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The Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-by-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault Paperback – October 1, 2003
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“In her latest book, the Rape Recovery Handbook, Matsakis has again demonstrated a unique level of compassion and concern for rape victims and their capacity for healing. While guiding her reader gently through numerous exercises specially designed for maximum effect, Dr. Matsakis provides illumination into thought processes that often trap victims into believing that they are beyond hope. Gentle, empathetic advice, along with a sincere belief that rape victims can restore their self-esteem and become rap survivors living full, joyful lives, make this book indispensable to both victim and therapist alike!”
—Teresa Lauer, MA, RapeRecovery.com
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I am using this book in conjunction with therapy, and highly recommend that you have a therapist or someone you can talk to while you work through this book.
So I did the exercises one night, and then went to therapy the next morning. I read everything to my therapist and I felt really good. But after therapy suddenly I felt emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausted. I couldn't do anything the rest of the day.
You will feel a lot of emotions come up while you do the exercises...from anger, to sadness, to fear, etc. That is why I recommend having somebody you can talk to. These emotions can be hard to sit with on your own.
I hope this review was helpful, because it wasn't like I wanted everyone on the internet knowing what happened to me.
We still live in a male-oriented world after all the strides we've tried to take as women. That being said, rape is not taken as seriously as it should be by the whole legal and medical systems. There is much work to be done for future generations of women. As a woman, mother and parent I am outraged by the lack of seriousness taken by the "authorities" but without this becoming a diatribe let me just say that this book will begin to help heal the broken spirit of the victims of rape. Whether you are the victim or a loved one who is trying to help, this book will begin a dialoge at the very least.
When I bought it I never imagined a time when I would look back on my assault as just an event in my life- not something that defined me.
This book, in combination with therapy, really helped me to move on from my assault and remove the pain and emotional hurt associated with the event.
This book was an important part of my recovery and I would recommend it to anyone. It is small, but the activities are thought-provoking and helped me to shift the blame from me to my rapist.
Good luck on your journey!
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I just saved up so I could order this. Took a great deal of effort to get myself to. Paid $40 to get it to me and it comes bent in multiple different places and pages frayed... Read morePublished 14 months ago by heather weeks
I love the stories in this book. I use it often in my group settings to highlight specific topics we are covering.Published on November 23, 2013 by N. Fleming
Helpful for such a serious tramatic situation. This book is a good guide for healing from rape or any trama.Published on March 11, 2013 by Lady Of Silk
This book is a little hard to get through, just because of the content and the exercises. However, it's an amazing recovery tool and companion. Read morePublished on October 27, 2012 by Amber Marie
its very hard to read it really makes you think and gives me stress so i couldnt read the whole bookPublished on October 10, 2012 by Kat