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The sexual healing journey : a guide for survivors of sexual abuse
Maltz, Wendy.
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3rd ed.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2012]

Physical Description:
xxiii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
This guide helps survivors of sexual abuse heal from the past, improve relationships, and discover the joys of sexual intimacy. The author takes readers step-by-step through the recovery process, integrating expert advice with groundbreaking exercises, proven techniques, and first-person accounts of women and men at every stage of sexual healing. This resource can help you to identify the sexual effects of sexual abuse; eliminate negative sexual behavior and resolve specific problems; gain control over upsetting automatic reactions to touch and sex; develop a healthy sexual self-concept.
Starting out: Becoming aware. Realizing there's a sexual issue -- Acknowledging the abuse -- Identifying the sexual impact -- Deciding to reclaim our sexuality -- Moving forward: Making changes. Creating a new meaning for sex -- Finding our real sexual selves -- Gaining control over automatic reactions -- Moving toward healthy sexual behavior -- Healing with an intimate partner -- Getting there: Creating positive experiences. Techniques for relearning touch -- Solving specific sexual problems -- Enjoying sexual experiences.
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