STORIES of decades lost to traumas have inspired this Self-Help Guide. Their stories were of isolation, fear, friendlessness, unfinished high school education, continuous unemployment, health care providers untrained to help them recover, financial setbacks, other traumas and REJECTION, REJECTION, REJECTION. They were stressed, disempowered and hopeless UNTIL one person stepped up. One person determined to help them to regain their self-esteem. One person focused on helping them to regain their dignity. One person with knowledge and experience retrained them to contribute to society. One person who continuously said, YES YOU CAN. One person made a difference: The Trainer. For them, life was not about fame or prosperity. It was about their self-esteem. It was about regaining their dignity. It was about how they would move forward. It was about how and what they would contribute to society. It was about writing a NEW STORY. Yes, they fell many, many times along the way, but 'getting up' was their only option. The Trainer became that uplifting option.