Healing from Sexual Abuse
What is sexual abuse?
Sexual abuse occurs when an adult
or adolescent uses a child, young person or adult for sexual gratification
without that person's informed consent. Under no circumstance can
a child or adolescent give informed consent to having his or her
body used sexually by another human being, though perpetrators often
manipulate children or teenagers to feel as though sexually-abusive
behavior is desirable. Because human beings were not designed to
be used, coerced, manipulated, deceived or dominated by other human
beings, any form of sexual molestation delivers devastating emotional,
physical, spiritual and/or intellectual damage.
your background for working in this area?
I am a Licensed Mental
Health Counselor in the State of Florida. I have conducted
research in the field of sexual abuse since 1980, when I was
a lay counselor working on the staff of a church in Colorado
After over twenty years of research, I published
the bibliotherapeutic novel, Secrets Behind the Door,
to expose the pandemic problem of sexual abuse and to offer
hope to survivors. In 2011, I published the counseling workbook,
Core Healing from Sexual Abuse: A Journey of Hope,
based on my work counseling hundreds of men, women and children
from dozens of countries. The workbook is available in both
English and Spanish. If you would like to purchase a copy,
go the "Resources" section of my website or click
on the book to the right.
from Sexual Abuse: A Journey of Hope
Survivors of sexual
abuse are often referred to as "numb survivors" or "people
with frozen emotions," because they have deadened complex feelings
in order to survive. Sexual abuse damages the core of the survivor's
soul, so that is where healing begins. Core Healing seeks to resolve
root issues fueling anxiety, depression, insecurity or fear, while
illuminating solutions, so you can enjoy being fully alive. Individual
counseling integrates cognitive behavioral, biblical and solution-focused
therapy to help you heal. Your journey of hope grows as you realize
past trauma does not have to define you for the rest of your life.
New beginnings are possible!
a Core Healing Seminar
counselors, life coaches and lay counselors are using this workbook
in individual and group counseling to help people heal. Individuals,
too, are using Core Healing to experience freedom and hope.
Your church or organization
can host a "Core Healing from Sexual Abuse" seminar. This
one or two-day workshop provides in-depth training using Core
Healing from Sexual Abuse. The workshop gives attendees practical
skills to use with clients. (For
more details, click here.)
What Others Say About
of 2013, we had a two-day seminar taught by Marti Wibbels.
This seminar was directed at our leaders and the community
of Yeshua Church-Word and Power.
Approximately 100 people were trained in how to use Core Healing
from Sexual Abuse. All of the attendees were impacted by the
teaching of this beautiful book.
There is a
great need in Latin American countries for training related
to the issue of healing from sexual abuse. The people of Yeshua
Church were very grateful to Marti for the dedication, time
and expertise she brought to us.
There are no words to thank Marti and her husband Alan for
the teaching they brought to the people of Guatemala for two
days. We know that this teaching will bear much fruit. We
hope this teaching can be repeated in our country and in churches
around the world."
Yeshua Church-Word and Power
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Guatemala City radio with Pastor
Jorge Mario Reyes interviewing Marti about sexual
Guatemala City Core Healing Workshop:
Marti speaking with translator Julio Roberto Reyes
"The South Florida Association of Christian
Counselors and Palm Beach Atlantic University counseling psychology
program sponsored a full-day workshop presented by Marti Wibbels
on the topic of Core Healing from Sexual Abuse. Over 50 people attended
and gave very positive feedback. Mrs. Wibbels is an excellent speaker
and came well prepared with power point and handout. The workbook
is comprehensive and scriptural, useful for counseling survivors
of sexual abuse to find healing in the five core areas of competence,
security, identity, purpose and belonging. We are grateful to Mrs.
Wibbels, not only for the presentation but also for this powerful
tool for healing."
Serving Him together,
Wibbels, M.S., L.M.H.C., P.A. I Loxahatchee, FL 33470 |
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