Empowered to Uproot the Seed of Abuse -gives an actual account of Karen’s grueling life of child sexual abuse. Despite her surviving childhood sexual abuse, in the aftermath she endured raging emotions, as well as psychological and behavioral effects. Be that as it may, her attempt at suicide couldn’t remedy these effects. By tapping into her inner strength, Karen released a power conducive to her overcoming a harsh reality.
Empowered to Uproot
The big picture of the childhood sexual abuse that Karen recounts is as vivid today as yesterday. At the tender age of four years this great evil befell her, which research reveals is also experienced by 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys before their 18th birthdays. Combating or even disclosing the abuse was not made possible for many reasons. Guilt and shame were the leading causes, followed by fear and threats made by the perpetrator/s. However, in the aftermath of Karen's childhood sexual abuse, a whirlwind of emotions, behaviors and psychological damage ensued, well into her adulthood.
Karen didn’t suspect that child sexual abuse was in the running; nonetheless, the lack of knowledge exacerbated the residual effects of the abuse: sexual abuse effects of low self-esteem, depression, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and suicidal ideation. The need for medical assistance arose during that time, and a diagnosis of major depression inferred a culprit. Learning the identity of the culprit and arriving at that realization was bittersweet: childhood sexual abuse. This served Karen well: she became and is one of many who have endured, survived, but ultimately overcame the harsh reality that this brutal abuse inflicted upon her.
Karen's subsequent research of sexual abuse disclosed significant information that placed her on the road to recovery. Though a work in progress, she took criticism and road bumps in stride, using faith and knowledge as her weapons of warfare.
About This Book
Your journey to healing from child sexual abuse starts here. And yes, you can overcome by leaps and bounds, if you follow closely what Overcoming Child Sexual Abuse advocates. It will revolutionize your life, being the groundbreaker that it is: A step by step process with a mix of learning styles that changes the pace for adult survivors of child sexual abuse.
In any event, this workbook extends and strengthens knowledge beyond Empowered to Uproot the Seed of Abuse. Leading by example is Karen Doughty; she takes no prisoners. Out of the gate, she emphasizes that you are “Coming to terms with abuse.” Following closely behind is the framework; a diagram that encourages Acknowledgement, Forgiving and Forgetting, to result in Transformation.
Just as invigorating as the vision, you will be brimming with confidence, getting the most out of recovery. But more intriguingly, you will be getting the best of adjusting coping mechanisms toward long-standing effects, from the least to the most difficult challenges that one could imagine by…
The poison that sexual abuse leaves behind,
This journey of Hope, Health and Healing is to restore -
You back to your authentic self…
Your sexuality and more.