New memoir "What Once Broke Me" by Rosie Banyan confronts difficulties of sexual abuse and postpartum depression

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Australia to Mauritius: Crossing the Pacific to Heal

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“What Once Broke Me” follows Banyan for eight months on her spontaneous trip from Australia to the African island of Mauritius as a way to explore and heal.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, postpartum depression is a condition that occurs in nearly 15 percent of births.

Having experienced a bout of postpartum depression after the birth of her fourth son, as well as a history of childhood sexual abuse, “What Once Broke Me” by Rosie Banyan provides an introspective look at how trauma affects a person as an adult, even when they have moved on and lived a successful life.

“What Once Broke Me” follows Banyan for eight months on her spontaneous trip from Australia to the African island of Mauritius as a way to explore and heal. Towards the end of the book, she travels with her two youngest boys to live in a small urban village in Vanuatu, with the desire to discover a simple life, living without power, running water or first world amenities of any kind.

“My trip to Mauritius was essential to my personal well-being as well as my relationship with my husband and family,” Banyan said. “It allowed me to disconnect and fully connect into finding myself.”
Banyan also went to many healers in natural medicine, including Bowen Therapy and Reiki. These forms of healing lead her to learn about a person’s emotional, physical and spiritual bodies and the need for balance.

“As I gained healing from these various therapies, I became qualified in what bought results for me,” Banyan said. “I want everyone to know that you are not just stuck with a broken life, but instead those things that have been taken from you can be healed, changed and released.”

Banyan is now a Bowen Therapist, Reiki and Sheichem Master, Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic programming, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Intuitive Healer and Medium.

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“What Once Broke Me: Permanent Freedom from My Past”
By Rosie Banyan
ISBN: Hardcover – ISBN 978-1-5035-0806-4, Softcover – ISBN 978-1-5035-0805-7
eBook – ISBN 978-1-5035-0807-1
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Publisher Xlibris Press

About the author
Thriving in the academic world of finance and business. Banyan’s bubble of reality burst just after the birth of her fourth son. A wave of postnatal depression debilitated her and forced her to look at the horrors of her sexually abusive childhood. She sought answers to who she was and each time she experienced a healing method that helped her, Rosie studied and became qualified in that field to then help others. She became a Bowen Therapist, Reiki and Seichem Master, Clinical Hypnotherapist using NLP methods, Journey worker and Intuitive Healer. Rosie's connection to spirit as a medium and psychic was ignited.

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