Article: Getting Back in Touch for Survivors of Abuse


This is a lovely short article on touch as seen through the eyes of a survivor of incest.  One of the more isolating effects of abuse is touch-aversion, which can reinforce the loneliness that survivors so often experience.

http://www.makinguplostground.com/readpost.asp?id=9

In researching the topic of touch, I have found several resources that are helpful and interesting. There is not a great deal of scientific research published, but there are some good personal perspectives and professional observations from therapists.

I intend to write more on this.  In the meantime, the references may be interesting background.

The Therapeutic Relationship: http://kspope.com/memory/relationship.php

Touch, The Unspoken Language: http://www.thecerioinstitute.com/publications/touchpartii.html

The Sexual Healing Journey (book): http://www.healthysex.com/page/the-sexual-healing-journey

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