The E. Diane Champe' Story- Conquering Incest, My Life as a Trauma Survivor

E. Diane Champe' grew up under the harsh battering from an abusive military father and a fearful and unresponsive mother.  Ms. Champe is the author of the newly released soul bearing testimony, "Conquering Incest, My Life as a Trauma Survivor."  She bravely reveals her sexual abuse as a teen and her personality disorders.  She also uncovers the shocking results of her efforts to bring her own brother to justice for his abuse of a 4 year old girl.  Click Here to listen to this enlightening and inspiring broadcast.

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1. Prof Warwick Middleton MB BS, FRANZCP, MD wrote:
Dear Diane,

I have just finished reading "Conquering Incest: My Life As A Trauma Survivor", and I thought that I would send you a note to congratulate you on your achievement. Not that many who have survived the sort of trauma you have lived through manage to write a book about their road to a recovered self and few write as well as you. Sadly, extreme as your story is, it is one of many such stories that exist. For the past 15 years I have directed the Trauma and Dissociation Unit at Belmont Hospital in Brisbane, Australia and I was the first author of the first series of patients (N=62) fulfilling diagnostic criteria for Dissociative Identity Disorder to be reported in the Australian scientific literature. Currently I have been researching that particular group of incest victims where the incestuous abuse has extended into adulthood and have closely examined both the international press reporting of such cases as well as examining in detail the characteristics of such scenarios and how individual victims of such profound abuse are shamed, terrorised and conditioned by their abusers (with the grouping almost always extending beyond the father).
I note your recent involvement in a Congressional briefing in Washington. A few weeks ago I was involved in something somewhat similar by way of a bi-partisan parliamentary briefing in Canberra organised under the auspices of Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) and Parliamentarians Against Child Abuse and Neglect (PACAN).

With warm congratulations,


Adjunct Professor Warwick Middleton MB BS, FRANZCP, MD
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Mon, December 26, 2011 @ 7:42 AM

2. wrote:
I am a survivor of incest, as well. I have been in and out of counseling for as long as I can remember. I keep telling myself that it all happened for a reason. I don't know what reason yet, but it helps make me feel better to tell myself that. But I can't help but believe in my heart, that I am meant to tell my story, write it, or something. I have just not had the opportunity yet. However I do paint, nothing brilliant or anything, but I so enjoy it.
I am so proud of you and your accomplishment. Any encouragement would be greatly appreciated.
Dusty Farrah Cooley

Fri, January 23, 2015 @ 3:34 PM

3. Bob Garner wrote:
Tough read. Very difficult subject. Author is absolutely blunt about her life as a trauma survivor. Not for the weak hearted. An on going tragedy in America for millions.

Mon, December 25, 2017 @ 2:14 PM

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