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Awakening Your Sexuality

A Guide for Recovering Women

Gives women the tools to confront guilt, become aware of body image and behavior patterns, honor and accept the past, and begin the liberating journey of sexual recovery and growth.

With candor and compassion, Stephanie Covington reminds us that recovery "is about living life fully and completely and sexual recovery is integral to the fullness of your life." With comprehensive scope and individual focus, she addresses the following questions:

How is women's sexuality shaped by a male-based society?

How do dysfunctional families influence a woman's sexuality?

What did the sexual revolution do for women?

How are women affected by alcohol, drugs, and AIDS?

What is the connection between sexuality and spirituality?

How can recovery groups address sexual issues?

Most important, Awakening Your Sexuality gives women the tools to process their sexual histories, understand their sexual selves, and create the sexual lives they want. Covington provides the personalized exercises and positive, step-by-step guidance women need to confront guilt, shame, or addiction; become aware of body image and behavior patterns; honor and accept the past; and begin the liberating journey of sexual recovery and growth.

Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, is nationally recognized as a clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer. With many years of experience, she has developed an innovative, gender-responsive approach to address the treatment needs of women and girls that has been proven effective in public, private, and institutional settings.Dr. Covington is based in La Jolla, California, where she is co-director of the Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender and Justice.

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