The Courage to Heal Workbook: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

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Harper Collins, Feb 28, 1990 - Health & Fitness - 480 pages
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In this groundbreaking companion to The Courage to Heal, Laura Davis offers an inspiring, in-depth workbook that speaks to all women and men healing from the effects of child sexual abuse. The combination of checklists, writing and art Projects, open-ended questions and activities expertly guides the survivor through the healing process.

  • Survival Skills -- Teaches survivors to create a safe, supportive environment, ask for help, deal with crisis periods, and choose therapy.
  • Aspects Of Healing -- Focuses on the healing process: gaining a capacity for hope, breaking silence, letting go of shame, turning anger into action, planning a confrontation, preparing for family contact, and affirming personal progress.
  • Guidelines For Healing Sexually -- Redefines the concept of "safe sex" and establishes healthy ground rules for sexual contact.
 

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I really like the book. I've looked for years to fine something that would help me. I think this just what I was looking for. I'm taking my time with it because there is a lot to take in. Read full review

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While there are aspects of this book that can be very helpful, I would strongly caution the use of it. As stated in the other reviews, it is not Bible-based and can actually cause quite a bit of ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
ABOUT THE EXERCISES IN THIS BOOK
9
SURVIVAL SKILLS FOR HEALING
15
BUILDING YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM
35
DEALING WITH CRISIS
64
NURTURING YOURSELF
89
MARKING THE WAY
98
I COME FROM?
115
REMEMBERING
204
BELIEVING IT HAPPENED
224
BREAKING SILENCE
234
UNDERSTANDING THAT IT WASNT YOUR FAULT
257
LEARNING TO TRUST YOURSELF
274
GRIEVING AND MOURNING
302
ANGER
315
CONFRONTATIONS
340

HOW DID IT CHANGE MY LIFE?
123
HOW DID I SURVIVE? 744
144
ASPECTS OF HEALING 765
165
RESOLUTION AND MOVING ON 475
168
DEALING WITH YOUR FAMILY NOW
367
GUIDELINES FOR HEALING SEXUALLY
428
RESOURCES
453
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About the author (1990)

Laura Davis is the author of The Courage to Heal Workbook, Allies in Healing, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, and I Thought We'd Never Speak Again. She teaches writing and lives with her family in Santa Cruz, California.

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