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THE BEAR
In the Middle of Between

by Alexis Acker-Halbur

Claudia Matthew’s abuser was not a stranger, a boyfriend, or a husband. He was her father–the one person who should unconditionally protect and love her. During a blustery February blizzard, Claudia risks the weather and ventures to the only place where she feels peace–Banning State Park–with one purpose. However, her plan is interrupted when a mystical stranger appears and struggles to take away the gun. Plummeting off a cliff on to the rocky and frozen Kettle River, they journey together into a den of transformation.

Here’s a quotation from the novel:

“I was born wounded, but I chose to be born. I choose this life not for simplicity but for the insurmountable challenges. Where will I fill my empty heart? Where will I find one true peace? I have the right to ask where the answers are, as well as the hope, because without this hope and peace, I am nothing.”

For $17.95 plus shipping, you can order this insightful fictional story of a 30-year old woman who can no longer live in a world of abuse, from kirkhousepublishers

For readers who love “The Shack” by William P. Young, this story augments the ideas of survival vs. death and faith vs. fear.

Please order THE BEAR today and find out what happens.

Never give up–ever!


Never Give Up: Break the Connection Between Stress and Illness

Alex Acker-Halbur does a superb job of making the contents of her book come alive. Alex steps right out of these pages, takes your hand, and walks with toward healing. She can do it because she has walked the journey herself — many times — with the same successful result, and she is not afraid to do it again.

Never Give Up is essential for anyone who has struggled against adversity, faced devastating circumstances, including life-threatening illness, and has lost hope in achieving wellness. If you are in this group, you are exactly the person this book is written for, and you are exactly the person this healer is eager to work with.

To learn more about my book or purchase, Never Give Up: Break the Connection Between Stress and Illness, click here.


T.R.U.T.H. Program — 2nd Edition

NOTE: Due to the coronavirus, T.R.U.T.H. Program groups will not be held until it is safe to gather. In the meantime, if you’d like to purchase this workbook, you can do so by contacting me at alexisackerhalbur@gmail.com. The cost of the manual and information packet is $25.00 plus shipping.

T.R.U.T.H. Program is an 8-week self-study and/or group program designed to help trauma survivors heal from past trauma, and to strengthen your mind, body, and spirit before illness takes hold. Through weeks of guided educational and informational techniques, you will learn how trauma has affected your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. T.R.U.T.H. Program is not therapy but a self-study opportunity to learn more about trauma and how you can resolve issues. T.R.U.T.H. Program is also not affiliated with any religion.

What does T.R.U.T.H. stand for?

The Road to Unresolved Trauma Healing. This program puts you at the center of truth.

What topics does T.R.U.T.H. cover?

Program Introduction
Why the Use of a Mandala
Week One:     Creating a Safe & Healing Environment
Week Two:     How Stress & Trauma Affect Your Health
Week Three:  Facing Our Fears
Week Four:    Healing the Mind
Week Five:     Healing the Body
Week Six:       Healing the Spirit
Week Seven:  Showing Self-Compassion
Week Eight:   Creating Your New Life Plan

What type of activities are included?

T.R.U.T.H. includes group discussions, writing exercises, guided imagery, meditations, questions and answers, trauma facts, pre- and post- self-assessments, and peer support.

Who facilitates T.R.U.T.H. Program

T.R.U.T.H. program is facilitated by Alexis Acker-Halbur and psychologist Johanna Lamm, PsyD.

How do I sign up to participate or have questions?

New groups will begin in 2020. Please contact Alex at 651-341-6688 or email her at alexisackerhalbur@gmail.com, to let her know your interest.


The Truth Behind Trauma Healing e-Book

The Truth Behind Trauma Healing is a series of personal essays written by award-winning author, Alexis Acker-Halbur. These essays are so moving and address the issues surrounding trauma healing. Alexis is a multi-trauma survivor who can help you understand the personal effects of trauma and create a healthier life.

To purchase please click here

Contact me at:
Never Give Up Institute
Alexis Acker-Halbur, Founder
alexisackerhalbur@gmail.com
612-760-8477