The Rape Recovery Handbook
Step-By-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault
By (author) Aphrodite Matsakis
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Rape Recovery Handbook by Aphrodite Matsakis
Book DescriptionVictims of rape often suffer from symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as depression, addiction and other emotional problems. In this new handbook, an expert in the treatment of PTSD helps rape victims cope with the reality of the experience and deal with the aftermath of conflicting and debilitating feelings. Recovery begins by establishing a safety plan that includes what to expect from recovery, and an understanding of how to treat your self during recovery. Learn how to develop a community and supportive network to assist you during the journey and cope with the anxiety and anger that often arise during this process. Understand how sexual assault can affect many aspects of life. Shatter myths about sexual assault and examine how the experience can change relationships. The final part of the book facilitates the mental reconstruction of the assault to diffuse its emotional power. Counter irrational beliefs, find inner reserves of strength and energy, and regain personal power.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781572243378
(230mm x 155mm x 12mm)
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Aphrodite Matsakis
Loving Someone with PTSD, Paperback (March 2014)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can present with a number of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, flashbacks, and trouble sleeping. This book helps you increase your understanding of the signs and symptoms of PTSD, improve your communication skills with your loved one, and work to create a healthy environment for the both of you.
Trust After Trauma, Paperback (April 1998)
In this text, Aphrodite Matsakis guides survivors through the aftermath of trauma, to strengthen existing bonds, build new ones, and end self-perpetuating cycles of withdrawal and isolation.
I Can't Get Over it, Paperback (September 1996)» View all books by Aphrodite Matsakis
This work is a guide through the processes of recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from crime, accidents, rape, violence, and sexual abuse; offering help with memories and emotions - recognizing related problems, such as depression, compulsive behaviour and low self-esteem
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Author Biography - Aphrodite Matsakis
As a specialist in post-traumatic stress disorder, Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D., has counseled thousands of clients ranging from combat veterans to victims of crime and abuse and other traumatic events. She conducts a private psychotherapy practice specializing in post-traumatic stress disorder and child abuse.
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