Sexual Abuse is the most devastating as far as I’m concerned. It is a personal invasion which can not be healed under normal circumstances without drastic long term measures. Most never do recover without outside help.
Some would react by not having the ability to trust. Without trust, a functional relationship could not be possible. Yet how could someone learn to trust after experiencing such a volatile violation?
I don’t know if we would ever know for sure what the answer would be. If anyone intervened on her behalf, would she learn her lesson on how to deal with being physically abused? I know it’s a major dilemma. I’ve never discovered a definitive answer.
Getting through the trauma of physical abuse will take more effort than using a process such as EFT. Most often it will require a conscious effort to overcome all reactions. Counseling might prove to be effective for some; others might want to take self-defense classes to increase self-esteem.