New Book Promotes Ways of ‘Healing the Trauma of Psychological Abuse’

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Margot MacCallum presents strategies she used in her own healing

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Margot MacCallum offers step-by-step practices from the traditions of mindfulness and Buddhism to escape the trauma of domestic psychological and emotional abuse in her new self-help book, “Healing the Trauma of Psychological Abuse: A Lived Experience Roadmap to a Mindful Recovery” (published by Balboa Press AU). The book is available for purchase at:

According to the author, “Abused women make up between 1 in 3 or 1 in 4 of the female population. The type of covert abuser revealed in this book is currently estimated to make up 1 in 25 of the human population. … This book is about both these types.”

Speaking about her journey, MacCallum shares that waking up to abuse and healing was fraught with misunderstanding, ignorance, denial and lack of support. The author discusses how hidden abuse can be life-threatening without the use of physical violence because it sometimes causes post-traumatic stress disorder, accompanied by chronic physical pain. She writes how victims can lose their self-worth, life-savings, careers, place in the world and hope of recovery due to manipulative predators. In the book, she provides a pathway to understanding, self-acceptance and recovery via mindfulness practices.

“I hope that readers will find hope, courage, insight and a deeper belief in their own good hearts, their own basic decency and their own resilience,” MacCallum says. “If one woman reads my book, finds the mindfulness practices helpful and is able to heal herself as a result, then I will have fulfilled my purpose in writing it.”

“Healing the Trauma of Psychological Abuse”
By Margot MacCallum
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 250 pages | ISBN 9781504315326
E-Book | 250 pages | ISBN 9781504315333
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Margot MacCallum is an actor torn between the drive to communicate and the need to hide. She has worked in film, television, voiceover and stage, as a group facilitator and administrator. She hopes her story of surviving abuse and healing from trauma will be the key that unlocks someone else’s prison.

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit or call 1800 050 315. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and “Like” us at

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