New Book Helps People Find Their Own Strength to Heal from Hurt

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Author Gwen Finestone, MFT, Ph.D, CT releases “Finding the Gems” to help people heal from past traumas and losses

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Author Gwen Finestone, MFT, Ph.D., CT has recently released her new book, “Finding the Gems,” a spiritual guide that helps readers overcome major life trauma and loss and teaches them to lead a happy and positive life without letting their tragedies define them.

In the book, Dr. Finestone blends psychology, spirituality, humanism, meaning and purpose to help readers free themselves from the pain of their losses. Each chapter begins with a quote for readers to internalize and meditate on and concludes with spiritual lessons readers can take away from the experience taught in each chapter.

Finestone has spent four decades helping countless people work through their life traumas from childhood into adulthood and wanted to find a way to help people without them having to come into a counseling session.

“I wanted to help as many people I can to heal on their own terms,” said Finestone. “Attitude is important, but to overcome trauma it takes hard work, and I want my readers to know they’re worth it.”

“Finding the Gems” demonstrates Finestone’s passion for helping others heal. The book is sure to inspire readers to work toward a happier state of mind and spirit despite their losses.

“Finding the Gems: The Search for Meaning in Life’s Traumas and Losses”
By Gwen Finestone, MFT, Ph.D., CT
ISBN: 978-1504383875 (softcover); 978-1504383899 (hardcover); 978-1504383882 (electronic)
Available at the Balboa Press Online Bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Gwen Finestone, MFT, Ph.D., CT, is President of California Southern University and has been recently nominated as a “Woman of Influence” via the Irvine Chamber for her contribution as an inspirational leader, role-model and advocate and mentor helping women in the workplace rise in leadership. She began her career working in trauma forty years ago as a co-founder of a rape crisis center, helping countless people work through their life traumas from childhood into adulthood. She specializes in grief, loss, trauma, and dissociative disorders. Her expert witness services are retained by attorneys in civil and criminal cases. Finestone currently lives in Huntington Beach, California. To learn more, please visit

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