Strategies for Adults Hurt as Children
By Nancy J. Napier
This book deals with solutions for resolving the difficulties we face when we grow up in homes that were chaotic, neglectful, addictive or abusive, or in any other way overlooked the childhood need for support, nurturing and validation.
Guided Audio Meditations:
Excerpt: Chapter 1 – Introduction: I Know I’ve Been Hurt, But Now What?
Excerpt: Chapter 2 – Dissociation and Childhood Hurts: When you Have a Need Not to Know
Chapter 3 – Therapeutic Dissociation: A Better Way
Chapter 4 – Identifying Triggers: Why am I So Scared?
Chapter 5 – Healing with “Mindfulness”: Something to Hold Onto
Chapter 6 – Containing and Sitting with Feelings: I Feel Like I’m Going to . . .
Chapter 7 – Disappointment and Despair: I Just Don’t Know What to Do
Chapter 8 – Dealing with Inner Child Parts: What Do I Do with Them Now?
Chapter 9 – Shame and the Disowned Self: I Can’t Bear to Let You See . . .
Introduction: I Know I’ve Been Hurt, But Now What?
This book emerged from a deep feeling of necessity, from my response to workshop participants, clients, and people I’ve never met personally who have called me for help in dealing with what sometimes seems to be the overwhelming challenge of just getting through the day as a survivor of childhood abuse. It is for those of you who may have experienced any kind of childhood hurts, for your therapists, and for others who are close to you. It is meant to provide information and exercises that will help make the days, the nights, and the relationships easier to manage. It’s hard to be someone who was hurt badly as a child. It’s challenging to be your therapist. It can be confusing to be someone who loves you.