Powerful, informative and vital,
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This review is from: Resurrection After Rape: A Guide to Transforming from Victim to Survivor (Paperback)
I was looking for a book to help me be better able to help my best friend recover from rape as i was becoming increasingly aware I lacked understanding of the stages people go through after rape and the best things they and others can do to recover.
The book has already proved invaluable as i was able to help talk her through a panic attack that she was suffering after a counseling session. I'm also able to avoid making mistakes such as taking control and making her paranoid through increasing her personal security.
The book is invaluable for anyone recovering from rape (and is best used in conjunction with counseling) and is of great use for anyone supporting another through it. Its a bloody horrible thing to see someone go through and the fact that this helps the recovery makes it worth its weight in gold. The book is a "workbook", which encourages you to journal and which is filled with facts and not platitudes. Its hard work to go through (I was moved to tears a number of times), but its effective and that is what you need.
The book is available in ebook format on the Ressurection after Rape website for free, however, if you can afford it, buy it, because its that important a book. If you cant afford it or need it fast, then it is there.
Good luck with your recovery or helping another to recover. It is possible, sadly, many, many have done it before. do not underestimate the effect it has on yourself or a loved one. It is incredibly mentally damaging.