Forgotten Memories: A Journey Out of the Darkness of Sexual Abuse Barbara Schave

ISBN: 9780275945428

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Forgotten Memories: A Journey Out of the Darkness of Sexual Abuse  by  Barbara Schave

Forgotten Memories: A Journey Out of the Darkness of Sexual Abuse by Barbara Schave
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During psychoanalysis as a young adult, the author was treated by an analyst who distorted, misunderstood, and misinterpreted painful childhood events. In a successful second analysis, Dr. Schave was able to uncover forgotten memories of sexualMoreDuring psychoanalysis as a young adult, the author was treated by an analyst who distorted, misunderstood, and misinterpreted painful childhood events. In a successful second analysis, Dr. Schave was able to uncover forgotten memories of sexual abuse, buried from her conscious awareness for over 35 years. The authors emotional contact with the realities of her traumatic past led to a healing process, and as Dr.

Schave understood and overcame her childhood experiences, she was better able to treat other survivors of sexual abuse.Schaves story is vitally important to other survivors because it is a first person account that details the recovery process. In a compelling manner, she relates what she can remember of her abuse and more importantly, how she came to realize she was not a damaged person. Incest is taboo in our culture, making it a difficult subject to discuss. For this and other reasons, not much is known about how to treat survivors.

With her hard-won personal and professional insights, Dr. Schave explores various treatment options, focusing on the crucial importance of sensitivity, honesty, and equal partnership between therapist and patient. She leads survivors of sexual abuse through phases of therapy that include the toleration of feelings, reduction of stress, uncovering forgotten memories, confrontation, and integrating the trauma. This is a unique and hopeful book. abuse is important for its first-person account



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