The Benefits Of Nutrition Therapy For Abuse Survivors

The Benefits Of Nutrition Therapy For Abuse Survivors Trauma, brought about by an abusive experience, does significant damage to the digestive system. It could lead to a condition known as leaky gut. This happens when the cells lining the small intestine separate, causing proteins that don’t belong there to leak … Continue reading

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? My name is Lee Reinecke, and 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 … 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

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

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

Violence At Home

Violence At Home The term domestic violence is usually associated with intimate partner violence.  However, it is really a more general concept that deals with violence occurring within immediate families. The predominate focus on intimate partners as abusers rather than relatives alludes to the stigma associated with speaking up about … Continue reading