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Carmel Schleger announces release of ‘Swept Under the Carpet’

HIGHVALE, Australia – Carmel Schleger marks her publishing debut with the release of “Swept Under the Carpet” (published by Balboa Press AU), a book detailing her experiences through full hysterectomy and the challenges and lessons that she has gained from the journey.

“Swept Under the Carpet” is Schleger’s personal story of being advised that an invasive surgery, a full hysterectomy, was recommended as well as a replacement mesh necessary for her future wellbeing. “My response was of shock, disbelief and emotional overwhelm.” However, she chose to share her experiences of the “distress as well as the unexpected connection I felt” and how she emotionally and physically transformed and healed using the tools she is trained in and also through validating her emotions.

The book is offered to women who have or will in the future be having the same surgery; to their family members who are impacted by their loved one’s trauma; and to the medical fraternity who work in the same field and women’s health organisations who can bring more awareness.

“To the women of the globe it reaches and who can relate to this as well as women’s health organisations who offer a support service, I hope the message that is gained from my book/story is – their feelings and emotions are normal and valid,” Schleger says. “Be reassured that they are not alone and to voice your feelings and emotions and response to the procedure to those involved and seek support. My book offers all of this – comfort, hope and reassurance as well as healing art therapy activities in the book to help.”

“Swept Under the Carpet”
By Carmel Schleger
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 128 pages | ISBN 9781504304320
E-Book | 128 pages | ISBN 9781504304337
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Carmel Schleger is a qualified holistic counsellor, art therapist, social emotional wellbeing (SEWB) counsellor with vast experience working with the disadvantaged and unemployed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as well as counseling emotional challenges related to women’s health issues. She is a mother to two adult sons and currently lives in Samford region outside Brisbane with her partner.