I was fascinated by the thinking about the brain and how early trauma can affect the growth of the brain. I knew that we weren't born with a fully formed brain but hadn't considered that trauma at different developmental stages affects different parts of the developing brain. I know this cannot be completely fixed but this book gives us hope that there is hope for most who have suffered early traumatic experiences whether they be a one time event or a culmination of trauma i.e. neglect, abuse etc. I found it hard to read the case studies but the learning made the pulled heart strings all worth it!