Brian D. Mahan, SEP, Launches New Book, “I Cried All The Way To Happy Hour,” Offering a Transformative Approach to Healing Toxic Shame and Trauma

Brian D. Mahan, SEP

Los Angeles, CA – July 5, 2023 – Brian D. Mahan, SEP, a globally recognized expert in stress physiology and the renegotiation of shock and developmental traumas, announces the release of his highly-anticipated book, “I Cried All The Way To Happy Hour,” now available on Amazon. With a focus on practical tools and body-based approaches, Mahan’s work provides a roadmap for individuals seeking profound healing and personal transformation.

In “I Cried All The Way To Happy Hour,” Mahan draws on his extensive professional training and international private practice, offering relatable case studies and his own laugh-out-loud real-life anecdotes. This comprehensive guide explores the foundational concepts of trauma and shame, delving into the process of working through these experiences with body-centered techniques. Mahan’s aim is to empower readers with practical skills that can be readily applied to their daily lives, unraveling the complexities of shock traumas, developmental trauma, and the insidious influence of toxic shame on one’s personality, core beliefs, and subsequent behaviors.

As a seasoned Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Mahan guides individuals in incorporating their bodies and “the felt sense” to process trauma, facilitating the resolution of the incomplete fight, flight, or freeze responses. Going beyond traditional therapeutic methods, this

book introduces innovative approaches rooted in the principles of Somatic Experiencing, surpassing self-help and talk therapy in effectiveness.

“I am excited to announce the release of ‘I Cried All the Way to Happy Hour,'” shared author Brian D. Mahan. “My goal is to empower individuals to embrace authenticity and thrive socially and professionally. The book, accompanied by an online companion website, offers invaluable tools and skills to break patterns, challenge limiting beliefs, and heal from shock trauma, developmental trauma, and toxic shame.”

Brian D. Mahan, SEP, has an extensive background as an educator, teaching mental health professionals and delivering insightful presentations at corporate events. His expertise has been sought by various organizations, including JP Morgan Chase, where he has custom-designed training series to address the needs of their workforce.

“I Cried All the Way to Happy Hour” is now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats, receiving positive reviews and endorsements from respected figures such as four New York Times best-selling authors, celebrities, and Dr. Jonathan Salk, M.D.

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