When Time Stood Still- A Survivor’s Story by Prof. Rachel Lev-Wiesel

The following article is reposted from the Creative Arts Therapy blog, and includes a synopsis of Professor Rachel Lev-Weisel new book publication. The MA in Art Therapy is an English-language master’s program at the University of Haifa International School. If you would like more information, feel free to reach out to us at infograd@univ.haifa.ac.il.

University of Haifa: Creative Arts Therapies, International

There is little written information, even today, that combines a survivor’s personal detailed story in conjunction with professional knowledge and insights. When writing our book, this was the objective of our work; it was meant to be used as a tool for healing child sexual abuse survivors. I worked intensively with Ziv Koren, a survivor, who was willing to share her story, and the outcome of the process we went through amazed even me.

Ziv, a practicing social worker, the youngest daughter in her family, was sexually abused by her uncle between the ages of 6-16. Ziv’s uncle, who was a teacher, was very much loved and admired by the family, especially by her mother. The abuse was accompanied by violence, yet sometimes, especially in public, her uncle treated her in a loving manner. As a result, he was perceived by her to be her only social resource; the only…

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