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Books for Adults Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse

Beginning To Heal: A First Book for Men and Women Who Were Sexually Abused as Children
By Ellen Bass and Laura Davis (2003)

There's nothing as wonderful as starting to heal, waking up in the morning and knowing that nobody can hurt you if you don't let them. Beginning to Heal offers hope and guidance for all survivors starting the healing journey. No matter how great your pain today, you can not only heal but thrive. Based on the authors' bestseller The Courage to Heal, this Revised Edition of Beginning to Heal takes you through the key stages of the healing process, from crisis times to breaking the silence, grief, and anger, to resolution and moving on. It includes inspirational highlights, clear explanations, practical suggestions, and compelling accounts of survivors' pain, their strength, and their triumphs.

The Courage To Heal By Ellen Bass and Laura Davis (2008)

The decision to heal from child sexual abuse is a powerful, life-affirming choice.This recording is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and encouragement to every woman who was sexually abuse as a child -- and to those who care about her. Ellen Bass, who has been working with survivors of child sexual abuse for over a decade, and Laura Davis, herself a survivor of child sexual abuse, weave personal experience, professional knowledge, and moving stories and reflections from other survivors, to tell the survivors how she can come to terms with her past while moving powerful into the future. The Courage To Heal is a sustaining, life-saving recording. Includes: Authors' Introduction (created especially for this recording) The Healing Process The Decision to Heal; Remembering; Believing It Happened; Breaking Silence; Understanding That It Wasn't Your Fault; The Child Within; Anger -- The Backbone of Healing; Forgiveness?; Resolution and Moving On.

You Can Heal Your Life By Louise Hay (2009) (This is an Excellent Book!!)

The timeless message of the book is that we are each responsible for our own reality and “dis-ease.” What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.

Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse: Practical Self-Help For Adults Who Were Sexually Abused As Children By Carolyn Ainscough (2000)

Understanding the past-and breaking free from it-is the key to surviving childhood sexual abuse. This book can help ease the journey, with discussions of the damage caused by abuse; anxiety, fears, and nightmares; depression and low self-esteem; eating disorders and negative body image; feelings toward the abuser, and how to overcome problems and work toward prevention.

Why Me? Help For Victims of Child Sexual Abuse (Even if They are Adults Now) By Lynn Daugherty (2007)

"A good simple, beginning book for child, teen, and adult survivors" - authors Ellen Bass and Laura Davis describing Why Me? Help for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse in their groundbreaking book for abuse victims, The Courage To Heal. "As well as helping victims, it is also a book for people who want to learn more about child sexual abuse" - Adrian Ford, Senior Social Worker at The Children's Hospital, Camperdown, NSW, Australia writing in her introduction to the Australian edition of Why Me? Help for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse. Adults and adolescents who were sexually abused as children find help and healing in this classic bestseller from a respected Clinical Psychologist. Now in its fourth edition, this warm and personal, beginning guide gives you . . . - answers to child sexual abuse questions - stories of male and female victims - insights into sexual abusers - explanations of effects on victims - step-by-step guidance to begin your recovery - resources for additional assistance Understand important psychological concepts easily because they are presented in clear, everyday language. Feel understood and valued as you begin healing from the pain of child sexual abuse with this classic bestseller. Honored as an Editor's Choice Selection by Booklist Over 60,000 copies sold worldwide Recommended reading by support groups from New Jersey to Alaska, Scotland to The Netherlands to Fiji

Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don't Deserve By Lewis Smedes (2007)

In Lewis Smedes's classic book on forgiveness, he shows us that it is possible to heal our pain and let go of the resentment that poisons us. Forgive & Forget will provide the energy needed to forgive our wrong-doers and release the feelings of hurt and anger that occupy our minds and souls. By using a four stage process and real life experiences, Smedes offers hope and solace for anyone who longs for the peace that comes with forgiveness.

Right To Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse By Beverly Engel (1990)

As a trained therapist and sufferer of sexual abuse herself, Beverly Engel knows that there is probably no trauma a child can suffer that makes her or him feel more alone than sexual abuse. This helpful book offers hope for recovery with exercises, visualizations, and techniques that support you through a seven-step program, that will aid you in: facing the truth, releasing your anger, confronting those responsible with facts and feelings, forgiving yourself, and more healing advice and information.