Jeannie's BRAVE Childhood:

Behavior and Healing through the Lens of Attachment and Trauma



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(The password? Who drags the chair from chapter to chapter?)


Jeannie, the resourceful and resilient child self of author, Janyne McConnaughey, takes center stage in this companion book to, BRAVE: A Personal Story of Healing Childhood Trauma. This literary adventure offers insights into both children’s behavior and paths to healing. The author uses parts of her own story, early childhood expertise, storytelling, and the creative interweaving of her beloved childhood books to provide a lens for viewing behaviors of all children; but especially those who have suffered attachment wounding and trauma.

Jeannie’s BRAVE Childhood will give hope to those who care for children who have experienced relational trauma and/or the deep wounds of broken attachment. The work involved in re-framing Jeannie’s incorrect internalized childhood messages provides a path to healing, behavioral change, forgiveness, growing faith, and rediscovering simple joys for both children and adults. The healing relationship between the author and her child self, Jeannie (a composite of several dissociated child selves), illustrates the dedication, trials, and triumphs inherent in developing the attachment relationship necessary for full healing.


BRAVE Healing Childhood Trauma

Janyne McConnaughey continues writing her way into our hearts with her new book, Jeannie’s Brave Childhood, a fantastical weaving of story, instruction and resilience.

Lon Marshal, Marriage and Family Therapist

Janyne A. McConnaughey, Ph.D.

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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