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In contrast to the author's previous book, Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control, which was for therapists, this book is designed for survivors of these abuses. It takes the survivor systematically through understanding the abuses and how his or her symptoms may be consequences of these abuses, and gives practical advice regarding how a survivor ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published May 21st 2014 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2014)
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This is the 'client' version of book Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control. The books are very similar but the index is much better in this one, and it has a few extra chapters such a the one about Incest. There are far less 'triggering' words in use and the overlap from Healing the Unimaginable is considerable. I don't think it's worth getting both.
The information in this book is excellent. It does not tell you what to do or what to think - it allows you to develop i
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If you've come to this book by your therapist or you came across this book because the subject hits the nerve - you've made the right move. Life changing and you are on the right track. Triggering but the author addresses that and while providing gentle warnings to take care of yourself while reading it also doesn't shy away from the truth.
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Dr Alison Miller is a Canadian Psychologist. She developed the LIFE (Living in Families Effectively) Seminars for parent education. Since 1990 she has specialized in treating survivors of organized criminal abuse.
“After a victim is made to participate in an act of evil, the people in charge put a lot of energy into convincing the child or adult that he or she is evil and a perpetrator rather than a victim.p324” 11 likes
“The child who attends school does not remember the abuse that happens at home or via the family; those memories are held in another part of the child's mind. The child does not even remember abuse that happened the preceding night.” 9 likes
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