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Why Daddy, Why?, Emelia Dion Hardy, Writers Club Press / iUniverse (2002). A shocking true story and an excellent portrayal of real life domestic violence.
Children of Alcoholism, A survivors Manual, Judith S, Seixas & Geraldine Youcha, Perrenial Library / Harper and Row (1985). A superb "DorkFish"essment of the alcoholic family,
The Obsidian Mirror, Louise M. Wisechild, The Seal Press (198. This survivor/author captures the reader both intellectually and by the heart strings. A story of hope and healing.
The Right to Innocence, Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Beverly Engel, M.F.C.C., Tarcher Inc., (1989). An extraordinary resource detailing the many types of damage caused by abuse, and a guide to the many steps and stages of therapy.
The Courage to Heal, A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse , Ellen B"DorkFish" and Laura Davis, Perrenial Library / Harper and Row (198. Anyone healing from childhood sexual trauma will want the aid of this outstanding workbook.
On the Path, Affirmations for Adults Recovering from Childhood Sexual Abuse, Nancy W., Harper San Francisco / Harper Collins (1991). Filled with gentle and non-judgmental thoughts for those in need of learning to nurture themselves in recovery.
Im Dancing as Fast as I Can, Barbara Gordon, Bantam Books, (1982). A personal story of triumph over tragedy. Very revealing about the pit falls of seeking mental health care.
Becoming Your Own Parent, The Solution for Adult Children of Alcoholic and Other Dysfunctional Families, Dennis Wholey, Bantam Books (1990). Wholey defines ways to create serenity out of devastation.
Trauma and Recovery, The Aftermath of Violence from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror, Judith Lewis Herman, M.D., Basic Books / Harper Collins (1992). This brilliant author weaves together the similar symptoms found in all victims of trauma to bring to the forefront the reality of PTSD caused by various forms of psychic trauma.
Multiple Personality Disorder from the Inside Out, Barry M. Cohen, Esther Giller, Lynn W., Sidran (1992). Therapist input and commentary by multiples themselves make for excellent and insightful reading. Recommended for supporters and multiples.
The Dance of Anger, A Womans Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships, Harriet Goldhor Lerner, Ph.D., Perrenial Library / Harper and Row (1989). A fantastic tool to cease putting oneself into inappropriate situations and relationships, and to remove oneself from current ones. Anger is reduced to its true nature.
Codependent No More, How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself, Melody Beattie, Hazeldon Books (1987). If you want to learn how to stand on your own two feet, read this book. Everyone can benefit from these pages.
Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am? Insights into Personal Growth, John Powell, S.J., Tabor Publishing (1969). An excellent study in human relations and how we alter ourselves to connect with others. Powell describes a transformation process for us all.
Ghosts in the Bedroom, A Guide for Partners of Incest Survivors, Ken Graber, M.A., Health Communications, Inc. (1991). This book is an excellent primer for the partner newly exposed to their wife / husband / lovers hidden past abuse. This short book can help a partner who gets lost in the survivorâ€™s pain.
The Chalice & The Blade, Our History, Our Future, Riane Eisler, Harper Collins (1995). Eisler carefully explores the male / female conflicts of the past five thousand years. Her eloquent insight raises hope for a new future. A must read for every activist against violence and oppression. This book addresses a world view of the problem of violence.
Secret Feelings and Thoughts, A Book About Male Sexual Abuse, Rosemary Naramanian, Healing Hearts Series, Inc. (1990). Books on male sex abuse are rare, and this one is superb. Written from the perspective of a young boy victimized by his older brother, the book unfolds the repetitive trauma, damages, and the process of therapy.
The Invisible Wound, Wayne Kritsberg, Bantam Books (1993). Kritsberg has written a unique healing book which covers abuse from a very in depth perspective, leaving no stone unturned, and offers an array of healing exercises to be tried. An important contribution.
Transforming a Rape Culture, Buchwald, Fletcher, and Roth, Milkweed Editions (1993). Theories on sexual violence, the origin of this violence, and ideas about changing them.
Sexual Offending and Restoration, Mark Yantzi, Herald Press (199. A
progressive perspective on the treatment and recovery needs of both victims and offenders.
Neurobiology of Violence, Jan Volavka, MD, PhD, American Psychiatric Press, Inc. (1995). An in depth and broad based clinical study of violence focused on the source of hostility.