Catherine McCall concludes her three-part series based on an interview with Wendy Maltz with a discussion of how sexual abuse healing is influenced by social consciousness and other cultural factors. In the article Wendy reflects on how sexual abuse awareness has changed and the present-day factors that both aide and challenge survivors today. You can access the article , “Sexual Abuse and Healing in a Cultural Context” by clicking HERE
Read Catherine McCall’s second article in her popular Overcoming Child Abuse blog for Psychology Today entitled, “Healing the Sexual Wounds of Sexual Abuse” . It is based on her interview with Wendy a few weeks ago. This article is filled with practical suggestions for sexual recovery. It discusses the key factors that help facilitate sexual healing and outlines the steps survivors take to successfully reclaim a healthy and rewarding sexual life.
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Catherine McCall, a licensed marriage and family therapist and author of the sexual abuse healing memoir,When the Piano Stops, recently interviewed Wendy for a series of articles she is writing on sexual healing for her very popular Psychology Today recovery blog. In the first article,“The Sexual Effects of Sexual Abuse”, she discusses how important it is to healing for our society to overcome silence regarding the topic of sexual effects. She goes on to recommend The Sexual Healing Journey as a crucial healing resource. Catherine also identifies sexual abuse is a primary risk factor in sexual health, dysfunction, and intimacy problems, and lists some common sexual problems often experienced by survivors.
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Originally published two decades ago, The Sexual Healing Journey is a is considered “the primary resource” for understanding and healing the intimate sexual problems caused by sex abuse. In this third edition, Wendy Maltz keeps this classic recovery book fresh with a new preface, revised materials, and an updated, expanded resource section. Compassionate and enduring, this guide presents a comprehensive program for healing that combines expert clinical advice with innovative exercises, steadfast techniques, and deeply moving stories of individuals who have overcome the challenges of sexual abuse to reclaim sex as safe, loving and enjoyable.
“This classic self-help book offers sound and detailed guidelines for sexual healing. Wendy Maltz stands out for her remarkable combination of wisdom, creativity, and heart.”
—Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger??
“Clear, non-judgmental, warm and hopeful, The Sexual Healing Journey is a precious gift for male and female survivors and for those who care about them.”?
—Mike Lew, author of Victims No Longer
“Men and women who have despaired that their sex lives would never change will find hope and answers in this friendly, encouraging, and essential guide.”
–Laura Davis, coauthor of The Courage to Heal and author of Allies in Healing ??
Wendy Maltz was the featured guest on Wendy Strgar’s LA Talk Radio show, “Lunch with the Loveologist.” Wednesday, June 13th at 12 noon PST. She discusses how couples can recognize and heal from the sexual problems caused by past sexual abuse and also talk about the new release of Wendy Maltz’s book, The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse (William Morrow, 2012 revised 3rd Edition)
The podcast can be heard at: http://daily.goodcleanlove.com/podcasts/2012/06/13/healing-from-sexual-abuse-with-wendy-maltz-lcws-dst/
How can a woman overcome her dislike of sex after experiencing on-going sexual abuse in a past relationship? This question is addressed in a Salon.com article, “Sex After Sex Abuse” by Tracy Clark-Flory who interviewed Wendy for ideas on sexual healing. One of the main points is that sexual problems are normal and understandable for people who have experienced sexual abuse. The article recommends Wendy’s book, The Sexual Healing Journey, as a great source for learning and exercises for sexual healing as well as her “relearning touch” exercises.
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For a video of Wendy discussing “Sex after Sex Abuse” on healthyplace.com.
Requires some patience watching – but worth it.
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HOW SEXUAL ABUSE CAN AFFECT PHYSICAL HEALTH
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You can now watch short video clips from Wendy Maltz’s two highly acclaimed couples sexual healing and intimacy videos, “Relearning Touch” and “Partners in Healing.” These videos are designed to help couples heal from the sexual repercussions of past sexual abuse and also develop skills for comfort with touch and improved sexual intimacy. Produced and moderated by Wendy Maltz, they feature real couples talking about their healing process.
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Dr. Anne Hallward of Safe Space Radio recently spoke with Wendy Maltz LCSW, DST about the impact of sexual abuse on sexuality, and ways to reclaim pleasure, safety and intimacy. In this 30 minute interview, “Sexual Healing after Sexual Abuse,” Wendy describes techniques for relearning touch that involve staying with and speaking for your inner experience. She reports that taking a vacation from sex is sometimes necessary, because when sex feels like an obligation, it can often trigger difficulties from the abuse. Wendy shares a bit of her own healing history, discusses the impact of sexual abuse on intimate partners, and describes ways that couples can take on the challenge of healing together.
A recent article in Newsweek Online by Kate Dailey discusses how the Transportation and Safety Administration’s new body scans and pat downs can create problems for survivors of sexual abuse. In the article Wendy Maltz, author of The Sexual Healing Journey, shares how in addition to the risk of flashbacks and panic attacks to unwanted touch, the procedures take place under time pressures and social constraints that make it difficult to engage healing and stress-coping techniques.
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