Sierra

Sandra Cooze is an Intuitive Mentor & Coach, Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Traumatic Incident Reduction Facilitator, and Published Author. 

Her book ‘Journey to Your Self – How to Heal from Trauma: Written by Someone Who Did’ is a teaching memoir that walks readers not only through her own story of abuse and healing, but offers strategies, exercises, and insights to support them on their healing journey.

Sandra primarily works with heart-centered women who yearn for a deeper meaning and purpose in life but are held hostage by their past. She helps them to release what is holding them back and guides them toward discovering their full potential so they can rise up and claim their true place in this world.


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Red Thread Publishing: Stories Change Lives

We believe in the power of women's voices & stories to change the world. We support women not only to write & publish their books but to really embrace their voice, accelerate empowerment & reach global impact.

Because women matter.

Sierra Melcher, author & founder of @RedThreadPublishing, & our team will support you every step of the way.

If you are interested in writing or publishing with us connect at [email protected]

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