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The Courage to Heal Audiobook

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

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Publisher's Summary

Come to terms with your past while moving powerfully into the future.

The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, 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 completely 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
  • 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. This new edition will continue to serve as the healing beacon it has always been.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©1994 Laura Davis (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Ruth 04-19-16
    Ruth 04-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    The Research is outdated - you should read a book with better methods that actually help heal.

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    dbotello 11-02-15
    dbotello 11-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "more about personal stories than point blank info"

    too many poems and personal stories
    otherwise a good book.I would have liked to hear more information with out deriving it from first hand accounts.

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    Jayson 05-22-15
    Jayson 05-22-15
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    "Strong information"

    There are some graphic discussions about sexual abuse that may be difficult for some to hear. However, I feel this book goes a long way to providing a solid foundation and guidance for those who have been or know someone who has been sexually abused.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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