Blink of an Eye

Blink of an Eye Life changes in the blink of an eye. Everything that happens affects us and becomes a part of who we are. A roller-coaster ride ensues with every turn leading us in a new direction. Dips and curves cause our hearts to race as adrenaline flows through … Continue reading

EVERY PERSON HAS A STORY – Tarese’s story

EVERY PERSON HAS A STORY – Tarese’s story I just wanted to reach out and write this blog for HAVOCA. I am an adult survivor of Childhood abuse. I suffered extreme depression, I was a self-harmer, and I suffered from an eating disorder. I never thought hope was possible, I … Continue reading

Trust

Trust by Alexis Donkin Trust is hard for someone who has suffered abuse. Typically the abusive person is someone close – a family member, lover, or friend. This heightens feelings of betrayal. How could a person do this? How could they hurt me? If this person could do this, then … Continue reading

Endings and New Beginnings…..

Endings and New Beginnings….. The decision to end counselling is I think as significant as the decision to begin the process. When is enough enough? How long is a piece of string? How much counselling can a person have? How do you know when to stop? When is the past … Continue reading

A Time to Heal

A Time to Heal NB – this article has been written for female survivors, however, its underlying message is applicable to both genders. Ann was everyone’s shoulder to cry on; a rescuer of anyone with a problem. Poised and impeccable in appearance, she gave not even a hint of having … Continue reading