Rising Up From Hurt helps readers overcome past trauma and hurt and experience more satisfying lives. Many individuals respond to hurtful events or feelings in their lives by making conscious or unconscious decisions intended to prevent future hurt. These decisions, often long forgotten and left unchallenged, can continue to control and restrict behaviors many years later, resulting in feeling trapped or compelled to behave in a dysfunctional manner. Dr. Tom provides an easy to follow method to view the hurtful issues from a new perspective and see options that can offer life changing relief. Readers can develop a new sense of urgency to move on to a new lifestyle–freed from the negative constraints of past hurts.