Reclaiming Sanity: Available Now!
Reclaiming Sanity: Hope and Healing for Trauma, Stress, and Overwhelming Life Events by Dr. Laurel Shaler (Published by David C. Cook, 2017).
With a girlfriend’s companionship and a professional counselor’s expertise, Dr. Laurel Shaler walks readers through personal stories and biblical insights that shed light on daily and traumatic stress. In Reclaiming Sanity, she shows:
- How to find freedom from the past
- Five myths about anger and how to overcome them
- The antidote for nagging worry and sleepless nights
- Ways to rebuild trust in others
- How Christ gives true strength
Offering effective action steps toward reclaiming sanity, Dr. Shaler guides readers through the healing process, whether they are dealing with a one-time traumatic event or years of hidden pain.
Read more about #ReclaimingSanity on the Bible Gateway Blog
Recent Posts from Laurel
Over the last couple of weeks, my allergies have been worse than I can remember. I have tried everything short of acupuncture. Natural cures? Check. Over the counter meds? Check. Prescriptions? Check. Nothing seems to work. But all this focus on the season change...read more
Insecurity. Clearly, this resonates with many of us. Whether it’s striving to be accepted or difficulty with knowing our true identity, it can be a real struggle. Yet, we can learn to silence it. Or, at least, turn the volume down on the voices (perceived and real)...read more
A number of years ago, I caught sight of a book on a friend’s coffee table. It was called So long insecurity: You’ve been a bad friend to us (Moore, 2010). It had just been released, and my friend who had long struggled with low self-worth and feelings of inadequacy...read more
The year was 2004, and my husband and I were spending our first Valentine's Day together as a married couple. Being completely unaware about these types of things, we neglected to make reservations for one of the restaurant industry’s busiest nights of the year. As we...read more
When I first learned about the serious refugee crisis in countries like Syria and Iraq, I immediately made a financial contribution to a non-profit organization working to help those impacted, and looked into adopting an orphan from one of these war torn countries....read more
42 Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved human praise more than praise from God. (John 12:42-43)...read more
By day (and often by midnight when I am checking email and grading papers), I am a counseling professor and department chair at Liberty University.
I also love writing and speaking about the intersection of faith, culture, and emotional well-being, and have been published by Lifeway’s Journey, Extraordinary Women, Proverbs 31 Ministries, ERLC, Believe.com, and more.
I am a sassy Southern belle married to a mid-western Sailor. We’re adopting!
My faves are being active in church & community and spending time with family & friends. Oh, and anything sweet.