"An insightful, compassionate, practical, and readable guide for all those survivors of hurtful childhoods who must live present lives even while they work to heal the past. It is an important book for this post-Freudian, post-denial era when we are just beginning to uncover the prevalence and long-lasting effects of child abuse." —Gloria Steinem
"The title [of this book] is too modest. The techniques provided not only help 'get through the day' but also empower the reader to gradually mitigate and eventually overcome the effects of painful past experiences. Excellent reading for anyone still suffering the effects of a hurtful childhood." —Yvonne M. Dolan, Ph.D.
Early abuse can have a profound effect on adult life, especially when survivors struggle with dissociative responses, which range from "trancing out" under stress to the switching of personalities seen in multiples. This book enables adults who were traumatized as children to learn new strategies to meet the demands of daily living. While focusing on the effects of dissociation and including specific advice for multiples, Nancy Napier presents dozens of exercises helpful to anyone who finds that unresolved childhood feelings are blocking life's path.
from the publisher's website