Finally! A male survivor speaks out about male childhood sexual abuse. Randy offers survivors and their families answers to their questions of why victims act out the way they do, and strategies to start living with greater purpose and happiness.
Unlike books based on academic theories and abstract philosophies, Randy Boyd talks candidly about what it takes for men, women and their families to heal from the pain of childhood sexual abuse. Randy tells his story in a way that the lay-person can absolutely relate to. He talks candidly about the effects of male sexual abuse such as low self-esteem, low self-worth, self-doubt, sexual problems, un-forgiveness, anger and rage. He talks about the direct correlation between sexual abuse and drug and alcohol addiction, as well as his drive to be successful in life at all cost as a way of proofing his worth as a man. With contributions from Jerry Moe, Dan Griffin, Dr. Allen Berger, John Lee and Dr. Mic Hunter, Healing the Man Within is a well balanced book between an autobiography and a self-help book.
Randy is a licensed California Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-1) with an AA in psychology and Drug and Alcohol Studies. He is the founder of the Courageous Healers Foundation – an out reach program for boys who become men that have been sexually abused. He is also a certified Life Coach – Change Your Life Story Now. As a courageous thriving survivor of sexual abuse, Randy speaks candidly at conferences, schools and treatment facilities. In addition, Randy also speaks to law enforcement, attorneys, doctors and teachers about the effects of abuse on men and how it is possible to heal from those effects. Randy is the author of the new groundbreaking book addressing the emotional, physical, sexual, and spiritual abuse of boys entitled Healing the Man Within – A guide to healing from the pain of sexual abuse. His blogs are featured regularly in Keys to Recovery Newspaper. Randy’s book is available as a resource on the 1 in 6 website, a national organization for male survivors of sexual abuse, the Hazelden Betty Ford Center Book Store and Amazon. Randy is available to speak at your facilities or events.