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Winning is Healing: Body Awareness and Empowerment for Abuse Survivors

A self-help book for abuse survivors and a resource for professionals. The work is based on the ideas that powerlessness is the core of the trauma wound, and that growth and healing must be anchored by tangible experience of success in controlling the environment. The book focuses on practical, step-by-step exercises which show how to work with breathing, muscle tone, posture, movement and intention to develop body awareness, power, love, effective boundaries, and safety. The book also includes extensive case study examples and a systematic explanation of the theory underlying the awareness and empowerment work. 420 pages.

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Winning is Healing - Basics: An Introduction to Body Awareness and Empowerment for Abuse Survivors

An abridged, easier to read version of the full book. It covers the core exercises and concepts in the body-centered approach I have developed for working with abuse recovery. The work is based on the ideas that powerlessness is the core of the trauma wound, and that growth and healing must be anchored by tangible experience of success in controlling the environment. The book focuses on practical, step-by-step exercises which show how to work with breathing, muscle tone, posture, movement and intention to develop body awareness, power, love, effective boundaries, and safety. 150 pages. (Also available in German. Das Lächeln der Freiheit: Sebststärkung und Körperbewusstsein-Ein Leitfaden zur Traumabewältigung)

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