Hurting and Healing: How to Overcome the Trauma of Sexual Abuse and Rape pdf epub fb2

Hurting and Healing: How to Overcome the Trauma of Sexual Abuse and Rape by Gloria Wade pdf epub fb2

Hurting and Healing: How to Overcome the Trauma of Sexual Abuse and Rape Author: Gloria Wade
Title: Hurting and Healing: How to Overcome the Trauma of Sexual Abuse and Rape
ISBN: 1843330954
ISBN13: 978-1843330950
Other Formats: lrf azw lrf lit
Pages: 147 pages
Publisher: Vega (April 1, 2002)
Language: English
Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting
Size PDF version: 1865 kb
Size EPUB version: 1766 kb
Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling




The horrors of rape and sexual abuse reverberate long after the actual abuse occurs. Irrespective of the age and gender of the victim, the emotional and psychological trauma can, if untreated, last a lifetime. Written by a psychotherapist--herself a survivor of sexual abuse--who has been training mental health professionals in this difficult area for many years, this valuable guide offers clear, practical advice and healing strategies for victims of rape and sexual abuse, their families, and the professionals working with them. Following an explanation of the manifestations and effects of sexual abuse and rape, powerful and easy-to-follow strategies and practical exercises for healing are detailed. Important topics covered include dealing with memories, survival responses, understanding behaviors, finding the right therapist, and issues affecting the partners of victims. Common questions and fears of victims are answered, and essential information on support groups and helpful organizations is provided.