Even from a Broken Web
Brief, Respectful Solution-oriented Therapy for Sexual Abuse and Trauma
"Anger and tenderness - my selves. And now I can believe they breathe in me as angels and not as polarities. Anger and tenderness - the spider's genius. To spin and weave in one moment anywhere. Even from a broken web." - Adrienne Rich Survivors of sexual abuse often feel at war with certain aspects of themselves or their feelings - anger, fear, sexuality, memory, even physical sensations - the web of self is broken. In solution-oriented therapy for sexual abuse and trauma, the therapist's task is to help people learn to "spin and weave" at once - to reclaim parts of themselves that they have dissociated, disowned, or devalued as a result of their trauma. Even from a Broken Web gives therapists the tools to help clients spin these disparate fibers into a single resilient thread and weave a new fabric of self in which every aspect of one's personality is recognized, valued, and cherished. Acclaim for Even from A Broken Web "Bill O'Hanlon and Bob Bertolino have done an excellent job in writing Even from a Broken Web.
It is a remarkably lucid, poignant, insightful, and helpful guide for all those, therapists and clients alike, struggling to come to terms with sexual abuse and its sequelae. The authors convey so much - encouragement, excellent information, solutions, tenderness, even humor. I highly recommend this well-written book!" - Stephen Gilligan, author of The Courage to Love
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"...very well written and easy to read...would recommend to anyone interested in the topic of trauma/abuse." (European Eating Disorders Review, Vol 8/4, 2000)