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Safe passage to healing : a guide for survivors of ritual abuse

Author: Chrystine Oksana
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, ©1994.
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Oksana, Chrystine.
Safe passage to healing.
New York : HarperPerennial, ©1994
(OCoLC)652363274
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chrystine Oksana
ISBN: 0060969962 9780060969967
OCLC Number: 29595592
Description: xxviii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Introduction --
Background --
Who can benefit --
Cultivating safety --
Honoring your feelings --
Respecting your needs --
About the survivors --
II. My story --
I had a normal childhood --
It must be stress --
Sub Ictal Phenomenon --
Please don't hurt me anymore --
I want to try that --
I want to know who molested me --
Looking for proof --
I've got it! --
Do you believe me? --
Validation --
I believe you --
Acceptance --
The breakthrough --
The connection --
The beginning --
III. Ritual abuse in perspective --
Pursuit of power --
Violence --
Evidence --
Ritual abuse --
The quest for healing --
Reclaiming our inheritance --
Part One: Preparing for the journey --
1. Going forth empowered --
Inner wisdom --
Reconnecting with inner wisdom --
Recognizing your strengths --
Affirming and using your strengths --
External support --
safe friends --
If you need a support network --
A message for support friends --
2. A course in safe passage --
Establishing safety --
Creating a safe place in your home --
Establishing inner safety --
Safe thoughts --
Your safe page(s) --
rainbow place --
Basics of safe passage --
Understanding how your body/mind communicate --
Quick reference in an emergency --
Your best crisis prevention --
nurturing yourself --
3. Overview of recovery --
Snapshot of recovery --
Search for the child --
The formula --
Cycles of recovery --
Stages of recovery --
How long before I'm healed? --
What recovery means. Part Two: About ritual abuse --
4. Cults and ritual abuse --
Definition of ritual abuse --
Subverting the power of ritual --
The addictive nature of ritual abuse --
Traditional ritual abuse --
Variations of ritual abuse --
Documented cases --
Who practices ritual abuse? --
Characteristics of cult violators --
Ritual abuse, cults, and organized rime --
Cults and secret societies --
where are they found? --
How cults escape detection --
Successful prosecutions of ritual abuse cases --
The nature of traumatic memory --
WHy are survivors remembering now? --
5. Programming and indoctrination --
Dissociation: How it works --
Programming: How it works --
The aftereffects --
Recognizing cues --
Indoctrination --
Prognosis --
How trauma may interfere with healing --
Breaking free --
6. Cult conditioning --
Historical framework --
Conditioning --
Real or staged? --
No way out --
Critically timed manipulations --
7. Destructive family systems --
Characteristics of destructive families --
Rigid to chaotic --
Emotionally debilitated. Part Three: Dissociation --
8. Surviving through dissociation --
Common dissociation --
Clinical (amnesic) dissociation --
The realm of possibilities --
Clinical diagnosis --
Avoiding misdiagnosis --
9. Recognizing the aftereffects --
COuld it really have happened to me? --
How to read the signs --
Possible signs of enabling dissociation --
Possible signs of dissociative experience --
Possible signs of dissociative identity --
Possible signs of ritual abuse --
Healing is possible --
10. Finding lost parts --
Lost and found --
What you can expect --
Understanding lost selves --
Recognizing lost parts --
identifying lost selves or parts --
The logic of dissociated parts --
Organization of inner parts --
naming the dissociated parts --
how alters feel --
Process of discovery --
Getting acquainted --
Healing each part --
Working with protector parts --
Working with maintainer parts --
The story of two kings --
11. Creating a healing environment --
Facilitator(s) --
Recovery meetings --
Safety rules --
Cooperating to recover --
A reunion of lost parts. Part Four: Association: The cornerstone of recovery --
12. The process --
The basic principle of recovery --
The body/mind instinct to heal --
Association --
How recovery feels --
13. Personal safety --
Determining the source --
Factors affecting present-day safety --
Steps to take --
General safety tips --
14. In the shelter of denial --
Hurdles to overcome --
Therapeutic versus historical truth --
Recognizing patterns --
15. Associating the experience --
The importance of association --
Difference between memory recall and association --
Memory association --
The process --
Managing association --
Preparing for recovery --
Protecting the inner child --
Beginning association --
BASK integration --
How much is enough? --
Avoiding association --
Do's and don'ts --
Keep all the pieces --
Go with it all the way --
What to do after the memory --
16. Getting through the toughest moments --
Recognizing the telltale signs --
Rejecting suicide --
Accepting unbearable realizations --
Overcoming self-injury impulses --
Moving through despair, depression, hopelessness --
17. Associating the beliefs (behaviors) --
The importance of connecting --
Framework for associating and changing beliefs --
Beliefs to examine --
About power --
The key is self-esteem --
Finding your self --
Exercises to help associate and change beliefs --
18. Associating the body (physical sensations/feelings) --
Preparing to associate feelings --
Body communications and memories --
managing feelings --
As feelings surface --
It's okay to feel good --
19. Associating the emotions --
Roadblocks --
Associating emotions --
Balancing past and present --
Overcoming fear --
Breaking through shame --
Claiming anger --
Accepting the grief. Part Five: Healing --
20. Healing relationships --
Significant relationships --
Maximizing healthy behaviors --
Parenting --
Ongoing relations with the family of origin --
21. Healing sexuality --
Influences --
Aftereffects --
Healing --
22. Healing spirituality --
Examining supernatural phenomena --
The role of religion --
Finding spirituality. Part Six: Resources for healing --
23 Finding the right therapist --
The right therapist --
Avenues for your search --
Feeling safe while you search --
Conducting your search --
Questions to ask --
Evaluating the interview --
Getting past the roadblocks --
Evaluating therapy --
Identifying problems early on --
Handling problems --
Messages for therapists --
A final thought --
24. Peer support --
Types of groups --
Formats that work --
Choosing a group --
Deciding to join --
Issues to monitor --
Safety --
If you want to start a group --
25. Self-discovery tools --
Maximizing effectiveness --
Choosing the right tools --
Creative avenues --
Body avenues --
Inner child avenues --
Guided avenues --
Problematic tools --
26. Specialized treatment options --
Inpatient treatment programs --
Nonresidential treatment programs --
Choosing the right program --
Maximizing success of treatment --
27. Hopes and dreams --
Today is a good day --
Recovery, hopes, and dreams --
Be strong in your truth.
Responsibility: Chrystine Oksana.

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