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In Me We Trust: A Discovery of Self After Sexual Trauma is a non-fiction work of memoir and serious psychological considerations by author Anna Gulden. Written for mature audiences due to its explicit depictions of sexual violence, themes of mental health issues and profanity usage, the work explores the fate of women who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after being raped. The personal experiences are recorded by rape victim Anna Gulden, who feels unable, initially, to heal and finally begins this process 12 years after the initial trauma. With the help of a process called Internal Family Systems, Anna and her circle of supporters come to a collective understanding of what has happened to her and plan a path of survival and recovery.
There are many theories about recovery from PTSD and the mental illness issues associated with rape, and author Anna Gulden bravely demonstrates a collection of methods which have helped her on her healing journey. Each one is carefully described and personally connected to her experiences in the past and present, both informing and helping the reader to understand the process and how it might help them too. There are inclusions by researchers and therapeutic developers which also help to contribute to the psychological and social processes of healing, not just for the victim but for the family group trying to relate to the victim’s new emotional state. All in all, In Me We Trust: A Discovery of Self After Sexual Trauma is an incredibly helpful tool in discovering the real experience of post-rape recovery, for victims and families alike.