Has someone in your life frequently spoken to you in a way that left you feeling bad about yourself?
I am bothered by a low sense of self-esteem and/or self-worth.
I always do my best, but still feel guilty.
My productivity has declined since becoming involved with an abusive person.
I am under employed or I under achieve.
I have had at least one episode of major depression.
I have frequently experienced low-grade depression. (funk, down, blahs)
I have problems with anxiety.
I tend to isolate.
I tend to feel uncomfortable in groups.
I feel stuck.
I have problems with negative self-talk.
I frequently forget little things or have problems concentrating.
Even though I make a great living and have a good job, I feel like a fraud.
I have had at least one incident of physical or sexual abuse or assault.
I have difficulty relaxing.
I have difficulty making friends or getting dates.
I deserve better treatment than this.
If you answered yes to one of the first four questions & yes to two or more of the remaining questions, you will probably find this book very helpful. This workbook is designed to help you get the most out of your counseling sessions and to save you money. The purpose of A Toolkit for Healing from Verbally Abusive Relationships is to provide a roadmap to recovery.
Noreen Wedman, M.S., is a counselor in private practice in Seattle, WA. She specializes in working issues related to Trauma, including Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Crime Victims, Domestic Violence, Chronic Verbal and Emotional Abuse, and Natural Disasters. Interconnected with her work with trauma issues, she helps people with the following conditions and problems: Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Anxiety, Stress Management, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Grief and Loss, and Relationship Dissolution (break-ups, divorce, relationship rebound).
©Noreen Wedman 2007