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Sleep

Sleep Hygiene Group

Need More Sleep? Sleep is as essential to us as food and water.  Many people have problems falling asleep, staying asleep and/or waking early.  Sleep is sensitive to environmental stressors, emotional distress and major life events.  These sessions are for people who are experiencing sleep-loss related fatigue, distress about...
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Male Survivors

Involuntary Arousal

In consensual sexual encounters, arousal and the achievement of orgasm are welcomed outcomes. Under normal sexual conditions, experiencing an orgasm is the ultimate ecstatic state. Sexual arousal occurs not only as a physical state but as a mental or emotional state as well. In pleasurable situations physical and mental sexual arousal occurs...
Male Survivors

Reasons for non-disclosure cont...

4) Memory loss due to traumatization – Many victims dissociate during abuse.  In extreme abuse cases of dissociation, boys become so traumatized that their brain literally protects them from remembering the information that would be too hard for them to handle. They are physically blocked from recalling the memories of their abuse...
Male Survivors

If it is so common why is no one talking about it?

Currently I am conducting research at the University of Alberta to better understand why males do not commonly report sexual abuse. If you are a professional working in any capacity - from addictions treatment, correction, policing, counselling, ministry or social work - you may already know that men traditionally have not reported sexual...
Male Survivors

My interest in working with adult male survivors of sexual abuse

In 2006 I was an RCMP officer. I was working in the Integrated Child Sexual Exploitation (ICE) Unit of the Behavioural Sciences Group. I was sent to Ottawa for specialized training where guest speaker Sheldon Kennedy spoke to us about the abuse he suffered under Coach Graham James (this is public info also shared in his book). He stated that...
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Melissa Brown

Willful Blindness

Academic research discusses how neural networks in the human brain are hard-wired to reject information that will make us less certain and keep peace when faced with conflict.  But what if instincts about Child abuse are...

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