By: Christine Hassing
Balboa Press, 2020
In Hope Has a Cold Nose, Christine Hassing relays true stories of military veterans and others who rose from the ashes of PTSD and MST with the help of their service dogs. Devoting every chapter to a different human-canine pair, Hassing shares the story of each person with PTSD and their service dog with pathos and creativity.
These powerful stories, part testimonial, part author’s interpretation using rhythm and rhyme, bring important insights about how service dogs help people with PTSD and MST in countless ways. From sensing a nightmare and waking a veteran before terror takes hold, to placing a comforting paw on someone’s shoulder to ward off a panic attack, these dogs play a key role in helping those who’ve lived through trauma reintegrate into society.
Lovingly written, Hope Has a Cold Nose is a unique and compelling collection of survivors’ stories for dog lovers of all kinds, for those who’ve experienced PTSD and their loved ones, and for those interested in how service dogs can help people heal from the deepest emotional wounds.
About the Author
Resilience life coach with thirty years of experience teaching individuals to find a centeredness in life, in their leadership, and within themselves. A gifted life story writer and teacher whose unique ability to reframe stories provides individuals meaningful emotional and spiritual healing. Published author of her life story and a non-fiction book of life stories titled Hope Has a Cold Nose, a collection of military veteran life stories about the healing effects of service animals when journeying with PTSD and MST (military sexual trauma). Passionate advocate for holistic well-being, animals as healers, and to inspire unconditional listening and hope.
To learn more about Christine Hassing and her work, please see christinehassing.com