In speaking about Healing from Incest, Susan J. Lewis, Ph.D., J.D., writes: ""Brave, profound, touching, healing. This well-written, honest book takes the reader inside the complexities of the therapeutic healing process from the patient and therapist's unique perspective. It is the story of hard work, hope, commitment and recovery!" Healing from Incest tells the journey of a victim-turned-survivor, working with her therapist to find healing. Readers are pulled into the therapeutic process as Henderson relates her conversations and feelings as a victim of child abuse and Emerton interprets those feelings and describes interventions. For those who recognize this as their own story, this frank and genuine narrative will be reassuring in its descriptions of one woman's journey toward hope and healing. About the front cover: kintsukuroi(n.) (v. phr.) "to repair with gold"; the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.
In chronicling the physical and spiritual steps she took to reclaim her life and peel away the layers of damage done by incest, Jenson has written a powerful narrative of one person's healing journey. And though the subject matter is deeply serious, Jenson writes with her sense of humor firmly intact, reminding us that joy is possible in the face of great pain. Poignant, brave, and helpful, Healing My Life offers a much-needed testimony for anyone affected by or concerned about childhood sexual abuse. "Healing My Life is a story that is unique and personal in its detail, yet also universal and human in its impact. If we could raise even one generation without violence or shaming, we have no idea what might be possible." -Gloria Steinem
R.E.P.A.I.R. is a Six-Stage Program for abuse survivors that will transform your life forever!Recognize and accept your adult problems stemming from childhood sexual abuse. Enter into a commitment to transform your life. Process your issues with tools and techniques that will enable you to become healthy. Awareness to discover reality as you gather and assemble the pieces of the broken puzzle your life became. Insight into the complete picture helps you begin to return to what you were prior to being sexually violated. Rhythm recovers the natural rhythm you had before the incest happened, the blueprint that is the essence of your true nature, becoming who you really are.Therapists' Acclaim for REPAIR Your Life "REPAIR Your Life is one of several significant books by a woman who writes openly and perceptively, using her own experiences to take us down her path to an ultimately fulfilling life. This is an important book." --Vincent J. Felitti, MD, co-principal investigator of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study "Thank you Marjorie and God bless you for adapting this program for our survivors to follow. You have given survivors hope to continue on their healing journey." --Donna Gustafson, Executive Director, Sunrise Center Against Sexual Abuse "This program just has to work, because whether intuitively or through research, Marjorie McKinnon has assembled a highly effective program of recovery." --Bob Rich, PhD, psychologist Special editions also available for teenagers, children 6-12, and toddlers.
Understanding and treating adult victims of incest.“Highly recommended as an authoritative text on incest and its treatment” and “essential reading for all therapists,” Healing the Incest Wound was a groundbreaking book that put incest studies and treatment on the map. Now, almost 20 years later, this bestselling text is fully updated, offering the most current studies and findings on incest typologies, dynamics, and treatment strategies. Drawing on cutting-edge research on incest and other forms of child abuse, it includes attention to their neurological, attachment, affective, and dissociative sequelae. Courtois―a veteran practitioner and an expert in complex traumatic stress disorders resulting from chronic child abuse―presents a comprehensive revision to this classic treatment manual for therapists.
An anthology presenting the work of more than thirty women visual artists, musicians and writers, along with essays by each contributor on how she used creativity to mend from childhood abuse. 50 photographs, drawings and paintings.
R.E.P.A.I.R. is a Six-Stage Program for abuse survivors that will transform your life forever!Recognize and accept your adult problems stemming from childhood sexual abuse.Enter into a commitment to transform your life.Process your issues with tools and techniques that will enable you to become healthy.Awareness to discover reality as you gather and assemble the pieces of the broken puzzle your life became.Insight into the complete picture helps you begin to return to what you were prior to being sexually violated.Rhythm recovers the natural rhythm you had before the incest happened, the blueprint that is the essence of your true nature, becoming who you really are.REPAIR for Teens recognizes the unique issues confronting adolescent abuse survivors including peer pressure, difficulties with school, acting out, the urge to self-soothe with cutting or unhealthy eating behaviors, running away and the possibility of living with an abuser in the family. Remember, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys have been sexually assaulted by the age of 18. No teenager should be alone in trying to sort out their life after sexual abuse.Therapists' Acclaim for REPAIR Your Life "Thank you Marjorie and God bless you for adapting this program for our survivors to follow. You have given survivors hope to continue on their healing journey." --Donna Gustafson, Executive Director, Sunrise Center Against Sexual Abuse "Anyone wanting to recover from the life-long trauma of childhood sexual abuse will benefit from this book." --Marcelle B. Taylor, MFT "This program just has to work, because whether intuitively or through research, Marjorie McKinnon has assembled a highly eff ective program of recovery." --Bob Rich, PhD, www.anxietyanddepression-help.com Please visit www.TheLampLighters.org for more information or to find a group in your area. Special editions available for young people: ask your bookseller for "REPAIR for Kids" and "REPAIR forToddlers". Another life-changing title from Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com SEL001530 Self-Help : Abuse - Sexual SEL029000 Self-Help : Twelve-Step Programs
"Accompaniment means to walk with those who suffer. I learned how to accompany refugees in war zones in El Salvador, offering protection against military attack with my physical presence. I learned how to be accompanied when my work in Central America became the catalyst for my own healing from years of emotional, sexual and physical abuse, primarily at the hands of my mother." Linda Crockett Combining the personal narrative of a survivor of incest with stories from El Salvadors bloody civil war in the 1980s, The Deepest Wound demonstrates that victims of sadistic childhood abuse share common ground with survivors of political torture. It explores the social conditions that foster private and public war zones, and the cultural dynamics that impede healing from individual and collective trauma. Offering the concept of "accompaniment" as a new paradigm for healing, Crockett challenges readers to consider complex issues such as touch within the therapeutic alliance, the delicate and dangerous dance of relationship between survivors and supporters, and the difficulty inherent in accepting even basic medical treatment. Teaching those who accompany her lessons absorbed from Salvadoran peasants about healing from trauma, Crockett offers new hope for survivors and for those who walk with them.
When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Herman’s volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic have shifted within the clinical community and the culture at large.Trauma and Recovery brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered individually. Herman draws on her own cutting-edge research in domestic violence as well as on the vast literature of combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors such as rape and public traumas such as terrorism. The book puts individual experience in a broader political frame, arguing that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context. Meticulously documented and frequently using the victims’ own words as well as those from classic literary works and prison diaries, Trauma and Recovery is a powerful work that will continue to profoundly impact our thinking.
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREStephen Fry's charmingly misanthropic send-up of the English mystery features an unlikely but necessary hero: Ted Wallace, AKA the Hippopotamus, a failed and disolute poet, recently fired theater critic, and muckraker of modern irrationality, whose war against the unreasonable finds sudden purpose investigating a series of supposed miracles at a mansion in the country."I’ve suffered for my art, now it’s your turn.” So begins the tale of Ted Wallace, unaffectionately known as the Hippopotamus. Failed poet, failed theater critic, failed father and husband, Ted is a shameless womanizer, drinks too much, and is at odds in his cranky but maddeningly logical way with most of modern life. Fired from his newspaper, Ted seeks a few months’ repose and free liquor at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Michael Logan. This world of boozy dinners, hunting parties, and furtive liaisons has recently been turned on its head by miracles, healings, and phenomena beyond Ted’s comprehension. As the mysteries deepen, The Hippopotamus builds into “a deliciously wicked and amusing little fable” (The New York Times).