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Trauma / Abuse
Breaking free : help for survivors of child sexual abuse by
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 362.76 AIN
Publication Date: 2000
This manual is designed to help survivors of child sexual abuse. It updates the first edition, and investigates all the effects of child sexual abuse, which often persist into adult life - guilt and shame, depression and anxiety, eating disorders, fear of relationships and sexual problems.
Breaking free workbook by
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 362.764 AIN
Publication Date: 2000
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.
Healing the Child Within by
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.89 WHI AVAILABLE
Publication Date: 1987-04-01
Have you ever heard of your inner child? Well, this is the classic book that started it all. In 1987, Charlie Whitfield's breakthrough concept of the child within--that part of us which is truly alive, energetic, creative and fulfilled--launched the inner child movement. Healing the Child Within describes how the inner child is lost to trauma and loss, and how by recovering it, we can heal the fear, confusion and unhappiness of adult life.
Broken Trust by
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 248.2 DIE
Publication Date: 2017
If you have suffered spiritual abuse from a toxic church, toxic organization, or toxic leader, your trust has been broken. You entrusted your life to someone you thought would care for you: someone who initially inspired you to know God, only to reject you in the end. Now you are left wounded and disillusioned, wondering if you can ever trust others, yourself, or possibly even God, again. Have You Been Hurt by Spiritual Abuse? Most people don't understand the devastating impact of spiritual abuse. Many suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of experiencing it. If you think your spiritual community might be abusive, or you have just left an abusive congregation, then this book could give you the direction you are looking for. In "Broken Trust," F. Remy Diederich relates his personal experiences of toxic faith and spiritual abuse along with the experiences of other survivors. But this isn't just another tell-all story of abuse; it's a guide that will help you to first identify spiritual abuse, and then offer you a practical plan for recovery. Diederich is convinced that God is the God of resurrection and restoration. He believes you can begin again.
Trauma / Abuse
Healing the Shame That Binds You by
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.8914 BRA
Publication Date: 2005-10-15
This classic book, written 17 years ago but still selling more than 13,000 copies every year, has been completely updated and expanded by the author. "I used to drink," writes John Bradshaw,"to solve the problems caused by drinking. The more I drank to relieve my shame-based loneliness and hurt, the more I felt ashamed." Shame is the motivator behind our toxic behaviors: the compulsion, co-dependency, addiction and drive to superachieve that breaks down the family and destroys personal lives. This book has helped millions identify their personal shame, understand the underlying reasons for it, address these root causes and release themselves from the shame that binds them to their past failures.
The PTSD workbook: simple, effective techniques for overcoming traumatic stress symptoms by
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.8521 WIL
Publication Date: 2002-04-02
InThe PTSD Workbook, two psychologists and trauma experts gather together techniques and interventions used by PTSD experts from around the world to offer trauma survivors the most effective tools available to conquer their most distressing trauma-related symptoms. Readers learn how to determine the type of trauma they experienced, identify their symptoms, and learn the most effective strategies they can use to overcome them.