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.

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:

Touch, The Unspoken Language:

The Sexual Healing Journey (book):


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