THE COURAGE TO HEAL WORKBOOK A GUIDE FOR WOMEN AND MEN SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

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The Courage To Heal Workbook

Author : Laura Davis
ISBN : 9780060964375
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 23.84 MB
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In this groundbreaking companion to The Courage to Heal, Laura Davis offers an inspiring, in-depth workbook that speaks to all women and men healing from the effects of child sexual abuse. The combination of checklists, writing and art Projects, open-ended questions and activities expertly guides the survivor through the healing process. Survival Skills -- Teaches survivors to create a safe, supportive environment, ask for help, deal with crisis periods, and choose therapy. Aspects Of Healing -- Focuses on the healing process: gaining a capacity for hope, breaking silence, letting go of shame, turning anger into action, planning a confrontation, preparing for family contact, and affirming personal progress. Guidelines For Healing Sexually -- Redefines the concept of "safe sex" and establishes healthy ground rules for sexual contact.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Courage To Heal 4e

Author : Ellen Bass
ISBN : 9780061284335
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 40.77 MB
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Come to terms with your past while moving powerfully into the future The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child—and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible. Weaving together personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, and support throughout the healing process. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person stories drawn from interviews and the authors' extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally. This completely revised and updated 20th anniversary edition continues to provide the compassionate wisdom the book has been famous for, as well as many new features: Contemporary research on trauma and the brain An overview of powerful new healing tools such as imagery, meditation, and body-centered practices Additional stories that reflect an even greater diversity of survivor experiences The reassuring accounts of survivors who have been healing for more than twenty years The most comprehensive, up-to-date resource guide in the field Insights from the authors' decades of experience Cherished by survivors, and recommended by therapists and institutions everywhere, The Courage to Heal has often been called the bible of healing from child sexual abuse. This new edition will continue to serve as the healing beacon it has always been.
Category: Self-Help

Beginning To Heal Revised Edition

Author : Ellen Bass
ISBN : 9780062270597
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 42.70 MB
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There's nothing as wonderful as starting to heal, waking up in the morning and knowing that nobody can hurt you if you don't let them. Beginning to Heal offers hope and guidance for all survivors starting the healing journey. No matter how great your pain today, you can not only heal but thrive. Based on the authors' bestseller The Courage to Heal, this Revised Edition of Beginning to Heal takes you through the key stages of the healing process, from crisis times to breaking the silence, grief, and anger, to resolution and moving on. It includes inspirational highlights, clear explanations, practical suggestions, and compelling accounts of survivors' pain, their strength, and their triumphs.
Category: Self-Help

Allies In Healing

Author : Laura Davis
ISBN : 9780062267481
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 64.37 MB
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"But what about me?" "Is it possible to go one day without dealing with the survivor's issues?" "Will we ever make love again?" "Will the survivor love me in the end?" "How do I know if I should throw in the towel?" Based on in-depth interviews and her workshops for partners across the country, Laura Davis offers practical advice and encouragement to all partners—girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, and lovers—trying to support the survivors in their lives while tending to their own needs along the way. She shows couples how to deepen compassion, improve communication, and develop an understanding of healing as a shared activity. Addressing partners' most important questions, Allies in Healing covers: The Basics—answers common questions about sexual abuse. Allies in Healing—introduces key concepts of working and growing together. My Needs and Feelings—teaches partners to recognize, value, and express their own needs. Dealing with Crisis—includes strategies for handling suicidal feelings, regression, and hopelessness. Intimacy and Communication—offers practical advice on dealing with distancing, control, trust, and fighting. Sex—provides guidelines for coping with flashbacks, lack of desire, differences in sexual needs, and frustration. Family lssues—suggests a range of ideas for interacting with the survivor's family. Partners' Stories—explores the struggles, triumphs, and courage of eight partners.
Category: Health & Fitness

Repressed Memories

Author : Renee Fredrickson
ISBN : 9780671767167
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 86.81 MB
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A therapist explains how retrieving repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse can assist victims in the healing process, and includes discussions of therapeutic processes used in memory retrieval as well as self-help exercises
Category: Family & Relationships

Outgrowing The Pain

Author : Eliana Gil
ISBN : 9780307422453
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 43.31 MB
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This much-needed book pinpoints the typical problems abused children experience when they become adults. The information is presented in a friendly and thorough manner for victims and professionals. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Self-Help

Counselling A Survivor Of Child Sexual Abuse

Author : Richard Bryant-Jefferies
ISBN : 1857758293
Genre : Medical
File Size : 39.25 MB
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Provides an insight into working with a client who is a survivor of child sexual abuse. Using fictitious dialogue, text illustrates the person-centered approach and relates it to how memories can surface, and the impact this can have on the client and counselor. Emphasizes the counselor's use of supervision and the relationship with the client.
Category: Medical

Unspeakable Acts

Author : Doug W. Pryor
ISBN : 9780814766668
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 56.87 MB
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The sexual abuse of children is one of the most morally unsettling and emotionally inflammatory issues in American society today. It has been estimated that roughly one out of every four girls and one in ten boys experience some form of unwanted sexual attention either inside or outside the family before they reach adulthood. How should society deal with the sexual victimization of children? Should known offenders be released back into our communities? If so, where, and with what rights, should they be allowed to live? In Unspeakable Acts, Douglas W. Pryor argues that much of this debate, designed to deal with abusers after they have offended, ignores the important issue of why men cross these forbidden sexual boundaries to molest children in the first place and how the behavior can possibly be prevented before it starts. Incorporating in-depth interviews with more than thirty convicted child molesters, Pryor explores how men become involved with breaking sexual boundaries with children. He looks at how their lives prior to offending contributed to and led up to what they did, the ways that initial interest in sex with children began, the tactics offenders employed to molest their victims over time, how they felt about and reacted to their behavior between offending episodes, and how they were ultimately able to stop. The author expands our understanding of this often reviled, little understood group, leaving us with the uneasy conclusion that the moral wall separating us from what is defined as extreme, sick behavior is not as opaque as we would like to believe.
Category: Family & Relationships

101 Tips For Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

Author : Amy Barth
ISBN : 9781932690941
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 81.82 MB
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"You can never have too much support as a survivor. Amy's little pocket book is great to carry around to remind yourself that you can all thrive after sexual abuse."--Dr. Patti Feuereisen, psychologist and author.
Category: Self-Help

Counsellors In Health Settings

Author : Kim Etherington
ISBN : 9781853029387
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 37.70 MB
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Focusing on the experiences of counsellors themselves, this book is a comprehensive resource for counsellors working in health contexts and for the health professionals who work with them, and may take on counselling roles, which will inform and improve their work.
Category: Psychology