If you were abused or neglected as a child, chances are that you have been your whole life, whether you are a man, a woman, or a teen. Child abuse so mangles the personality that the victim unconsciously attracts abusers throughout the life cycle. Lies about yourself were planted deep in your mind by the abuse, and you still believe them. Until you understand exactly what the abuse did to you, you cannot get free. Soul Rape: Recovering Personhood After Abuse provides an effective 7-step program for use by victims, their therapists, and for group work.
In this book, survivors and professionals will discover:
How celebrities become addicts
Why twelve-step programs don't work and can be extremely harmful
What a faith-based 7-step program for abuse recovery can do for you
How addressing abuse solves cycle of addiction
Why mental illness is a reaction to somebody else's craziness
How group work can transform victims into survivors
Why "bootleg" churches are starving souls and endangering America
A Test to Find DANGEROUS STUDENTS before it's too late
Therapists acclaim for Soul Rape
"Soul Rape is a tour de force of the tortured landscape of child abuse and its pernicious long-term outcomes. Numerous case studies expertly intertwine with theoretical insights to produce the equivalent of a comprehensive and unconventional treatment modality. This book is an important contribution toward the edification of victims and institutions alike."
--Sam Vaknin, PhD, author Malignant Self-Love
"This book should be compulsory reading for anyone dealing with abused children or abused adults, or adult survivors of childhood abuse: physicians, psychologists, and other therapists, teachers, protective workers, and so on. And the language is so clear and nontechnical that it will be of enormous benefit to the survivors of trauma themselves, and even to parents who want to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their children."