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

    ISBN-10: 0060964375
    ISBN-13: 9780060964375
    Edition: Workbook 
    Author(s): Laura Davis, Laur Davis
    Description: In this groundbreaking companion to The Courage to Heal, Laura Davis offers an inspiring, in-depth workbook that speaks to all women and men healing from the effects of child sexual abuse. The combination of checklists, writing and art Projects,  More...
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    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication Date: 2/28/1990
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 480
    Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.958
    Language: English

    In this groundbreaking companion to The Courage to Heal, Laura Davis offers an inspiring, in-depth workbook that speaks to all women and men healing from the effects of child sexual abuse. The combination of checklists, writing and art Projects, open-ended questions and activities expertly guides the survivor through the healing process. Survival Skills -- Teaches survivors to create a safe, supportive environment, ask for help, deal with crisis periods, and choose therapy. Aspects Of Healing -- Focuses on the healing process: gaining a capacity for hope, breaking silence, letting go of shame, turning anger into action, planning a confrontation, preparing for family contact, and affirming personal progress. Guidelines For Healing Sexually -- Redefines the concept of "safe sex" and establishes healthy ground rules for sexual contact.

    A singer/songwriter for over 25 years, Laura J. Davis turned to writing full-time after an emergency surgery caused the loss of her singing voice. Her debut novel about the life of Christ through the eyes of His mother, Come to Me, is a Reader's Favorite Award winner. Her latest book, Learning from the Master, Living a Surrendered Life, is a companion study guide to Come to Me. When she isn't writing Laura is reviewing books and teaching bible studies. You can reach her at www.laurajdavis.com.

    Special Pages
    About Language
    Where Am I Right Now?
    What It Will Feel Like to Use This Book
    About the Exercises in this Book
    Writing as a Healing Tool
    About Freewriting
    Art as a Healing Tool
    About Making Collages
    Survival Skills for Healing
    Creating Safety
    The Five Building Blocks of Safety
    Create Ground Rules
    Build a Container
    Find a Safe Spot
    Establish Your Privacy
    Establish a Protective Ritual
    Building Your Support System
    Creating a Support System
    Helps and Hindrances to Healing
    Therapists and Therapy
    Dealing With Crisis
    When I'm Lost and Scared
    Phone List for Hard Times
    When I Start to Panic
    Things I Can Do When I'm Overwhelmed
    Dealing with Suicidal Feelings
    My Suicide Prevention Plan
    The Emergency Stage
    Simplify Your Life
    Ask for Help
    Create a Light at the End of the Tunnel
    Nurturing Yourself
    Learning to Nurture Yourself
    Marking the Way
    Marking the Way: A Writing Exercise
    What Have I Already Accomplished?
    Celebrating Your Accomplishments
    Taking Stock
    Where did I Come From?
    When I Was Growing Up
    Name the Abuser
    The Effects: How did it Change My Life?
    Assessing the Damage
    Identifying My Strengths
    Activity: Picturing the Effects
    Putting the Abuse in Perspective
    Coping: How did I Survive?
    Identifying Coping Mechanisms
    Forgiving Yourself
    The Pros and Cons of Coping Behaviors
    Developing Healthier Ways of Coping
    Aspects of Healing
    The Decision to Heal
    Preparing for Change
    Facing an Uncertain Future
    About Courage
    Activity: Designing a Warrior Mask
    Expanding Your Capacity for Hope
    Putting Hope Aside: A Writing Exercise
    My Hopes Today
    Making Hopes Come True
    What Is a Memory?
    Piecing Together the Puzzle
    If You Don't Remember
    What Am I Afraid Of?
    Activity: Picturing
    Believing it Happened
    I Don't Want to Believe It
    Research Your Childhood
    Breaking Silence
    Why Tell?
    Simple Telling or Confrontation?
    Childhood Lessons: Silence
    If You Told
    A Few Choice Words on Telling the Truth
    Guidelines for Telling
    Understanding that it Wasn't Your Fault
    Letting Go of Shame
    Identifying Hidden Shame
    Replacing Shame with Reality
    Observing Children
    Evidence of Childhood
    The Child Within
    Activity: Picturing the Child Within
    Letter to an Abused Child: A Writing Exercise
    Learning to Trust Yourself
    Being Present
    Internalized Messages
    The Inner Voice
    Learning to Say No
    Saying No: A Writing Exercise
    Grieving and Mourning
    Naming Your Losses: A Writing Exercise
    Activity: Creating a Grieving Ritual
    Anger Inventory
    Fear of Anger
    Letters to an Abuser: A Pair of Writing Exercises
    Anger into Action
    Activity: The Banner Project
    What Have I Done Already?
    Should I Confront?
    Vanquishing Secret Hopes
    Making a Confrontation Plan
    After the Confrontation
    The Other Eulogy: A Writing Exercise
    Dealing with Your Family Now
    What Is a Family?
    Evaluating My Family of Origin
    Redefining Family
    Looking at Individual Relationships
    Setting the Ground Rules
    Planning for Family Contact
    Developing Realistic Expectations
    Giving Up the Fantasy: A Writing Exercise
    Letting Go: An Activity
    Enjoying Your New Family: A Writing Exercise
    Resolution and Moving on
    How Far Have I Come? A Writing Exercise
    Why Has It Been Worth It?
    Tooting Your Own Horn
    Things I Like About Myself
    Things I've Dreamed of Doing and Becoming
    Activity: Creating a Celebration Ritual
    Guidelines for Healing Sexually
    For Whom Am I Doing This?
    What Is Sex?
    What Is Sex? (Part II)
    Sexual Ground Rules
    Safe Sex Guidelines
    Activity: Massaging Hands
    Sexual Hopes: A Writing Exercise
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