Healing the Wounded Soul

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Baha'i Publishing Trust, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 195 pages
A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Peterson recounts in clear and helpful detail the source of her deep shame, the difficulties she encountered in developing as a human being, and the healing roles of faith and her own independent investigation of spiritual truth in achieving a lasting positive self-image and the capacity to help others. Her book outlines a remarkable journey of recovery accompanied by traumatic events, therapy, misdiagnoses, and an evolving personal philosophy based on spiritual insights gleaned from performing as an artist, her experiences with Baha'is and Baha'i teachings, and intensive study of anger and codependency. Her story will inspire millions of women and men who have endured abusive childhoods and still search for healing.
 

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Contents

Preventing and Treating Childhood Sexual Abuse
133
Teaching Protective Behaviors to Young Children
149
A Letter on the Spiritual Law of Chastity
163
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About the author (2005)

Author/performer/storyteller, Phyllis Peterson, grew up in the Midwest and has traveled extensively doing workshops and seminars on anger management, personal boundaries, authority of self, protective behaviors for children, and telling stories of women and girls as heroes. She has three grown children and four amazing grandchildren.

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