Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse.
An Art Therapist’s Journey
By Ann Owen
Published by Outskirts Press
October 19, 2021 • Paperback
Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse, An Art Therapist’s Journey explores family secrets. The hidden truth’s so powerful, so damaging it took years to discover. Slowly, my lost reality fit together, like pieces in a giant puzzle, revealing childhood sexual abuse. The path took fierce courage to find, to speak aloud, to describe with pastels what happened. These paintings may be helpful to some children even though many are scary. Sexual abuse is scary. Talking about the images can help some children or adults find their own voice and may give people permission to create their own expressive art. The book includes creative ideas to explore. The art can say “This is how it was for me.” With or without words, art can speak truth. This book offers survivors, parents, families and therapists visuals that speak powerfully and offers material for discussion.
Available on Amazon & Kindle
Oct. 19, 2021
6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
Amazon.com Buyer Reviews
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2021
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first opened this book. Ann creates a safe place to examine a tough topic. I felt gently led as the art formed a visual map toward healing. This is a sensitive, thoughtful tool for therapists as well as those who want to understand the journey of those affected as well as their own.