Pain and memories from sexual grief ambush clients and make them feel as if they have been taken hostage. Every time the surge of emotions arrives on the scene, the hostage feels exposed and hopeless. Sexual grief is often confused with sexual trauma, and though they work in tandem, they are separate. Learn to distinguish between the story of sexual trauma and the effect of grief on those stories. The silences get broken and the hostage gets released.
The Hero's Journey will be used to show a systematic approach to breaking through the status quo of the dark night of the soul that sexual grief exposes. The self needs a base of empathy, empowerment and a strategy that also includes hostage negotiating techniques to face the non-linear aspect of sexual grief. Everyone has a warning label, the warning label portrays self-protection and what needs to be dealt with while in the depths of the cave.
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University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106