HAVOCA – Help for Adult Victims Of Child Abuse
We provide support, friendship and advice for any adult who’s life has been affected by childhood abuse.
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Every Survivor has the right to become a Thriver.
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Deciding to tell another living being that you are a child abuse survivor is a difficult part of the healing process. The dark secret lurks within us, bringing shame and pain to our shattered lives. The hurt builds up like a huge weight on our chests making us feel like we are gasping for our life’s last breath. We are ashamed but sometimes that little thought creeps into our heads, should we tell………………..read more.
Book of The Month – Toxic Parents
Millions of lives are damaged by the legacy of parental abuse. Parents who ignored their children’s needs or overburdened them with guilt. Parents who were alcoholic or addicted to drugs. Parents who were exploitative and cruel, or simply indifferent and inadequate. When these children reach adulthood the damage done by their toxic parents manifests itself in depression, or difficulties with relationships, careers and decision-making.
This landmark book, by bestselling author and psychologist Dr Susan Forward, confronts this painful legacy and shows why it is so difficult to put the past behind you. She offers effective alternatives for achieving inner peace and for freeing yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationships with your parents. Filled with vivid case histories and testimony from adult children of toxic parents, this remarkable book also offers the self-help techniques Dr Forward has developed to change the lives of her patients. With this book as your guide, you will discover an exciting new world of self-confidence, inner strength and emotional independence.
“A dynamic, powerful, hard-hitting book. It offers tremendous hope as well as understanding. It could truly be a lifesaver” (Abigail Van Buren, “Dear Abby”)
“I consider Susan Forward to be among the foremost therapists of our age” (John Bradshaw, author of Healing the Shame That Binds You)
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