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Recovering from Sexual Abuse in Sport

  • Helen Owton
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on how Bella finally left the abusive relationship and the impact that sexual abuse in sport had on Bella. This chapter focuses on the ways victims of sexual abuse may be able to recover from sexual abuse in sport and the lengthy time this can take for any individual. A trauma framework (post-traumatic stress disorder) is employed to understand Bella’s reactions to abuse in sport. Considerations are made about how writing personal stories can also be therapeutic for participants and readers, and reflections from the researcher are offered. I would like to end on a positive here as this could be a very helpful resource for those who might have experienced sexual abuse in sport.

Keywords

Impact of sexual abuse in sport Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Therapy Researcher reflectivity 

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  • Helen Owton
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  1. 1.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom

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