Set the Monsters Under My Bed Free!

by Jane Jackson in London, Greater London, England

I want to raise money to finish getting my book published, 'Monsters Under My Bed - Recovering from Childhood Trauma'

by Jane Jackson in London, Greater London, England

We did it
On 12th November 2018 we successfully raised £1,300 with 27 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

Extra funding will go towards a UK book tour, where I aim to share my experiences of recovering from childhood trauma to target audiences in mental health and child and adolescent services. The money will cover travel and accommodation costs.


I used to think that there wasn’t anything remarkable about my life or my story.


Only working in mental health for 15 years soon showed me another reality.


That there are people in so much pain, that have lost hope and don’t know where to start rebuilding their lives.


They’ve become victims of the mental health system, that was designed to support them, to help them, but has kept them trapped in this cycle of despair, medicating the pain away.


Now don’t get me wrong not all mental health services are unhelpful but the focus of treatment and symptom control, on medication and diagnosis, is robbing people the chance of ever breaking free.


When I was given my mental health diagnosis 17 years ago, I was told that there were no magic pills to take the pain away, that the best I could ever hope for was that I would learn to cope as I lurched from one crisis to another.


I had a choice when I received that diagnosis.


A choice to believe what the psychiatrist said.


Or a choice to dismiss it for the pile of nonsense it was.


I chose the latter and made it my life’s mission to find a way out of the depths of despair and sorrow and into a life of happiness and freedom.


And my life’s mission became my soul’s purpose.


In finding ways through the pain, in befriending and setting the Monsters free from under my bed, I am here to shine a light, to be a beacon of hope for all those lost souls who are still trapped in the legacy of their trauma.


And I stand before you baring my soul, not for some ‘poor me’ pity party, but to show you that no matter how hopeless this life may appear, no matter what life throws your way; you always have a choice.


A choice of how you respond.


A choice to change the dominant thoughts that go through your mind.


A choice to stand up and say ‘this is not who I am’.


A choice not to be defined by your past.


A choice not to let a diagnosis dictate your life.


You all have a choice to find the power within you.


And this book is dedicated to all of you.


After sharing some of my writing in a Facebook group earlier this year, this is what one stranger wrote,

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The Bigger Vision

The money I raise will go towards the self publishing costs, proof reading, editing, typesetting, cover design, ISBN numbers and the first 100 copies.


But there is another reason that I want to publish this book and that is to fulfil the vision I have to start introducing Emotional Freedom Technique to Schools, so that children can learn how to regulate their emotions and cultivate their own inner wellbeing. To make this vision a reality I will be donating 5% of all profits from the sale of this book towards this project.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

5 of 50 claimed

£20 Reward

You will receive a signed copy of the book, plus a ticket to the exclusive book launch in London on 19th November 2018

£5 or more

£5 Reward

You will receive the 1st chapter of the book.

£35 or more

0 of 50 claimed

£35 Reward

You will receive a signed copy of the book, plus a ticket to the exclusive book launch in London on 19th November 2018, plus an acknowledgement in the book.

£50 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£50 Reward

You will receive a signed copy of the book, plus a ticket to the exclusive book launch in London on 19th November 2018, plus an acknowledgement in the book, plus a 15 minute 1:1 focused Monster Strategy session valued at £40

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£100 Reward

You will receive a signed copy of the book, plus a ticket to the exclusive book launch in London on 19th November 2018, plus an acknowledgement in the book, plus a 30 minute 1:1 Mini Monster Tapping Session valued at £75

£150 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£150 Reward

You will receive a signed copy of the book, plus a ticket to the exclusive book launch in London on 19th November 2018, plus an acknowledgement in the book, plus a 60 minute 1:1 Monster Releasing Tapping Session valued at £150

£350 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£350 Reward

You will receive a signed copy of the book, plus a ticket to the exclusive book launch in London on 19th November 2018, plus an acknowledgement in the book, plus a 1/2 Day Intensive valued at £500

£750 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£750 Reward

You will receive a signed copy of the book, plus a ticket to the exclusive book launch in London on 19th November 2018, plus an acknowledgement in the book, plus a One Day Intensive valued at £1,000


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