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The courage to heal: a guide for women survivors of child sexual abuse

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The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and encouragement to every woman who, was sexually abused as a child -- and those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible. The authors weave personal experience with professional knowledge to show the reader how she can come to terms with her past while moving powerfully into the future. They provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, a map of the healing journey, and many moving first-person examples of the recovery process drawn from their interviews with hundreds of survivors. Definitive in scope, The Courage to Heal speaks directly to the survivor in a warm and personal way: TAKING STOCK -- outlines the effects of child sexual abuse and the ways women cope over time. THE HEALING PROCESS -- explores each stage from the decision to heal and remembering through breaking silence, knowing it wasn't your fault, nurturing the inner child, and grief and anger, to resolution and moving on. CHANGING PATTERNS -- offers in-depth guidance for shifting self-defeating patterns in specific areas of one's present life, including self-esteem, feelings, intimacy, sexuality, and dealing with families. SUPPORTERS OF SURVIVORS -- provides insight and strategies for partners of survivors, family members, and counselors. COURAGEOUS WOMEN -- profiles survivors who share the challenges and triumphs of their own healing journeys. HONORING THE TRUTH -- a substantial new Afterword that refutes the "false memory" argument and presents a thorough and enlightening response to the backlash. RESOURCE GUIDE -- fully updated for this edition -- informs readers about therapy, healing activities, recommended reading, support groups, self-help programs, and services and organizations.
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display_descriptionFirst published in 1988, the groundbreaking The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse has been completely revised, updated, and expanded for its 20th Anniversary edition. Considered "a classic" and "the bible of healing from child sexual abuse," this inspiring, comprehensive and compassionate guide provides a map of support of the healing journey and a lifeline for millions. Weaving together personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, strategies, and support throughout the survival healing process -- as well as help, hope and reassurance for families, friends, and caregivers. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person accounts drawn from interviews and the author's extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally. Available in translations, as well as in an enhanced audio format, its life-saving messages resonate across cultural, linguistic, racial, religious, and geographical boundaries. New elements included in this fourth edition are: - an emphasis on self-care and pacing during the healing process - contemporary research on trauma and the brain, memory , and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - an increased focus on the body's role in healing - an overview of powerful new healing tools such as imagery, meditation, spirituality, and body-centered practices - stories that reflect an even greater diversity of survivors and their experiences - in-depth guidance to help assess evolving family relationships - new prose and poetry - reassuring accounts of survivors who have been healing for more than twenty years - insights from the authors' decades of experience - and a comprehensive up-to-date resource guide. Readers have called The Courage to Heal "invaluable," a "beacon of hope," "wise and gentle," and a "lifesaver." Cherished by survivors, and recommended by therapists and institutions everywhere, The Courage to Heal has long been considered an empowering recovery tool, as well as an essential resource for victims of child sexual abuse, incest and trauma, as well as for their loved ones.
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subject_facetAbused women -- Counseling of
Abused women -- Psychology
Adult child abuse victims
Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Counseling of
Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Psychology
Child sexual abuse
Electronic books
Women -- Psychology
title_displayThe courage to heal : a guide for women survivors of child sexual abuse
title_fullThe courage to heal : a guide for women survivors of child sexual abuse / Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
The courage to heal : a guide for women survivors of child sexual abuse [electronic resource] / Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
title_shortThe courage to heal
title_suba guide for women survivors of child sexual abuse
topic_facetAbused women
Adult child abuse victims
Adult child sexual abuse victims
Child sexual abuse
Counseling of
Electronic books