Ellen Bass, MA, is an American poet and author. Her work in the field of healing from childhood sexual abuse led her to write the bestselling The Courage to Heal. She is a cofounder of the Survivors Healing Center in Santa Cruz, a nonprofit organization that offers services to survivors of child sexual abuse.
Free Your Mind is the definitive practical guide for gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth -- and their families, teachers, counselors and friends. For too long, gay youth have wanted to be themselves and to feel good about it, but most have been isolated, afraid, harassed, or worse.
The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible.
There's nothing as wonderful as starting to heal, waking up in the morning and knowing that nobody can hurt you if you don't let them. Beginning to Heal offers hope and guidance for all survivors starting the healing journey. No matter how great your pain today, you can not only heal but thrive.