The Black Woman's Guide to Overcoming Domestic Violence
Tools to Move Beyond Trauma, Reclaim Freedom, and Create the Life You Deserve
by Robyn Gobin; Shavonne Moore-Lobban
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Pub Date 07 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 01 Jun 2022
New Harbinger Publications, Inc., New Harbinger
Your journey to healing and wholeness after domestic violence begins here.
Domestic violence is about power and control. As a Black woman and a survivor of domestic violence, you have had your power taken away from you against your will. You are not alone, and there are tools you can use to feel whole and in control of your life again. Written by two psychologists and experts in BIPOC mental health, this book will show you how to start healing—mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this compassionate book addresses the unique struggles faced by Black women who have experienced domestic violence. You’ll find practical and empowering skills to help you understand and heal from trauma, leave harmful situations, and regain a sense of safety and freedom. You’ll also learn how to build a safety net, trust yourself—and others—again, and let go of the shame and guilt resulting from your experience. Finally, you’ll discover ways to reclaim your self-worth, set boundaries in your relationships, and make room for self-care in your day-to-day life.
If you’re ready to leave—or have already left—an abusive situation, this book can help you heal from the trauma of domestic violence and discover personal freedom in mind, body, and spirit.
“A marginalized group speaking truth—that violence done to it by the larger culture turns into violence within (to women in intimate partnerships)—requires courageous breaking of silence. I stand in awe of these authors’ willingness to break silence, calling out the social pathologies of racism, misogyny, and white supremacy, and their effects on African American women. This volume should be in the library of every therapist and every shelter for women seeking refuge from such violence.”
—Laura S. Brown, PhD, ABPP, past president of the Society for the Psychology of Women and the American Psychological Association Division of Trauma Psychology, and clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington
“Written by and for Black women, The Black Woman’s Guide to Overcoming Domestic Violence offers a united journey to radical healing and liberation from domestic violence. In sharing the knowledge they have as licensed psychologists in easy-to-understand ways, Shavonne J. Moore-Lobban and Robyn L. Gobin create a loving space where Black women can understand themselves and their experiences while carving a path toward greater joy, hope, and happiness.”
—Jennifer M. Gómez, PhD, assistant professor at Boston University, board member at the Center for Institutional Courage, and creator of cultural betrayal trauma theory
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