“A veteran of the Steps, El Chess gives us an insightful, practical, and compassionate way to begin to work the Steps as adults abused as children. She brings a refreshing clarity with her writing and guides us gently, yet firmly, through the Steps.” — Melynda Flaherty, New York
“No matter what ails me, Step 3 has been a key to my healing. Whenever I feel scared, confused, anxious, angry or powerless, I can turn it over to my Higher Power and experience a sense of relief. The more I surrender, the deeper the relief. These stories of other abused victims show me how their strength, hope and turning it over to their Higher Power transform them into victors.”– Kaye Danford, Brooklyn
About the Author
El Chess lives in Northern California with her beloved husband, and her cat, Sweetie. El has been called a “miracle” and rightly so. Her first twenty years were dominated by torture, extreme child abuse and trauma. El joined her first 12 Step program in 1982, which set her upon her spiritual path of self-realization, self-healing and self-love. For decades, she has given seminars, workshops and private consultations for adults abused as children. El Chess is the founder of a new 12 Step program, the first of its kind in the world, called ADULTS ABUSED AS CHILDREN ANONYMOUS. She considers herself an angel of hope for others and believes each of you can be one too.