“Carefrontation can help anyone who has experienced emotional or physical abuse. Whether you know or suspect you were abused, this book will change your life for the better.” -Bob Beckel, CNN and USA Today commentator
You’re stuck. Stuck in anxiety, nightmares, depression, addictions and aggressions. Stuck in a recognizable pattern of suffering that sounds all too familiar for many adult survivors of abuse. You’ve been through countless hours of therapy and nothing has worked. You’ve survived your abuse but you haven’t recovered. You are not alone. But, as thousands of Dr. Arlene Drake’s clients have learned, there is a bright light at the end of the recovery tunnel. Welcome to the end of endless therapy, where’s there’s a beginning, middle and end.
Arlene Drake doesn’t just treat people, she graduates them! Every adult who was neglected, insulted, belittled, beaten, sexually assaulted or in any way abused in childhood, continues to carry the trauma inside. Experiences like these leave a lifelong imprint on the body and mind throughout adulthood unless we can learn to repair and re-parent. Arlene’s special formula for teaching us how to be our own parents and listen, hear, believe and make ourselves feel safe.
In our interview, Arlene details her breakthough technique of working directly with the hurt child inside to get to the root of suffering and heal once and for all. Carefrontation: Breaking Free from Childhood Trauma gives the reader powerful and positive ways to repair the damage of childhood abuse and its lasting effects, by teaching an invaluable set of skills and practices that will give abuse survivors the resources to live as a healthy, happy adult.
As Arlene shares, “If we can finally acknowledge that the suffering and the pain can stop, the destructive patterns can end. We can graduate, at last, into a life beyond “abuse victim” and for the first time take the power back from our abusers and finally be at peace.”
ABOUT ARLENE DRAKE
Arlene Drake is a pioneer in the field of childhood abuse and trauma recovery. She has long been a passionate crusader for victims’ rights and has been featured in media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, People magazine, Newsweek, USA Today, and ABC World News Tonight. She is a member of both the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the Clinical Hypnosis Association. Drake lives and works in the Los Angeles area.