The Deepest Wound: How a Journey to El Salvador Led to Healing from Mother-Daughter Incest
"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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
accompany adult allowed anger asked became began body Chalatenango child child abuse childhood church clothespins death squads deep delegation Despite doctor door drug El Salvador emotional experience eyes face father father’s fear feel felt female feminist floor FMLN friends frightened Fritjof Capra Gary gentle girl hands happened head healing held hold hurt incest inside Jim’s kitchen knew learned Linda Linda Crockett listened little prince lived looked memories military mind mother mother’s never night numbness nurturing Oscar Romero pain parents physical poor protect rage rape reality Reicht relationship remember sadistic Salvador Salvadoran San Salvador screaming seemed session sexual abuse silence sleep solidarity speak Steve story struggle suddenly suffering survive survivors Susan talk tears tell terrified terror therapist therapy told torture trauma trust violence voice walk wanted weeks woman women wounds yoga