Treating Sexual Shame: A New Map for Overcoming Dysfunction, Abuse, and Addiction
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"Relevent for therapists dealing with any aspect of sexuality" according to Bill Herring, LCSW. This is a useful book in the evolving dialogue that reflects the level of wisdom emerging in the field of sexuality recovery. Hastings addresses the overlapping fields of sex therapy, sex abuse recovery, and sex addiction recovery, noting how therapists in one field may have only passing knowledge of the others. Hastings continues her championing of liberation from shame as the key to growth in all of these related areas. As she succinctly writes, "shame needs to be elicited so that it can be discharged", and examples of this approach are abundant. She makes good sense in describing the unhealthy culture in which our. Interesting but subjective and anecdotal D. P. Birkett Well written and readable with good case vignettes and courageous use of the writer's autobiography. It is apparently directed at other therapists but offers some embarassingly (now why did I pick that word?)elementary information about such matters as anatomy, so that at times she seems to be addressing a general readership. She is uncritical about some of her sources eg "Acupuncture directly works on the energy channels" and disdains statistical evidence. There is an index and references but no attempt to completely review the literature and other viewpoints are dismissed without full evaluation. On the whole I wou. "Too Basic and Too Politically Correct" according to Paul Fucich. I was expecting a book that would be more detailed. I was hoping to find new information on a highly overlooked subject. Instead what I found was a book written for a certain audience. I could not help but feel that this audience, is the very same audience, that enjoys the agendas that are shoved down our throats by marketing departments and television program directors.This is a topic (shame research) that is becoming important within the psychological community for good reason. Shame, we are discovering, is playing a much larger part in our lives than we had currently estimated.I was hoping this text would have som
For Dr. Treating Sexual Shame brings new light and perspectives to sex and sexuality that will inform and benefit any therapist and all clients, gay and heterosexual alike. It is so refreshing to read a book about healing and sexuality without needing to change the gender of the people in the case examples or experience myself and my clients as invisible. Carnes, Ph.D.) . (Patrick J. Hastings, heterosexual herself, healthy human sexuality clearly and overtly includes gay and lesbian relationship. This one, on treating sexual shame, will
In therapy, as in the world at large, sexuality is different from other issues because of the culturally imposed secrecy and shame that inhibit open, non-defended talk about it. Anne Stirling Hastings, Ph.D., who specializes in treating the overlapping sexual problems of abuse, addiction, and dysfunction, encourages clinicians to recognize and overcome their own shame as a precondition to eliciting and advancing their clients' awareness.
Dr. Hastings has written about sexual addiction, sexual attraction to children, satisfying sexuality for couples, and the contribution of culture to sexual distress. Anne Stirling Hastings, Ph.D., specializes in sexual healing in her private practice of individual, couple, and group psychotherapy. This is her fifth book. She lives outside Seattle and