Overcoming Trauma: Flowers in Winter

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In the year 2000 the life of A.R. Dent changed. From rooster to feather duster and life became hell. The path to recovery became the battle ground. The lessons learnt of life and recovery from trauma are told here with a little humour. Poetry instead of a list of instructions. Post Traumatic Stress is treatable without drugs but it needs a different attitude to life if you are to be a survivor. More
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About A R Dent

A.R. Dent was born in 1945 in Sydney and lived at a beach side suburb. After a turbulent/quiet contrasting early life A.R. Dent then spent time travelling before settling down for a business and professional life.
'Been there - done that' about sums up his life.
A Professional Artist and now also including his love of writing and poetry into his life.
Like many authors, A R Dent is learning the various ways to entertain though the medium of Myth as taught by Joseph Campbell. Using family orientated tales including animals: the story of the Ordinary World becoming the battle ground for self-awareness victories to return a healed person back to normality. This is the world where healing of the hero is paramount... Ocker Oscar even had to learn to punctuate his writings and learn to respect himself. A lot of subtle arcs create a book to be re-read and this is found in A R Dent's stories.
The single goal of A R Dent is to create original stories that entertain and heal.
The next novel is Hollow Log. A story where Myth and Storytelling is extended to a new height when a dog orphaned is taken on a quest. A quest which will blend pathos with fantasy. An ending so different.
An update of the progress.......... Ocker Oscar has a new home. We have had many troubles with rental accommodation and other mundane things which stop the creativity flowing.
Ocker Oscar has asked me to tell everyone he is not hiding but simply irate his counterparts, Escere, Fromoth, and his new canine friend, are demanding equal rights as protagonists in a book.
Ocker is in a 'not happy Jan' mode and will have to settle for being a second fiddle to other featured animals telling their story as though they are humans.

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Review by: Ruth Remington on Jan. 24, 2013 :
Overcoming Trauma: Flowers in Winter by A.R. Dent is a book sensitively written and honest as the day is long.
The author speaks to the critical responsibility we each have for our own destiny. He has taken the high road in life to never give up and never give in on the path to full recovery. He has accomplished his recovery doing it 'his way' so successfully as you will witness.
Smiles and tears will reward you as you read his remarkable works of prose and poetry. Read and share with everyone you love and care about who has gone through major trials and/or trauma in life.
An inspirational and heart warming book through and through. With the promise of many more works to come...! I loved it.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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