Metamorphosis: Recovering from domestic violence
Dr. Adwoa Akhu had nearly become a licensed psychiatrist before she finally realized she herself had endured years of emotional abuse. It is common to think that being abused means being sent to a hospital, but as Dr. Akhu explains in this conversation, domestic violence includes many forms of manipulating and undermining a relationship partner. After sharing her path to recovery, she tell us the stories of patients who overcame their own tormentors. Pulling away and finding a new life can be a grueling process, but Dr. Akhu has ample advice on hand from her latest book: Metamorphosis: Journaling the Path from Domestic Violence Victim to Victor. Join us as we chart the path from denial and depression to forgiveness and freedom.
Image credit: Metamorphosis Number Five by Cynthia Vaught