An online community designed to help survivors communicate in the recovery of rape and sexual abuse. It includes a message board and a chat room, where survivors can connect with one another in real time.
List of meeting locations for adult survivors of abuse.
To find a counseling service in your area
Great directory of support services and hotlines across the U.S. They also have an interactive community (message board)
Survivors of Incest Anonymous with meetings across the U.S. A twelve step program
1-866-FOR-LIGHT (1-866-367-5444) Hotline. Also check out their radio show
overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men
If you feel suicidal seek help immediately. You can call: 1-800-SUICIDE in the U.S. Also visit and read this page. You are not alone, there is always hope. Here is another site for support:
Or email the Samaritans at: email@example.com
Samaritan Web site:
Legal resources for victims of sexual abuse
Self Injury - 1-800-DON'T-CUT (366-8288)
Help with Self-Injury online
Becoming part of a spiritual community can be life altering for many. Prayer can be very powerful when you believe.
NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is like an owner's manual for the human brain. It's the study of how we think, feel and act, marked by an intense curiosity about how (rather than why) human beings get the results they do.
NLP Psychology of Excellence
Do What You Love
More on NLP
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
EFT is a new discovery that has provided thousands with relief from pain, diseases and emotional issues. Simply stated, it is a unique version of acupuncture except you don't use needles. Instead, you stimulate well established energy meridian points on your body by tapping on them with your fingertips. The process is easy to memorize and is portable so you can do it anywhere.
You don’t need a practitioner to practice EFT, you actually can do it yourself. It really works!
This page explains the whole procedure.
A little pricey, but you can access the free stuff and buy her book or some CDs, which are not that expensive and will give you an idea of what EFT is about. Her book Remembering Wholeness focuses on attracting what you want through the energy you project.
Remembering Wholeness: A Personal Handbook for Thriving in the 21st Century
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a powerful new psychotherapy technique which has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post traumatic stress and many other emotional problems. Until recently, these conditions were difficult and time-consuming to treat. EMDR is considered a breakthrough therapy because of its simplicity and the fact that it can bring quick and lasting relief for most types of emotional distress.
The Sedona Method
While I’ve never really used the sedona method, it is a leading technique in healing emotional issues. “The Sedona Method is a unique, simple, powerful, easy-to-learn and duplicate technique that shows you how to uncover your natural ability to let go of any painful or unwanted feeling in the moment. The Sedona Method consists of a series of questions you ask yourself that lead your awareness to what you are feeling in the moment and gently guide you into the experience of letting go.”
The Sedona Method: Your Key to Lasting Happiness, Success, Peace and Emotional Well-Being
While I continually struggle with getting quiet and still enough to create a meditation practice, I know how it can be very beneficial in finding your inner voice. Meditation can be the no thought kind or guided meditation where you are actually focusing upon something such as a garden, or meeting with an aspect of yourself like your inner child.
Take a breather
Change From the Inside Out
Learn to meditate
The Meditation Room
Meditation & More
The Meditation Society
Audio Download of the critically acclaimed 'Secret Garden' Guided Meditation
Centerpointe Research Institute
Centerpointe's Holosync technology - backed by scientific research—and proven results, this audio technology placed on CD's beneath soothing music and environmental sounds will help you get results.
Types of Therapy
How therapy works
Choosing the Right Therapist
How to find a group
Support Groups Can Help
Music Therapy utilizes music and music related activities to modify ineffective learning patterns, help to promote emotional, mental, social and physical growth and to develop non-musical goals
Music for Transformation
Music Therapy for Transformation
Music for the Soul
If you believe in angels
Messages from the Angels
More on Angel Guidance
Energy Medicines are all relevant when it comes to the healing power between mind and body! Energy medicine is based on the belief that the human body is composed of energy fields. When the energy is properly distributed and circulating freely, the body is healthy. Imbalances or abnormal amounts of energy are believed to indicate an excess or deficency. Some forms are Chakra Balancing, Aura Cleansing, Reiki, Music Therapy, Metaphysics, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Color Therapy
Energy healing general
chakras and acupuncture
massage and abuse survivors
Sexual Abuse and the Chakras
Childhood Sexual Abuse And The Chakra System
Metaphysics and Spiritually Healing Abuse
Books on healing through chakras and reiki
Visualization is great for getting yourself in a “feeling good” state, for attracting what you want into your life. The key here is not only to visualize how you want to be and the life you desire, but feel what it would feel like to be there. The more you do this, the faster you will get results.
Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Lifehttp://www.ifcl.com/resource/visual.shtml
The connections between journaling and healing are well established and documented; in fact journaling is often employed specifically as a therapy in physical, emotional and psychological healing. The journal provides a place for self observation, reflection, and directing conscious change
Writing to Save Your Life: How to Honor Your Story Through Journaling
See more books on writing to heal
The Healing Powers of Journaling - By Christin Snyder
Journaling and the Healing Journey
Writing for Life: Creating a Story of Your Own
More on scrapbooking
Creative Healing link from Amazon
Deep Trance now
Boost Your confidence
Heal your Body with Self-Hypnosis
Learn Hypnosis from Wendi
Release The Past
Yoga & Exercise
Yoga – The Benefits
ABC’s of Yoga
Yoga for Mental Health
Excercise and Mental Health
Mental Health Benefits
Boost your Mental Health
The Mind Body Connection
Books on yoga and healing
Tools for Healing the Inner Child
The Power Of Affirmations
More on Affirmations
Art (all forms)
Doodling as a Creative Process
Art As A Healing Force Web
Healing Through Creativity
Books on art and healing
Art and Healing
Dance Movement Therapy
||Outgrowing the Pain by Eliana Gil Phd
This much-needed book pinpoints the typical problems abused children experience when they become adults. The information is presented in a friendly and thorough manner for victims and professionals
||Wayne: An Abused Child's Story of Courage, Survival, and Hope by Wayne Theodore
This book is a story that sends the reader careening through episodes of childhood abuse, teenage drug addiction, and as an adult the compulsion to repeat the sins of his father.
||A Child Called It Dave Pelzer
David J. Pelzer's mother, Catherine Roerva, was, he writes in this ghastly, fascinating memoir, a devoted den mother to the Cub Scouts in her care, and somewhat nurturant to her children--but not to David, whom she referred to as "an It." This book is a brief, horrifying account of the bizarre tortures she inflicted on him, told from the point of view of the author as a young boy being starved, stabbed, smashed face-first into mirrors, forced to eat the contents of his sibling's diapers and a spoonful of ammonia, and burned over a gas stove by a maniacal, alcoholic mom.
You Can Heal Your Life
Author: Louise Hay
The timeless message of the book is that we are each responsible for our own reality and "dis-ease." Hay believes we make ourselves ill by having thoughts of self-hatred. She includes a directory of ailments and emotional causes for each with a corresponding affirmation to help overcome the illness.
||The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
Based on the premise that "everyone wants to become whole," this book offers help and encouragement to women who were sexually abused in childhood. Through moving firstperson narratives, it illustrates how to come to terms with the past and work constructively towards the future.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Courage to Heal Workbook by Laura Davis.
||Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse Workbook
Author: Carolyn Ainscough
|Triumph Over Darkness is a collection of writings and drawings that are varied, creative and powerful commentaries on incest, rape and abuse. Through poetry, art, and first person accounts, 70 women share their experiences of childhood sexual abuse and walk with the reader along the path towards wellness.
||Because I Love You: The Silent Shadow Of Child Sexual Abuse by psychotherapist Joyce Allan (Coordinator of the Chid Development Resource Center and past Fellow at the VFH Institute on Violence, Culture, and Survival) is a compelling and revealing report on the psychology, beliefs and values underlying the child abuse associated phenomena of silence-keeping, not only by survivors of child abuse, but by their friends, family, and communities as well.
Lehman's powerful collection of 11 testimonials from survivors of sexual abuse packs a strong emotional punch. Ranging in age from teen to adult, survivors^B candidly discuss circumstances and recovery. Although the descriptions of abuse aren't graphic, they will disturb some readers.
Jennifer Hubert Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
||The effects of childhood abuse often linger on into adulthood, and deeply implanted symptoms continue to have negative impacts on the survivors and their loved ones. By drawing on techniques used by actors, readers can uncover buried feelings, confront painful experiences, and begin to form trusting relationships with others. Act It Out presents these methods in a series of safe, simple, and creative exercises.
||Based on in-depth interviews and her workshops for partners across the country, Laura Davis offers practical advice and encouragement to all partners -- girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, and lovers -- trying to support the survivors in their lives while tending to their own needs along the way.
||As a trained therapist and sufferer of sexual abuse herself, Beverly Engel knows that there is probably no trauma a child can suffer that makes her or him feel more alone than sexual abuse. This helpful book offers hope for recovery with exercises, visualizations, and techniques that support you through a seven-step program, that will aid you in: facing the truth, releasing your anger, confronting those responsible with facts and feelings, forgiving yourself, and more healing advice and information.
||The New York Times Book Review, Derek Bickerton
Given her personal involvement, one could have excused [the author] for taking a polemical approach. To her great credit, she does not. Betrayal Trauma is a thoughtful, judicious and thorough scholarly analysis of a subject that has hitherto generated more heat than light.... [S]he argues ... with virtuoso skill, blending vivid anecdote with statistical evidence ... in a highly literate and engaging style. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
||The traumatic affects of childhood sexual abuse can remain and recur throughout life for women who have not healed emotionally. This book by a family therapist shares stories from 18 women abused as children, explaining that healing can occur at any stage of life, and that healing, itself, occurs in stages. The author offers guidance to recognize the long-lingering potential affects of childhood sexual abuse including depression, anxiety, dissociation, and chronic shock, and she outlines steps to take for recovery. Also presented are letters from women who have healed or are in recovery.
||In this provocative book, Dr. Gregory Jantz examines the pervasive yet overlooked problem of emotional abuse-and why it is so common and damaging. Whether you or a loved one has been abused by words, actions, or even indifference, this book will help you understand the effects of the abuse, give you insight into the problems of the abuser, and show you how to overcome the past.
||Healing your body/Mind Body Connection
The Mind Body Prescription by John E. Sarno
The Body Remembers by Babette Rothschild
||Soul Mind Body by Dr. Zhi Gang Sha
Sexual Healing by Wendy Maltz
||Sexual Healing: Transforming the Sacred Wound
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy Revised and Updated by David D. Burns
||Healing the Trauma of Abuse (workbook) by Mary Ellen Copeland
||Deadly Emotions by Don Colbert M.D
||Survivor’s Guide to Sex by Staci Haines
||Writing as a way of healing by Louise Desalvo
||Opening up by James W. Pennebaker
||Signifying Pain by Judith Harris
||Becoming Whole by Linda Joy Myers
||Beauty for the Ashes by Joyce Meyer
||Healing the incest wound by Christine A. Courtois
||I Will Survive The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse by Julia A. Boyd
||Alone and Forgotten : The Sexually Abused Man by Rod Tobin
||Haunted Memories by Perry L. Draper
Don’t Call Me Mother by
Linda Joy Myers