You’ve Got to Feel to Heal

Dr. Edith Eger, renowned trauma recovery therapist, speaker and new author, talks about the need to truly feel and experience memories in order to break through to healing and moving beyond the past. Learn about her heroic story of survival and inspiration by reading her new memoir, THE CHOICE: Embrace the Possible.

Meet Dr. Edith Eva Eger

90-year-old Holocaust survivor & thriver, therapist, speaker, and new author, ‘Edie’ Eger invites you to join her at BookPeople on 16-October at 7pm.

Edie and Jennifer Stayton of KUT will discuss her lauded and deeply moving memoir, THE CHOICE. In it, Edie tells her life story of barely surviving the horrors of imprisonment at Auschwitz only to then struggle with freeing herself from the prison of survivor’s guilt and secrets in her own mind.
THE CHOICE is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don’t want to end and that leave you forever changed.
—DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Ultimately, Edie’s story is one of bravery, freedom, and inspiration. She uses her personal journey and examples from her clinical psychology practice to show how each of us can make the choice to move beyond trauma and go from recovery to discovery.
Edith Eva Eger is my kind of hero. She survived unspeakable horrors and brutality; but rather than let her painful past destroy her, she chose to transform it into a powerful gift—one she uses to help others heal.
—JEANNETTE WALLS, Bestselling Author of The Glass Castle
We hope you’ll be able to join Edie at BookPeople. And also hope you’ll share this invitation with any faculty members or students (or anyone else!) you think would be interested in learning about this amazing woman.
Thank you in advance for taking a moment to help us share Edie’s story!

Fun fact about Dr. Edith Eger…

Edie has quite a history in Texas where she lived for many years. Two of her children still call Texas home, living in El Paso and Austin, respectively. In 1969, she received her first degree in Psychology from the University of Texas, El Paso (formerly Texas Western University). She then pursued her doctoral internship at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Fort Bliss, Texas where she began her work with veterans and active duty soldiers suffering from PTSD.

Learn more about Edie here…

and watch these videos that are based on her words and wisdom.

Does it have to be ‘us’ vs. ‘them‘?

What are you ‘for’? What are you ‘against’? WHO are you ‘against’? 90-yr-old Holocaust survivor, thriver, and respected psychologist, Edith Eger, says, ‘I don’t have time to be against‘… Watch the video, based on her words and wisdom, that challenges you to ‘love over hate‘ and ‘embrace the Nazi within‘. Please Like and share to help spread this powerful message >>

YOU are the mirror

Sometimes you must make the choice to dig deeper to find something worth reflecting. Whether it’s to give comfort or shed light on a new path, each of us can be a mirror of hope to someone else and for something else.
In the despair of Auschwitz, Edith Eger was a mirror of hope and fortitude to her sister, Magda and others. She remains so today, especially in this time of turmoil and confusion.
WATCH ‘YOU are someone’s mirror’ — based on the words and wisdom of Edith Eger—a poignant example of choosing to help someone heal. >>

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