Global Pandemic Has Severe Impact On Survivors Of Abuse

Global Pandemic Has Severe Impact On Survivors Of Abuse The Covid-19 pandemic has affected our lives in countless ways. It has directly impacted the health of millions of individuals, led to the financial downfall of others, and wreaked havoc with the mental wellbeing of many more. For the approximately 42 million … Continue reading

Protecting Your Child As A Survivor Of Abuse

Protecting Your Child As A Survivor Of Abuse There is a common misconception that children born to parents who are survivors of abuse are more likely to be abused at home. However, a study has shown that adults who were abused as children are no more likely to physically abuse their own … Continue reading

What Happened When I Told the Truth?

What Happened When I Told the Truth? When I was in graduate school to become a school psychologist, I was advised to have some counseling sessions at the university. If I was to develop empathy for others who needed the assistance of a mental health professional, I should know what … Continue reading

Silhouette of a Songbird

The Conflict of Loving your Abuser Written by Elizabeth Shane (survivor of CSA) For so long now I wondered what is like not to wear the heavy anchor of shame around my neck as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). I spent much of my adulthood trying to reconcile … Continue reading

Survivor Book of the Month – March 21

Survivor Book of the Month This month’s book shifts the focus from the Survivor to the Survivor’s Loved One.  It delivers the answers to some commonly asked questions; “But what about me?” “Is it possible to go one day without dealing with the survivor’s issues?” “Will we ever make love … Continue reading

Therapy Changed My Life

Therapy Changed My Life ‘I swapped addiction for therapy, conscious behavioural choice and self-care’ Walking the Thames towpath, I caught up with a man I assessed, given that I was hypervigilant, to be bigger and stronger than me. When he glanced back, I sensed he was also hypervigilant. I intuited … Continue reading

Survivor Book of the Month – February 21

Survivor Book of the Month A good self-help book can be an excellent way to kick start, continue or bolster a Survivor’s healing journey.  Every month I will bring to you a book that has helped my own recovery. The second book I offer up receives a great many accolades … Continue reading

Redefining Yourself Without Others

Redefining Yourself Without Others It’s estimated that one in four women and one in six men are affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime: experiences of emotional and physical trauma in relationships are unfortunately far more common than we think. When trauma stems from a relationship with another person, the effects often feel … Continue reading

Finding Your Authenticity and Inner Truth

Finding Your Authenticity and Inner Truth Breaking Through the Veneer In my last blog post, A New Chapter, I discussed the necessity of discovering your true authentic self, who you are at your deepest core. Childhood sexual abuse can often complicate matters by hiding your true self behind a veneer … Continue reading