Sunday, February 19, 2023

Review: Post Traumatic Thriving: The Art, Science, & Stories of Resilience by Randall Bell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Trauma Expert Releases Science-Backed Strategies for Healing 


Los Angeles, CA, January 10, 2022 — In his new book, Post-Traumatic Thriving, Dr. Randall Bell weaves science and academic research with true stories from survivors of the Holocaust, crime, disasters, addictions, depression, death and other tragedies to explore the rare thriver’s mindset. 


“The science is so good in terms of the brain neurology and understanding what we go through when we go through trauma and the five stages of grief,” Dr. Bell said. “But the science is also spectacular when it comes to the techniques that get us from just surviving to thriving.” 


Filled with strategies backed by science, including his “dynamic duo” of healing, Dr. Bell takes it one step further by showing readers how these strategies have been applied to help real people (some will sound familiar) not only recover but also thrive after a traumatic event, including: 


• A deaf man with a glass eye invented the electric guitar and became a household name, remarkably wealthy and most importantly, happy.  

• A convicted murderer took responsibility for the damage he caused, graduated with honors from college, became a minister and turned around the hearts of the most hardened criminals. 

• A girl born with cerebral palsy landed the world’s first starring role on national television and spoke at the White House three times. 

• A woman hid in a basement for years and lost her entire family in the Holocaust. She eventually found true love and paints stunning artwork. 

• The sister of a murder victim helped millions of women in toxic domestic relationships. 

• A woman’s car crash resulted in an addiction to prescription drugs, a divorce, a loss of her children and a cot in a homeless shelter. She has rebuilt it all back and more. 

• A man set to go to the Olympics had his hopes dashed by Jimmy Carter and went on to build a worldwide business empire. 


Ultimately, Dr. Bell documents the science of happiness, as well as the individual styles and common thread that all post-traumatic thrivers have to emerge with fulfilling lives.  


“This is a life skill we all need because by college age, 66 to 85 percent of us have been impacted by a trauma,” Dr. Bell added. 


About the Author 

As a socio-economist, Dr. Randall Bell has consulted on more disasters on earth than anyone in history. Dr. Bell is widely considered the world’s top authority in the field of post-traumatic thriving. His clients include the Federal Government, State Governments, International Tribunals, major corporations and homeowners. Dr. Bell believes that “the problem is not the problem — the problem is how we react to the problem.”  


Often called the “Master of Disaster,” he is squarely focused on authentic recovery and resilience. Dr. Bell’s research has been profiled on the Today Show, Good Morning America, every major television station, BBC Radio, Success MagazineForbes, Inc. Magazine and the international media.  


For more information, visit, or follow the author on Facebook (; TikTok (@posttraumaticthrivingpod), Twitter (coreiq) or Instagram (coreiq).  


Post-Traumatic Thriving: The Art, Science, & Stories of Resilience 

Publisher: Core IQ Press 

Release Date: January 10, 2023 

ISBN-13: ‎979-8218022648 (hardcover) 

ISBN-13: ‎978-0996793193 (paperback) 

Available from and all bookstores 

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My Review: 

Randall Bell has written an information book with his release of Post Traumatic Thriving: The Art, Science, & Stories of Resilience. As someone who has experienced trauma myself, I was looking forward to reading this book. It was interesting to read other people’s stories and learning about their healing. Though it was inspiring to read their stories, it could be a little repetitive and excessive at times and found myself wanting to skim over them and move past them. The author gives some helpful ways to thrive and learn the power of healing. There were variety of graphics that helped me to get a visual as to what the author is trying to convey in his writing. It was not an easy read for me as there were sections that were triggering for me and I had to take my time reading it all thoroughly. Overall, I thought it was a great book to read and found it to be very helpful to me.

I am giving Post Traumatic Thriving: The Art, Science, & Stories of Resilience four stars. I recommend it for readers who have experienced trauma in their lives and looking for a way to heal.

I received a hard cover copy of Post Traumatic Thriving: The Art, Science, & Stories of Resilience from the publisher, but was not required to write a review, nor a positive one. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

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