Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-By-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Victims of rape often suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this new handbook, an expert in the treatment of PTSD helps rape victims cope with the reality of the experience and deal with the aftermath of conflicting and debilitating feelings.
Recovery begins by establishing a safety plan that includes what to expect from recovery and an understanding of how to treat yourself during recovery, develop a community and supportive network to assist you, learn to cope with the anxiety and anger that often arise during this process. The final part of the book facilitates the mental reconstruction of the assault to diffuse its emotional power. Counter irrational beliefs, find inner reserves of strength and energy, and regain personal power.