Survivor Story: Rick Huttner, Author of Resilient People

Rick Huttner lived through childhood abuse, and has turned his story into a book, hoping to help victims of abuse. Resilient People: A Journey from Childhood Abuse to Healing and Love aims to help victims take back control, learn to love themselves once more, and finally be free. One of our producers, Dan Moyle, sat down to talk with Rick about his story, his book, and his mission.

You can buy Rick's book here: Resilient People: A Journey from Childhood Abuse to Healing and Love.

If you were abused as a child, the psychological damage can be considerable. Feelings of worthlessness, helplessness, and shame can persist well into adulthood, seriously impacting your personal and professional life. For fifty years, Rick Huttner suffered from the negative effects of physical and sexual childhood abuse. He wants you to know you're not alone--and that it's never too late to heal.

In Resilient People, Rick shares the inspiring story of his journey through the recovery process. He offers valuable insights and compassionate guidance on everything from finding the right therapy to changing negative thought patterns, empowering other abuse survivors to discover their own pathways to emotional well-being.

No matter what you endured in your childhood, you can live a happier, more productive adult life. This book will help you take back control, learn to love yourself once more, and finally be free.

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