Author Sheila Stevenson
Writing – A Lifelong Passion
Since early childhood Sheila has been writing. OK, printing to start! She learned how to read and write at a very early age, and both these gifts have held her blissfully engaged ever since.
Writing allowed Sheila to vent her pain, confusion and anger from the abuse she endured throughout her childhood. She has also done some business writing, and a one-act play in high school, however her heart truly resides with non-fiction.
HOPE for Survivors of Childhood Abuse was launched in October 2009 at Chapters in London, ON. The book soon received critical acclaim from survivors and front-line workers alike. (No longer available.)
One of Sheila’s proudest moments was when she received a call from the Ontario Police College saying they wanted her book in their resource library, for their young recruits to read.
Marketing is always a challenge for self-published authors. The original title and cover didn’t serve well in the marketing forum. Many people thought it was a children’s book because of the cover artwork. It was also not apparent in the first edition that the book also included stories of domestic violence.
In order to more clearly deliver the message of this book, in early 2013 a 2nd edition, titled Let Your Light Shine! Learn how to overcome the effects of childhood abuse was launched.
The content is the same, with a bit of tweaking and an additional chapter. It also contains testimonials from many readers.
Currently “under development”, Sheila has three manuscripts at different stages. Now, if we could just keep her at her desk!
Let Your Light Shine
A book dedicated to victims and survivors of both childhood and domestic abuse, no matter what age you are now.
What People are saying about Sheila Stevenson Group
Sheila is able to shed light on darkness, help alter negative patterns, and give hope to people who thought that they had none.
Sheila offers a safe and comfortable environment to work in and always encourages free expression of your thoughts and experiences. She is an active listener and provides a great deal of non-judgmental insightfulness
I am now able to look to the future, without carrying around old burdens.
Sheila is a great listener who gently guides her client in the direction they need to go. She helps us to focus on what is important, and to clear away what is interfering with our progress.
Thank you Sheila for helping me through a very difficult time and helping me to step back a bit to get a better perspective.
Sheila helped me clear away what was preventing me from reaching my goals.
Sheila helped me understand my possibilities, and my strengths.
I couldn’t move on from the abuse I’d suffered in the past, and it was keeping me back from trying new things, because of the fear of failure and rejection. I can now live with my past and take some positive thoughts from what it has been able to teach me.
I went from stifling fear to opening the window on beautiful, joyous light.
I was skillfully invited to explore and embrace my ‘authentic’ self. Sheila has a calming and trusting approach to coaching and I would highly recommend her to anyone that is seeking to rebalance, shift or realign their personal or professional life.