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Courage To Heal Workbook - Laura Davis

Courage To Heal Workbook


Published: 28th February 1990
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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.



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Gently and sensitively written


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Enormously Helpful
  • Informative
  • Well Written


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      Comments about Courage To Heal Workbook:

      This book was recommended by my therapist and it really couldn't have been a more perfect companion to my counselling sessions. It helped me find long lost memories but in the most gentle and helpful way.
      This book focuses on writing exercises which I found to be very helpful. Others may find it difficult to express themselves in writing. It helped me to have another person to reflect with on some of the exercises.

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      Acknowledgmentsp. x
      Dedicationsp. xii
      Special Pagesp. xiv
      Introductionp. 1
      About Language
      Where Am I Right Now?
      What It Will Feel Like to Use This Book
      About the Exercises in this Bookp. 9
      Writing as a Healing Tool
      About Freewriting
      Art as a Healing Tool
      About Making Collages
      Survival Skills for Healingp. 15
      Creating Safetyp. 19
      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 Systemp. 35
      Creating a Support System
      Helps and Hindrances to Healing
      Therapists and Therapy
      Dealing With Crisisp. 64
      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 Yourselfp. 89
      Learning to Nurture Yourself
      Marking the Wayp. 98
      Marking the Way: A Writing Exercise
      What Have I Already Accomplished?
      Celebrating Your Accomplishments
      Taking Stockp. 111
      Where did I Come From?
      When I Was Growing Up
      Name the Abuser
      The Effects: How did it Change My Life?p. 123
      Assessing the Damage
      Identifying My Strengths
      Activity: Picturing the Effects
      Putting the Abuse in Perspective
      Coping: How did I Survive?p. 144
      Identifying Coping Mechanisms
      Forgiving Yourself
      The Pros and Cons of Coping Behaviors
      Developing Healthier Ways of Coping
      Aspects of Healingp. 165
      The Decision to Healp. 169
      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
      Rememberingp. 204
      What Is a Memory?
      Piecing Together the Puzzle
      If You Don't Remember
      What Am I Afraid Of?
      Activity: Picturing
      Believing it Happenedp. 224
      I Don't Want to Believe It
      Research Your Childhood
      Breaking Silencep. 234
      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 Faultp. 256
      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 Yourselfp. 274
      Being Present
      Internalized Messages
      The Inner Voice
      Learning to Say No
      Saying No: A Writing Exercise
      Grieving and Mourningp. 302
      Naming Your Losses: A Writing Exercise
      Activity: Creating a Grieving Ritual
      Angerp. 315
      Anger Inventory
      Fear of Anger
      Letters to an Abuser: A Pair of Writing Exercises
      Anger into Action
      Activity: The Banner Project
      Confrontationsp. 340
      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 Nowp. 367
      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 onp. 415
      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 Sexuallyp. 428
      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
      Resourcesp. 453
      Healing Books
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      ISBN: 9780060964375
      ISBN-10: 0060964375
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 480
      Published: 28th February 1990
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 18.4  x 1.9
      Weight (kg): 0.76