To be Scarr'd or not to be scarred?

A rape recovery story in serial form

by Evelyn Shakespeare

© 2005 Evelyn Shakespeare.


A list of helpful books

Bass and Davis (1988). The courage to heal - a guide for women survivors of child sexual abuse. Read business Information Inc.

Easteal, Patricia & McOrmond-Plummer. (2006). Real rape, real pain. Hybrid Publishers. Melbourne.

Deveson, Anne. (2003). Resilience. Allen & Unwin. NSW.

Groth, Nicholas. (2001). Men who rape. The Psychology of the Offender. Plenum Press. New York.

Krystal, Phyllis. (2001). Cutting the ties of karma. Weiser books. Maine.

Kusher, Harold S. (1983). When bad things happen to good people. Avon. New York.

Levine, Peter. (1997). Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma. North Atlantic Books. California.

Lewis Herman, Judith. (2001). Trauma and recovery from domestic abuse to political terror. Basic books. London.

Lew, Mike. (2004). Victims No More: The classic guide for men recovering from sexual abuse. 2nd Edition. First Quill. New York.

Mate, Gabor. (2003). When the body says no: the hidden cost of stress. Scribe Publications. Melbourne.

Matsakis, Aphrodite. (1998). Trust after Trauma: A guide to relationships for survivors and those who love them. New Harbinger Publications. USA.

Matsakis, Aphrodite. (2003). The rape recovery handbook. Raincoast books. Canada.

Matsakis, Aphrodite (1996). I can't get over it: A handbook for trauma survivors. New Harbinger Publications, Inc. USA.

Millman, Dan. (1992). No ordinary moments. HJ Kramer Inc. USA.

Mines, Stephanie. (2003). We are all in Shock: How overwhelming experiences shatter you and what you can do about it. New Page Books. USA.

Myss, Caroline. (1997). Why people don't heal and how they can. Three rivers press. USA.

Pinkola, Clarissa. (1996). Women who Run with Wolves. Ballantine Books

Salter, Anna. (2003). Predators, pedophiles, rapists and other sex offenders. Who they are, how they operate, and how we can protect ourselves and our children. Basic Books. New York.

Seigel, Bernie S. (1986). Love, Medicine and Miracles. Rider. London, Melbourne etc.

Selbold, Alice. (2002). Lucky. Picador. New York.

Tipping, Colin. (2002). Radical Forgiveness. Global 13 Publications. Victoria.

Venable Raine, Nancy. (1998). After silence: Rape & my journey back. Three Rivers Press. New York.

Weaver Francisco, Patricia. (1999). Telling; A memoir of rape and recovery. Harper Perennial. New York.

Zukav, Gary & Francis, Linda. (2001). The heart of the soul: Emotional awareness. Simon & Schuster Source. New York.


Caignon, Denise & Groves, Gail (1987). Her wits about her (self defense stories by women). Harper & Row. New York.

De Becker, Gavin. (1997). The gift of fear and other survival signals that protect us from violence. Dell Publishing. New York.


Wilson, Paul. (1995). Instant calm. Penguin books. Victoria.


Wagner, Tegan. (2007). The making of me. Macmillan. Sydney.

Mam, Solaly. (2007). The road of lost innocence. Virago Press. Great Britian.


Easteal, Patricia & McOrmond-Plummer, Louise. (2006). Real rape, real pain. Hybrid Publishers. Victoria.



What if (Song by Reba McEntire, Moments and Memories, The very best of Reba, 1998).

I believe (Song by Fantasia)

You're the voice (Song by John Farnham)

You Believed (Song by Casey Donavon)



The Secret


WEB SITES - is a good source for finding books that may not be in your local bookshop. Plus you may prefer to be anonymous by not purchasing such titles locally.

And don't forget to "Google Search" on words such as 'rape', 'sexual assault', 'sexual violence', 'art for survivors' - the web can help a lot in your own search for meaning and healing.



DNA Theta healing workshops

The Australasian Institute of Body-Mind Analysis and Psychosomatic Therapy. Teaching Course folder from "Psycho 1 An introduction to The Magic of Body Mind Communication with Hermann Muller"

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)


© 2005 Evelyn Shakespeare