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Gestalt Goodbye to My Abuser

(Gestalt Goodbyes include appreciatons,  resentments, and regrets.) Things that I appreciated  about you, Daddy:  your encouraging me to write creatively; your encouraging me to draw; your teaching me and coaching me to play tennis; your intelligence and lively mind; your … Continue reading

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IF the SNAKE ….

                                IF THE SNAKE SHOULD FALL ON YOU:  TRAUMA I had to write a note on trauma when I saw this photo. When I did … Continue reading

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ME, DISSOCIATE?

I learned a lot while writing FALLOUT: A Survivor Talks to Incest Offenders. I have two points to make in this post. First, I did an incredible amount of research and am left with a big box full of articles … Continue reading

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Journaling for Survivors

John Briere (1989) has recognized the healing value of journaling, referring to it as “being her own therapist,” encouraging creativity, and strengthening self-control by analyzing her internal processes.” He was speaking about the recovery of those who were sexually abused … Continue reading

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PROTECT THE CHILDREN!

Parents are awkward and resistant about telling their children about child molestation, and even moreso about incest!  They easily warn them about kidnapping, which is rare, but not about being molested. As David Finkelhor points out,  if parents do warn … Continue reading

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Excerpt from FALLOUT:

Here I am, waiting for the final proof of my book to be completed, and my process hasn’t stopped, but continues. This is going to sound crazier to the reader than anything to date, but it is bringing me a … Continue reading

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FALLOUT: A Survivor Talks to Incest Offenders (And Others)

I am really surprised how true it is that so many people avoid the topic of incest.  My library seemed reluctant to help me set up a talk on my new book, and it’s been sold only to a VERY … Continue reading

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