Stop the abuse, Start the healing
Book List - Heal yourself
"The quality of self equals
the quality of life." - Rachel Hutchings
- I AM WOMAN: A Native Perspective On Sociology and
by Lee Maracle
Free: A Self-Help Guide for Adults who were sexually abused as children
Carolyn Ainscough and Kay Toon
Memories: Healing the Pain of Childhood Abuse
by Perry L. Draper
- The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual
by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
"This book advances the empowerment of survivors another major step -
from breaking the silence to sharing recovery." - Judith Herman, M.D.,
Author of Father-Daughter Incest Book includes resource guide.
- Reach for the Rainbow: Advanced healing for survivors
of sexual abuse
by Lynne D. Finney
- Toxic Parents: Overcoming their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your
by Dr. Susan Forward
"Adult children of toxic parents obviously have more than their share
of anger. Perhaps not so obvious is the fact that they also have more
than their share of grief."
- Dr. Susan Forward
Whole Again: Help for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Dr. Vera Gallagher
"Speaking from my long years of
experience, I do not believe that you are emotionally sick or emotionally disturbed.
I believe that your early childhood conditioning and education were disastrous
and have resulted in disastrous life problems. I believe further that the
early childhood conditioning and education can be changed. With that the
symptoms that appear as emotional illness will simply drop off." - Dr. Vera
- Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and about
Adults Abused as Children
by Eliana Gil
- The Path of Transformation: How Healing
Ourselves Can Change the World
by Shakti Gawain
- Emotional Intelligence
by Daniel Goleman
What is "emotional intelligence"? It involves self-awareness,
management of feelings, motivation, empathy and social skill.
Boys / Mending Men: Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Speaking Our Truth: Voices
of Courage And Healing for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Neal King, Foreword by Thomas Moore
Our Truth, male survivors will find the recognition and compassion that they
have been looking for and the real hope for healing that they need. The
book concludes with a list of resources and features a section of drawings by
survivor/artist Charlie Wolfe." - HarperCollins Publishers
- The Invisible Wound: A New Approach to Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Wayne Kritsberg
- Victims No Longer:
Men Recovering From Incest and Other Sexual Abuse
by Mike Lew, Foreward
by Ellen Bass, coauthor of The Courage to Heal
"Victims No Longer will give courage to the generations of men who
have not yet dared to face their memories of painful and lost childhoods, and
hope to those who have begun to break their silence." - Fay Honey Knopp,
Safer Society Program
- Confronting the Victim Role: Healing
from an Abusive Childhood
by Barry McCarthy
- Secrets in the Family: Transforming the Shame and Hurt into Openness
by Jack Murney
offers the support and advice families require to learn how to talk about their
fears, erase the stigmas, and work toward unity." - Contemporary Books
- The Quest for Personal Power: Transforming Stress into Strength
by Phil Nuernberger
- We weren't born fearful,
self-critical, or lonely.
- We are most natural when we are relaxed and focused.
- The more fearful we are, the more unbalanced we become, and the more
stress we experience.
- The dragons of the mind are powerful and persistent, but you are stronger
and more powerful.
- Phil Nuernberger
- Strong At The Broken Places: Overcoming the Trauma of Childhood
by Linda T. Sanford
"The world breaks everyone and afterward some are strong at the broken
places." - Ernest Hemingway Farewell to Arms
- She Who Was Lost
is Remembered: Healing From Incest Through Creativity
edited by Louise
"Bravo! This book makes me happy.
To grab your own darkness and howl with it carries us a long way into the light.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. This is an important book."
- Natalie Goldberg, author of Wild Mind
- Real Rape, Real Pain:
Help For Women Sexually Assaulted by Male Partners
by Patricia Easteal
and Louise McOrmond-Plummer
Touching Spirit Bear
by Ben Mikaelsen
"What you believe is more important than what
What you live is more lasting than what you profess.
Whom you inspire is more significant than whom you impress."
-- William Arthur Ward
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