jessibeyerintl got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design a cover for mental health/PTSD healing book
Check out jessibeyerintl's Book cover contest…
How To Heal: Nine Natural Therapies You Can Use To Release Your Trauma and Un-Handcuff Yourself From Your Past
Jessi Beyer is on a mission to help young adults feel valid, heard, and appreciated in their mental health struggles and know they are not alone. She is a speaker, author, and mental health advocate that offers a path forward to healing through discovering your why, activating your passion, and living in your purpose. She has been featured in dozens of media outlets and has spoken to over 2000 people at numerous universities and organizations nationwide. Outside of her professional life, she is a K9 search and rescue trainee and a proud pet mom.
The National Council for Behavioral Health estimates that seven out of every ten people you know will experience a trauma during their lifetimes – perhaps even you. When that happens, though, what do you do? For speaker and mental health advocate Jessi Beyer, it meant doing nothing and avoiding therapy like the plague. What she did not know, though, is that there were alternatives to talk therapy. You could spend time with horses, go on a walk through the woods, or dance your way through healing. If you are beginning your trauma healing journey and are looking for an alternative to talk therapy because it has failed you in the past or you are uncomfortable with it, then you have landed in the right place. How To Heal details nine natural and integrative therapy methods that are proven effective for trauma healing: • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) • Craniosacral Therapy • Mindfulness and Meditation • Dance-Movement Therapy • Trauma-Sensitive Yoga • Equine Assisted Therapy • Canine-Assisted Therapy • Ecotherapy and Nature-Based Therapies • Flower Essence Therapy Written by a fellow trauma survivor, How To Heal includes information beyond the therapies to help you understand what trauma is, how it affects your life, and how you can help someone who struggles with a past traumatic experience. By taking home How To Heal, you help more than just you and your loved ones. 50% of the profits from all book sales will be donated to the Pararescue Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports and preserves the pararescue community during and after their time in uniform.
This book is for people in the US and Canada, primarily ages 25-54. It is mostly for people who are looking to heal from trauma and loved ones supporting someone who's healing, though it's also relevant for mental health academics and professionals who are looking to learn more about natural and integrative trauma healing therapies.
Book cover type
I've included some inspiration covers in the visual style section. The cover should be simple, emotional, professional, and with the theme of "healing" in mind. As I said above, the book will be 5.25in x 8in, and I've attached a PDF of the dimensions that you should work with. Ignore the location of the title, image, and such; just pay attention to the dimensions. If you're thinking of a white background, I'd like if you could make it off-white. My website's background is white, and I want to make sure that the cover stands out when I put an image of it on the site. That being said, don't make it too overly dark or brightly colored. An original design is also important.
What to avoid
Don't make it too busy. I want the title to stand out, so avoid having too much text or competing images on the front cover. You can use stock images if you feel like it's necessary, but I'd prefer if you didn't. If you want to use an image of a person, I've attached two images that you can start with. That being said, the inspiration covers I really like don't have a person on the cover, so just keep that in mind. I'd also like to avoid cartoonish or goofy images and clipart.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
jessibeyerintl collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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