A wonderful, sensitive, informative book that can be used equally by professionals and survivors. As a professional, this book gives me a framework in working with survivors. It is also simple and self explicit enough that I can give to my clients as a companion to take with them between sessions to help maintain the continuity of the process, so that they never feel alone. They can use the information and do the exercises in Journey to Wholeness when feeling overwhelmed and depressed, instead of getting under the covers, drawing the shades, closing the doors and isolating. Journey to Wholeness is a brilliant, creative approach to the issues facing rape survivors. -- Aviva Katz, MA NCC former head of guidance City as School, NYC
From the Author
Vicki Aranow, author: Someone who is raped is often victimized more than once-first by her attacker and then again by well-meaning family, friends and society at large who misunderstand the crime and cannot comprehend the invisible emotional scars. The idea for this workbook came to me during a post graduate social work course on the importance of nonverbal communication. I felt that a self-help workbook would be a non-threatening way to approach healing for victims and those close to them and/or working with them. I asked Monique Lang to develop it with me. 'Journey to Wholeness' represents a collaborative effort. It is my hope that it will become a valuable resource for all.