The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, 20th Anniversary Edition

Come to terms with your past while moving powerfully into the future

The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child—and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible.

Weaving together personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, and support throughout the healing process. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person stories drawn from interviews and the authors’ extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally.

This completely revised and updated 20th anniversary edition continues to provide the compassionate wisdom the book has been famous for, as well as many new features:

  • Contemporary research on trauma and the brain
  • An overview of powerful new healing tools such as imagery, meditation, and body-centered practices
  • Additional stories that reflect an even greater diversity of survivor experiences
  • The reassuring accounts of survivors who have been healing for more than twenty years
  • The most comprehensive, up-to-date resource guide in the field
  • Insights from the authors’ decades of experience

Cherished by survivors, and recommended by therapists and institutions everywhere, The Courage to Heal has often been called the bible of healing from child sexual abuse. This new edition will continue to serve as the healing beacon it has always been.

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2 Comments

Anonymous on 10/05/2019 at 1:57 AM.

I cannot possibly give it less then 5 stars!! I cannot possibly give it less then 5 stars!! This book speaks volumes of my pain and suffering! It screams at me in the face and and i feel so validated! The healing process takes months. I can only speak of right now im starting to feel like a human. I have a body. Im a person. Can it be? But other times i feel disconnected and the real perosn seems so far away. I know she will come back! The pain os tangible and the book knows all too well. The knowledge validation examples role models…

Anonymous on 10/05/2019 at 2:02 AM.

Read at your own risk.