Event type: All Ages
Join Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D., and Oprah Winfrey in conversation with Gayle King about their new book What Happened to You?During the in-depth hour-long virtual conversation, Oprah and Dr. Bruce Perry will discuss the ground-breaking and profound shift from asking “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”
"Through this lens we can build a renewed sense of personal self-worth and ultimately recalibrate our responses to circumstances, situations, and relationships. It is, in other words, the key to reshaping our very lives."
This book is going to change the way you see your life.
Have you ever wondered "Why did I do that?" or "Why can''t I just control my behavior?" Others may judge our reactions and think, "What''s wrong with that person?" When questioning our emotions, it''s easy to place the blame on ourselves; holding ourselves and those around us to an impossible standard. It''s time we started asking a different question.
Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry offer a groundbreaking and profound shift from asking "What''s wrong with you?" to "What happened to you?" Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and What Happened to You? provides powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand.
Here, Winfrey shares stories from her own past, understanding through experience the vulnerability that comes from facing trauma and adversity at a young age. Joining forces with Dr. Perry, one of the world''s leading experts on childhood and brain development, Winfrey and Dr. Perry marry the power of storytelling with science to better understand and overcome the effects of our pasts.
In conversation throughout the book, the two focus on understanding people, behavior, and ourselves. It''s a subtle but profound shift in our approach to trauma, and it''s one that allows us to understand our pasts in order to clear a path to our future-opening the door to resilience and healing in a proven, powerful way.
Over the course of her esteemed career, OPRAH WINFREY has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world. As host and supervising producer of the top-rated, award-winning The Oprah Winfrey Show, she entertained, enlightened, and uplifted millions of viewers for twenty-five years. Her continued accomplishments as a global media leader and philanthropist have established her as one of the most influential and admired public figures in the world today.
BRUCE D. PERRY, M.D., Ph.D., a child psychiatrist and neuroscientist, is the principal of the Neurosequential Network, senior fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy and an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago. He is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children, and Born for Love, about the essential nature of empathy
Cutoff is Wednesday, April 28, 2021 6:59 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.