As in Toon and Ainscough's book ,'Breaking Free',this very practical workbook devotes much attention to the questions 'why me?why did'nt I tell? did the abuser see something in me which told him that abuse was all I was good for?' and.....' now that I know rationally that I was not to blame , why do I still FEEL guilty?'
In twenty years working in mental health , often with survivors of abuse , I have found these specific questions to be the most destructive and persistent.In CBT and EMDR treatments ,they are the hardest and last to be resolved.
The exercises in this workbook are the most beneficial I have come across. Client feedback is very positive. Once again , hats off to these two authors and their survivors group.