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The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse [Paperback]

By Beverly Engel (Author)
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Based on the author's extensive counseling experiences, this volume offers a seven-step recovery program for men and women who were sexually abused as children, helping them heal and face a positive future

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" A practical and powerful must-read book for all who have suffered childhood sexual abuse, their family members and loved ones, and for all mental health professionals."
Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D.
As a trained therapist and sufferer of sexual abuse herself, Beverly Engel knows that there is probably no trauma a child can suffer that makes her or him feel more alone than sexual abuse. This helpful book offers hope for recovery with exercises, visualizations, and techniques that support you through a seven-step program, that will aid you in: facing the truth, releasing your anger, confronting those responsible with facts and feelings, forgiving yourself, and more healing advice and information.

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Studio: Ivy Books
Pages   252
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.86" Width: 4.21" Height: 0.78"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 29, 1990
Publisher   Ivy Books
ISBN  0804105855  
ISBN13  9780804105859  

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BEVERLY ENGEL is an internationally recognized expert in emotional and sexual abuse. She is the author of several other self-help books, including the highly successful The Emotionally Abusive Relationship, Loving Him without Losing You, and The Emotionally Abused Woman. Engel conducts workshops and professional training programs and has appeared on many national television shows, including Oprah, Starting Over, Donahue, and Ricki Lake.

Beverly Engel currently resides in Cambria, in the state of California.

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500% Helpful, Awesome Book, REALLY Works  May 7, 2008
This book was a godsend. I was alone with no one to turn to and no one in my family who would acknowledge my abuse, let alone help me, and I used this to guide me. It let me know why I behaved the way I did and felt as I did and how to throw off the pain, forgive myself and confront my fears and my abuser so that I could be free of the past.

Its been two years since I used this book and now I am a totally healed person. I would recommend this to anybody who seeks self help through the traumatic experience. And a very sincerely thank you to Beverly for writing this book and helping me through the most harrowing experience of my life.

If this is of any relevance, I would like to shed light on the more far reaching effects of this book, on a 16 year old girl from rural India, who cannot even read English. She had come to me to tell me of her father molesting her. By this time, I was well healed myself and therefore, was able to help this poor girl. This might not be a direct aim for the book's helpfulness but if Ms.Engel ever sees this, she would know just how many lives she has touched directly and indirectly. I hope all survivors will also, in turn spread the light that this book has cast so incredibly far.
I absolutely love this book!! It has been such a blessing!! Whenever the demons from my past comes back to haunt me, I just read this book!! This is a book I would highly recommend to victims of childhood sexual abuse. If you truly want to become a survivor, then this is the book to have!! It is just that good!! I will never get back my innocence but I have been able to heal the trauma from that abuse with this wonderful book!!
The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A therapeutic 7-Step-Help Program for Men and Women, Inclu  Apr 21, 2006
This is the first book, and after reading many, still the best book I've read about incest and childhood sexual abuse. I am a survivor of both. The name jumped right off the cover and grabed me; the truth of the title hit me right between the eyes. The pages of the treatise itself do not disappoint, it is filled with words that resonate in the hearts and minds of those of us who have been sexually abused. We all are endowed with a RIGHT TO INNOCENCE! How it is stolen from us and the horror stories that abound in the aftermath are compiled in this "wonderful" book that explains so much for those of us who have been "keeping the secret" (for me, over 50 years!!) I read it in the beginning of my therapy. I still refer to it and have given several copies away. I highly recommend this book for those who have treated themselves so badly for years, because they have come to believe that they must have been to blame for what someone else did TO them. There will be so many things about yourself and painful problems that you have been enduring for years, that you will now understand are "part and parcel" of the incest/child abuse survivors experience. You will find youself saying, "oh yes, of my God, that's me". That the only thing "wrong" with you is that you have been trying to deny and bury the horror and the problems and the pain for TOO LONG! I remembered every detail of my incest/abuse, and the aftermath of it's effects have lasted a lifetime. I did not seek help or talk to a single soul about it until I was 55 years old!! The problems that it caused me are mirade, probably preventable, if only I had saught help sooner. Please know you will be glad that you ordered this book.

KMEG, Sellersville, PA
Wonderful! Great Healing Book!  Aug 3, 2005
I had be a victim of child molestation for many years. I was victimized by 14 different abusers including family memebers. I was so depressed most of my life. Full of Rage, is was the therapist told me. After reading this book my life began again. When I seen Beverly Engle on The Opera Show I was so happy to see her sharing her book. I followed this book & told my story to my Pastors. What a wonderful life I now have. No longer drepessed & released from anger. The Pyscholgist said he couldn't recommend this book. Well then he doens't understand what a victim is going through. I was a victim from age 6yrs to 13yrs. and carried this burden with me till I was 35yrs. old. Don't wait read it now! God bless you beverly because I'm a whole person today.
Great overview...good starter book that offers hope for recovery  Jul 1, 2005
It's clear that Dr. Engel knows what she is talking about here. The exercises and visualization techniques are excellent. Her seven-step program will aid in healing.

Also recommended: Miss America By Day (Marilyn VanDerber)

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