Posts Tagged ‘assault’

Sexual Trauma and Men – A Path to Thriving

July 11th, 2014

Talking about sexual assault, sexual abuse, and rape is difficult for anyone. For men, it has it’s own unique challenges – often putting to question a man’s sense of his own masculinity. Men, some think more then women, are quiet about this experience. They often don’t know what path to take in dealing with such challenging memories. And we know that when people don’t talk about the hard stuff, when they hold it in, that they often get depressed, angry, sad, and feel alone and misunderstood.

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Escaping Trauma (Examples from the movie “Precious”)

November 23rd, 2009

traumaHave you seen the movie “Precious”?  I found it to be very moving, upsetting and enlightening.  I thought that the main character, Precious, gave us some excellent examples of the negative effects of trauma and abuse – be it physical, sexual, or emotional.

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Healing from Abuse

November 2nd, 2008

It’s obvious…abuse hurts.  Sexual, physical, emotional and mental abuse causes pain and suffering.  People who’ve been abused often feel shame too.  Our culture doesn’t smile upon the vulnerable and hurt.  In fact, it often judges those who’ve been victimized, no matter whether your a man or woman, gay or straight.

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