How To Recover From Abuse
by No Longer Silenced Movement
For this post, we want to hear from you. We’ve had an excellent growing support system for the No Longer Silenced Movement, and hope to continue that momentum. The founder, Nicolette for any who may not know, is working on building a program designated to those recovering from abuse. In order to do so, we need to know what works for you.
What works for one, won’t for another, but combined, we can find a recovery path for everyone, and work towards helping survivors of child abuse further.
So, What worked for you?
If you’re currently a survivor of child abuse, we’d love your insights!
What did you do? Did Therapy help? Any books? What did you feel after? What still helps you today? What activity eases your reminders of your past, while still feeling them?
We’d love to hear from you!
Building self-esteem through making craft projects: macramé, felt, coloring books, stained glass, beads, jewelry making, plastic canvas, pompom animals, cardboard houses, paper dolls, sewing… arts and crafts.
Reblogged this on Narcissism. Grief. Recovery. Yiddishkeit..
Put one foot in front of the other, keep moving, remember the pains and sufferings you were put through, but NEVER turn your back to look, one day at a time!
Therapy helped me realize that, as an adult, I was free, and able, to make my own decisions. That my life did not have to be ruled by doing what others wanted me to do, like childhood had been. I was capable to decide for myself what I wanted my life to be, and to do the things that made me feel safe and happy.
I was assaulted at age ten by a neighbor five years older than me. I repressed that memory until I was twenty-two. I never told anyone, and it became a festering problem until I finally started writing fictionalized stories about it. That started the healing. I had to teach myself to feel again, to celebrate again, and to live and love again. I did that with imagination. I did that by realizing that not even by brutalizing the outside of me could anyone change the inside of me without my permission.
Writing helped me too. I wrote a memoir about being emotionally abused as a child. It wasn’t until I was on the ninth or tenth revision that I realized it was abuse, and it wasn’t until I was doing the final revisions, some seven or edits later, that I realized that it was “emotional” abuse. Even though it was painful to write the book, it helped me a lot in the healing process.
I keep writing and writing about it in one way or another. The more I write, the more power I have over what happened. It will never be a “good” thing that happened, but the consequences of it are in my control now.
I’m glad you could find the control you need over the situation, writing can do amazing things!
Thank you for sharing. Did you publish? I’d love to read it.
Thank you! I would like for you to read it! Although it’s not published yet. (It just needs to be professionally edited), I will begin promoting it in April (Nat’l Child Abuse Prevention Month) and will make a special preview ebook copy available to child abuse prevention advocates and reviewers. If you like, I can put you on the list.
Please? We would love to read your book and look into helping you promote it. Wishing you the best! -Nicolette
I’d love to be on the list!
Reblogged this on justiceforkevinandjenveybaylis.
Lots of time suffering and self detructive behavior and then I found my voice. It took me 36 long years but find it I did. I reported him. He was being investigated. They found out, after he was told about my reporting him, that our states no statute law started/starts in 1986.
Did I sit there? Nope. I have written ever state rep in my state. Received several positive replies. I met with my senator and we are going to work on changing this ridiculous law! ” No Statute of Limitations Alabama ” is my fb page!
Being believed by, having a witness in and validation from my psychologist has been the most important thing for me
Reblogged this on Shatter The Silence.
It is a good question, I am still figuring that out.
Thanks for being courageous and sharing what has helped you! I’ve complied your replies and will be using them in my effort to create a program to help survivors heal! 🙂
Founder; No Longer Silenced Movement