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Author Bass, Ellen.

Title The courage to heal : a guide for women survivors of child sexual abuse / Ellen Bass & Laura Davis.

Imprint New York : Harper, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  616.858369 B293 2008    ---  Available
Edition 4th ed., 20th anniversary ed.
Description xxxiv, 606 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-585) and index.
Contents Taking stock & taking care -- The healing process -- Changing patterns -- For supporters of survivors -- Courageous women -- Resource guide.
Summary The Courage to Heal is a comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child -- and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible. Weaving together personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, and support throughout the healing process. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person stories drawn from interviews and the authors' extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally. This complete revised and updated 20th anniversary edition continues to provide the compassionate wisdom the book has been famous for, as well as many new features: contemporary research on trauma and the brain; an overview of powerful new healing tools such as imagery, meditation, and body-centered practices; additional stories that reflect an even greater diversity of survivor experiences; the reassuring accounts of survivors who have been healing for more than twenty years; the most comprehensive, up-to-date resource guide in the field; and insights from the authors' decades of experience. Cherished by survivors, and recommended by therapists and institutions everywhere, The Courage to Heal has often been called the bible of healing from child sexual abuse.
Subject Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Psychology.
Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Counseling of.
Child sexual abuse.
Abused women -- Psychology.
Abused women -- Counseling of.
Abused women -- Counseling of. (OCoLC)fst00794873
Abused women -- Psychology. (OCoLC)fst00794892
Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Counseling of. (OCoLC)fst00797213
Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Psychology. (OCoLC)fst00797220
Child sexual abuse. (OCoLC)fst00854640
Child Abuse, Sexual -- Popular Works.
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse -- Popular Works.
Women -- psychology -- Popular Works.
Added Author Davis, Laura, 1956-
ISBN 9780061284335

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