Introducing Brave Conversations


Continuing in the BRAVE tradition, this new series will address current social issues from a trauma-informed perspective. With a combination of the same storytelling, life experiences, and weaving of information into the narration. Added to the already familiar BRAVE format are the voices of many others gathered in conversations and the sharing of sacred stories.


Saving this space for the next book.

             Coming in 2021!

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Praise for the BRAVE Series . . . 


"A masterful journey into a human psyche deeply affected by the dragon of trauma . . . This is candid and gifted storytelling and fascinating integration of the latest findings in trauma research, attachment theory, self-compassion and forgiveness….”

–Mark G. Karris, author of Season of Heartbreak: Healing for the Heart, Brain, and Soul

Jeannie's BRAVE Childhood

“I was riveted . . .  If you want a real-time glimpse into the minds and hearts of children who are coping with maternal neglect, read this book. If you want a deeper understanding of childhood trauma and healing, read this book.”                           –Liz Hunter, Marriage and Family Therapist



"Janyne McConnaughey is to be commended for coming out of the darkness to shine a light on issues that usually remain hidden; issues that wreak chaos and damage to individuals who carry childhood pain long into adulthood. How I wish everyone could have access to this profound book as its message of healing and recovery are urgently needed in our world.”

–Susan Jenkins, educator and author (Scandalon)

The BRAVE Blue Bicycle

Thank you BRAVE readers for adopting the blue bicycle as a symbol for healing!

Click here to email a blue bicycle picture!  

See the gallery of BRAVE Blue Bicycle pictures . . . 


Click on the Bike!

Janyne McConnaughey, Ph.D.

      Trauma-Informed Author & Advocate

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All information and resources at this website have been presented as part of my personal story and does not replace professional psychological care for mental health issues. The only legal and ethical advice I can offer is to seek professional help. 

If you have had or are having suicidal thoughts, please call: 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 


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