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TRIAL TAPPERS to be released on March 31, 2020

Hugh D. Watt self-published book, TRIAL TAPPERS - Tapping Life's Trials to Produce Positive Growth, is set for release on March 31, 2020.


Hugh decided to write this self-help book after his younger brother decided to commit suicide and he came face-to-face with the man who sexually abused him as a child during the funeral service.  As a licensed clinician, he has unique insight into the worst trials and traumas people experience in life.  He simplifies learning in a way that has allowed him to successfully help others to understand that trials and trauma in life can produce growth.


The book, which provides its readers with 12 Tools to Survive Trials from Health, Finance, Traumas, Sex Abuse to Suicide, will be available on different platforms on Amazon including e-book, paperback, and audio book. The first book in the TRIAL TAPPER series has already reached #1 for new releases in the categories of Crisis Management Counseling, Mood Disorders, and Christian Ministry to Sick & Bereaved.


Self help book


The self help book for men, women and teens is meant for anyone who is struggling under the weight of challenges in life. It is a guide to finding hope and creating lasting change. The post traumatic growth guidebook uses immersive approach to teach important lessons which can help an individual move from victimhood to confidence and peace. “Whether your trials stem from abuse, addiction, finances, mental or physical health, the tools in this book can see you through them and help you move forward,” said the author while detailing the content of the book.


Hugh’s aim of writing the book is to help others understand that trials and trauma in life can produce growth. As a person who has unique insights into worst trials and traumas that people experience in life both as a practicing clinician and as a person whose own brother decided to commit suicide, he has simplified learning in such a way that people who are facing grief can understand and relate to. The book aims at giving tools in the form of visual stories with questions which can help in suicide prevention as well as overcoming trials from health and finance issues.




“Everyone can benefit from this rare display of openness, and the life lessons learned along the way.” Brad Anderson, Co-founder Covey Leadership Center. Author: The View from Under My Desk–My Battle with Depression in the Workplace in his review of the book.


Mark J. Maggio, Ph.D. Chairman of the Board, Emeritus International Critical Incident Stress Foundation recommended the book, saying that the writer has taken us on a journey from the perspective not only of a practitioner but also as a survivor. “For those who are searching for renewal after the trauma, Trial Tappers is a must read,” he added.


Walter T. Simon, Ph.D. President- Progressive Therapy Systems says the book has been helpful. “I found this book helpful because it puts in simple words what are complex and difficult experiences. Now, I can start thinking about my experiences in a meaningful way, take action, take charge, and feel much more in control of my life,” said Walter.


About the author


Hugh D. Wattis a licensed clinical social worker with more than twenty years of experience. He has earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Denver. Hugh uses his personal experience to demonstrate that resilience is possible after any trial. Having worked with both teens and adults, experiencing variety of personal trials and tribulations he clearly understands how such incidences can disrupt life and how one can move away from pain towards hope.


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