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Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women
     

Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women

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by Stephanie S Covington
 

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Gives women the tools to confront guilt, become aware of body image and behavior patterns, honor and accept the past, and begin the liberating journey of sexual recovery and growth.

With candor and compassion, Stephanie Covington reminds us that recovery "is about living life fully and completely and sexual recovery is integral to the fullness of your life."

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Gives women the tools to confront guilt, become aware of body image and behavior patterns, honor and accept the past, and begin the liberating journey of sexual recovery and growth.

With candor and compassion, Stephanie Covington reminds us that recovery "is about living life fully and completely and sexual recovery is integral to the fullness of your life." With comprehensive scope and individual focus, she addresses the following questions: How is women's sexuality shaped by a male-based society?How do dysfunctional families influence a woman's sexuality?What did the sexual revolution do for women?How are women affected by alcohol, drugs, and AIDS?What is the connection between sexuality and spirituality?How can recovery groups address sexual issues?Most important, Awakening Your Sexuality gives women the tools to process their sexual histories, understand their sexual selves, and create the sexual lives they want. Covington provides the personalized exercises and positive, step-by-step guidance women need to confront guilt, shame, or addiction; become aware of body image and behavior patterns; honor and accept the past; and begin the liberating journey of sexual recovery and growth.Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., nationally recognized for her pioneering work on women's issues, consults in the public and private sectors and maintains a clinical practice in La Jolla, California. She is the author of A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps.

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Stephanie Covington writes with candor and sensitivity as she addresses how women's sexuality is shaped by a malebased society; how dysfunctional families influence a woman's sexuality; what the sexual revolution did for and to women; how women are affected by alcohol, drugs, and AIDS; what the connection is between sexuality and spirituality; and how sexual addiction and sexual abuse recovery groups address sexual issues. Awakening Your Sexuality is thoughtful, considerate, responsible, highly recommended reading which also provides personalized exercises and positive, stepbystep guidance for women needing to deal with issues of guilt, shame, addiction, destructive body image and behavior patterns, and begin the liberating journey of sexual recovery and growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616494766
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing
Publication date:
11/08/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
312
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Stephanie S. Covington is a nationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer. She is a pioneer in the field of women's issues, addiction, and recovery. She has developed an innovative, gender-responsive, and trauma-informed approach to the treatment needs of women and girls that results in effective services in public, private, and institutional settings. Her presentations, staff-development seminars, and technical assistance focus on systems change and the development of caring, compassionate, and empowering therapeutic environments. They provide professionals an opportunity to learn new skills for dealing with personal, institutional, and societal changes and are always in demand, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Covington's clients include the Betty Ford Treatment Center, the Hanley Center, Pine Grove Women's Center, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in Washington, D.C., the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and numerous other treatment and correctional settings. Dr. Covington was a workshop chair for the women's treatment improvement protocol (TIP) and the trauma TIP (published by CSAT) and is the co-author of a three-year research project, Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders, for the National Institute of Corrections. This publication received the American Probation and Parole Association’s University of Cincinnati Award for its outstanding contribution to the field of corrections in the U.S. and Canada. Educated at Columbia University and the Union Institute, Dr. Covington has served on the faculties of the University of Southern California, San Diego State University, and the California School of Professional Psychology, and she is a former chair of the Women's Committee of the International Council on Alcoholism and Addiction. She is a board-certified Diplomat of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Board of Sexology, and the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists, and is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She has also served on the Advisory Council for Women's Services for the federal agency SAMHSA. She was the featured consultant and therapist on the Oprah Winfrey Network docu-reality show entitled Breaking Down the Bars. Dr. Covington is based in La Jolla, California, where she is co-director of the Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender and Justice, which seeks to expand gender-responsive policies and practices for females who are under criminal justice supervision.

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