REPAIR Your Life: A Program for Recovery from Incest & Childhood Sexual Abuse, 2nd Edition by Marjorie McKinnonREPAIR Your Life: A Program for Recovery from Incest & Childhood Sexual Abuse, 2nd Edition by Marjorie McKinnon

REPAIR Your Life: A Program for Recovery from Incest & Childhood Sexual Abuse, 2nd Edition

byMarjorie McKinnonForeword byVincent J. Felitti

Paperback | November 16, 2015

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R.E.P.A.I.R. is a Six-Stage Program for abuse survivors that will transform your life forever!

  • Recognize and accept your adult problems stemming from childhood sexual abuse.
  • Enter into a commitment to transform your life.
  • Process your issues with tools and techniques that will enable you to become healthy.
  • Awareness to discover reality as you gather and assemble the pieces of the broken puzzle your life became.
  • Insight into the complete picture helps you begin to return to what you were prior to being sexually violated.
  • Rhythm recovers the natural rhythm you had before the incest happened, the blueprint that is the essence of your true nature, becoming who you really are.

Therapists' Acclaim for REPAIR Your Life

"REPAIR Your Life is one of several significant books by a woman who writes openly and perceptively, using her own experiences to take us down her path to an ultimately fulfilling life. This is an important book."
--Vincent J. Felitti, MD, co-principal investigator of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

"Thank you Marjorie and God bless you for adapting this program for our survivors to follow. You have given survivors hope to continue on their healing journey."
--Donna Gustafson, Executive Director, Sunrise Center Against Sexual Abuse

"This program just has to work, because whether intuitively or through research, Marjorie McKinnon has assembled a highly effective program of recovery."
--Bob Rich, PhD, psychologist

Special editions also available for teenagers, children 6-12, and toddlers.
www.TheLampLighters.org for more information or to find a support group in your area.

 

 

Marjorie McKinnon has been writing since the age of thirteen, when she wrote poetry to hide her pain. Despite her father's confession in her mid-thirties about an incestuous relationship he'd had with her that began when she was thirteen, she had buried all memories of the childhood trauma. She had run away from home when she was ei...
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Title:REPAIR Your Life: A Program for Recovery from Incest & Childhood Sexual Abuse, 2nd EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:210 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.44 inPublished:November 16, 2015Publisher:Loving Healing PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1615992723

ISBN - 13:9781615992720

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Table of Contents

Table of Figures .................................................................... iiForeword by Vincent J. Felitti, M.D. ..................................... vIntroduction ........................................................................ viiChapter 1 - Marjorie's Story ................................................. 1Chapter 2 - Today's World ................................................. 13Chapter 3 - Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse on theAdult Survivors ................................................................... 25A Program called R.E.P.A.I.R. ......................................... 31Chapter 4 - Overview ......................................................... 33The Rewards for Completing REPAIR ............................. 40Chapter 5 - Recognition ..................................................... 49Chapter 6 - Entry ................................................................ 69Chapter 7 - Process ............................................................. 85Tips To Help You In The Midst Of Your Journey ......... 109Chapter 8 - Awareness ...................................................... 119Chapter 9 - Insight ............................................................ 133Chapter 10 - Rhythm ........................................................ 147Chapter 11 - Post-Recovery .............................................. 159Appendix - Resources ....................................................... 171The Desiderata by Max Ehrmann .................................. 171The Twelve Steps ........................................................... 173The Serenity Prayer ........................................................ 174The Optimist's Creed ..................................................... 175Support Groups ............................................................. 177Bibliography ..................................................................... 181About the Author .............................................................. 185Index ................................................................................. 187Table of FiguresFig. 3-1: ACE Pyramid ........................................................ 28Fig. 3-2: A Program called R.E.P.A.I.R. ............................... 31Fig. 4-1: The Wounded Child .............................................. 36Fig. 4-2: A Hole in the Soul ................................................. 38Fig. 4-3: The Bridge of Recovery ......................................... 39Fig. 4-4: A Woman in Prison ............................................... 40Fig. 6-1: The Twelve Steps ................................................... 74Fig. 6-2: Rules for Good Sleep ............................................. 82Fig. 7-1: The Magic Mirror ................................................. 90Fig. 7-2: The Family Tree .................................................. 106Fig. 7-3: Tips to help you in the midst of your journey ...... 109Fig. 7-4: Boundary Setting ................................................. 112Fig. 8-1: Properties of Awareness....................................... 119Fig. 8-2: Family System Checklist ...................................... 123Fig. 8-3: Co-dependency Symptoms Checklist ................... 126Fig. 9-1: Throwing Baggage Away ..................................... 142Fig. 10-1: Mountains turning into rocks, rocks into pebbles.......................................................................................... 154Fig. 11-1: Post-Recovery Worksheet .................................. 164

Editorial Reviews

"When we found the model for our woman's support group, The Lamplighters, and the program REPAIR, we were thrilled.It is exactly what was desperately needed in International Falls and Koochiching County. We have now expanded our support group to include women of Fort Frances and the surrounding area in Ontario, Canada. After finding Marjorie McKinnon and the support she offered, we are now into our program. Our first meeting was a huge success. Thank you, Marjorie, and God bless you for adapting this program for our survivors to follow. You have given survivors hope to continue on their healing journey."-Donna Gustafson, Executive Director, Sunrise Center Against Sexual Abuse"I just feel very touched this morning because I am reading your REPAIR book for adults. It is wonderful and is helping mein my work with DV survivors. I just want to tell you that you are an amazing woman and I want to thank you for sharingyour story, life, and truth in this book. I feel honored to know you, and like you, am dedicated to helping other women haveand find their voice." -Monteze Deputy, Victim Advocate"...a magnificent book, written with such understanding of the pain a child goes through and the gates that are needed toget through and enter in order to heal. Such love and thought goes into this book of healing. I highly recommend it to anyonewho has ever experienced this kind of abuse." -Cheryl Newton-Boyer, Lamplighter Facilitator"As a practicing Marriage Family Therapist for more than twenty years in California, and as a recovering woman from theeffects of childhood sexual abuse, I am delighted to write this letter of recommendation. Marjorie McKinnon's book, REPAIRYour Life, is logically constructed and sensitively presented. The author employs didactic and experiential learning in a clearmanner that invites the reader to risk dealing with the scars of childhood sexual abuse and incest. REPAIR, when used as an adjunct to therapy and/or support groups, offers 'hands-on' exercises that will facilitate and hasten the process of healing. I have personal experience with many of the tools the author presents and can attest to their usefulness. Anyone wanting to recover from the life-long trauma of childhood sexual abuse will benefit from this book. REPAIRYour Life will become the reader's wise and trusted companion along the road to wellness."-Marcelle B. Taylor, MFT "As a counseling psychologist who often works with people who have suffered sexual abuse as children, I find every recommendation in this book to be valid. This program just has to work, because, whether intuitively or through research, Marjorie McKinnon has assembled a highly effective program of recovery. Editing this book has been an honor. I hope it is read by all those many people who desperately need it."-Robert Rich, PhD, www.BobsWriting.com"I am a mental health therapist in private practice. I just read REPAIR Your Life. This is a MUST read and a MUST do forthose who have suffered the pain of a childhood sexual trauma. Marjorie McKinnon uses simple language with practical advice and clear steps on how to recover and heal. Don't waste time... Run to a bookstore and set yourself free."-Michelle M. Neufer, LCSW"I read and reviewed the Courage To Heal many years ago. I mentioned then how difficult it was to work through andcomplete...despite its powerful ability to open up the painful past. This book is more user-friendly and not so upsetting. Itspossible that being further along in my recovery is part of that as well, however. I think it's a very good place to start.The author makes a lot of sense out of a senseless experience. Well worth the price. Recommended without hesitation."-Linda J. Schiller-Hanna