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).

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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.

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Writing Topics
  • Adoption and Infertility
  • Crisis, Trauma, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Emotional Well-Being of Women
  • Friendships Among Women
  • Help for the Frustrated Female
  • Pre-Marital and Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Illness Among Christians and Response by the Church
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Reclaiming Relationships
  • Self-Care (It’s Not Selfish!)
  • Women Developing an Abundant Life in Christ!
Selected Publications
  • Shaler, L, Volk, F., Liscio, S., Stewart, B., and Cassidy, E. (2017). The impact of motivational types on first-year GPA among military spouses in college.  Military Behavioral Health. Retrieved from
  • Shaler, L., Warren, E., Adkins, K., Goss-Reaves, L., & Volk, F. (2017). Supporting military spouse graduation rates through specialized institutional support and authentic appreciation. Journal of Military and Government Counseling, 5(2), 134-149. Retrieved from
  •, L. & Wood, S. (2017). Fostering Friendships. Just Between Us, 27(2), 16-17, 45.
  • Shaler, L. (2016). The social implications of post traumatic stress disorder. In Randal W. Summers (Ed.), Social Psychology: How Other People Influence Our Thoughts and Actions. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Publishers
  • Shaler, L. (2015). Self-care is not optional. Therapeutic Speakeasy, 1(3), 4.
  • Shaler, L., Hathaway, W., Sells, J., & Youngstedt, S. (2014). Correlates of anger among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans. Journal of Military and Government Counseling, 1(3), 136-151.
  •  Shaler, L. (2014, May) YOU – Wonderfully Made. Journey by Lifeway
  • Shaler, L. (2013) Penned from the Heart: Volume 20 (Compiled by Marilyn Nutter). Son-Rise Publications, New Wilmington, PA.
  • Shaler, L. (2013) Abortion Aftermath: Beyond the Statistics. Blog
  • (, L. (2013). You’re My Hero. Military Counseling Initiative, 1(1), 4-6.
  • Shaler, L. (2013). Is Your Anger Helping or Hurting? P31 Woman, 4, 10-11.
  • Shaler, L. & Wood, S. (2013). Anger and Betrayal: The Emotional Toll of Pornography. EW Magazine, 5(2), 28-31.
  • Shaler, L. (2013). You’re My Hero. E-Report ACEG, Association for Counselors and Educators in Government, 2(1), p. 4.
  •  Shaler, L. (2011). Correlates of Anger Among OEF/OIF Combat Veterans. Dissertation