• If Selective Mutism Had a Voice

  • A True Compelling Story About My Struggle With a Severe Anxiety Disorder and How I Overcame it Through Christian Faith Principles and Practical Techniques
  • By: Daniela Parlane
  • Narrated by: Daniela Parlane
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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If Selective Mutism Had a Voice

By: Daniela Parlane
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Publisher's Summary

Are you tired of selective mutism dictating what you can and can’t do in your life? 

Maybe you are sick and tired of feeling as though this debilitating disorder is in charge of you, and you are looking to wrestle back control.
Perhaps you are already aware of some of the tips and tricks that you can implement to limit how much selective mutism impacts your everyday life, but you are seeking a refresher on what they might be in one simple location for you to refer back every so often. 

Maybe you are tired of listening to basic and unhelpful advice, given to you by people that don’t truly understand what you are going through as they have never had to experience it themselves? 

Suffer no longer! If Selective Mutism Had a Voice is the perfect biographical guide to support you with essential information that has proven to help people overcome this debilitating disorder. I should know, as I have suffered at the hands of this disorder myself. All of the tips and tricks that I have highlighted in this book are the ones that have helped me to overcome the paralyzing silence that can be experienced if this disorder is not tackled head-on. 

Not only is this book packed with useful, tried and tested things that you can do to help combat selective mutism, but it also covers my very own story of how I managed to find hope in the most terrifying of circumstances. 

I was able to find faith and identity in Christ in my time of need, which offered me hope through applying timeless biblical principles. These principles helped revolutionize my perspective on anxiety, and this allowed me to progress step by step, day by day. 

With If Selective Mutism Had a Voice, discover: 

  • My intimate experiences of dealing with selective mutism as a young child and progressing into my adulthood 
  • Some of the negative roadblocks that many people with this disorder experience 
  • Common symptoms of someone dealing with selective mutism
  • The various techniques that have been tried and tested that you can use to improve how you handle this disorder 

And much, much more! 

Isn’t it time you took back control? Grab a copy of If Selective Mutism Had a Voice today, and start taking charge of your life once more! 

©2018 Daniela Parlane (P)2018 Daniela Parlane
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A Truly Moving Story of Selective Mutism

I was intrigued by the title of this book, as I had no previous knowledge of mutism in any form. How enlightening! As a tutor and instructor myself, I had not heard much about this manifestation of the monstrous beast that is anxiety. Daniela's life experience has truly enriched my own. I'm sure it will make me more sensitive to my own students.

Daniela herself gives voice to her story. How incredibly courageous to not only write your story but to speak it out loud as well. She has made herself vulnerable and open to the world, and I applaud her fortitude!

It is a beautiful thing to see how the scriptures have transformed a person's life. God's word truly is alive and has power. While Daniela shares how various scriptures have helped her, I believe even nonreligious listeners will enjoy her story. Well done, Daniela!

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An inspiring personal story

This book provides an intriguing personal story of struggling and overcoming anxiety disorder and selective mutism. It has a touching story and lots of valuable personal experiences. This book could be of great help for anyone trying to deal with selective mutism.

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Helpful insight

Thank you for sharing your experience. As a parent of a child who has struggled at school with selective mutism, I wish I had known earlier. I will sure to apply some tips on my own son to help him overcome this. He has come a long way.

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A Must Read to Learn About Anxiety Disorder!

This is a great book to read if you want to learn or know of someone who is struggling with an anxiety disorder or selective mutism (SM). Children with SM are often misunderstood and feel isolated. The author explained her experiences at different stages of life and how she overcame them. She suggested some coping mechanisms that she used until she was able to eventually grow out of it and be part of society without feeling isolated. Her involvement with the church and her faith in God provided her the strength to not only endure but thrive in the face of adversity related to this disorder.

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Intriguing & heartfelt ❤️

For someone who was basically unaware of Selective Mutism, this book is a real eye-opener. I can really appreciate the struggles the author has gone through, and the work involved in both authoring the book and narrating it too!

Congratulations Daniela for bringing this subject to life in such a heartfelt way ❤️

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Captivating and Immersive!

This audiobook is so well produced and written. As Daniela read the story, I felt as though I was experiencing what it was like to have selective mutism, and gave me a greater capacity for empathy. The amount of detail and memories she recalled pulled me in and made me feel like I was on the journey of struggle with her. I especially loved the testimony of how she overcame through both her reliance on God and the practical ways she learned to continue her personal growth regardless of her condition. Amazing!

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the best book on selective mutism

this is a real story of a person who experienced selective mutism and found ways to overcome it.
it's real, practical and interesting. contrary to books on the topic written by phycologists, this book guides the reader through real struggles experienced by the author and proven ways to deal with the disorder. love it.

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Inspirational

A great story on overcoming anxiety and disorder. Told with a great, true life story on the impact severe anxiety disorder can have. Along with great practical techniques this was a very enjoyable listen.

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inspiring story

I found your story of struggle and challenge inspiring. Children with challenges have much more potential than they understand. Thank you for sharing .

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Great Understanding of SM & Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety disorder and selective mutism can be absolutely crippling. I applaud Daniela for sharing her story, starting from kindergarten through adulthood, and explaining her decades long journey and how she coped and survived. Even greater, not only does she detail her life experience, but she also conveys her learning and how others can similarly manage, and even overcome SM themselves. Thank you for opening up so selflessly and sharing to all.