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Life, Reinvented brings both inspiration and practical tools to survivors of sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse and their friends, family members, and spouses. Combining recent research, years of clinical experience, and first-hand accounts of healing, Erin Carpenter offers a unique viewpoint on recovery from trauma. Life, Reinvented is a truly complete guide to ...more
Published 2014 by Quantum publishing group
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This book can be a tremendous help for survivors of assault and their families. It explains the symptoms, the causes, and the possible treatment options in the aftermath, and as well as the behavior changes wrought by an assault. The chapter on the effects in the brain make it all make sense. Erin Carpenter's concern for adult men who have been assaulted and the families of the survivors give this book an additional depth.
As a survivor of sexual assault, I needed answers. I didn't need to be fixed, but I did need to be told that what I was thinking and what I was feeling wasnt crazy or wrong. Carpenter does a great job of putting definitions and terms into easy to read language and her words are comforting. I chose to go to therapy for the assault, but this book helped me begin my journey for healing