In her mid-teens Lee Hartley read a book that mentally opened a door for her that led her to explore the powers of the mind. It was about how our day-to-day decisions influence everything we do—either in a positive or negative way. It has been the basis of her work as a teacher, a psychotherapist specializing in PTSD, and as an education and career counselor.
In Aftershocks Strike Outs and Zone Outs are identified as two distinctive PTSD response patterns. They result from passive or aggressive reactions to stressful life events. There are uplifting and encouraging story examples of those who have overcome their PTSD issues.