Living Strong After Abuse
Take Your Power Back and Live a Happy Life (Narcissism and Emotional Abuse Toolkit: How to handle narcissists and heal from emotional abuse)
by Theresa Jackson MSc
Pub Date 26 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 25 Oct 2021
Recovering from emotional abuse? Become a "thriver" with proven exercises to do at home.
Medical writer Theresa Jackson, MSc, has put together an evidence-based book that uses the latest techniques proven to effectively treat people who've experienced emotional abuse.
There's no small need for resources like this one, with one third of women experiencing abuse during their life time the need has never been greater. Though the effects of abuse can be devastating and long-reaching, abuse recovery does not need to be the focal point of an abuse escapee's life indefinitely.
You'll learn CBT, resilience building and confidence boosting exercises, plus you'll build connections to healthy sources of support.
But before the exercises comes understanding. You'll be diving into the various groups who abuse, ranging from those who experienced emotional abuse at home and are continuing the cycle, to those who have dysphoric and emotional control issues, to those with dark personality traits such as narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism and sadism.
How does the science surrounding abuse help people usually? The sad truth is that often it doesn't.
If someone doesn't have access to free, professional services, a lot of the information held by researchers and therapists has a very difficult time reaching people who need it. That's where this book jumps in.
Using a central concept of "thrivership" over "survivorship," as shown to be more effective by the latest research into abuse recovery, this book is crammed full of tools to help you:
* Put the experience of abuse into context
* Build confidence and self-esteem
* Establish yourself as the main focal point of your life
* Guide you back towards feeling resilient and empowered again
* Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
* Social support
* Self-esteem building exercises
* Contextualizing experiences
* Proven positive psychology tools
* Many more...
"Remarkably interesting and informative"
"A stellar support project for a victim of abuse" JV Poore.
"If you had trouble with finding a way to cope with these sorts of past experiences and have been coming short of something that can truly understand your situation this book is definitely for you."
Average rating from 3 members
I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers. Living Strong After Abuse is a great self help guide and workbook for survivors of abuse. I found this book so helpful and supportive and to the point. As a survivor myself, this book was great for me to learn about CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) to help me sort through and seal with different things. This book is great for helping you grow, rise and thrive and has tasks daily for you to try and complete too. I urge anyone who's been through this type of trauma to give this a go!