Essential resources for recovery

Workbooks, Guides & Stories of Recovery

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Rebuilding Your House of Self-Respect
By Tom Wilken

Rebuilding Your House of Self-Respect is the first book written for male sexual survivors that includes the ten stages of recovery. This 2nd edition is thoroughly updated and revised, with additional input from survivors and therapists. A special emphasis was placed on creating a well balanced format that is easy to follow. Seven courageous men share both the pain and satisfaction involved in the growth process. They also give you a glimpse of what life is like for them five years after group. The ten stages of recovery will bring you on a journey through the entire healing process and beyond. RYHSR does not only give you insight into the effects of sexual abuse, but it also provides hope, along with the tools necessary for getting to a better place. Every person or organization working with male victims needs this book.

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Victims No Longer
by Mike lew

The first book written specifically for men, Victims No Longer examines the changing cultural attitudes toward male survivors of incest and other sexual trauma. Now, in this Second Edition, this invaluable resource continues to offer compassionate and practical advice, supported by personal anecdotes and statements of male survivors. Victims No Longer helps survivors to:

  • Identify and validate their childhood experiences

  • Explore strategies of survival and healing

  • Work through issues such as trust, intimacy, and sexual confusion

  • Establish a support network for continued personal recovery

  • Make choices that aren’t determined by abuse

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The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
By ellen Bass & Laura davis

The Courage to Heal is a popular self-help book written by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis that discusses the impact of child sexual abuse and how to address it. The primary thrust of the book is that individuals (mainly women) with a vague set of symptoms have been abused. The book also states that in some cases the memories of the abuse have been forgotten but are responsible for the individual’s current problems. A variety of techniques are proposed to help these individuals heal, involving confronting their alleged abusers, adopting an identity as a “survivor”, overcoming the associated trauma and in cases where there is no memory of any abuse, recovering the memories. The book was a bestseller in North America and Europe.

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Leaping upon the Mountains
by mike lew

Presenting the first real investigation of what male sexual assault survivors themselves identify as most important during various stages of recovery, Leaping upon the Mountains contains powerfully moving contributions from hundreds of men of all ages and backgrounds throughout the United States and 45 other countries. It is not a work of fiction, but a compilation of many truths, many realities—a quilt pieced together from men’s experiences—forming an impressively triumphant pattern. Taken together, they state, lucidly and forcefully, that recovery work produces changes that are real, important, and permanent. Leaping upon the Mountains is a celebration of successful recovery.

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Men Speak Out
by David Lenfest

Six men active in the men’s consciousness movement show how twelve-step recovery programs support men’s issues

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Men and Grief
by carol staudacher

Men and Grief: is an insightful and thought-provoking look at the problems men face as they experience the emotionally painful times of their lives.