Mending ourselves : expressions of healing and self-integration

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Title: Mending ourselves : expressions of healing and self-integration
Publisher: Many Voices Press
Publication Date: 1993
  • 0-9637277-0-2

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Mending Ourselves is a collection of essays, poetry, and art shared by more than 50 readers of Many Voices, an international newsletter for people healing from trauma-related dissociative disorders. It is the first book to focus on the tasks of healing and self-integration: beginning awareness, creating order from chaos, fighting the good fight, moving closer, stories of integration, parables of healing, and afterglow.

Because recovery is a journey that varies greatly from person to person, a wide range of experiences is discussed here: some document chaos and confusion, while others show less disruptive processes. And although most of the contributors have lived brutalized lives, this is not a brutal book. It is full of hope and practical advice.

This book contains many styles of writing and drawing, and the material is pertinent to all the stages of recovery. It also offers a variety of personal definitions of "integration." Both compelling and inspiring, Mending Ourselves will be of particular interest to abuse survivors facing unification, as well as their therapists, families, and friends.

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