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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,492 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen Bass, Laura Davis Narrator: Ellen Bass, Laura Davis Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Come to terms with your past while moving powerfully into the future

The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child—and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible.

Weaving together personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, and support throughout the healing process. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person stories drawn from interviews and the authors’ extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally.

This completely revised and updated 20th anniversary edition continues to provide the compassionate wisdom the book has been famous for, as well as many new features:

– Contemporary research on trauma and the brain

– An overview of powerful new healing tools such as imagery, meditation, and body-centered practices

– Additional stories that reflect an even greater diversity of survivor experiences

– The reassuring accounts of survivors who have been healing for more than twenty years

– The most comprehensive, up-to-date resource guide in the field

– Insights from the authors’ decades of experience

Cherished by survivors and recommended by therapists and institutions everywhere, The Courage to Heal has often been called the bible of healing from child sexual abuse. This new edition will continue to serve as the healing beacon it has always been.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Roxanne | 2/10/2014

    " excellent but difficult "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anne | 2/9/2014

    " A very good book and relevant to the subject. Has insights to the problems that childhood abuse has caused which you may not be aware of. Highly recommend if the subject is of interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by T. | 2/3/2014

    " These books are very difficult to work through. Sure it is easy to just mindlessly read through it and I could have finished them much more quickly if I had simply just read them. But Healing takes its own time and moving from one part to the next can be the most difficult. Going through these books along side of counseling has been most beneficial. Working through the books helped me stay focused on what I needed to in between counseling visits and also gave me something to talk about at my next appointment. Thank you Silvia for recommending it and all of your help. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sierra crosby | 2/1/2014

    " Often considered the 'bible for survivors'. It is very good, hard to read. There are parts I don't like, and didn't read. Very helpful in starting to heal and throughout the healing journey. "

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About the Author

Ellen Bass is a pioneer in the field of healing from child sexual abuse. She is also the author of two critically acclaimed poetry collections, Mules of Love and The Human Line, and edited No More Masks!, which was one of the first anthologies of female poets. Currently she teaches in the MFA program at Pacific University in Oregon.

About the Narrator

Laura Davis is the author of The Courage to Heal WorkbookAllies in HealingBecoming the Parent You Want to Be, and I Thought We’d Never Speak Again. She teaches writing and lives with her family in Santa Cruz, California.