ECHOES OF CAPTIVITY led by LOUISE REYNOLDS
Louise Reynolds trained at LMG and then worked for TCCR, Relate and in private practice until 2017. Since then she has published 3 books about her father’s experiences as a Far East prisoner of war in World War II. Her talk will cover original research for her latest book “Echoes of Captivity” about the trauma passed down from the surviving prisoners of war who, for three and a half years suffered starvation, disease, brutality and torture and were instructed not to talk about their experiences when they returned home. These damaged men put their marriages under stress and their wives often bore the brunt of their undiagnosed PTSD symptoms.
Many of the families were profoundly affected and Louise travelled around the country gathering interviews with surviving wives and children. She was astonished to discover that the trauma is still very much alive in the next generation and not one interview passed without tears. Her new book has helped them to share their experiences. As one of them put it: “It’s nice to know there are still people in the country wandering around in the same state of mind as me.”
Friday 4th December 2020, 12.45pm – 2.30pm
Presentation will begin at 1pm
There will be a fee of £20 – payable beforehand. We will send the Zoom link on receipt of payment.
CPD certificates will be issued online.
By cheque payable to Relationship Counselling London posted to John Miller, 32 Wood Vale, SE23 3EE
Bank transfer to: Relationship Counselling London, 23 05 80, 11365752