Written Resources
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The line between delusion and what the rest of us believe may be blurrier than we think.

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This books examines the issues surrounding the effects of childhood sexual abuse and charts a course for personal healing and change.

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Clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable.

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A book about the two most important words in the English language - I’m sorry - and why it is so hard for many people to say them.

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The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog

What traumatized children can teach us about loss, love, and healing - a book by Bruce D Perry & Maia Szalavitz.

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This book by Brene Brown explores how to build the courage we need to be vulnerable, and how this courage can transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

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This book by Janja Lalich & Madeleine Tobias explores the seductive draw that leads people into cults, provides guidelines for assessing what happened, and tools for getting back on track.

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‘It never stops shaping you’: the legacy of child sexual abuse – and how to survive it

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ICSA provides information, education, and help to those adversely affected by or interested in cultic and other high-control groups and relationships.

Video Resources
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Dr Gabor Mate gives a new vision of a society which understands how trauma shapes people.

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Harriet talks about the power of apologies, and how we can respond to serial non-apologisers.

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Brene Brown discusses why vulnerability is important in life, and what the research says about shame.

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Dr Harris outlines how childhood trauma affects a person across their whole life-span.

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Lilia Tawara
TED Talk

Lilia Tarawa grew up in a cult, at Gloriavale on the West Coast of New Zealand. She tells her story.

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Fire-Brown discuss how she turned a childhood of abuse and tragedy into triumph and advocacy. 

Audio Resources
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Brene Brown talks to Harriet Lerner in a 2 part podcast about how to talk to people who have deeply hurt us.

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A safe space for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to receive support, resources, and share their stories




Let the team know if there is an audio resource or a podcast which has helped you.

The following are a selection of texts and clips, which have been recommended as useful for processing and integrating personal experiences relevant to a history of connection to Centrepoint.
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