The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Considered a classic in its field, this comprehensive guide will help survivors of sexual abuse improve their relationships and discover the joys of sexual intimacy. Wendy Maltz takes survivors step-by-step through the recovery process using groundbreaking exercises and techniques. Based on the author's clinical work, interviews, survey results, and workshops, this book is filled with first-person accounts of women and men at every stage of sexual healing. This compassionate resource helps survivors to: identify the sexual effects of sexual abuse; create a positive meaning for sex and develop a healthy sexual self-concept; gain control over upsetting automatic reactions to touch and sex; stop negative sexual behaviors and resolve specific sexual problems; establish or improve intimate relationship; and, discover the joys of sexual intimacy.
"Here is the first book to offer sound and detailed guidelines sor sexual healing. Wendy Maltz stands out for her remarkable combination of wisdom, creativity, and heart. What a rare, useful, and encouraging contribution!"-- Harriet Lerner, PhD, author of The Dance of Anger
The Sexual Healing Journey is a precious gift for male and female survivors and for those who care about them."-- Mike Lew, author of" Victims No Longer" "Wendy Maltz takes her readers carefully, step-by-step, through a program of self-healing. Survivors of sexual abuse, their partners, and their therapists will bebfit enormously from this reassuring guide."-- Lonnie Barbach, PhD, author of" For Yourself"
Wendy Maltz, MSW is a licensed clinical social worker, marriage therapist and certified sex therpist in private practive in Eugene, Oregon. A frequent lecturer, her books include Private Thoughts, Passionate Hearts, and Intimate Kisses. She is the writer and producer of Relearning Touch and Partners in Healing, two videos for couples.