I thought I’d share a couple of books that I have found to be useful in the healing journey. As an aside – I am trying to raise funds now to go and visit a place in Saskatoon that is almost identical to my ultimate dream for Voice Found. It is an actual, physical house- a place for women to heal. Called ‘Tamara’s Place”. I just about fell out of my chair when I found it and am hopeful that they will be open to a visit and sharing information to help me do something similar in Ottawa.
Check it out here: http://www.tamarashouse.sk.ca/aboutth.html
Now- on to some books:
First and foremost is ‘The Courage to Heal: A Guide For Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.” Ellen Bass and Laura Davis. This one book has been such a great resource for me and the exercises and workbook are highly recommended.
“Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child”. This is a good read for partners of survivors. Written by Laura Davis.
“I Never Told Anyone: Writing by Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.” Ellen Bass. A note on this one though – it can be very triggering.