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By Kate Ollier, Angela Hobday

Youth is a tricky time however it is very tough should you have skilled sexual abuse. In inventive treatment: teenagers Overcoming baby Sexual Abuse, authors Kate Ollier and Angela Hobday offer methods of operating with young ones to assist them regain self assurance and consider confident approximately their destiny and to make their healing trip a stimulating but emotionally stabilising time. As everyone reacts another way, inventive treatment has a large choice of actions and coping suggestions that may be adapted to the person. It deals over a hundred actions, utilizing a multi-modal technique designed to make treatment either potent and, so far as attainable, enjoyable. The actions disguise many components of want for survivors of sexual abuse, from studying to know and keep an eye on emotion to self-identity and coping recommendations on which the younger individual can construct a vivid destiny. a pragmatic remedy booklet, it truly is guaranteed to entice all therapists operating within the region of abuse. Even the main skilled expert is perhaps encouraged via the diversity of energetic principles facing a really tricky topic.

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Tune into where you are — colours, smell, touch, busy-ness, sounds and atmosphere • Write a wish list for CDs, cosmetics or clothes • Turn on a radio and listen to it • Focus just on breathing and accepting all thoughts • Think of your last pleasant holiday (or other pleasant event) • Read a favourite book • Email or phone a friend • Use a relaxation technique Method This activity involves your client self-recording and runs over more than one session. Explain to your client that intrusive thoughts are thoughts that come from nowhere, which are upsetting and hard to get rid of.

This is especially useful with very guarded, defensive adolescents, if they can be persuaded to participate in the activity. Materials Two juggling balls or bean bags, A4 paper, a pen. Method Start with one ball, throwing it backwards and forwards with the young person, until they begin to smile or relax. Then catch it and say that next time you throw it they should answer your question before they throw it back. Start with ‘getting to know you’ type questions: • favourite colour • best day of the week • worst lesson in school • name of a friend • brother’s name • favourite animal, etc.

Again, keep it light and upbeat, but encourage the young person to analyse the tactic and think of appropriate strategies. ’ If your client is willing, they will benefit greatly with a bit of more realistic ‘role-playing’ with you as a nasty lawyer and your client as the witness, but be sure to finish with them feeling confident. Again, be careful with this activity that your client does not ‘rehearse’ what they will be saying in court as this may jeopardise their case. See also • The loud voice 39 Creative Therapy:Adolescents overcoming child sexual abuse AGENDAS AND OPINIONS Aim To help your client have a clear mental picture of why different professionals say different things.

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