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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 535-587) and index.

About the Author

A workshop facilitator for survivors, their partners, and counselors, Ellen Bass is co-editor of I Never Told Anyone and the author of several volumes of poetry. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.

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Wendy a survivor, April 28, 2012 (view all comments by Wendy a survivor)
I first read this book at recomdation of a therapist I had in 1991. I have frequently gone back to this book at various points on my life.... Through various healing stages.... As this is " life long healing folks". It has had a profound impact in my life. But as many other books and healing therapy has done for me, it is not the end all and be all. But it still holds up, and still has helped me after all these years, in my healing.

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ffrack1964, May 16, 2007 (view all comments by ffrack1964)
i think that this book although as a survior it is hard to deal with the subject of past abuse i think that ellen bass and co author cover the abuse issues in a informative and sensitive way
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zezethex, December 16, 2006 (view all comments by zezethex)
The most comprehensive book I've read for all stages of healing from childhood sexual abuse. This book is geared mostly toward women, but this does not diminish its usefulness for healing. Personally, I found it to be immensely helpful in my own journey.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060950668
Subtitle:
A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Preface:
Davis, Laura
Author:
Bass, Ellen
Author:
by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
Preface:
Davis, Laura
Author:
Davis, Laura
Publisher:
Collins Living
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Adult child abuse victims
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Personal and practical guides
Subject:
Recovery
Subject:
Child sexual abuse
Subject:
Abuse - Sexual
Subject:
Adult child abuse victims -- United States.
Subject:
Child Abuse, Sexual.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
General Self-Help
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Revised and Upd
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
January 1994
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9.21x7.37x1.66 in. 1.78 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

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