Persona Medusa: A Tale of Selective Mutism & Social Anxiety

There is an alternate cover edition for this ISBN13 here.A boy stands on a threshold between light and dark, an intense anxiety rises up within him, robs his voice and pushes him into the dark, he must make peace and unite with this anxiety in order to regain his voice and step into the light Persona Medusa is the story of a boy, DJ, who upon starting school is struck byThere is an alternate cover edition for this ISBN13 here.A boy stands on a threshold between light and dark, an intense anxiety rises up within him, robs his voice and pushes him into the dark, he must make peace and unite with this anxiety in order to regain his voice and step into the light Persona Medusa is the story of a boy, DJ, who upon starting school is struck by an overwhelming force of anxiety The anxiety is so strong that he physically cannot speak or move a muscle when the expectation to speak is on him This anxiety disorder is known as Selective Mutism He continues to experience the same anxiety and paralysis of voice and body each day at every expectation to speak such as, the roll call, class mates trying to speak to him, his pencil breaking, his paint brush drying, the teachers asking him questions, break times and worst of all being unable to ask to use the toilet DJ has a safe place home where he can speak and move freely but this is slowly eroded by the immense anxiety that attacks him in his away from home life The anxiety and shame follows DJ as he leaves school, starts college, travels, enters the work force, makes and loses friends and falls in love with his future wife, Anita With his marriage coming up DJ decides he wants to give a speech but first he must make peace with the intense anxiety that confronted him at the age of four on the school classroom threshold which muted him in voice and expression DJ goes to a therapist who talks him through his experiences and feelings and helps him reconnect with himself His wedding day arrives and DJ steps up to make his speech.
Persona Medusa A Tale of Selective Mutism Social Anxiety There is an alternate cover edition for this ISBN here A boy stands on a threshold between light and dark an intense anxiety rises up within him robs his voice and pushes him into the dark he mus

  • Title: Persona Medusa: A Tale of Selective Mutism & Social Anxiety
  • Author: D.J. Sharry
  • ISBN: 9781515186403
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Persona Medusa: A Tale of Selective Mutism & Social Anxiety”

    1. I felt compelled to write this book about my previous complete submersion and now ongoing struggles with Selective Mutism and Social Anxiety. The book took me four years of thinking and not thinking and writing and doing anything but writing. I wanted a unique way to tell this tale and I had a number of concepts that I have incorporated into this book such as imagery is the language of the body, progressive relaxation technique, spinal roll exercise for relieving tension, being stalked by a tige [...]

    2. Most of us know what it's like to feel shy at some time, but with this book, the author allows us to see his viewpoint, and the crippling effect of chronic painful shyness.A wonderful book which I hope proves cathartic for the writer.

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