Victims of rape often suffer from symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This new handbook helps rape victims cope with the reality of the experience and deal with the aftermath of conflicting feelings. Recovery begins by establishing a safety plan that includes what to expect from the book, what to expect from recovery, and how victims should treat themselves during this process. Survivors learn how to cope with the anxiety and anger that often arise during recovery. Sexual assault dramatically affects the victim's life; this book shatters myths about sexual assault and examines how the experience changes relationships. By learning to mentally reconstruct the assault, victims counter irrational beliefs, find inner reserves of strength, and regain personal power.
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