Disclosure

Disclosure I would like to be able to write that my disclosure was the best choice I had made but post disclosure I felt so out of kilter that I hadn’t found the initial relief I had always dreamt about. My therapist had been great when I did tell him … Continue reading

Break

Break My apologies for the break in my blogs – I’ve been away on holiday. We had a lovely time relaxing and enjoying the change of scenery and routine. It reminded me though of my early days of seeing a therapist and how different it felt way back then for … Continue reading

The Journal

The Journal by Silent Voice Having taken the brave and somewhat seemingly out of the blue decision to disclose, this step led me into uncharted territory and a whole new set of difficult thoughts and feelings emerged. Actually not so much emerged – more as though I had been hit … Continue reading

My Journey

My Journey by Silent Voice My journey on the road to healing started way back in 2000 when I disclosed to the psychotherapist I was currently working with at that time. I hadn’t planned on saying about it in that session. I just blurted it out very awkwardly as I … Continue reading

Effects of child abuse and neglect for adult survivors

Effects of child abuse and neglect for adult survivors by Cathryn Hunter, Senior Research Officer with the Child Family Community Australia information exchange at the Australian Institute of Family Studies. Experiencing abuse and neglect in childhood can lead to adverse outcomes in adulthood. The purpose of this blog is to … Continue reading

Your Thinking Grows Up

“Unless we can hear each other singing and crying, unless we can comfort each other’s failures and cheer each other’s victories, we are missing out on the best that life has to offer. The only real action takes place on the bridge between people.” Author Unknown Your Thinking Grows Up … Continue reading

Survivors and the Food Connection

Survivors and the Food Connection By Suzanne Scott and Lynne M. Constantine Many of us survived the experience of childhood trauma, in part, through our relationships with food. We used treats to comfort ourselves. We compulsively stuffed ourselves with food to avoid feeling anger, grief, and frustration. We gained weight … Continue reading

Do Sexually Abused Kids Become Abusers?

Do Sexually Abused Kids Become Abusers? By Salynn Boyles, WebMD Health News It is widely believed that boys who are victims of sexual abuse become abusers themselves. Studies of pedophiles suggest this often is the case, but new research shows that the risk may be smaller than previously thought. Roughly … Continue reading

Research Findings on the Sexual Abuse of Males

Research Findings on the Sexual Abuse of Males by David 0. McCall, M.Div. A major difficulty in the study of child sexual abuse and adult survivors is accurately assessing occurrence. Incidence — the number of cases occurring in a given time frame (usually years) — is expressed as a number … Continue reading