Soul Survivors: A New Beginning for Adults Abused As Children (Fireside)

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Millions of adults were sexually, physically or mentally abused as children, and the road to wholeness as an adult is often long and painful. This book provides the encouragement for today's adults to help themselves overcome the impact of their tragic childhoods. The author uses case histories to end the victims' apparent isolation and shows the way to increasing their self-esteem, enabling them to lead happier, more productive lives.

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Addressed to adults who suffered from child abuse of all kinds, this comprehensive guide by a San Francisco clinical psychologist is a model of clarity and organization. Through case histories of six patients who experienced one or a combination of physical, sexual and emotional abuse in which substance abuse by both abuser and/or victim often played a part, Gannon helps readers recognize which type of abuse they themselves were subjected to, what psychological defenses they developed and what impact abuses had on their lives as lover, spouse, parent, worker. A final section is devoted to a three-stage, flexible 21-step healing process: from child victim to adult survivor, to "self-thriver." Gannon counsels against attempting recovery on one's own in favor of help from a therapist and from a support group. Keeping a journal, he advises, is also essential to record progress, as an outlet for powerful blocked memories and emotions and as a path to self-acceptance and to spiritual renewal.
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