Review Strong at the Broken Places: Overcoming the Trauma of Childhood Abuse
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Author : Linda T. Sanford Pages : 208 pages Publisher : Virago 1991-08-28 Language : English ISBN-10 : 1853813745 ISBN-13 : 9781853813740
Description In this moving and authoritative work which combines dedicated research and interviews with victims of childhood abuse and neglect, psychotherapist Linda Sanford passionately refutes the received wisdom that such people are trapped in a vicious circle of abuse and will probably become perpetrators of violence themselves. In more than seventeen years of working with victims and survivors, she discovered that this simplistic formula is far from true. Most survivors, in her experience, break free from
the patterns of victimization and abuse and go on to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. And the more than twenty interviewed in depth by Sanford provide vivid proof that full recovery is possible. As they discuss key issues, such as self-image, intimacy, work and spirituality, we come to see what enables them, and countless others like them, to triumph over trauma and become not only strong, but often strongest where they ve been most injured- strong at the broken places.
Strong at the Broken Places: Overcoming the Trauma of Childhood Abuse