How to Master Your Inner Superman uses the DC comic book superhero Superman to help male survivors of childhood sexual abuse understand and heal from their childhood trauma.
This self-help guide explores the use of internal family system therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy to conquer the need to cope with the trauma of childhood sexual assault through the use of living life behind the façade of a false identity.
Kenneth Rogers uses writing exercises, his own autobiographical stories, and the different identities of Clark Kent, Superman, and Kal-El throughout DC comic books as an extended metaphor to help guide male survivors toward understanding how to save their inner Superboy and heal their childhood sexual abuse.
A native of Peoria, Illinois, award-winning author Kenneth Rogers Jr. is currently an English teacher for Wooster City Schools. "After writing my self-help book, Heroes, Villains, and Healing, I realized there was still more that could be written to help other male survivors. Each comic character (whether hero or villain) could be used to focus on a specific trauma to help other survivors." His second book in the series is How to Kill Your Batman: A Guide for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Using Batman to Heal Hypervigilance. Coming up next is How to Save Your Wonder Woman, a guide for the partners and allies of male survivors that uses the DC comic book superhero Wonder Woman to heal compassion fatigue.
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