As we make our own wounds visible and available, they can be of service to the healing of others.

  • This story of wounding, struggle, and healing encourages survivors to claim their going-forward stories.
  • Tambry’s experiences, concepts and heart shine light into the darkness that surrounds abuse. 
  • The book is also a helpful resource for family and friends who want to understand the complexities of healing from trauma and abuse.

Sometimes it is easier to begin the next step in our healing journey from the safety of our own home.  Awakening the Light gently guides the reader through the author’s journey from surviving to thriving while asking engaging questions all along the way.  This resource helps the reader begin to see themselves in a whole new light and feel empowered to write the next chapter of their going-forward story.

Section One invites the reader into the author’s story by asking reflection questions. Together author and reader walk through the stages of forming, launching, evolving, awakening, claiming, and thriving.

Section Two focuses on the reader’s exploration and moves through a mindful process of exploring the main character of the story. The reader sees themself more holistically, maybe even more compassionately than ever before. The reader claims a vision for future life-giving chapters.

The overarching hope of this inspiring book is to create a community of people moving from surviving to thriving and journeying together.


This healing journey is one that takes courage. Having a trusted group around you to support this growth can be a helpful step.

  • That is why the Group Growth Guide was developed!
  • We know that with deep reflective work, group trust is critical, and having a safe environment to vulnerably explore is essential.
  • This resource will help your group create a safe space to grow together.

This Guide is comprised of ten weeks of discussion around the book, Awakening the Light. A pattern is set for every meeting so the group walks through the book’s reflection exercises in the following helpful, grounded, exploratory way:

  • Opening Grounding Exercise
  • Icebreaker
  • Book Insights
  • Deeper Exploration
  • On-going Peer Support
  • Closing

Stop the Silence: Thriving After Childhood Sexual Abuse is a collaboration of 24 authors worldwide sharing their hearts, stories, and practices to bring awareness and encourage healing. Tambry’s chapter is The Embodied Path to Truth: Healing with Mindful, Empowering Questions.  This book is a #1 Amazon Best Seller in six categories!  It is also the winner of the 2023 International Best Book Award!

Love Does Not Control: Therapists, Psychologists, and Counselors Explore Uncontrolling Love is a compilation of essays that have a power that goes beyond mere theoretical reflection. The ideas in these pages have the capacity to transform our lives. Tambry’s chapter is Where is God in Healing Our Woundedness?

How to Heal Our Divides Volume Two: An Abundance of Opportunities is a collaborative advocacy book raising awareness of organizations and voices taking real action to mitigate serious divides that negatively impact our society so greatly.  Tambry’s Chapter is Bridging the Isolation and Shame Surrounding Trauma and Abuse.  This book was named One of the 2022 Best Spiritual Books by Spirituality and Practice.

The Favor of Forgiveness: Find Yourself Again

The Favor of Forgiveness is a collaborative work that Tambry Harris was honored to join.  It is considered a #1 New Release.  If you would like to begin to embrace forgiveness during this season, these devotionals from the hearts of different authors will be a daily invitation for you.

Tambry shares her wounding and how she built a protective shell to buffer from the pain but what it did was keep her from feeling anything, including happiness and joy.

Readers are encouraged to name the pain or wounds that need to be healed to overcome the restrictive shell they have built in order to embrace a more free life.

Holistic Perspectives around Awakening the Light

Mind“Awakening the Light is a beautiful expression of the author’s heart and journey of healing. There is a helpful balance of vulnerability and openness with her experience, courage and passion to help others step through the fire and integrate mind, body and spiritual healing.”  Leslie Kay Maitri Canniff, LCMHC, LCAS, C.H.T.

Body: “This comprehensive, empathetic guide is for all abuse survivors wanting to live a freer, thriving life. The author weaves her own story into research-based steps allowing one to bring light to the ways trauma continues to limit life and move beyond these limitations. She adeptly illustrates the need to pay attention to physical feelings in addition to the psychological, emotional, and spiritual perspective.”  Debra L. Coles, M.D.

Spirit: “The move from darkness, shame and silence to light, love and freedom is possible when we have the courage to acknowledge and face the harm we’ve experienced. The author’s stories and images of how God has been made known to her are compelling and reflective practices offer real guidance in connecting to your sense of the Divine. This book is a true gift to anyone who has experienced abuse, anyone who loves a survivor, and to interfaith leaders who minister to them.”  LeDayne McLeese Polaski, M.Div., ED of Mecklenburg Metropolitan Interfaith Network

If you would like for Tambry to come speak to your group about Awakening the Light, please fill out the form below.