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BREAKING THE SILENCE: BOOKS THAT HELP HEAL

With great honor Kimmiecup’s Catalog is proud to be a sponsor for the inaugural Breaking the Silence Gala hosted by the Victoria W. Carr Foundation! The Victoria W. Carr Foundation is a change agent in domestic violence prevention dedicated to servicing the community through the mission of hard-hitting activism and education.

The gala will be one to remember and the women being honored have great strength. Even though I have never dealt with domestic violence, I am honored to stand by these  individual’s side as they share their story and continue to heal each day. For more information about the gala, I encourage you to visit their website at http://www.breakingthesilencegala.org.

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For those who have/ are dealing with domestic violence, I want to let you know that you are not alone. With that being said, below are a few books I believe would be of great benefit to you and your loved ones!


HEALING THE TRAUMA OF ABUSE: A WOMEN’S WORKBOOK

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AUTHOR: MARY ELLEN COPELAND & MAXINE HARRIS

If you have freed yourself from your abusive relationship but still suffer from side effects related to the trauma, this workbook is for you!  This great workout is based on clinically proven therapy that aids in removing anger, depression, stress, and feelings of guilt.  Also, the program promotes positive thinking and facing your fears.

TREATING PTSD IN BATTERED WOMEN

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AUTHOR: EDWARD S. KUBANY & TYLER C. RALSTON

This intervention style book is another great resource for women dealing with PSTD due to their past.! Author Edward Kubany uses Cognitive Trauma therapy (CTT) to aid in managing issues such as overcoming learned helplessness, challenging different beliefs due to prior violence and building assertiveness.  Due to CTT being so effective, this manual is a gem in aiding with self-facilitated therapy.

IT’S MY LIFE NOW: STARTING OVER AFTER AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP OR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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AUTHOR MEG KENNEDY DUGAN & ROGER R. HOCK

It’s My Life Now is a unique book that offers readers the guidance and emotional reassurance that survivors of domestic violence have the right to reclaim their life after leaving their abuser. This is another workbook that provides exercises that aide in ways in dealing with emotional issues. What I like most about this book is that it also provides a safety assessment which is proven to help with emotional recovery.

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If you or someone you know is dealing with domestic violence I encourage you to seek help by reaching out to the Domestic Violence hotline at www.hotline.org.

Until we meet again ❤

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