The Courage To Heal: A Guide For Women Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse

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Ebury Publishing, May 31, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 496 pages

Based on the experiences of hundreds of child abuse survivors, The Courage to Heal profiles victims who share the challenges and triumphs of their personal healing processes. Inspiring and comprehensive, it offers mental, emotional and physical support to all people who are in the process of rebuilding their lives. The Courage to Heal offers hope, encouragement and practical advice to every woman who was sexually abused as a child and answers some vital questions, including:

-How do I know if I was sexually abused?

-Where does the decision to heal start?

-How can I break the silence and who will listen?

-How can I re-build my self-esteem, intimacy and capacity to love?

-What therapy, support groups, self-help programmes or organisations are available?

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Although neither Ellen Bass nor Laura Davis are trained mental health professionals, they developed what is widely considered the "Bible" for adult women who have experienced sexual abuse during ... Read full review

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

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Based on the premise that "everyone wants to become whole,'' this book offers help and encouragement to women who were sexually abused in childhood. Through moving firstperson narratives, it ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Ellen Bass is a lecturer and professional trainer; she has worked with survivors for more than 20 years. Laura Davis is a lecturer and author. Both authors are internationally renowned experts on healing from child sexual abuse. Their books have sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide.

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