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Oprah Winfrey Called

Back in June I told my story on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The producer told me it would go public in August. I’ve waited and waited. As I write this we’re half way through August and there’s still no publication date.

Finally I emailed OWN. My friends and neighbours were wondering when the heck we could see the filming. OWN replied that my story has probably been moved to January. Read more

My Profile for Social Work Week

Last week, I told you that I am one of two recipients to receive the Inspirational Leaders in the Field of Social Work Award during last week’s Social Work Week (March 5 – 11, 2012) from the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

My profile is now live on the site. It is reprinted here for your convenience:

Inspirational Leader Mary K. Armstrong – March 2012 

For Mary K. Armstrong, making the world a better place has always been a driving force. Mary was the Founder and Director of the Centre for Focusing in Toronto and currently operates a private psychotherapy practice. She is also the author of the 2010 book: Confessions of a Trauma Therapist: A Memoir of Healing and Transformation.She is being recognized by OASW as an Inspirational Leader during Social Work Week, which is celebrated March 5-12, 2012, under the theme: “Social Workers Help People Get Back on Track”. Read more

Celebrating Social Work Week

You can imagine my surprise and excitement when I heard that I am one of two recipients to receive the Inspirational Leaders in the Field of Social Work Award during Social Work Week (March 5 – 11, 2012) from the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

The award is in its 10th year. Here is the criteria:

– extraordinary contribution
– positive role model
– inspirational leader
– theme – social workers help people get back on track Read more

The Globe and Mail tells my story

What an amazing feeling to waken this morning and find my story in The Globe and Mail! Sarah Hampson interviewed me about my book, Confessions of a Trauma Therapist and there was my photo and her description of our meeting right on the front page of the Life Section.

Then I went to the Internet and found it on the Globe’s webpage. But wait a minute, it had just come out and already people were commenting on it. They sure weren’t wasting any time. Let’s see…what were they saying?

Oh! They were all saying with a tone of authority that the issue of recovered memories was dead: that it was all in my imagination. They, of course, didn’t identify themselves or state their credentials for making such a statement and clearly they had not read my book.

“They” are ready to pounce on any information that might inform the public of our society’s endemic child sexual abuse. “They” are usually perpetrators who are waiting in fear for the children they once abused and who are now grown up, to sue them for their retirement savings. It’s an all too common event in the fight against child sexual abuse.

Anyway, since you’re reading my blog, you no doubt know differently. Please go to the Globe and Mail link given below and – if you feel comfortable doing so – leave a comment.

Read The Globe and Mail story by clicking this link: HERE

Hear Mary’s CKLN radio interview

Click on the headline above to download Mary’s radio interview with CKLN host Stephanie Dickison about Mary’s new book on healing from childhood incest Confessions of a Trauma Therapis.