Some Suggested Reading for Survivors 2019

  • Breaking Free: Help for survivors of child sexual abuse
    Designed to help survivors of child sexual abuse investigating key issues, guilt, shame, depression, anxiety, female abuse and much more. by Carolyn Ainscough
  • Breaking Free Workbook: Practical help for survivors of child sexual abuse: Help for Survivors of Child Sex Abuse
    The Workbook can be used alongside the Breaking Free book or on its own and lays a greater emphasis on practical exercises to work through the problems. by Carolyn Ainscough
  • The Memory Bird
    This anthology includes contributions by survivors of sexual abuse, dispelling the myth of the isolated, chronically-depressed survivor. It draws on sketches, diary entries, poems and diverse autobiographical writings. by T by Caroline Malone (Editor) et al   
  • The Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-by-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault: Step-by-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assaults; In this new handbook, an expert in the treatment of PTSD helps rape victims cope with the reality of the experience and deal with the aftermath of conflicting and debilitating feelings. Recovery begins by establishing a safety plan that includes what to expect from recovery, and an understanding of how to treat your self during recovery. Learn how to develop a community and supportive network to assist you during the journey and cope with the anxiety and anger that often arise during this process. Understand how sexual assault can affect many aspects of life. Shatter myths about sexual assault and examine how the experience can change relationships. The final part of the book facilitates the mental reconstruction of the assault to diffuse its emotional power. Counter irrational beliefs, find inner reserves of strength and energy, and regain personal power by Aphrodite Matsakis
  • Touch and Go Joe – An Adolescent’s Experience of OCD by Joe Wells
  • The Little ACT Workbook; An introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a mindfulness-based guide for leading a full and meaningful life by Dr Michael Sinclair and Dr Matthew Beadman
  • Counselling for Toads – A Psychological Adventure (Character Toad from Wind in the Willows and his experience of counselling) by Robert De Board
  • Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors, Emotional Resource Guide by Carolyn Spring (Other publications by this author also available and useful Website https://www.pods-online.org.uk)
  • Puppet on a String; a young girl’s fight to survive Anorexia Nervosa by Helena Wilkinson
  • From Report to Court; written to provide information and support to people who have experienced sexual violence, as well as to their families, friends and the organisations that support them. It explains the different stages of the legal process from the point of deciding whether to report to the police through to the trial, verdict and sentence. Available online. by Cathy Halloran and Rights of Women.

 

For Partners and Families of Survivors

  • Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Is a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse; offers practical advice and encouragement to all partners, girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, and lovers trying to support the survivors in their lives while tending to their own needs along the way. by Laura Davis

 

For Children and Young People

  • A Terrible Thing Happened; for children who have witnessed any sort of violent or traumatic episode. Contains a useful afterward for parents and/or caregivers offering suggestions for helping traumatised children. by Margaret M Holmes.
  • Please Explain Anxiety to Me; Simple biology and solutions for children and Parents. Translates the jargon of psychology into concrete experiences that children can relate to. by Laurie Zelinger, PhD and Jordan Zelinger, MS Ed

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