Healing the Trauma of Abuse: A Woman's Workbook

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Published USA, 2000
Whether the trauma is physical, sexual or emotional, these events can overwhelm women, destroying their sense of being in control and altering their attachments to others. If left unaddressed, the resulting psychological trauma can lead to a wide range of destructive symptoms like anxiety, depression, substance abuse, phobias, personality disorders, flashbacks, emotional numbing and nightmares. This book offers effective, step-by-step exercises women and their therapists can use to work through and minimize the consequences of a traumatic event.

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Intimacy and Trust
Female Sexuality
Sex with a Partner
The Body Remembers What the Mind Forgets
Addictive or Compulsive Behaviours
Family Myths and Distortions
Self-Destructive Behaviours
Blame, Acceptance and Forgiveness
Feeling Out of Control

Mary Ellen Copeland is a distinguished teacher and lecturer in Vermont, USA.
Large-format paperback. 398 pages