R.E.P.A.I.R. is a Six-Stage Program for abuse survivors that will transform your life forever! * [R]ecognize and accept your adult problems stemming from childhood sexual abuse. * [E]nter into a commitment to transform your life. * [P]rocess your issues with tools and techniques that will enable you to ...
R.E.P.A.I.R. is a Six-Stage Program for abuse survivors that will transform your life forever!
* [R]ecognize and accept your adult problems stemming from childhood sexual abuse.
* [E]nter into a commitment to transform your life.
* [P]rocess your issues with tools and techniques that will enable you to become healthy.
* [A]wareness to discover reality as you gather and assemble the pieces of the broken puzzle your life became.
* [I]nsight into the complete picture helps you begin to return to what you were prior to being sexually violated.
* [R]hythm recovers the natural rhythm you had before the incest happened, the blueprint that is the essence of your true nature, becoming who you really are.
REPAIR for Teens recognizes the unique issues confronting adolescent abuse survivors including peer pressure, difficulties with school, acting out, the urge to self-soothe with cutting or unhealthy eating behaviors, running away and the possibility of living with an abuser in the family. Remember, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys have been sexually assaulted by the age of 18. No teenager should be alone in trying to sort out their life after sexual abuse.
Therapists’ Acclaim for REPAIR Your Life
"Thank you Marjorie and God bless you for adapting this program for our survivors to follow. You have given survivors hope to continue on their healing journey."
--Donna Gustafson, Executive Director, Sunrise Center Against Sexual Abuse
"Anyone wanting to recover from the life-long trauma of childhood sexual abuse will benefit from this book."
--Marcelle B. Taylor, MFT
"This program just has to work, because whether intuitively or through research, Marjorie McKinnon has assembled a highly eff ective program of recovery."
--Bob Rich, PhD, www.anxietyanddepression-help.com
Please visit www.TheLampLighters.org for more information or to find a group in your area.
Special editions available for young people: ask your bookseller for “REPAIR for Kids” and “REPAIR forToddlers”.
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The author of this valuable book, Marjorie McKinnon, has written extensively how survivors can work to move beyond the trauma of abuse. With hard work and patience, it can be done. She pulls no punches, and never trivializes the difficulty of dealing with this problem. She has set the program forward with a really useful acronym, REPAIR, to illustrate the steps a survivor and their friends and family or therapist needs to take to begin the process of healing.
REPAIR is a recovery journey from childhood sexual abuse. I am a victim advocate and have used this book with survivors I work with. I never get tired of readers saying to me ‘.... this is so what I have been experiencing’. It is set up in such a way to let the reader go at their own pace. It details warning signs and it provides such incredible tools in a journey that otherwise is so dark and lonely. It truly is a miraculous book providing its readers with a glimpse of hope.
In 1988, prompted by severe depression and resurfacing memories, Marjorie McKinnon entered a program for recovery from incest, a journey that took almost five years to complete. During that time, she wrote about her experience, a chronicle of going from a place of despair to one of joy. That book, titled Let Me Hurt You and Don’t Cry Out was her first attempt to get published.
Unable to sell it, she spent the next five years developing a program on recovery from child sexual abuse. Despite being a non-professional, it was her belief that a program devised by someone who had walked the same road would be a sensitive and pragmatic resource. She titled that self-published book, "REPAIR: A Program for Recovery from Incest & Childhood Sexual Abuse" and used it as an accompaniment to seminars she taught in the Los Angeles area.
In the last ten years, Marjorie has completed a fiction trilogy that follows the life of Kathleen McGuire whose spirit guide, Jake, provides her with wisdom and direction from another world as she gets herself in and out of trouble. Three nonfiction works, "Mystical Experiences: Tales of The Inner Light", "It's Your Choice!", a post-recovery book, and A Common Sense Spiritual Path, as well as a mystery novel, "When First We Practice to Deceive" and a fiction work titled: "Here Lies," are all completed. "Hello, My Name is Marjorie," close to completion, is a sprightly and often humorous email account of her courtship with Tom McKinnon, her husband, whom she met on the Internet while doing genealogy research for the McKinnon clan (her name was also McKinnon). Another novel, After The Rain, and a nonfiction work called, Our Greatest Asset: The Elderly are works in progress.
Marjorie is currently doing speaking engagements in the northern Arizona area and is the founder of The Lamplighters, a movement for victims of child sexual abuse that emphasizes the importance of REPAIRing the damage. Feeling that a movement of one voice would give more power to survivors, she hopes one day to have Lamplighters all over the world. If you would like to find the nearest one or consider starting your own chapter, then please take a few moments to visit Lamplighter’s website: