It's My Life Now

Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship

Author: Meg Kennedy Dugan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: PSYCHOLOGY

Page: 233

View: 187

Revised edition of: It's my life now: starting over after an abusive relationship or domestic violence. 2006.

Gaslighting

Rebuild Your Life After Emotional Abuse: How to Spot and Tackle a Narcissist, Evade the Gaslight Effect, and Recover From Mental Manipulation

Author: Chloe Cooke

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 202

View: 511

Self-Doubt, Mental Breakdown and Psychological abuse are some of the consequences of Gaslighting. Do you wonder "Am I going crazy"? You are not! Gaslighting can affect anyone in several subtle ways. It might be too late when you find yourself with low self-esteem, isolated and confused. With several abusive manipulation tactics, a Gaslighter can make you question your reality and accept theirs. As a victim, you start feeling uncertain of the smallest situations, doubting your own actions and personality. What you should know, is that there are ways to shut down gaslighting effect, either if you choose to evade or live with a narcissist. In this book you will discover: Specific reasons why Gaslighting can be dangerous The ways the Narcissist can take possession of your mind How Gaslighting can be hidden in several circumstances and environments The most powerful ways to disarm a narcissist and coping strategies Ways to shut down manipulation in its infancy How to get your self-esteem back Consequences of choosing to live with a Gaslighter Important strategies in order to restore your life and build confidence back Important facts: When feeling mentally abused, it might take a while before you actually understand it is time to face the problem and seek for support. You may be struggling with a lack of confidence and probably question yourself over anything you say, think and do. What you need to know, is that the environment around you can be the cause of it, and you slowly fall victim of something completely unknown and unexpected, such as gaslighting. Even if you believe there's no way out, consider whether or not you should really, logically be doubting yourself and with this book you can find several ways to get better, be in charge of yourself and break free! Remember: Your life IS in your own hands If you want to start your recovery, then click the "Add to Cart" button and get your book instantly!

Beyond Betrayal

Taking Charge of Your Life After Boyhood Sexual Abuse

Author: Richard B. Gartner

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 258

View: 276

With compassion and clarity, Richard Gartner shares insights from years of working with male survivors. Among this book's greatest strengths is the extensive use of examples from Dr. Gartner's clinical practice to illustrate problems and solutions on the path to healing. Beyond Betrayal offers support, encouragement, and useful skills to men in recovery. --Mike Lew, M.Ed., author of Victims No Longer and Leaping upon the Mountains ""If you have been sexually abused, this book will give you information, hope, direction, and most importantly, the assurance that you are not alone. Dr. Gartner has written an accessible, compassionate book that clearly lays out the healing process for men who were hurt or abused as children. Whether you were abused by a mother, a camp counselor, a neighborhood boy, or a priest, Beyond Betrayal will give you the tools you need to reclaim your life and move on. If you're going to take one book with you on the healing journey, this should be the one."" --Laura Davis, coauthor of The Courage to Heal and author of The Courage to Heal Workbook ""Compassionate, insightful, and hopeful, Beyond Betrayal shines a bright light. It is a must-read for anyone concerned."" --Kenneth M. Adams, Ph.D., author of Silently Seduced ""Beyond Betrayal cuts through the shame, confusion, misunderstanding, and fear that so often accompany the abuse of males and replaces them with clear information. I will begin to use it immediately with my patients and think that other clinicians will do so as well."" --Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D., author of Healing the Incest Wound and Recollections of Sexual Abuse ""Beyond Betrayal offers men straightforward words of hope and a meaningful way to overcome the invisibility, stigma, and shame they have endured. Many men and their families will find this book a healing aid."" --Jack Drescher, M.D., author of Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man ""Dr. Gartner writes in a manner any reader will find accessible. Not only does he understand the topic of males, sexual abuse, and recovery, but he can explain it to those who need to know."" --Dr. Mic Hunter, author of Abused Boys and editor of Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Innovations

Life After Narcissistic Abuse: There Is Healing and Hope

Author: Cynthia Bailey-Rug

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 166

View: 528

Narcissistic abuse is among the most painful and traumatic things anyone can endure. It destroys your self-esteem, your perception of yourself and others, and more. In ""Life After Narcissistic Abuse: There Is Healing and Hope"" the author describes not only the various and sometimes unexpected types of problems narcissistic abuse causes, but also ways to help yourself heal.

Life After Abuse, a Practical Healing Guide for Survivors

Author: Jan Porter

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 302

View: 299

Your body, mind and feelings are your own sacred space. The pathway out of the pain and shame of sexual abuse to wholeness is in a soul healing journey. Life After Abuse offers oodles of insights, practical resources and examples from those who have been there and bounced back better than before. Shift wounds into wisdom with insight, wisdom and inspiration. Gain comfort, peace of mind and empowerment. This is the art of wholeness and inspired transformation.*This book is for all who seek healing, wholeness and inner peace from sexual abuse and for those who support and care for them. Gain comfort and peace of mind in this journey process of discovering, reclaiming, sifting and sorting of boundaries, likes, dislikes, preferences, talents, competencies and letting go of all painful thoughts, beliefs, habits and emotions that no longer serve their higher good. It often takes courage to risk being disliked, criticized, judged and disapproved of, and being proud of who you already are.Contents: Case Studies, samples and recovering stories throughout~ Your Happiness be Sacred ~ Understanding Sexual Abuse/Assault ~ The Healing Process, Stress Management, Journaling ~ Working through Key Issues ~ Transformation ~ How to Let Go and Uplift ~ Daily Living Skills ~ Self-Awareness Exercises ~ Soul Boosters ~ Alternative Resources.Most Helpful Reader Comments with all versions of this book:"I can't imagine anyone reading this book and not taking something away from it that they will treasure forever." - BarbBookWorm"Full of great tools one can use to help face their fears head-on, it gently guides you to a stronger, healthier place within that has been there all along." - Vania"I would highly recommend you not only read this book, but that you live by the book" - Johanna"This is a book about feeling empowered and taking your life back." - Tiffany"This is such an amazing book to share with those who have encountered sexual abuse" - Stephanie"... definitely a must-read-everyone who has undergone abuse or those who know a friend or a loved one who has suffered from it should read this book. This can change their lives, and yours, too." - Meghan"I love all of Jan's teachings on the road to recovery, healing and wholeness. " - Khaleda #MeToo, #SexualAbuseSurvivor, SexualAbuse, HealingOfSexualAbuse, SexualTrauma, #Empowerment, #SacredSpace, #WomanAbuse, #Inspiration, #Practical, #CaseStudies, #SelfHelp, #JanPorter

Life After Sexual Abuse

A Practical Healing Toolkit to Reconnect Mind, Body & Soul

Author: Stacie Glass

Publisher:

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Page: 224

View: 374

SEXUAL ABUSE ISN'T AN EXPERIENCE OF THE PAST - IT'S TRAUMA OF THE PRESENT UNTIL IT IS HEALED What if I told you it is possible to have a life after sexual abuse? That you are already worthy of a life that you deserve? Healing after any type of sexual trauma is a process of reclaiming the pieces of yourself, reclaiming parts of yourself that were wrongly taken. Life After Sexual Abuse: A Practical Healing Toolkit to Reconnect Mind, Body & Soul is the book that Stacie wished she had access to over a decade ago. It combines personal experience with trauma theory, writing therapy and suggested practical healing tools to heal mind, body and soul. This is an invitation to explore what will help you to heal - because you deserve to.  By the end of this book, you will feel empowered to take inspired steps towards the way you want to feel and the life you deserve. This book is a nurturing invitation to explore what you need to heal, to feel safe enough in the present, and to self-love. Healing after sexual trauma is never out 'there' - it is within you.

Not Forsaken

A Story of Life After Abuse: How Faith Brought One Woman From Victim to Survivor

Author: Jennifer Michelle Greenberg

Publisher: The Good Book Company

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 339

A story of surviving abuse by the power of gospel hope Jenn Greenberg was abused by her church-going father. Yet she is still a Christian. In this courageous, compelling book, she reflects on how God brought life and hope in the darkest of situations. Jenn shows how the gospel enables survivors to navigate issues of guilt, forgiveness, love, and value. And she challenges church leaders to protect the vulnerable among their congregations. Her reflections offer Biblical truths and gospel hope that can help survivors of abuse as well as those who walk alongside them.

Life After Abuse, a Practical Healing Guide for Survivors By; Jan Porter

Author: Jan Porter

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 308

View: 761

Your body, mind and feelings are your own sacred space. The pathway out of the pain and shame of sexual abuse to wholeness is in a soul healing journey. Life After Abuse offers oodles of insights, practical resources and examples from those who have been there and bounced back better than before. Shift wounds into wisdom with insight, wisdom and inspiration. Gain comfort, peace of mind and empowerment. This is the art of wholeness and inspired transformation. *This book is for all who seek healing, wholeness and inner peace from sexual abuse and for those who support and care for them. Gain comfort and peace of mind in this journey process of discovering, reclaiming, sifting and sorting of boundaries, likes, dislikes, preferences, talents, competencies and letting go of all painful thoughts, beliefs, habits and emotions that no longer serve their higher good. It often takes courage to risk being disliked, criticized, judged and disapproved of, and being proud of who you already are. Contents: Case Studies, samples and recovering stories throughout Your Happiness be Sacred Understanding Sexual Abuse/Assault The Healing Process: Stress Management, Journaling and more. Working through Key Issues Transformation How to Let Go and Uplift Daily Living Skills Self-Awareness Exercises Soul Boosters Alternative Resources Most Helpful Reader Comments with all versions of this book: "I can't imagine anyone reading this book and not taking something away from it that they will treasure forever." - BarbBookWorm "Full of great tools one can use to help face their fears head-on, it gently guides you to a stronger, healthier place within that has been there all along." - Vania "I would highly recommend you not only read this book, but that you live by the book" - Johanna "This is a book about feeling empowered and taking your life back." - Tiffany "This is such an amazing book to share with those who have encountered sexual abuse" - Stephanie ..". definitely a must-read-everyone who has undergone abuse or those who know a friend or a loved one who has suffered from it should read this book. This can change their lives, and yours, too." - Meghan "I love all of Jan's teachings on the road to recovery, healing and wholeness. " - Khaleda Keywords: MeToo, SexualAbuseSurvivor, SexualAbuse, Healing, Trauma, Empowerment, SacredSpace, WomanAbuse, Inspiration, Practical, CaseStudies, SelfHelp, Large Print

Life After Abuse

Women's Strategies For Overcoming Abuse

Author: Zubeda Dangor

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

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Category:

Page: 284

View: 787

Empowerment strategies were explored to overcome power and control in women's intimate relationships, using their own self-agency. Leaving abusive relationships is a recursive process of leaving and returning, for which women cannot be blamed. Women who made a paradigm shift, to establish a basis for leaving, using their internal and external resources; and who utilised different aspects of empowerment to advocate on their own behalf, were able to leave their abusive relationships. The decision-making process enabled women to gradually reclaim control over their lives.The empowerment of abused women is not necessarily equivalent to full recovery from abuse;this is a pivotal point in leaving and in the recovery process that began long before the women left their relationships. Women who had innate strength and who were able to use it to access community resources, were more likely to leave abusive relationships, despite having their lives threatened. Each of them grew and developed personlly and transformed their lives understanding there is life after abuse.

Healing Broken Souls

A Woman's Guide to Life After Abuse

Author: Shayna E Fuller

Publisher:

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Category:

Page: 120

View: 105

The author details her experience with domestic violence and how she conquered the mental and emotional effects of it. Her accounts are packaged into a guide to assist other women dealing with the same issues

A Better Yesterday

Living Life After Abuse

Author: Roger Dean Kiser

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 160

Reflects on the positive memories in the author's childhood of abuse, the kind people, loving animals, and heart-warming events that comforted him, shaping him into the person he is today.

It's My Life Now

Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence

Author: Meg Kennedy Dugan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

View: 415

Those who have never experienced an abusive or violent relationship often believe that upon finding a way out, victims’ difficulties are solved: their life is good, they are safe, and recovery will be swift. However, survivors know that leaving is not the end of the nightmare -- it is the beginning of an often difficult and challenging journey toward healing and happiness. It’s My Life Now offers readers the practical guidance, emotional reassurance, and psychological awareness that survivors of relationship abuse and domestic violence need to heal and reclaim their lives after leaving their abusers. Since its publication in 2000, It's My Life Now has been highly successful as a working manual for survivors who are starting their lives over after an abusive relationship. This valuable book combines direction on practical and emotional issues with worksheets and self-exploration exercises. Now, in the second edition, Dugan and Hock include updated information and resources while encompassing a wider range of individuals and the relationships in which abuse and violence occur. The new edition also provides a new emphasis on safety assessment, which has increasingly been shown to be a critical factor in recovery. In addition, this new edition includes current resources and information about organizations for victims along with revised and enhanced strategies to help survivors move forward on the path of recovery.

Victim to Victorious

Life After Abuse

Author: Anna

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 54

View: 707

Anna has written this book to assist other victims of abuse to realize that the predators do not control your life. You can make choices about who you are and how you live. Some of the effects of abuse are permanent. These can be turned to good attributes in your life. For instance, a startle reflex is a good safety warning. There is an increased awareness of the nature of people that can be trusted to keep you safe without you being afraid. There is help for us to make good choices and live a victorious life in spite of the evil of others. Getting the help you need to heal is imperative to living a full and useful and peaceful life. Not being heard can encourage you to listen to others and be instrumental in their healing. God has a purpose for each of us. Anna wants you to find yours and live!

Life After Domestic Abuse

Life After Domestic Abuse, My Story and My Life Now

Author: Written by The Cafe Writer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 37

View: 675

Recovering from domestic abuse, especially by someone who you put your trust in can be a long process. The damage may stay with you or both you and your children for many years. It's normal to feel pain and a deep sense of loss. You put your trust in someone, you were betrayed. Your confidence and self-esteem have been shattered into tiny pieces. This process is like a bereavement and will take time to heal. Speaking from experience, i am a survivor of domestic abuse and i can tell you that rushing your healing process can cause more damage than good. it's good to have hopes for the future now that your free from the abuser, but move at your own pace, heal in your own time. When i was free from domestic abuse, i felt alone and isolated, having my friends and family cut off to a certain point really impacted my emotional state. i was left feeling like no one would believe what happened or i would be judged because i never left when i had the chance. I'm here to tell you, it's never that easy. There are a number of tips i give my clients:1. Get enough sleep and eat well.2. practice relaxation techniques.3. learn a new skill - self-defence or yoga for example.4. Do something you enjoy and are good at.5. Most importantly, take time and space for yourself.6. You are a survivor and not a victim because you have lived through hell.When i was living through it, i got to the point where i didn't care anymore. He had hurt me so badly, emotionally and physically that i felt so numb. BUT, look at me now. I'm a fully qualified Life Coach who works with single parents. I have two beautiful daughters and an amazing husband.You deserve a happy life. In this book i have shared some knowledge and my story, it was hard writing this down because i hadn't spoken about most of it until recently. It seems odd as i write it down, but i feel good for it, it's like a heavy weight off my shoulders. Maybe something you should practice too?I hope my book helps you or if you know someone who has been affected by domestic abuse, they could give this a read. men and woman are affected by domestic violence and i want you to know, You are not alone.

Altar Boy

A Story of Life After Abuse

Author: Andrew Madden

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN:

Category: Adult child abuse victims

Page: 212

View: 440

Becoming an altar boy was Andrew Madden's first step in realizing his dream of becoming a priest. But his dream was shattered when he was molested by his favourite priest, Father Ivan Payne. Three years of abuse followed, ending when he was 15. That dreadful episode in his life left him shunned by the Irish Church, unable to sustain sexual relationships and an alcoholic. became the first Irish victim of clerical sexual abuse to go public with his story. Altar Boy is a vivid evocation of what it is for a child to have his innocence and trust abused and of how it can affect a life - as well as a challenging assessment of the Irish Church.

Life After Love

Author: Brenda Walbey-Ross

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 154

View: 928

Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows. These words illuminate what sometimes happens when we are victims of a domestic violence relationship and are blinded by the love and emotional attachment that we feel for our partner. Although red flags are beating us to a bloody pulp, we trudge on, sidestepping the puddles of blood that surround us while we either tell ourselves that if we just hang in there, the situation will miraculously get better, or if we can just be better ourselves and not push our partner’s “buttons,” our relationship will calm down, and all will be well. Fact-check—the problem is not about the victim; it is about the perpetrator of the abuse. Life After Love is all at the same time—a love story, a scary story, and a cautionary tale. The storyline is an anecdotal account of my own life in a domestic violence relationship explaining why I define it as a love story, a scary story, and a cautionary tale. It is also spliced with statistics and theories to provide factual evidence of the causes and repercussions of abusive domestic relationships. The most important part of the account is to assure the reader that although it may be difficult to navigate a way out of the abuse and to escape the erratic roller-coaster ride that the relationship could be compared to and if allowed to do so, the heart will eventually accept what the mind already knows and conclude that there is life after love. My hope is that those reading my book and find their relationship mirroring mine will allow my success story to become their success story.

Change Your Life After Narcissistic Abuse

An Emotional Detox: How to Handle a Narcissist and Heal from Toxic Relationships

Author: Mia Warren

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 130

View: 189

Do you feel worthless, empty, confused? Do you feel emotionally exhausted? Do you look in the mirror and not recognize yourself anymore? There is nothing wrong with you. You are caught in a narcissist trap. Toxic relationships can make you sick and destroy your life. According to recent studies, neuroscientists have discovered that long-term narcissistic abuse can lead to actual physical brain damage. That's why we need to act now! "The idea that severe stress or trauma can actually damage the brain is remarkable" Dr. Dennis Charney, chief of psychiatry at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Haven Here's just a tiny fraction of what you'll discover: - What is Narcissism - Who is the Narcissist - Understanding the Mind of a Narcissist - The Narcissist's Manipulative Tactics - The Importance of No Contact Rule - Disarm the Narcissist and Take Back Control - Warning Signs of a Toxic Relationship - The Difficulties of Love After Abuse - Learning to Distinguish Between a Healthy and an Unhealthy Relationship This book is designed to help you CHANGE YOUR LIFE. I'm sure you are not here to bother your head with things you already know about toxic relationships. Most of all this book is not about revenge, it's about LOVE. If you're looking for revenge you're still in the trap. I know the sad truth of why you're here and I understand. Not many people can truly understand what it's like to be emotionally and mentally abused by someone suffering from the mental condition known as narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). However, there are people who go through it and most of them think that they are alone. I'm here to tell you that you are not alone. "We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one." Confucius You are not alone. I will walk you through a journey of healing and self love. Are you ready? Then, Scroll up to the top and click "Buy Now"

A Wallflower No More

Building a New Life After Emotional and Sexual Abuse

Author: Jayne Maas Freeman

Publisher: Acacia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 179

View: 253

"A resource for survivors of emotional and sexual abuse that offers practical steps to self-mastery and healing"--Provided by publisher.

Life After Leaving

The Remains of Spousal Abuse

Author: Sophie Tamas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 696

After leaving her twelve-year marriage, Sophie Tamas went to the local women's shelter to ask if she had been abused. The result is Life after Leaving, a performative, arts-based journey into the aftermath of spousal abuse and the endless struggle to make sense of loss. We see Sophie's world—the academic lectures, the therapy sessions, the childrearing, the dealings with an ex-spouse, the house reconstruction—as she looks for answers in the literature and in the lives of other women. Both lyrical and theoretical, autoethnographic and analytical, her captivating story builds to a chorus of voices, as her study participants express the loving, longing, pain, hope, and frustration of their experiences after leaving abusive relationships. The text closes with insightful and surprising suggestions for reframing "recovery". An earlier version of this manuscript was short-listed for the AERA Arts-Based Dissertation Award and won the 2011 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology. Sponsored by the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, University of Alberta.