Author(s): Candace De Puy, Dana Dovitch
Few women can walk away from the experience of abortion without some lingering emotional discomfort. Even the most secure amongst us can experience unresolved feelings of guilt, shame, and sadness that maynot surface until months, often years, after an abortion. We may lead outwardly normal lives, but these emotions can continue to cast a shadow, having a negative impact on personal relationships, colouring our moral or religous beliefs, even causing anxiety when we deal with a planned pregnancy. These feelings, if ignored, can manifest themselves in more troubling ways, resulting in unstable relationships, self-destructive and addictivebehaviours, depression, and low self-esteem.
Now, two experience psychotherapists come forward and share their approach to dealing with the sensitive and long-overlooked issue of post-abortion pain or trauma. The Healing Choice cuts to the central issues of a topic often clouded by debate and focuses exclusivel on helping women chart a path towards emotional recovery. Through a step-by-step process, complete with self-tests, exercise, and interviews with women who share their post-abortion experiences, Dr. Candace De Puy and Dr. Dana Dovitch will help you come to terms with your post-abortion emotions and offer support as you begin the process of healing and moving forward with your life.