by Judith Herman, 1997
A classic still viewed by many as the best book ever written on psychological trauma and its treatment. Loaded with insights on 'Complex PTSD' and the ‘stages of recovery’.
by Andrew Schmutzer, Daniel Gorski, and David Carlson, 2016
Using the metaphor of a car accident, Naming Our Abuse leads the survivor from the Wreck to the Accident Report to Rehabilitation to Driving Again. This four-step model illustrates that healing is a process to be nurtured rather than something that can be healed in a single telling. Following the authors' examples, readers are invited to find solidarity with other male survivors and develop an understanding of their own wounding through journaling exercises.
by Eliana Gil, 1983
A good ‘starter’ book – short and simple but very helpful for reflecting on the effects of such experiences in one’s life.
by Euan Bear with Peter Dimock, 1988
A short (66 pages) and straightforward book for adults who are beginning to remember and deal with childhood sexual abuse. Written by people who’ve been through it themselves, explains key issues and suggests several ways to get started on the road to recovery.
by Wayne Muller, 1992
Presents a spiritual understanding of the effects of child abuse and how to heal. Has exercises for working with emotional wounds, grounded in a variety of religious and spiritual traditions (primarily Christian and Buddhist).
by Kenneth Adams, 1991
A short book on how parents disconnected from each other can covertly sexualize their children, and the effects of this into adulthood.
by James Cassese, 2000
A clinical textbook and collection of essays that has been found helpful by some gay men with histories of unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood.
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