Books

Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis. Cedar Books.Courage to Heal Book Review. Authors Ellen Bass and Laura Davis. Cedar Books.

This book is an invaluable resource for both victims/survivors and those who need information on how to offer support to their loved ones.

I first read this book nearly 30 years ago and it is still as relevant today.

This book explains the effects of abuse and how to work through the pain and understand that the abuse was not your fault.

It also explains different stages of abuse and there is personal stories and poems.

This book was often a lifeline for the times when I was feeling desperate and needed a friend.

I also found some of the suggested exercises helped keep me safe when I didn’t know how to feel or behave.

You do not have to read this book cover to cover you can dip in and out as you feel you need it.

This book is excellent to use alongside counselling.

I hope you find this book as helpful as I have!

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