"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
This widely esteemed, highly respected resource helps survivors of sexual abuse heal from the past, improve relationships, and discover the joys of sexual intimacy.
Compassionate and enduring, renowned author, psychotherapist, and certified sex therapist Wendy Maltz presents a comprehensive program for healing that sensitively takes readers step-by-step through the recovery process, integrating expert advice with groundbreaking exercises, proven techniques, and first-person accounts of women and men at every stage of sexual healing. This compassionate resource can help you to:
- Identify the sexual effects of sexual abuse
- Eliminate negative sexual behavior and resolve specific problems
- Gain control over upsetting automatic reactions to touch and sex
- Develop a healthy sexual self-concept
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.The updated third edition features a new preface, revised materials, and an updated, expanded resource section.
"Here is the first book to offer sound and detailed guidelines sor sexual healing. Wendy Maltz stands out for her remarkable combination of wisdom, creativity, and heart. What a rare, useful, and encouraging contribution!"-- Harriet Lerner, PhD, author of "The Dance of Anger"""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" "Wendy Maltz takes her readers carefully, step-by-step, through a program of self-healing. Survivors of sexual abuse, their partners, and their therapists will bebfit enormously from this reassuring guide."-- Lonnie Barbach, PhD, author of" For Yourself"