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The Most Important Book for Healing from Abuse!!!,
This review is from: Am I Bad? Recovering from Abuse (New Horizons in Therapy) (Paperback)
I am a survivor of all kinds of abuse. I also am a student that has been seeking the best way to heal from abuse, for myself and for others. So many times I have talked with clinicians or the average person and they have no understanding of abuse and definitely not how to heal from it. As many therapists as there are there are also as many opinions or guesses on how to help victims heal. Many have lost all sense of logic when it comes to dealing with abuse. Fr Heyward Ewart PhD has found the missing link to how to heal. He is logical and clear and his message is of extreme importance to those who want to heal and those who want to help others heal. It is refreshing and encouraging to know that there really is help out there! You can heal! You are normal and reacting to something that is abnormal. Most people who have survived trauma suffer from complicated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), they don't have "mental illness" and they need to be understood and not insulted anymore! The original abuse is enough, the mental health community needs to get its act together to treat these survivors in the way they deserve. This book describes the way to accomplish that, to be an effective healer, to give the right message and to hear the right message. You are NOT bad. But if we don't hit the root of the original message that was given to us, we will believe the lie. But we don't have to anymore...
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Initial post: Mar 17, 2013 1:00:06 AM PDT
PTSD is a mental illness, if someone has PTSD they have a mental illness.
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