BOOK REVIEW + Book GIVE AWAY - Out of Darkness by Debra Holz
Out of the Darkness
Aligning Science and Spirit to Overcome Depression
by Debra Holz
March 27 - April 21, 2023 Virtual Book Tour
One woman's courageous journey from the darkness of depression to the light of awakening, healing, joy, and peace.
For 50 years, depression was an insidious tormentor that dictated what Debra Holz believed not only about herself but also the meaning and purpose of life, faith, love and death. Raised by a troubled mother and abusive father, she endured crippling emotional trauma that led her down a dark path of addiction and self-loathing. Decades of talk therapy and psychotropic drugs did little to abate her symptoms.
Determined to end her life, everything changed in 2013 when an internal voice whispered: What if there's another way to heal depression beyond traditional medical and psychiatric treatments? What unfolded was a way forward that revolutionized her thoughts, reframed her childhood events, and transformed her life. Holz candidly shares the step-by-step approach that she discovered and developed to rewire her brain and, thereby, her neurochemistry-ultimately leading to a deep joy and peace she had never known.
Out of the Darkness is for anyone who suffers with debilitating depression and is open to exploring the cutting-edge science of neuroplasticity. With an estimated 10 percent of Americans struggling with this condition, her book sheds valuable light on why the merging of science and spirit is critically important in overcoming depression. Holz is living proof that it's possible to triumph over it and emerge out of the darkness.
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As someone who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of my adult life, this book resonated with me on multiple levels. I appreciate the author’s candor and honesty given the difficulties she’s overcome. The level of emotional abuse and trauma she endured as a child is unfathomable. It’s unsurprising she would turn to drugs to cope and eventually consider suicide.
I am glad she did not, and I am glad her internal voice spoke to her. What unfolded is a beautiful story about overcoming her depression by being open to non-traditional treatment. As a society I think we need to focus more on our spiritual side. Focusing on self-care is so important to our mental health. As an undergraduate, I studied psychology and find neuroplasticity fascinating. The bodies’ ability to heal itself with the appropriate nutrients is amazing to me.
This book is well written, honest, and raw. Parts were difficult for me to read yet I am grateful for the opportunity to read this book. It’s full of through provoking insights that I look forward to implementing.
Praise for Out of the Darkness:
"Debra, you tell the truth and hold the darkness of shame up to the light, and that darkness just disappears. You are brave and courageous—not only for capturing your story but also for persevering and striving to be and do better and maybe to love and be loved. I am honored to know you and see a miracle right before my very eyes."
~ Carolyn L, Licensed Therapist
"Debra has a gift for knowing what readers want to read with her compelling writing style."
~ Roger Stuart, Editor
"While Debra's book did tell a very sad story, in the end, there was healing and recovery. I enjoyed reading that it is possible to overcome trauma."
~ C. Losey
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading Debra’s book on overcoming obstacles. She is a warrior! Debra mentions many resources she used to overcome her depression, and her autobiography is compelling."
~ Tammy A.
"Debra Holz takes us through the often horrifying journey of depression. She lays out the challenges she faced over a 50-year window. This book is a must-read for everyone and their loved ones struggling with depression. Debra gives us all hope."
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Debra Holz is the author of Out of the Darkness: Aligning Science and Spirit to Overcome Depression, which won The Authors’ Zone (TAZ) national award in the non-fiction category and achieved bestseller status on Amazon.
A natural storyteller, her book chronicles her 50-year struggle with major clinical depression and ultimately, how she healed her brain and balanced her neurochemistry beyond traditional psychiatric treatment. Using neuroplasticity techniques she developed and a major change in her underlying beliefs, she rewired and healed her brain and has been depression free since 2014.
It is her passionate mission to share her story with as many depression sufferers as possible so they too may heal themselves.
Debra has been a successful freelance writer and journalist since 1985. Besides her talent for direct response creativity, she is known for her expertise in legal content for major law firms as well as the technology and computer industry, banks, and investment corporations. She also has written for many major city newspapers.
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