The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, 3rd Edition

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, 3rd Edition

by Wendy Maltz


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The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, 3rd Edition by Wendy Maltz

“This classic self-help book offers sound and detailed guidelines for sexual healing. Wendy Maltz stands out for her remarkable combination of wisdom, creativity, and heart.”
—Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger

“Clear, non-judgmental, warm and hopeful, The Sexual Healing Journey is a precious gift for male and female survivors and for those who care about them.”
—Mike Lew, author of Victims No Longer

“Men and women who have despaired that their sex lives would never change will find hope and answers in this friendly, encouraging, and essential guide.”
—Laura Davis, coauthor of The Courage to Heal and author of Allies in Healing

Originally published two decades ago, The Sexual Healing Journey is a highly respected resource for understanding and healing the intimate sexual problems caused by sex abuse. In this third edition, renowned author, psychotherapist, and certified sex therapist, Wendy Maltz, keeps this classic recovery book fresh with a new preface, revised materials, and an updated, expanded resource section. Compassionate and enduring, this guide presents a comprehensive program for healing that combines expert clinical advice with innovative exercises, steadfast techniques, and deeply moving stories of individuals who have overcome the challenges of sexual abuse to reclaim sex as safe, loving and enjoyable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062130730
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/12/2012
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 72,709
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

WENDY MALTZ, LCSW, DST, is an internationally recognized sex and relationship therapist in private practice in Eugene, Oregon. She is a frequent lecturer and media guest, and her books include The Porn Trap, Private Thoughts, Passionate Hearts, and Intimate Kisses.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Preface xv

Introduction: About the Sexual Healing Journey 1

Part 1 Starting Out: Becoming Aware

1 Realizing There's a Sexual Issue 15

2 Acknowledging the Abuse 28

3 Identifying the Sexual Impact 57

4 Deciding to Reclaim Our Sexuality 70

Part 2 Moving Forward: Making Changes

5 Creating a New Meaning for Sex 83

6 Finding Our Real Sexual Selves 105

7 Gaining Control over Automatic Reactions 135

8 Moving Toward Healthy Sexual Behavior 164

9 Healing with an Intimate Partner 201

Part 3 Getting There: Creating Positive Experiences

10 Techniques for Relearning Touch 243

11 Solving Specific Sexual Problems 280

12 Enjoying Sexual Experiences 304

Resources 317

About the Author 343

Index 345

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The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, 3rd Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I came across this book years ago when I was in the middle of healing from sexual abuse. It's well written, easy to understand, and I found it very helpful. It helped me to understand my reactions, retrain my automatic thoughts and enjoy intimacy again. Out of all of the books I read during my healing (and I read many) this was one of the best. Thank you Wendy Maltz!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I say it is great book for people wgo need it