A 12 week plan to help people thrive after domestic abuse.
Have you left an abusive relationship?
Are you still carrying guilt?
Would you like to understand, challenge and remove the voice of the perpetrator?
Do you still think what happened to you was your fault?
Do you find dealing with new people in your life something to be scared about?
If youâ€™ve answered â€˜yesâ€™ to the above questions you are not alone.
Many people who leave an abusive relationship behind are affected by that former relationship in many different ways. Perhaps you feel guilty when making decisions on your own? You may worry about what motivates others to befriend you? Maybe your children are having to re-learn who it is thatâ€™s the adult in the room now that your ex-partner has gone from their lives.
If this all sounds familiar then The Recovery Toolkit is the book for you. Written in an easy and accessible style, the book will take you on a journey that is part discovery, part guide.
Author and Rock Pool founder, Sue Penna, a UK pioneer in â€˜trauma informed trainingâ€™, draws on more than 20 years of experience working with the NHSâ€™s Mental Health Services, and specialised experience in domestic and childhood abuse. The book acts as a recovery resource for individuals who have left violent relationships, helping them remove the guilt, shame and blame that can surround abuse. The Recovery Toolkit takes the reader on a journey that is part discovery, part guidance, and is based on the successful 12-week group programme of the same name, also created by Sue.
Sue was one of the first people in the UK to recognise a growing need for better understanding by frontline service providers of trauma and the effects it can have on behaviour, which led to the launch of Rock Pool.