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By Emily Skye

ISBN: 978-1-78382-110-5
Published: 2014
Pages: 52
Key Themes: Mental Health, Poetry, Art, Abuse, Relationships


Ours is a collection of poems that hits the spot. Emily Skyes words are brave and strong and simple, giving a necessary and clear voice
to difficult experiences. She focuses often on the impact abuse has
on relationships, which will touch many others. People who
have experienced childhood abuse will identify with these poems and find
them helpful because they break silence, articulate the unspeakable,
offer hope, and show that no one need be alone in their pain.
Miriam Taylor, psychotherapist,trainer and author of Trauma Therapy and
Clinical Practice.

Emily Skyes Ours is borne from a long journey of quest and return.
Emily brings back from a world of confusion and disturbance, a
series of gifts in the shape of poems and images. These pieces are
important in opening up a dialogue, not just about the content, but the form that they take, gradually becoming sharper, clearer and more rooted in tangible images and moments, a metaphor for the authors
personal recovery and growth. I am optimistic that Emily will share this visual and literary map with those who understand the challenging
places it navigates and the hopeful new vista that this book presents.

Programme Leader, MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes, Metanoia Institute.

Sexual abuse thrives on secrecy and silence. And in that silence, those who have suffered, still suffer and so often feel alone. In sharing her journey, in breaking her silence, Emily Skye shines a small, sometimes wavering,
sometimes clear light into the dark. And I have no doubt many who have
suffered abuse, who have been in that dark place, will feel that they have a companion, that they are not alone. And will feel strengthened for their own journey.
Donald Findlater, Director, Stop it Now

About the Author

Emily Skye, MA, trained as a Gestalt and Integrative Child Psychotherapist. Following twenty years practice in health and social care, she has now turned her attention to writing, teaching and research in the field of mental health.
She works for the Open University and Metanoia Psychotherapy Training Institute.


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