New Abuse Survivor Blog Video Diary Sept 25th, 2019

New Abuse Survivor Blog video diary for today. I haven’t done one of these in a long time. I take you with me for a little walk in the woods near my house. Walking in nature really helps me to relax. Plus, I get to see all the cool trees and huge rocks on the property. I tell you about my new job and the other changes going on in my life right now. Some sad news too but I try to keep things as upbeat as possible. I even…

New Poll – What Would Assist You the Most?

What would assist your the most right now? Stress management? Coping with anxiety, mindfulness through art? So, I need your help right now. I have so many things that I wish to share with you and to cover on this blog. I also want to be helpful and if there is a direction that could help you the most, dear reader, I want to go in that direction. I will still be sharing my story and journey through healing but I wanted to add more helpful content for my fellow…

Understanding It Wasn’t Your Fault – Stages of Healing

One of the stages of healing from childhood sexual abuse, rape, or any abuse for that matter is to understanding that it was not your fault. Someone chose to abuse you. That is on them. There is no shame in love and trust. They are both beautiful things to have in this life. Love and trust did not hurt you. The PERPETRATOR chose to abuse you. It is normal to blame yourself. It can be easier to believe that we are somehow flawed instead of thinking that someone that cares…

Realizations

I had a realization and its been kind at the forefront of my mind lately. There is a lot of talk about letting go and moving on. As I sit here I realize that with complex PTSD I may never get to that “end point” in healing. That is not very realistic. This isn’t a stubbed toe and one day I will wake up all better and symptom free. I don’t heal as much as I learn. I mean that many people, including myself, think of healing as though one…

How to Find a Therapist

Figuring out how to find a therapist can seem like a daunting task. Hopefully, reading this blog entry will help you if you feel stuck and aren’t sure of what to do. Step 1 of How To Find a Therapist: Deciding to hire a therapist  You have committed to bettering yourself and are enlisting the help of an expert by hiring a therapist. That’s right, you are hiring someone to assist you in feeling better, getting to your goals, consulting with you to learning coping strategies, and/or treating you a…